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  • This Is What Happened

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 32

From CWA Gold Dagger winner Mick Herron comes a shocking, twisted novel of psychological suspense. Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The worst book that Mick Herron has written.

  • By richiesan on 18-07-18

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

After the magnificent Slow Horses series I looked forward to another page turner from Mick Herron. This is without a doubt the worst audiobook I have bought in over 250 titles. Returned for a refund

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Love Me Not

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 7
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Gripping!

  • By Sasso on 07-06-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Bought this book based on the fact I've read the rest of the series from the start, the initial books were dark, suspenseful with well constructed plots. I thought the previous book was a dip in form but this hits new lows. I'm unlikely to buy the next.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By shirley dempsey on 19-11-16

A fitting end

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

Reviewed: 19-06-16

Fabulous trilogy, thoroughly enjoyed it, Stephen King at his best, the master story teller for me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,026

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

Funny, touching and beautifully observed

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What did you like most about The Humans?

The observation of some of he strange things we do as the human race that we don't question, we just take for granted and do. The main character, Professor Andrew Martin, highlights some of these actions in a brilliant, beautifully observed fashion.It makes you question yourself and the way you behave.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Humans?

Two for me, the numerous conversations with the dog and sharing the peanut butter, but also the first conversation with the troubled teenage son, with the mirroring of the profanities, I laughed out loud.

What about Mark Meadows’s performance did you like?

He really brought the characters to life for me, especially the main character, he explored the various complex relationships brilliantly,with his wife, his son, his mother and even his 'bit on the side'.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Two again, the scene on the roof with the teenage son and when Professor Andrew Martin is forced to reveal his true self and leave his wife and son and move on, it made me sad but it was the right thing to do, really happy with the ending, it couldn't be left like that.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the best books I have listened to in over 20 titles and was a really refreshing change, and temporary break, from my diet of crime thrillers, well dome Matt Haig, great book. I will also look up other books narrated by Mark Meadows, brilliant narration.

  • The Slaughter Man

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon is a gun for stunning cattle, leading Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Ad the bad on 23-09-15

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 23-09-15

Many places this book is hard to listen to, it's deep, scary, shocking, and some of the violence is quite graphic, the research the writer has done is incredible

Don't expect a light-hearted, they all lived happily ever after thriller, it's not that

Listened to 40 books this year and this ranks number 2

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Close Your Eyes

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing. Someone is coming. They're going to find me. A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastating, brilliant and thrilling

  • By Cabaspre on 26-08-15

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 28-08-15

A brilliantly constructed story that had me sat in the car park at work listening to the last 45 minutes

Deeply moving be warned

0 of 1 people found this review helpful