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  • A Dark So Deadly

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

Welcome to the Misfit Mob... It's where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to find out which museum it's been stolen from. But then Callum uncovers links between his ancient corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 24-04-17

Stuart MacBride at his best!

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

What made the experience of listening to A Dark So Deadly the most enjoyable?

The most enjoyable things about A Dark So Deadly were the story, the characters and the narration - loved it all!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dark So Deadly?

Probably the denouement even though I did guess who the killer was before the big reveal it was still done in a brilliant way. It was a strange feeling actually liking the killer!

What about Steve Worsley’s performance did you like?

Everything, Steve reads the Logan McRae books too and I always love his narration.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Never meet your hero's!

Any additional comments?

I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did. I'm a massive fan of the Logan McRae books and thought this would be less enjoyable, I'm pleased to say I was very wrong, I loved it! I really, really hope that Stuart decides to make this a series - pretty please!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • HEX

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Whoever is born here is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant new concept

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-10-16

Promising start but went downhill from there!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

This book started off quite well and was starting to build up the creepiness factor, then it all went totally crazy and was so far fetched I found myself laughing when I was supposed to be terrified!

I bought this book because some reviewers had compared it - favourably- to Stephen King who is one of my favourite authors. THIS IS NOTHING LIKE STEPHEN KING!!! Please, if you are a constant reader do not be fooled into buying this ridiculous book!

I wish I had given up and returned it - absolute waste of a credit, but hey, you live and learn!

  • Finders Keepers

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016

1978: Meet Morris Bellamy ,the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed by the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them. 2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes

  • By Mel on 03-12-15

I loved it - Stephen King at his spellbinding best!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

I will start by saying that I am a constant reader of Mr King's work and have been for many years. Having said that I don't love all of his books, some I don't like at all but this isn't one of them.

I re-listened to Mr Mercedes just before I received Finders Keepers and I am so pleased I did. Apart from the fact that Mr Mercedes is brilliant in itself, it gave me the chance to reconnect with the characters before plunging into another adventure with them.

I love Bill, Holly and Jerome and it was great to have them back. Pete Saubers also touched my heartstrings and I found myself rooting for him and his family and really hoping they all made it through safely.

Will Patton is a fabulous narrator and his characterisation really brings this story to life. His portrayal of Morris Bellamy is truly creepy and he keeps the suspense building right to the end.

I can't wait for the next instalment in this series - Brady Hartsfield isn't done with us yet!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Good As Dead

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

The Hostage. Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand. The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me listening

  • By Kirstine on 30-08-11

I loved it - excellent narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-11

I've read all of Mark Billingham's Tom Thorne novels and have also bought them as audio books. I have enjoyed them all and was a little disappointed when I learnt that Mark was to narrate Good as Dead rather than the excellent Robert Glennister. I need not have worried, Mark brings the characters to life like no-one else and his story telling was gripping and, at times, humorous! I smiled, cringed, shuddered, laughed and cried. I have listened to a lot of audiobooks and I have to say that this is my favourite so far. Well done Mark Billingham, I hope you will narrate all of your books in future!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful