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  • Secrets Between Us: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

  • By: Valerie Keogh
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death.... At the end of each letter, after signing her name, there is always one final sentence: Don’t forget to burn this letter. I’ll let you decide if I do....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointed

  • By doreen wales on 14-12-18

Dissapointed

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

Reviewed: 14-12-18

I didn’t enjoy this book .I found it quite drawn out and predictable
The plot was evident early on and it’s not a book I would recommend .
It reads like light entertainment ,Mills and Boon , (although I must admit I haven’t read any Mills and Boon ,)springs to mind rather than intrigue and suspense.
Sorry, this is the first of this authors I have listened to .I intend to return it .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!

  • By Frances Locke on 21-09-17

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 25-10-17

What a new take on an old story very well written and read .
With
enough intrigue and surprise to keep you listening until the very end

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,177

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

Brilliant Listen

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

Reviewed: 22-09-17

Such a surprise in the book so sad and moving at the end
Thankyou for this

  • The Letter

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide.... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sheila on 19-07-15

Great Wee Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

an easy read sprinkled with sadness and misfortune
the Disney type ending was the low point of the book

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,691

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

A good read

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

Reviewed: 30-07-16

What made the experience of listening to While My Eyes Were Closed the most enjoyable?

This was a good book to read ,the end was not predictable for once as is often the case in these books.
Will look out for other books by this author.

What did you like best about this story?

Light reading with a plan .

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No sorry

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

Could it be you

Any additional comments?

Thanks for a good read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Black Lies

  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis, Kenny Blyth, Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours. Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity. How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn't you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Omg best story ever read . Depressing at times tears towards the end then one hell of a twist Boom

  • By Miss on 12-08-15

So different to initial thoughts

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

Good listen right to the end. I will look out for more by this author.

  • Billy Connolly

  • Live - The Greatest Hits
  • By: Billy Connolly
  • Narrated by: Billy Connolly
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Billy Connolly's live shows have been enthralling audiences around the world for over three decades. The Greatest Hits is Billy at his pure unadulterated best, almost two hours of the greatest moments from the greatest show, the absolute ultimate in Billy Connolly Live!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Yin

  • By Anonymous User on 10-01-19

Laughing out loud

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

Reviewed: 22-04-16

This made me laugh out loud.even though unable to se actions the script was hilarious thanks Billy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,284

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

This book was very slow with little depth.I was glad to finish it ,and felt it really was mediocre .
If I had started it sooner after purchase I would have returned any time after chapter 1.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 636

The international number-one best-selling author of Tell No One and Six Years is back with a thriller that grips and twists and turns - and, just when you're not expecting it, twists once again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not usual Harlan Coben

  • By issie on 15-10-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

Would you listen to Fool Me Once again? Why?

I don't often write a review ,but this book was one that left me having to.
Great story not hat tipping to sex just for the sake of it and really great ending.
Thank you for a great listen

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Closer Than You Think

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

Electrifying. Addictive. Suspenseful. At the top of her game. Karen Rose, the multiple Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, returns with a new mini-series, new characters and her best novel yet. Deacon Novak has returned home. The experienced FBI Agent knows that his move to Cincinnati's Major Crime Enforcement Squad will be challenging, but the greater challenge will be saving his younger brother before he becomes the kind of criminal Deacon is chasing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Thriller

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 12-12-14

this book went on for my whole trip

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Closer Than You Think to be better than the print version?

I havent read the print version I cant do written books now they make me sleep.I found there was a lot in this so any chapter missed needed to be re visited.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the need to remember and revisit things ,sometimes books are to much like tv and hold your hand throughout.This did not