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  • Deadly Secrets

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 6
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep? Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim - they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely perfect

  • By Colette on 19-04-18

The saga continues

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Book 6 and I think the best so far.

Again excellently read and excellently written

If you are a follower this is the book for you to continue the story of Erika.

  • Tall Order

  • The Spider Shepherd Thrillers, Book 15
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

The 15th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more enthralling action from the Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks, and then, ghostlike, he disappears. Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's struck again, killing dozens in a London strike. But one of the latest victims is related to the acting head of MI5, who knows exactly who she wants on the case: Spider Shepherd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider! As Explosive As Ever!

  • By Gary on 25-07-18

Shepherd at his best

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Loved it.

Again a fantastic trip with Spider.

Well written. Excellently read and a rollercoaster ride back and forth

One of the best

  • The Grey Ghost

  • Fargo Adventures, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Grey Ghost by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, read by Scott Brick. In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Grey Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cussler back to his best...

  • By Salter on 31-05-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

The good points 1st
Excellent story that goes along at a great pace with as with all Fargo Adventures.

You don’t need to have listened to the whole series as lots of recaps.

Really enjoyed the ride and the story of the ghosts adventures in time.

The bad points.

ENGLISH...

We don’t speak like we are all in a Mary Poppings Movie (goor Blimley Governor).
If you are writing for an English character use correct words.

For our American cousins.

Trash is Rubbish
It’s a Fire Engine
Backyard is garden
Block is street
Dumpster is Bin

Why would a 1906 Viscount use American words. Hell the little county had only been around a few years.

Scott Bricks English accent was terrible to be honest but he gave it a go.

Overcome that and it’s a great listen

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  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous debut!

  • By Ann D on 09-05-15

Twist upon twist

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

Reviewed: 20-04-18

What an amazing book. From start to finish. One of the best books I’ve ever had. Gripping and thrilling. A must listen

  • Private Dancer

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Couldn't put it down.

  • By Ann D on 20-08-15

Not the usual read from Leather

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Enjoyed the book after listening to all the Dan Shepard books

Bit different but a good story with a twist and a insight into Thailand

  • Solo

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Dominic West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

A James Bond novel written by William Boyd. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done

  • By John on 07-09-14

A great Bond Read

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Well read and a brilliant story that grips you all the way. Well worth a credit.

  • Cold Blood

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 5
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She's worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before. As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim - the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago. Erika quickly realizes she's on the trail of a serial killer who's already made their next move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Erika Foster is back!

  • By Timi on 21-09-17

Book 5 of the series

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

Book 5 and by far the best one yet.

A thrilling story that pulls you along with the twisted emotional life and work of DCI Foster.

Really enjoyed this. Roll on the next to see where we go.

  • Light Touch

  • The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 429

The 14th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more gripping action from The Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. Working undercover is all about trust - getting the target to trust you and then betraying them in order to bring them to justice. But what do you do when you believe an undercover cop has crossed the line and aligned herself with the international drugs smuggler she was supposed to be targeting?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best spider book

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-08-17

14th and let's hope for more

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Again a fantastic trip with Spider. Well written and expertly read by Paul who really has become the voice of Spider for me.

Roll on more.

  • The Night Stalker

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer - stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, thoughtful and thrilling

  • By Bettie on 05-09-16

Good 2nd outing

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

2nd book of series. Characters established and the relationships are set, the good and bad ones. Really enjoyed the story and teller. Well worth a listen. Great dark thriller.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-pounding!

  • By Know Your Writes on 29-03-16

Tense crime thriller

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

As the first book it takes a while establishing the characters. Very tense thriller with some great turns and very well read. Onwards to Night Stalker book 2

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