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  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Archeological based who dun it

  • By Linda on 14-09-14

Bit predictable but on the whole okay..

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Not earth shattering but as a first in the series enough in it to make me want to read the next instalment. I like crime books which include the digging up of old bones. Well narrated...

  • Sweet Little Lies

  • By: Caz Frear
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 560

What I thought I knew: in 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared, and Dad knew something about it. Maryanne Doyle was never seen again. What I actually know: in 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle's disappearance and Alice Lapaine's murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting & accomplished new voice

  • By Michelle on 25-12-17

Started off okay...

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Sweet Little Lies is one of those novels, IMHO, that starts off like a roller coaster and then as the chapters go by it kinda fizzles out like a damp squib. I worked out the 'secrets' quite early on but initially that didn't dampen my enthusiasm so I carried on. When the story reached its conclusion I just didn't care. It's not a bad story it just seemed to contain a lot of padding which bored me.

On the whole Caz Frear has written a fair debut novel which is told via an excellent narrator.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,320
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,279

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight!

  • By Simon on 24-11-15

Just simply magical...

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Harry Potter read by Mr Fry what more could you ask for? Well written, well read and worth a credit of anybodies money...off to get the rest downloaded.

  • Whispers of the Dead

  • Dr David Hunter, Book 3
  • By: Simon Beckett
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

In America to escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensics expert David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee. He needs to know whether he's still up to the job of confronting death. So when his former mentor asks him to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even he is unprepared for what awaits them in the remote cabin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a read

  • By Aileen on 26-05-11

Well narrated, excellent story...

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

My first David Hunter novel, but not my last, which is gloriously thrilling and has loads of twists and turns. Has gore so not for the squeamish. Full of forensic detail and has very little romance or sex scenes....hooray!

Well worth anybodies money or credit...

  • Relic

  • Pendergast, Book 1
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By S. Brown on 19-11-11

Entertaining Enough

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Book was a bit slow and plodding but not boringly so. Characters were well fleshed out and believable. I enjoyed the narration and the occasional special effect but on the whole the book wasn't edge of seat stuff. Will try book 2 :)

  • K2

  • Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
  • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2's most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering - questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Colette on 31-07-10

Interesting and Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 27-07-18

My husband loves all things mountains and is an avid climber. This kept him entairtained no end. Not my cuppa tea but I'm pleased he enjoyed it.

  • Dragnet: Old Time Radio - 380 Episodes

  • By: Frank Burt, James E. Moser, John Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, Ben Alexander, and others
  • Length: 137 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.

Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Old-fashioned radio

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-12-13

Old Time Radio at its best.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-18

Husband enjoys OTR and Dragnet kept him entertained for hours ....and out from under my feet. Took him right back to his childhood..well worth the money.

  • Wolf

  • By: Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

'I believe, from what I can hear, that either my daughter or my wife has just been attacked. I don't know the outcome. The house is silent.' Fourteen years ago two teenage lovers were brutally murdered in a patch of remote woodland. The prime suspect confessed to the crimes and was imprisoned. Now, one family is still trying to put the memory of the killings behind them. But at their isolated hilltop house... the nightmare is about to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, tense, edge of seat thriller

  • By Anne on 08-05-14

Gloriously gruesome and seriously dark....

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

Another excellent thriller from Mo Hyder and what a ride it's been! The seventh of the Jack Caffrey books but he really is a secondary character in it and this one is by far the best.

A family held hostage, a gruesome historical murder, a lost dog, the strange 'Wandering Man', and many, many twists and turns which I didn't see coming. Dark and menacing as are most of Mo's books.

It's not often a novel scares me but this one did, so much so I stopped reading it at night. Excellent narration.

  • 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 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

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

A mixed bag of enjoyable short stories.

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

A selection of short stories which are actually quite long featuring characters from the pen of Denzil Meyrick. They contain humour, nostalgia and are told in my native Scottish language. Overall they kept me occupied while doing household chores but I must confess I prefer the authors longer books and sadly I've listened to all that audible has :(

I found the sound level perfect as was the narration.

  • Welcome to Wherever You Are

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

For eight strangers in a Los Angeles hostel, even the other side of the world isn’t far enough. The craving for a new identity and the desire to start again is something they have in common. But they discover that it doesn't matter where you are or who you are - if you can't lay the past to rest, fate and coincidence have a way of catching up with you. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed up tale of travel, lies, murder and more!

  • By Lee on 17-07-18

A mixed up tale of travel, lies, murder and more!

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

Mr Marrs hits the sweet spot again! I really enjoyed 'The Good Samaritan' but I hated 'When You Disappeared' and went into this one with my fingers crossed but I needn't have worried as it blew my socks off.

It's a tale of many parts which contains the back stories and the present going on's of a rag tag group of people who converage on a run down hostel located in Los Angeles. The story starts off slowly and the chapters are quite small allowing the book to flow along nicely.

The narration is excellent with each character given their own voice, although there is one that sounds slightly like Sean Connery! I did start off disliking a few characters but by the time their stories were told my opinion had changed. That is down to the skill of the author.

Well worth a credit!

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