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  • One by One

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on, and a show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. But the caller doesn't want Detective Hunter to just watch; he wants him to participate, and refusal is simply not an option. Forced to make a sickening choice, Hunter must sit and watch as an unidentified victim is tortured and murdered live over the Internet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant read

  • By Ms on 02-03-19

Another brilliant read

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

It twisted and turned all the way , gripping story
Love Chris Carter he is ace.
It was well read to.
CYoung

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and gripping

  • By M. Williams on 17-03-17

Kill Someone

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

Reviewed: 20-01-17

I found this audio book first class hence the 5 stars, refreshingly different and I will be listening to more of Luke Smitherd Matt Addis is an excellent narrator
I highly recommend this book
I found it fascinating and intriguing
C young

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Boy

  • Tales of Childhood
  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 484

Puffin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's best-selling autobiography Boy, read by Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, such an interesting childhood he had!

  • By Mr Robin Pawsey on 07-06-16

Boy

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

Reviewed: 18-09-16

This book was so entertaining I did not think I would like it, it is excellent funny sad joyful, and an innocence I loved.
I recommend this book to all ages.

  • I Am Death

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: George Newburn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

An Evil Mind was Chris Carter's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily Mail as "[a] chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class." It spent three weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 and received brilliant reviews and sales. This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quite Decent

  • By shaun simon on 22-12-17

I Am Death by Chris Carter

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

One of my favourite authors, great story it just ended too quickly
A great listen ,
It had me gripped all the way through.
C Young

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shepherd's Life

  • By: James Rebanks
  • Narrated by: Bryan Dick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

These modern dispatches from an ancient landscape tell the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, describing a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped this landscape. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ms J Randalls on 01-12-15

The Shepherd's Life

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

Reviewed: 21-06-15

I really found this book so interesting, it just got better each chapter.
I felt the passion sympathy and pride in a real mans work that lasts for generations.
Great read
Really well done!
Cy

  • Time of Death

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

Discover one of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks. Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. When family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Thorne Tour De Force

  • By Ms. L. Chalkley on 27-04-15

Time of death

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

Reviewed: 25-04-15

Great story kept me listening , I love Tom Thorne
Well written amusing in places
I would recommend this audio book to everyone.
Cy

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Buried

  • A Tom Thorne Novel
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Luke Mullen, 16-year-old son of a former, high-ranking police officer, has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy. The first thing the team looks for is anyone with a grudge against Luke's father, a man who'd put a lot of tough villains away in his time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed listening

  • By Ms on 19-03-15

I enjoyed listening

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

Reviewed: 19-03-15

This audio book was interesting but I found didn't hold my interest .
Mark is a good writer so I have got all his books now.
It is still a good story just not one of my favourites.
Cy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Look Back

  • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 1
  • By: Clare Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Karl Prekopp, Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 680

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level. DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent debut

  • By Saffy on 25-04-14

A really good book

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

Reviewed: 07-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Never Look Back the most enjoyable?

I found it an excellent story and well plotted.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Look Back?

It would give it away if I told you that

Which character – as performed by Karl Prekopp and Imogen Church – was your favourite?

I found them both equally good at their voices

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Watch your back

Any additional comments?

I cannot wait for the next book , very good and I listen to loads of books
Cy

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,292

Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Hand Picked By Tartt- Outstanding!

  • By Tara Mcgrath on 02-12-13

The Goldfinch

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

Reviewed: 03-03-14

What did you like most about The Goldfinch?

I found it so interesting and I quickly got attached to the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Goldfinch?

They were all memorable, this was such an interesting story so well told by the narrator

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I don't want to spoil it for other readers, and if I told my fav scene it would do just that

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and cried, it was a kind of voyage of discovery
So absorbing

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a really good story, and one you need to listen to.
Well done to the reader whose accents were brilliant.
I would love to read other books by this author if they are all as good as this one.
Cyoung

  • Bombproof

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most-wanted terrorist in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bombproof

  • By Ms on 26-02-14

Bombproof

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

Would you try another book written by Michael Robotham or narrated by Sean Barrett?

I normally love Michael Rowbothams books and have them allHe made remarks about northern people which got my back up.Sean Barrett is as always excellent.I so looked forward to this book and had it n pre--orderIt did not measure up to his othersI miss Joe

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Robotham? Why or why not?

yes I have his full collecton

What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He makes it more exciting and accents are really good well done Sean

If this book were a film would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

This is just my opinion, and others may like it but not for me, and thats the first time I felt like thatMichael a lot of people who read your books are northern and man united fansso maybe in future you lay off the insults, and yes I know this is fiction.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful