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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,376

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Robin and Cormoran excel again

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

another outstanding book. packed with twist and emotions. excellent narration ..#5 literally I can't wait

  • Killing Floor

  • Jack Reacher, Book 1
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Floor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks 14 miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Lucy T. on 15-11-17

moments of greatness flat at times

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

really disappointed with narration just didn't have tonal range as was similar tone and became monotonous which meant hard to focus on the story and characters. I think this meant key plot moments were lost. think I will read instead...I won't download anymore on this series.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966

Mr George Smiley is small, podgy, and at best, middle-aged. He is disillusioned, wrestles with idleness, and has been deserted by his beautiful wife. He is also compassionate, ruthless, and a senior British intelligence officer in short-lived retirement from the Circus, the British Secret Service organisation situated in London. But Moscow centre has infiltrated a mole into the Circus, and it's more than likely the perpetrator is Karla, Smiley's old adversary and his opposite number in Moscow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic - loved it!

  • By ella on 11-05-15

outstanding spycraft

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

A really remarkable story of personal cost of spying set on cold war stage. This is a complex tale to seek out a mole hidden in heart of the establishment. Using subtle psychology and character study Le Carre weaves tale even relevant today of the importance of information and how it can be used. exceptional narration an absolute genius class in pace, accent and character faultless work.

  • Thirteen

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of stabbing his wife and her lover, but he is pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team. The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert's innocence, but there's something else he is even more sure of - that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Eddie Flynn book

  • By anne on 13-02-18

Hung jury

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

a laconic and atmospheric performance of unusual twist in jury courtroom procedural. great story compelling.

  • Into the Drowning Deep

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit of a let down.

  • By Ruth dugard on 09-03-19

unexpected surprise from the deep

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

thoroughly enjoyed this story with superb performance. it will make you rethink mermaids forever! highly recommended.

  • Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 18
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Penelope Keith - who starred as Agatha Raisin in the popular BBC Radio 4 series - reads M.C. Beaton’s entertaining murder mystery. During the grey days of early December, Agatha is obsessed by only two things – Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey. Although she says she feels nothing for James now, she’s sure that planning the perfect Dickensian Christmas for all her friends will somehow reanimate her love. Even the murder of Mrs Tamworthy , does little to distract Agatha.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lightweight and enjoyable listen.

  • By Elizabeh on 17-01-12

only if you like other raisin books

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

Reviewed: 28-12-17

unfortunately this was disappointing story and writing seemed very clunking and often repeated itself. I wouldn't recommend. the performance was OK but strayed into screeching tones for some of characters. not worth the credits

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  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

stunningly good modern classic

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

Reviewed: 30-10-17

A quirky and inventive take on Holmes and Watson crime thriller. this story took so many unexpected turns and loved the author being the yarn teller. an exceptional book absolutely recommend.

fantastic narration and you could really feel and almost see the characters. I really hope this get high quality TV treatment and narrator plays the lead!

  • A Legacy of Spies

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, is living out his old age on the family farmstead in Brittany when a letter summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New life into a favourite series

  • By nicole on 10-09-17

Spycraft supreme

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

this book works as final chapter to Smiley series. You need to read or listened to all others in right order to appreciate the interconnected stories and relationships. wonderfully read with great characterisation and flair.