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scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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  • In the Silence

  • By: M.R. Mackenzie
  • Narrated by: Fiona McNeill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 5

Anna hasn’t set foot in Glasgow for 10 years, for very good reason. When Anna, a criminology lecturer, does return to Glasgow from Rome, during the coldest winter in memory, tragedy strikes. While out with her best friend from school, Anna has a chance encounter with a former flame, Andrew, whom she later discovers dying on a blanket of snow. She finds herself at the centre of the investigation as the star witness and embarks on her own investigation of the case. But Anna doesn’t realise the danger she is in and soon finds herself in trouble.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a load of long winded tosh

  • By Patricia on 03-02-19

What a load of long winded tosh

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-19

The sex and violence did not make this book interesting. I don’t know why I listened to the end. I kept waiting for something to happen.
The narrator was fine.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man with No Face

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Brussels, 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman arrives in the capital of European politics intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers when two British men are found murdered. One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet Minister: the double assassination witnessed by the former's autistic daughter. This girl recalls every detail about her father's killer - except for one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent tale.

  • By JENNIFER on 19-01-19

Writing this with tears in my eyes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-19

Peter May does it again! Good story. Good narration. Good relevance to present day goings on.Truly a timeless tale involving corruption,life,death, love and hatred.
Well done Mr May.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Cruel Mercy

  • The 6th DS McAvoy Novel
  • By: David Mark
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Three Irishmen went to America. One's dead. One's as good as. One is missing.... The missing man is Valentine Teague. Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter - and DS Aector McAvoy's brother-in-law. Back home Val's being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • absolute let down

  • By Paul Broadley on 14-06-17

City of Crime 2017 HULL

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-17

How apt to discover a Hull based book and writer in Hull's year of being city of Culture. I have listened to all six books that are currently available in this series and have enjoyed every one. My favourite genre is Tartan Noire and this book gives the best of both worlds as the detectors a highlander. The stories are a bit gruesome at times. The back story of his home life is engaging. The narrator is excellent and covers all accents required very well. I'm looking forward to the next in the series and I think these books would transfer to the screen very well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Last Dram Before Midnight

  • Short Story Collection
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Bringing together six short stories - two of which are previously unpublished - One Last Dram Before Midnight is perfect for fans of Denzil Meyrick. These tales take us from Jim Daley's early days pounding the beat in Glasgow as a young constable to a lighthearted whisky smuggling romp involving Hamish and some ghostly pipers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Treat!

  • By Patricia on 24-10-17

What a Treat!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-17

I am not usually a fan of short stories but enjoyed these greatly. They were mostly quite long short stories and full of humour and pathos. Some had an unexpected twist and another was a fantastic sea buckling tale. I enjoyed humour and the good old Scottish language. Well done Mr Meyrick - I look forward to your next offering.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Ordinary Thunderstorms

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 454

Adam Kindred, visiting London for a job interview, comes across a little Italian bistro as he walks along the Embankment, admiring the views. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, Adam's encounter leads to a series of accidents through which he will lose everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book, beautifully read.

  • By L. Fuchs on 24-09-09

A Daily Deal find

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-17

Not really the type of book I would usually listen to but I took a chance on it as it was one of the Daily Deals. I like to look at these every day as it is a good way of discovering new authors and genres. Listen with dread _ every day you think it can't get worse and it does!

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Just brilliant and 10 stars for the narrator.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-17

I was sceptical about Magpie Murders and really enjoyed it and I was even more sceptical about reading a book where the author includes himself and his work. I was wrong. It worked brilliantly and even added to the story. The narration was brilliant. Hawthorne was a great character,well painted by the author. I hope there are follow up books.

  • The Last Dog on Earth

  • By: Adrian J Walker
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris, David John
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Every dog has its day. And for Lineker, a happy-go-lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can be. Reg, an agoraphobic writer with an obsession for 90s football, plans to wait out the impending doom in his second-floor flat, hiding himself away from the riots outside. But when an abandoned orphan shows up in the stairwell of their building, Reg and Lineker must brave the outside in order to save not only the child, but themselves....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance

  • By Paul on 10-01-18

unexpected pleasure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-17

I loved this book. I didn't realise there were two narrators until I pulled up this book for review. I am a dog lover and tend to avoid dog based stories in case the dog gets the worst of it but he didn't really. The pace never lagged, the narration was brilliant. WARNING - does contain some bad language.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to the best of James Patterson

  • By Megan Bowe on 05-10-17

disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-17

I chose this book because I usually enjoy the simplicity and fast pace of a James Patterson book but the amount of repetition in this book was just tedious. If he told us that he needed his sister to aid him in technology once he told us 20 times within a few chapters. That is just one example of the repetition in the book. You do not need to treat your readers like cretins Mr Pattterson. i gave up with 4 hours to go. Nothing wrong with the narrator. Disappointed as I usually zip through a James Patterson.
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  • A Dark So Deadly

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

Welcome to the Misfit Mob... It's where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to find out which museum it's been stolen from. But then Callum uncovers links between his ancient corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 24-04-17

MAGNUM OPUS - OVER 21 HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-17

I was entertained, intrigued, scared and in suspense for every minute of this book. the narrator is excellent. the story was unusual and full of twists and turns. well done Mr McBride. Does it really have to be a stand alone? I enjoyed it every bit as much as a Logan Mcrae book.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Die Last

  • DC Max Wolfe Series, Book 4
  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside, 12 women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. But in the cab, DC Max Wolfe finds 13 passports. Twelve dead women. Thirteen passports. The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Contemporary Thriller

  • By Mark on 21-04-17

love these books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-17

love the author, love the narrator. he has built up characters that you want to hear more about as much as the story, having said that the plot and content of this book were excellent.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful