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West Yorkshire, UK
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  • Glass Predator

  • Harmony Black, Book 3
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day's work. She's ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temple; her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By C. Campbell on 24-04-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

I really enjoyed this third instalment of the series. The only slight downside is that the narrator sounded like she was getting over a cold. She sounded all nasal at times and t was quite distracting. Also the cockney London accent was awful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harmony Black

  • Harmony Black 1
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she's also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats - by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of dead bodies, and she suspects the wrong people are being punished for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! Supernatural meets True Dectective

  • By Eboracum on 11-04-16

What a surprise

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

What did you like or dislike?

I liked that this was a mystery story with the added supernatural elements to it but definitely not for kids. Adults like this stuff too!

Who would you recommend this to?

Anyone who enjoyed Harry Potter just for themselves, anyone who enjoys the fantasy elements to shows or books might like this tale.

Why this rating?

Because it's a great balance of story and otherworldlyness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Act of Love

  • By: Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

In the summer of 1990, Cathy's brother, Matty, was knocked down by a car on the way home from a night out, two weeks before receiving his GCSE results. Sitting by his unconscious body in hospital, holding his hand and watching his heartbeat on the monitors, Cathy and her parents willed him to survive. They did not know then that there are many fates worse than death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking

  • By Wicked on 01-01-17

Not what I expected but not disappointing either

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

Reviewed: 27-03-17

I didn't fully read the blurb before downloading this book and so was intrigued enough by the theme of the story.

About 2 hours in I got a little more intrigued and took another look and read a few reviews which didn't paint it in the nicest light at all but made me realise that this was a true story.

This tale of the love of siblings and the crippling pain of not grieving over many years and the full impact of what eventually happened was a good story made great by the passionate, honest and plain realness of the telling.

I enjoyed the story. I feel sadness that something like this happened and the effects that it had on all of the loved ones surrounding Matty. I feel honoured that the story was shared.

Thank you.

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 1,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

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

Great story and gripping

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Loved this story. Grabbed me by the proverbials from the beginning and I finished it very quickly as I couldn't wait to see how it would all pan out. Makes you wonder what you would or could do in similar circumstances. Not my first Luke Smitherd book, have previously listened to the in the darkness that's where I'll find you book and have not been disappointed. Ready to go with the stone man soon too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

A hidden treasure.

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

Reviewed: 29-08-16

I wasn't entirely sure where the story was going.

Based on the cover art which described it as sci-fi, a love story, romance et cetera I didn't think a book could be that many things.
How wrong was I??
This book and the author reading it definitely did not disappoint.
A treasured little find from audible and I will now be going to search for the authors first novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Radleys

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain - and lose - when we deny our appetites.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By C. Campbell on 11-08-15

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

I wasn't expecting a book of his kind at all to be honest. The write up is quite vague and that was probably a good thing. The book has a different edge to others of its kind and I can now say I'm glad I read it. Very nice work!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,096

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Keeps you intrigued and guessing to the very end

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

Reviewed: 16-02-15

A great whodunnit. Twists and turns surrounding a seemingly casual observer from a train on a suburban household. What follows is a mystery that keeps you guessing right to the end.

  • Revival

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

In a small New England town, in the early '60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-30s, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been so much better

  • By KE on 11-03-16

Another King success

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

Reviewed: 30-12-14

A very different type of book for Stephen King but still a good one nevertheless. Read to perfection and keeps you hooked throughout. Another thoroughly good read.

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,820

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic!

  • By berta on 25-12-12

Sounds like the most fun dinner conversation EVER!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What made the experience of listening to Is It Just Me? the most enjoyable?

The fact that it is narrated by Miranda Hart herself, you can believe all of the clumsiness, the laughs and the situations.

What other book might you compare Is It Just Me? to, and why?

It's almost like an alternate Bridget Jones's Diary, the main protagonist is a haphazard clumsy woman who makes fun of her own class and family dynamics to hilarious effects!

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

The voice, the younger version of herself and the dynamics between the 2. Also that sense of "If I'd have known then what I know now..." doesn't quite play out as you think it will.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but i managed it in 2 sittings!

Any additional comments?

I'd like a sequel please! Thank you kindly.