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Lucy Anne Barber

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  • A Lesson in Dying

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Who hanged the headmaster in the playground on the night of the school Hallowe'en party? Almost everyone in Heppleburn either hated or feared the viper-tongued Harold Medburn. Inspector Ramsay is convinced it was the headmaster's enigmatic wife, but Jack Robson, school governor and caretaker, is determined to prove her innocence. With the help of his restless, enthusiastic daughter, Patty, Jack digs into the secrets of Heppleburn, and uncovers a cesspit - of lies, adultery, blackmail and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think I would like this book, but it surprised me.

  • By Flint on 07-09-17

the title intrigued me

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-19

I enjoyed this bookvery much. Narrated beautifully, believable. kept me guessing until the end. perfect.

  • A Bird in the Hand

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they? George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping until the ending

  • By Catherine on 04-04-15

very spooky and atmospheric

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was fantastic the tone of his voice suited the story and kept me hooked.
I had a visual picture of all the characters, which always helps a story come to life. I felt so sorry for the poor man with learning problems and wanted to help him. Another man who was struggling to cope with life was brought to reality by the narrator. I just couldn't stop listening to this book until it was all sorted and solved. Up to Anne Cleaves standard.

  • Murder in My Backyard

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

No one in Heppleburn has a bad word to say about Alice Parry. But here she is, murdered in her own backyard. And when detective Stephen Ramsay starts asking questions in the village, a more ambiguous picture begins to emerge. Yes, old Mrs Parry was loved by everyone, but sometimes her kindness had caused trouble. Yes, her two nephews were devoted to her, but they didn't really want her interfering in their personal lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So poor I couldn’t listen to it.

  • By judith gooding on 15-05-18

Such a good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-19

I really enjoyed this book. the characters were so believable and visual! I felt so sorry for the inspector with his own sad life. As I finished the story I was hoping his life would improve in his new home. Just desserts I was hoping would be dished out to others. I couldn't do anything but listen until the last word. A brilliant story.

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  • Dead Water

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancée, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred. Markham had left the islands years before to pursue his burgeoning writing career. He had few friends there, so why was he back in Shetland?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous characters, pace and atmosphere

  • By Catherine on 22-03-14

enthralling storyI

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-18

I was transfixed from the beginning. Well read believable, exciting couldn't turn off until finished.