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  • The Woman in the Window

  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 704

It's been 10 long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen so Far!

  • By Heather on 06-02-18

Almost gave up on it

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

This book was very slow to get going and I almost packed it in a few times. It wasnt a page turner for me, but I'm glad I stuck with it as there was s good twist at the end, however the narrator's voice is whiney and monotonous which I found difficult to enjoy. I have given it 3 stars but won't be recommending it to anyone

  • The Day You Saved My Life

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Her whole world hinged on the moment one man jumped.... On a perfect summer's day in Paris, tourists on a river trip watch in horror as drama unfolds. A small boy has fallen overboard and disappeared below the surface of the water. As his mother stands frozen to the spot, another passenger jumps....

This is the story of how a single act of courage transforms the lives of all those involved. Louise Candlish returns with her most page-turning and emotional story to date.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Christine on 04-02-19

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I listened to this whole book all the while awaiting a twist or turn or something that would get the story going, but it never came. The characters were well rounded, but the story itself was bland and predictable - nothing ever happened. There were many opportunities in the storyline but the author seemed to want a break from interesting twists and turns and settled instead for a boring love story. I probably would have thought this was an OK book if I hadn't listened to a number of Louise Candlish's other books which were full of surprises. If you liked The Swimming Pool, Our House, The Sudden Departure of the Frasers or the Disappearance of Emily Marr then I wouldn't bother with this one as it will be a total waste of your credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So lovely

  • By Emma on 02-09-17

What an original story

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

This book had me hooked from the first minute. Original and well crafted with larger than life characters and flawlessly narrated, it was well worth a credit. Can't recommend highly enough

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 800

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely mesmerizing

  • By W. M. Koolstra-dekker on 06-03-18

Riveting story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

I rarely write a review but this book was so good I had to. Complex characters all brilliantly brought to life and layers of rich storylines with unexpected twists and turns I couldn't stop listening. Was a credit well spent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When You Disappeared

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 877

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing - don't waste your credit

  • By Liz Rev on 21-07-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

I rarely leave a review but this was one of those books that never stopped making me gasp all the way to the end. What a story. Would highly recommend. Brilliant narration too.

  • Silent Voices

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oneof the best audiobooks I've heard

  • By Gill on 17-05-11

Weak and confusing

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

I got halfway through this book and was still struggling to know which character was which . I think the problem was only due in part to weak characters but also to the narrater using the same voice for every character which made it very difficult to differentiate. I stuck with it and in the end got to grips with everyone and it was OK but I wouldn't use a credit on this author or narrater.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Daughter

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone is determined to make you pay.... Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess' daughter, Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire...but she'll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen, tearful at times

  • By Jeminar on 27-04-18

Twisty and Turney

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

Really enjoyed this book. It kept me in suspense all the way through. Well developed characters and flawless narration. Would recommend

  • Follow You Home

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 895

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dare to go into the house and face yourself

  • By Kaggy on 16-02-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

Best book I have heard in ages. Full of twists, I couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 days!!!

  • 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 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 758

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

great story

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

shame about the narrator. She has such a boring, monotonous voice that I kept losing concentration and having to rewind. Lived the twists in story!

  • All Our Wrong Todays

  • By: Elan Mastai
  • Narrated by: Elan Mastai
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should've turned out like this. And it's all my fault - well, me and, to a lesser extent, my father. And, yeah, I guess a little bit Penelope. In both worlds she's the love of my life. But only a single version of her can exist. I have one impossible chance to fix history's greatest mistake and save this broken world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The point of it all....

  • By Kaggy on 02-05-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 13-04-18

I must admit I struggled with this book at first but the narrator was Great do kept me going and I was so glad he did as it was worth the wait. Different to my usual type of book but I never knew which way it would go right till the end!