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  • A Woman of War

  • By: Mandy Robotham
  • Narrated by: Julia Winwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Germany, 1944. Taken from the camps to serve the Fuhrer himself, Anke Hoff has been assigned as midwife to one of Hitler’s inner circle. If she refuses, her family will die. Torn between her duty as a caregiver and her hatred for the regime she’s now a part of, Anke is quickly swept into a life unlike anything she’s ever known - and she discovers that many of those at the Berghof are just as trapped as she is. Soon, she’s falling for a man who will make her world more complicated still.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a woman of war

  • By kes chapman on 23-02-19

Fact and Fiction, Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

What a brilliant book based on fact and fiction. I was left thinking, what if..........

  • The Hit

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 9
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

A money-laundering accountant disappears in Romania. The hitman hired to disappear him is found dead in a Glasgow flat. And the owner of the flat, the accountant's widow, claims she knows nothing about it. Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour isn't convinced by Helen Lewis's innocent facade - she is convinced Helen was the one who ordered the hit on her husband, and she's going to prove it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By HOMEBIRD on 21-12-18

Riveting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-18

So, is this the end for Rosie Gilmour? I really hope not. Another fantastic narration by Sarah Barron.

  • Death Trap

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 8
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

A sadistic killer with a grudge against Rosie Gilmour is on the loose in Glasgow. Thomas Boag escaped from his first court appearance facing charges on a brutal murder. He's suspected in the disappearances of two other people. Now he's out for revenge. Rosie tries to distract herself with a new story: refugees trafficked into Glasgow and used as modern-day slaves - or worse. But this investigation soon leads her into dangerous territory as it takes her up against some of Glasgow's nastiest characters, and all the while, somewhere out there, Boag is laying his trap....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Flint on 24-09-17

What a story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-18

I have lost a night's sleep listening to this audio book, I just couldn't wait to find out what happened next. The Rosie Gilmour series is absolutely riveting. Anna Smith is up there with the best, and I say again, Sarah Barron brings the characters to life in such a way, you just know you would recognise them if you saw them in the street. Fantastic, brilliant and genius. Well done.

  • Kill Me Twice

  • Rosie Gilmour 7
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

A beautiful model's death uncovers an ugly conspiracy stretching all the way to Westminster in Rosie Gilmour's darkest case to date. When rags-to-riches Scots supermodel Bella Mason plunges to her death from the roof of a glitzy Madrid hotel, everyone assumes it was suicide. Except that one person saw exactly what happened to Bella that night, and she definitely didn't jump. But Millie Chambers has no one she can tell - alcoholic, depressed herself and now sectioned by her bullying politician husband, who would believe her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By mollyeyre on 03-11-16

Riveting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

I'm running out of good things to say about Rosie Gilmour, I will just say, that if you haven't read any of this series you must start now. The narrator Sarah Barron, gives each character their very own personality, and changes from Scottish to any accent needed for the story with such ease, she really brings the characters to life, well done.

  • Rough Cut

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 6
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

The death of a young Pakistani bride in Glasgow gets Rosie Gilmour's antennae twitching. She is sure this tragic accident was anything but - but she is not prepared for where her investigation will take her.... Rosie has her hands full navigating the sensitivities of this case - the girl's grieving family and the tensions between the white and Pakistani communities in the city - when she is contacted by two prostitutes in serious trouble. One of their clients has died on the job, and they've gone on the run - with his briefcase. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another good one from Anna Smith

  • By mollyeyre on 21-01-16

Another Riveting Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

This series just gets better and better. The only books I have read that can make me laugh, and feel a whole range of emotions, while hoping Rosie finds her happy ever after.

  • A Cold Killing

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 5
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Baron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour returns from hiding in Bosnia to a story of a brutal execution. University lecturer Tom Mahoney was shot at point-blank range; the killing has all the signs of a hit. But who would want to kill a retired lecturer? Rosie throws herself into the investigation, looking for a witness that has gone missing. A witness that might hold the key to the story. But she has her own reasons to stay hidden. As Rosie digs deeper, she finds the story has connections to the Ministry of Defence and MI6, and Mahoney's past is darker than anyone could imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent series

  • By mollyeyre on 18-01-16

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I'm running out of good things to say about The Rosie Gilmour series, so I'll just reiterate....... Fantastic!!!!

  • Where the Dead Walk

  • By: John Bowen
  • Narrated by: Helen Clapp
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Kate Bennett, presenter of paranormal investigation cable TV show, Where the Dead Walk, isn't sure what she believes, other than she seems cursed to lose all those closest to her. After investigating a neglected cliff-top house, empty for a decade because it's "haunted", Kate is convinced a spirit within holds the answers to a childhood she can't remember and an unimaginable crime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • yet another good book ruined by poor narration

  • By Hannah on 23-05-18

Spine tingling.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I absolutely loved this book. Just when you think you've worked it all out, you realise you haven't at all. If you like supernatural a little out of the ordinary, you will love this.

  • Betrayed

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 4
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Rosie Gilmour is chasing an explosive new story that will take her deep into Glasgow's sectarian underworld. But has she got in over her head? Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour is on the trail of missing barmaid Wendy Graham. Wendy's boyfriend is a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force - and before she vanished, she levelled a horrifying accusation against one of his mates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one from Anna Smith

  • By mollyeyre on 31-12-15

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

As good as the first in this series. Can't wait to download the next Rosie Gilmour adventure.

  • Screams in the Dark

  • Rosie Gilmour 3
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Crime reporter Rosie Gilmour has learned to be tough. The places she’s been and the stories she’s covered, she’s had to be. Her experience stands her in good stead for a grisly new investigation: the body of a refugee in a Glasgow canal, missing limbs and vital organs. He’s not the first person to go missing – are there vigilantes at work or is there something far more sinister going on? It’s up to Rosie to find out – but will what she discovers leave her with murder on her hands?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By mollyeyre on 16-12-15

Loved it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-18

I absolutely love this author. The attention to detail, be it a country or the actions of the various people is fascinating. Sarah Barron, the narrator adds so much to the story with the different languages, the way she changes her voice to fit the characters be it male or female is enthralling. Well done.

  • To Tell The Truth

  • Rosie Gilmour 2
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

A three-year-old girl is snatched from a beach. Nobody heard a sound. Nobody saw a thing. Rosie Gilmour's much-needed holiday is cut short when the abduction story breaks and she's sent to cover it. Her instincts tell her something's wrong: such a crime must surely have witnesses, and the girl's mother's story doesn't add up. With a child's life at stake, Rosie must dig deeper into the seedy depths of the area, making dangerous enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoying this series - very well read

  • By Lucy on 29-11-15

Riveting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-18

Another fantastic read from Anna Smith. I never tire from reading her books. The plots are very believable and topical. Rosie Gilmour is a heroine, who will let nothing get in the way of getting the scoop.