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  • The Witness

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Diana Kent, Jonathan Keeble, Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and The Final Minute. When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best from this author

  • By R. on 19-02-16

A great story by the race against time genius.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

Ray Mason is a hero to rival the great Tina Boyd. This book is another great book by Simon Kernick, with all of the twists and turns of the race against time master. My only criticism of the recording is the use of multiple narrators as it isn't a technique that I like. each of the actors does a brilliant job in their own right, and of course Paul Thornley (my favourite British voice actor) makes the lead role come to life like no other could.
All in all this is a fantastic book and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good crime thriller.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2
  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,098

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris’ legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb and chilling

  • By JamesW on 01-12-13

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

Good story, but the narrator is a little bland. overall a very enjoyable listening experience.

  • Hunted

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Get hooked on Heck: the maverick detective who knows no boundaries. A grisly whodunit you won't be able to put down, perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and TV series Luther. Heck needs to watch his back. Because someone's watching him... Across the south of England, a series of bizarre but fatal accidents are taking place. So when a local businessman survives a near-drowning but is found burnt alive in his car just weeks later, DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is brought in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and convoluted

  • By Graeme from Preston on 26-07-15

Another great book.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

Another great story from Paul Finch. highly recommend this book and the narrator as well.

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  • Bible Revelations

  • The Sacred Codes
  • By: Philip Gardiner
  • Narrated by: Philip Gardiner
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

The Bible is unquestionably the best-selling book of all time. It has hundreds of authors and yet a common thread. It ranges from history to poetry and wisdom literature to prophecy. It has texts largely stolen and copied from older cultures and spans a vast period in time. Today, over one billion people still believe it to be the word of God. And yet, it is claimed that the Bible has a hidden and secret message sent from the Divine for mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By adam on 11-06-15

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The content in this book is interesting but the narration and performance is incredibly tedious. I would recommend that anyone interested in this subject matter would be better off trying to find this short book/pamphlet and reading it themselves.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bible Revelations?

the most memorable part of this book was the end. I think this was the best bit due to the fact that the performance was over. There are long (30 second) spaces between each sentence and, constant mystic/religious type music in the background. I am sure that the producers have done this to pad out this incredibly short book, although it still covers less than an hour, to try and justify the lofty £11.00 + they expect you to pay for it. This is the first book that I have actually paid for from Audible rather than using my monthly credit, and I will now be trying to get a refund or credit note.