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Middlesbrough, UK
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  • The House on Cold Hill

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 702

They said the dead can't hurt you.... They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multimillion-copy best-selling author of Dead Simple, Peter James. Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Book Fan on 13-11-15

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I have searched and searched for a decent paranormal audible book. It takes plenty of inspiration from Amityville Horror (but that’s not a criticism)

I really enjoyed the fact the story grounded itself in reality using real landmarks, radio stations, newspapers etc.

Don’t want to go into the story or twists..... I will definitely listen to it again

  • The Devil's Detective

  • Thomas Fool, Book 1
  • By: Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 355

Welcome to hell...where skinless demons patrol the lakes, and the waves of limbo wash against the outer walls while the souls of the damned float on their surface, waiting to be collected. When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool, one of hell's detectives, known as Information Men. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace, and everyone is guilty of something?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Horror!

  • By Lynn Worton on 15-10-15

Couldn’t stop listening

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

It took me a while to get my head around death in Hell, but over the story it made perfect sense!

A little formulaic in places and Fool played up to his billing - he really is stupid in places, leaving me yelling out what he was missing or what he should do next....

But I couldn’t stop listening to this book, it had me gripped from the very beginning

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  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,166

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

Good Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I bought this book on a bit of a punt but really enjoyed it.

All the characters were well rounded and the main protagonist was a likeable guy. The plot did take one or two turns that I wasn't expecting at pushed the limits of what I was willing to accept but overall it was time well spent!

  • Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

  • Unhuman, Book 1
  • By: Wilkie Martin
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy cozy mystery fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Isata on 26-05-18

Bit of a letdown

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

The story wasn't terrible and I could forgive some of the lazy plot, but..........................

The language used by the author and the awful American pretending to be British accent just did not match the main protagonist 'Andy' (who was a totally unlikeable character for about 90% of the book). He was portrayed as a unless & inept mid 30's slob, however his vocabulary, and the accent used by the narrator, would have been better suited for a Victorian character - it was completely off-putting.

Hobbes was a decent character, but there wasn't enough there to make me even contemplate trying anymore in the series

  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope thear it a second book

  • By Frosty_Wolf94 on 27-11-17

Great fun!

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

As the father of a 4 year old daughter, who is just getting into her fables/princesses etc this was a fun alternative ‘reality’ after reading Disney’s Beauty and Beast for the 463rd bedtime!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root - its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs - including the Death Star project - the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Audio Book

  • By Mark on 04-01-19

Half good, half bad

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I’ve been a big fan of Zahn for years - since the original Thrawn trilogy, but this is far from his best work.

The Clone Wars parts are entertaining and capture some of the fun of the animated series. However the parts with Vader are awful.... I know Thrawn is Zahn’s baby but he really dumbs down of Vader making him a poor relation to Thrawn. Vader comes across as weak and not at all the ruthless dark Lord of the Sith which he should be in this period.

Marc Thompson was also quite hit & miss. Good Anakin but wow Padme was cringeworthy.

Stayed with it until the end but wish I hadn’t

  • Dreamcatcher

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes howlingly funny, a story of invasion and battle, survival and heroism. It is a story of how men remember ... and how they love. In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen up

  • By MsRanPan on 29-12-12

A slow burner, but classic King

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

For the first couple of hours I couldn't get away with the narrator but he slowly grew on me.

Great story, with bits of genuine humour along the way. I absolutely loved how there were nods to another of King's stories subtly weaved into the same book universe (no spoilers)

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a key Stephen King title

  • By karen on 13-08-12

What an epic!!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Great voice acting really drew you into the story and left me wanting to listen whenever I got the chance - and at 48hrs running time there is a lot of listening to do!

Ultimately it is a basic story of good vs evil but it is the background of even minor characters that made this book so enjoyable

  • Scoundrels: Star Wars Legends

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cool Dudes of Star Wars Hists

  • By James on 18-11-13

Not one of Zahn's finest

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

If it wasn't for the narration of Marc Thompson I wouldn't have finished this book. He does a fair impression of Han and Lando - though I don't think Chewie was his handy work ;)

The story itself is a mess, it feels like it's trying to be something it isn't (oceans 11 or oceans 1138). It gets bogged down in mundane narratives which add nothing to the story, like describing action sequences in 'holovids', and makes the story painfully slow paced in places.

But when it does come to life (which is about 20% of the overall book) it is quite an enjoyable experience

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived

  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers. Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic for a first timer!

  • By Thomas on 24-03-11

A gritty Star Wars journey

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

I've only just started using the medium of audio books but I thought this book was a perfect fit