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  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

A great mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I loved this book. I've always admired Anthony Horowitz as an author - I'm a big fan of Foyle and I loved Magpie Murders. The mystery is really good and keeps you guessing all the way through - it's also fair, there are no big reveals that mean you couldn't have worked it out yourself.
As a character in the book himself, Horowitz makes it part memoir and comments on his previous work throughout - it's really interesting and very funny in places.
Rory Kinear is great as the reader - he does all the different voices so well, I forgot it was one person reading I was so absorbed in the story and the characters.

  • Murder for Christmas

  • By: Francis Duncan
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

A classic mystery for the festive season: mulled wine, mince pies...and murder. Mordecai Tremaine, former tobacconist and perennial lover of romance novels, has been invited to spend Christmas in the sleepy village of Sherbroome, at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame. Arriving on Christmas Eve, he finds that the revelries are in full flow - but so, too, are tensions amongst the assortment of guests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narrator

  • By Ms. Jenny M. Stone on 14-11-16

A must for whodunnit fans!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

I adored this book. I love Agatha Christie and this was right up my street. A really good mystery, packed with good characters and clues. The amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine is so loveable - an old fashioned romantic with an interest in criminology.
The reader, Geoffrey Beavers is brilliant - he really captures the style of the book, and his voices for the different characters are so good you forget that it's one person reading.
The fact that I listened to it at Christmas made it even more enjoyable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Snowblind

  • Dark Iceland
  • By: Ragnar Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Thor Kristjansson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179

Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors - accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik - with a past that he’s unable to leave behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugely atmospheric setting & palpable tension!

  • By MRS V L HALL on 01-12-15

Bit slow

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

It's a good story with multiple threads to it, I just felt it took a while to get going - this may have been down to the way it was read however, the 'reader' had no emotion in his voice at all and didn't change his voice for the different characters. For this reason I found it hard to get into and difficult to empathise with any of the characters as it felt like they were all lacking in emotion and feeling.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful