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  • Obsidian Son

  • The Temple Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Nate Temple's all-consuming quest to avenge his parents is temporarily put on hold when shape-shifting dragons invade St. Louis. And perhaps cow-tipping the Minotaur for answers might not have been Nate's smartest opening move, because now every flavor of supernatural thug from our childhood nightmares is gunning for him. Nate learns that the only way to save his city from these creatures is to murder his best friend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting start

  • By Mrs on 09-01-18

Long

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

Bit drawn out and wordy. Just did not hold my I interest and could not bond with the hero
..

  • Executable

  • The Demon Accords, Book 6
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

For 17 years Declan O'Carroll has lived quietly in the upstate Vermont town of Castlebury, waiting impatiently for a chance to get out and meet the great wide world. When an odd new girl appears in town, Declan finds out that the world might be coming to meet him. But the big question remains...who is in more danger? Declan or the world?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful Irish accents

  • By Mr Anthony Geoghegan on 22-09-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

1st class narrative as usual!
Flows smoothly and introduced new characters to make an interesting twist!

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Smiley than Pilgrim

  • By Robert on 17-08-17

Slick

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

If you liked Tinker,Taylor,Soldier,Spy then you will enjoy this series.. cleverly constructed and Well read

  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 23-09-17

Bearable.

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

Reviewed: 22-10-18

Thought this started well and was enjoying listening to it. Then became very samey (if thats a word)! No real story at all and found it disappointing..

  • A Room Full of Bones

  • A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another intriguing story

  • By Kirstine on 16-04-17

Hard Work

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

Found it really difficult to keep listening to this book!
Promises a lot but delivers very little. Couldn't wait for it to finish.!

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  • Chosen

  • An Alex Verus Novel
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing. With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish) and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now? But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime. Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read

  • By Christopher on 22-07-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

First class series that doesn’t lose momentum.
Brilliant description and first class narration!
Just bought the next in series!

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

Excellent.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-18

As always Jeffrey Archer does what he does best! 1last class story superbly written and leaving you wanting more. Very well read by

  • Step on a Crack

  • Michael Bennett, Book 1
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

The nation is mourning after the death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Enjoyed

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-13

Exceptional read

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

What made the experience of listening to Step on a Crack the most enjoyable?

Such a cleverly, and at times exceptional book. The concept is very clever and the narrative very very well done.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Step on a Crack?

Without giving too much away, the scene in the hospital with the children. Reduced me to tears !!!

Which character – as performed by John Slattery – was your favourite?

Has to be the grandfather! All knowing, but with such broad shoulders you know he is there for you.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The planting of the tree.

Any additional comments?

A really good listen!! Very good description at all times that created pictures in your mind as it progressed, helped along buy such good narrative skills.!!

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,301

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing brilliant Debut

  • By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

Bearable

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

If you could sum up Lies in three words, what would they be?

Bearable, twisty,long

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Changed the ending

What about Leighton Pugh’s performance did you like?

Very well read! Characterisation excellent.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

NOPE

Any additional comments?

Guessed the end half way through! Kept with it only because I bought it.

  • The Hope That Kills

  • A DI Fenchurch Novel, Book 1
  • By: Ed James
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

The body of a young woman is found on the streets of East London, in the shadow of the City's gleaming towers. No ID on her, just hard-earned cash. But there is no doubting the ferocity of the attack. DI Simon Fenchurch takes charge but, as his team tries to identify her and piece together her murder, they're faced with cruel indifference at every turn - nobody cares about yet another dead prostitute.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Police Yarn, shame about the narration

  • By JonR on 12-01-17

Good audible book.

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

Enjoyed.
Really good series that does not disappoint. Well put together series.
Very good narrator.