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Molly James

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  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Rowena Bennett on 21-05-17

good book..bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19

loved the story, was thrilling. the narrator though..couldnt tell if she was being english/scottish/irish/american. whole accents had an american twang which ruined it for me really..

  • He Said/She Said

  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent, Helen Johns
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend, Kit, call the police, and in that moment it is not only the victim's life that is changed forever. Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, the events that follow have taught her that you can never see the whole picture: something - and someone - is always in the dark....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping & different

  • By Lulu M on 04-05-17

slow starter but good storyline

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

good story line..took a while to get going but good twists and turns..would recommend

  • Love as Always, Mum xxx

  • By: Mae West, Neil McKay
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer and master manipulator Rose West. You're 21 years old. Police arrive on the doorstep of your house, 25 Cromwell Street, with a warrant to search the garden for the remains of your older sister you didn't know was dead. Bones are found, and they are from more than one body. And so the nightmare begins. You are the daughter of Fred and Rose West.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking but beautifully read

  • By Vicki on 08-09-18

incredible story

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

what an amazing story, really portrayed how awful things were for that family & how they are feeling present day

  • Elizabeth Is Missing

  • By: Emma Healey
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,049

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She sometimes thinks her daughter Helen is a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: Her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth is missing

  • By Mrs. Denise Slatter on 08-07-14

so worth a read!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

great book, very sad & had a lot of feeling! brilliantly written & would recommend to anyone

  • The Suspect

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life: a beautiful wife, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only one loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient - and the biggest lie of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I only wish I'd read these in order!

  • By Gamester on 07-12-13

meh..

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

it was okay..story was fine but just felt very lack lustre..narrator was good

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  • Her Last Secret

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out. They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children: teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter Mouse. But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene: the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Chrissie on 05-12-17

Guessing from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 23-10-17

Brilliant story and performance, kept me guessing from the beginning & wanting me to read more

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  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,663

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

incredible story & narration

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

quickly became one of my favourites, such a gripping story, kept you guessing till the end.
incredible narration as you can really hear the emotion..highly recommend!

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  • Wilde Like Me

  • By: Louise Pentland
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 407

Robin Wilde has a beautiful six-year-old daughter, a job she's really rather good at, a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back. But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, she can't shift the grey, lonely feelings of The Emptiness. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew, online dating is totally despair-inducing and she worries all the time about raising her daughter with self-confidence, courage and joy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only for single mums

  • By Miss on 10-12-17

such a feel good story!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Loved this, such a relatable main character, cant wait for the next installment of Wilde!

  • 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 4,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,916

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

One of the best i have ready in a while!

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

Reviewed: 27-07-17

Would you listen to The Child again? Why?

Yes - really gripping and unusual plot

Any additional comments?

Guessed the plot twist about 2 hours before the end, but didn't ruin it as it was still a shock.

  • The Narrow Bed

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107

Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel. A killer that the police are calling "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.... For months detectives have failed to catch Billy or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I think I liked it - but not sure!

  • By SCR on 02-03-16

Great story, until the big reveal.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, story was a let down at the end, made no sense & just totally ridiculous.

Would you be willing to try another book from Sophie Hannah? Why or why not?

Yes, read all of her Culver Valley stories as i really enjoy them, this however was awful.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

None stand out

Was The Narrow Bed worth the listening time?

Yes until about the last 2 hours.

Any additional comments?

Dont bother

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