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  • The Chalk Pit

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another cracker from the world of North Norfolk

  • By Maggie on 28-02-17

Good story poor narrator.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-17

Did not like the narrator voice was too flat and clipped. Hope to read another Elly Griffiths with a different person narrating.good story

  • The Olive Tree

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Riley, Harry Whittaker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

It has been 24 years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, Pandora, is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. At the difficult age of 13, her son, Alex, is torn between protecting his mother and learning the truth about his real father. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same once Pandora's secrets have been revealed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best and I normally love Lucinda's books

  • By White Rabbit on 23-03-17

not the best

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

story was ok narrator was far too upper class . not the best listen, disappointing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

northern accents.

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

the very bad imitation of a northern accent ruined the story for me, I am from the north and No one I know speaks like some of the characters in this story, it was a very Southern view of the North and quite objectionable.

  • Days Without Number

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Nick Paleologus is summoned to the unyielding bosom of his family to help resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. Michael Paleologus, retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium, lives alone at Trennor, a remote and rambling house on the Cornish bank of the Tamar. A ridiculously generous offer has been made for the house, but he refuses to sell despite the urgings of his children, for whom the proceeds would solve a variety of problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing blend of history and mystery

  • By Kirstine on 17-02-14

Opinion

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

Reviewed: 21-10-15

I loved the story, the narrator was excellent and the story gripping. Robert Goddard never fails to enthral

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Decision

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 30 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

A love affair...between Matt Shaw, self-made property tycoon, and Eliza Clark, dazzling fashion editor and one-time Deb of the Year. Their story spans sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the lovely decaying country house that has been in Eliza's family for generations, and the source of huge trouble itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another success

  • By Deborah on 15-07-12

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Disliked the narrator too many really bad accents from the narrator, condescending and painful to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,917

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

Good book

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

Reviewed: 13-09-15

brilliant story brilliant reader I could not stop listening looking forward to my next book now.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful