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BIGGIN HILL WESTERHAM, United Kingdom
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  • Black Heart

  • Detective Dan Riley, Book 1
  • By: Anna-Lou Weatherley
  • Narrated by: James Lailey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he's taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn't as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there's the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Ann D on 21-03-18

VERY GOOD LISTEN

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Looking forward to the next Dan Riley series.
Well written and kept me listening.
This is definitely worth 5 stars and I’m quite sad it’s finished!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Mother's Courage

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Eloise Cribb receives the news that her husband's ship has been lost at sea, she wonders how she is ever going to manage. With two young children, the rent overdue, and almost nothing to live on, she has no alternative but to turn to his estranged family for help. She sets off on the long and arduous journey to Yorkshire, but is met with hostility and soon realises she has little choice but to return to London. Virtually destitute and desperate, Eloise is faced with her worst nightmare....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climb in and enjoy

  • By Cp Ks Bevan on 23-12-12

EXCELLANT NO OTHER WORD

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

Reviewed: 23-03-18

Not once did I wander off whilst listening to this sad at times but enchanting tale.!
This is my 3rd book by DC and this is my favourite.
I follow Annie Aldington as a narrator and just love her story telling and fab accents.
This book is a must!

  • The Workhouse Girl

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg, and his cruel wife. Sarah’s ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Listen

  • By L on 17-02-15

TRUELY LOVELY

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I really enjoyed this book.
It flowed with variety.
Keeping you immersed in the story.
Sad at times, funny at times but more so, just a really good warm feeling book.
Sad it’s finished!

  • The Make

  • By: Jessie Keane
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Murder, loyalty and vengeance collide in Jessie Keane's gritty fourth audiobook. Life is good for Gracie Doyle - running her Manchester casino keeps her busy. Until the police turn up at her door one day and her world is turned upside down. She is given news that her two estranged brothers have been viciously attacked. George is in hospital on a ventilator, and, worringly, Harry is missing. Gracie has no option but to leave the good life and dip her toe into the murky waters of her East End past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great

  • By Fersh on 02-10-17

BRILLIANT

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Loved this book.
Best one I have read in many months.
Sad it has ended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Hannah Murray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now surely she can be whomever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anne on 23-01-17

POOR VERY POOR. FELL ASLEEP MORE THAN LISTENED

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Narrator had the most boring tiresome voice ever.
I kept with the book, I was determined to finish it. Why I don't know.
When you use a credit though I like to at least try and use it.
This was terrible though. The storyline was lame and it just drolled on and on and on.
So happy to be able to order a new book that will keep me awake. One word.. terrible.

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and superbly read!

  • By Aíslín on 24-07-17

WHY DID I KEEP LISTENING!?!?

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

Reviewed: 17-08-17

I listened to half way and decided enough was enough but then it got a little more interesting!
I kept listening to obviously find out what was going to happen.
It's okay but really not much of a story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Schemer

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

It’s 1983 and Stephanie Crouch’s life is dull. She is desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at fourteen years old she has nowhere to go. When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love. Finally Stephanie feels like her dreary life is on the up. But too young to control their fate, Stephanie and Barry are torn apart when he is whisked away to Spain by his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking good read

  • By Laura on 30-12-13

BRILLIANT

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

A really good read.
One of the best I've read in 2017.
Kimberly's books never fail to entertain and narrated by Annie, you couldn't ask for better.

  • Close

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And your family should be closest of all. Patrick Brodie knows exactly how far he's prepared to go to get what he wants. And he wants it all. Now. Before long, Patrick has become a legend in his own lifetime. Violently. Lily Diamond is different from the kind of woman Patrick is normally attracted to. But together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't. Until the unthinkable happens, and Lily is left on her own to look after their family in a dangerous world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By gambling_man on 04-04-17

TERRIFIC, FIRST BOOK TO MAKE ME CRY!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

I love MCs books and there is no other narrator that is a brilliant as Annie Aldington, superb!
I must admit I did find it a bit samey and it didn't hold my attention completely until half way, maybe book 2 onwards. From then on it got going and I kept wanting to listen to it but at the same time didn't want it to end!
A few eye opening bits I had guessed earlier but that didn't stop it being a great read.
The ending is so touching and I never thought I would cry at a Martina Cole book but cry I did!
Definitely a great book. I knocked a point off of being a five star purely because of the first half.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Taken

  • By: Casey Kelleher
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Saskia Frost's world is blown apart when her dad dies. Without any family, she's on her own now and up to her eyeballs in her father's debts. He owed a lot of money to some very dangerous men - Joshua and Vincent Harper. Before long, aspiring ballerina Saskia finds herself lap-dancing in a London club to survive. A club run by the infamous Harper brothers. Saskia is now their property and they're going to make her pay every penny back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the award goes to..............

  • By Gemma on 31-10-16

WELL WORTH A READ

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

I really enjoyed this book.
It had a lot of good content. Rather than it focusing on one part it was very varied, which amounted it being an EXCELLANT read.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Very well narrated too.

  • The Optician's Wife

  • By: Betsy Reavley
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Can you ever really know someone? When Deborah, an unpopular 17-year-old, meets the charming and handsome Larry, he sweeps her off her feet. The trouble is, Larry has a secret. Then a series of grisly murders casts a shadow over everything. As Deborah's world starts to fall apart, she begins to suspect the man she loves of a terrible betrayal. And to keep their marriage alive, sacrifices must be made.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC

  • By sophie on 30-11-16

VERY OBVIOUS OUTCOMES

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

Reviewed: 15-02-17

I felt that I had wasted my time, reading this book.
There were no surprises and no suspense at all!. Highly predictable on all accounts.
The best part of the story was the end ( I felt thankful! ) also a small amount of action and nastiness!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful