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Jo Ridley

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  • Honeymoon

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Campbell Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

From James Patterson comes a sizzling, twisting, Hitchcockian thriller about a woman with a deadly appetite and the men who dare to fall for her. When FBI agent John O'Hara first meets Nora Sinclair, she seems perfect. She has the career. The charisma. The tantalising sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package - Nora doesn't attract men, she enthrals them. She's worked hard for this life and she will never give it up. But why is the FBI so interested in Miss Sinclair?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with audio

  • By Mrs on 30-03-15

a good read with a twist

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

my first Patterson book. was good but why do we have to have the music at the end of a chapter?? nothing is added to the story/book? i found it off putting. anyways, the story was good. a unexpectes twist right at the end what is always good... i will try another Patterson book for sure.

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Good Twist!

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

Didnt see that coming!!! enjoyable listen if a little rushed at the end. Well narrated.

  • The Girl in 6E

  • By: A. R. Torre
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn't touched another person in three years. She hasn't left her apartment. She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time. She's doing all right. The dollars are piling up in the bank. She's the number-three model on cams.com. And she hasn't killed anyone for years. But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It's uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can’t help but be pulled in

  • By leah on 24-07-18

its different 🤔

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

I love a good thriller/crime/murder. Throw in a bit of sex here and there is all ok. Now, this takes the sex to a different level, It was an odd set up and i felt compelled to finish it to see what happened but I dont feel compelled to read the next in the series.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,391

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

never judge a book by its cover!

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

When it started i thought "hmmm not my usual kind. Give it a chance"
By the end I found myself smiling with often, times of tears in my eyes. I want to know more.... she came so far.

  • The Collector

  • By: Fiona Cummins
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Clara is clinging to the hope that someone will come and save her. The Bone Collector has a new apprentice to take over his family’s legacy. But he can’t forget the boy who got away and the detective who had destroyed his dreams. Detective Etta Fitzroy’s life collapsed when the Collector escaped. With Clara still missing, and a new wave of uncannily similar murders beginning, will she be able to find him again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent follow on book to rattle

  • By Tapaway on 14-08-18

chilling!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

i found myaelf holding my breath and feeling physically anxious at points. Chilling but enjoyable

  • Rattle

  • By: Fiona Cummins
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator and a brilliant story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-03-17

chiller

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

it didnt take long to be gripped. A chiling and plausible tale that still leaves you wanting to know more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 670

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Edge of The Seat Thriller

  • By Janet biglari on 12-02-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

A great book. Loved the twist. highly recommend. The writing is clever and the collaberation worked.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister, Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tragic Coming of Age

  • By Simon on 01-12-17

a clever read

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

Reviewed: 23-12-17

i really enjoyed this book. i liked the way it was set out and you really felt like you knew the characters.

I had my suspect nearing the end but i was wrong what always pleases me.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery to sink into

  • By SaxonSpirit56 on 30-08-15

good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-17

well paced and enjoyable read. i really like the main character's and look forward to more books in this series.

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • By Rose on 13-09-17

a good twist!

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

I enjoyed it tho seemed slow at times. The twist at the end was very good.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful