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Susan Gould

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  • The Blood Road

  • Logan McRae, Book 11
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

What drives someone to murder? Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the drivers seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. They buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Blood Road is end of the road for me

  • By Mrs Mac on 26-07-18

Stuart MacBride never fails

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

wonderful characters, brilliant narration and of course another fantastic story. can't wait for the next one!!

  • What Doesn't Kill You

  • DI Fenchurch, Book 3
  • By: Ed James
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

The body of a young City lawyer is discovered on an East London building site, assaulted and brutally murdered. Initial enquiries lead DI Simon Fenchurch to a driver employed by Travis, a controversial new app-based cab company. Within days another woman - a Travis driver - is found murdered. As the body count goes up, DI Fenchurch and his colleagues on the East London Major Investigation Team delve into the crimes and unveil a murky conspiracy that some will do anything to keep hidden.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration!

  • By flowergirl on 18-12-17

frustrating

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

loved the story but found the policing very frustrating. every time the police chased a suspect they lost them and each time they tried to apprehend someone the villain got the better of them

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Catch

  • By: Tom Bale
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

For the sake of an old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate - Daniel Wade agrees to go along with a lie that has fatal consequences. Soon he's sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all. With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Sally on 05-10-13

An unsatisfactory end

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

I loved the book but was left feeling slightly frustrated by the ending. Probably because I'm the sort of person that likes to feel that the 'baddies' get their comeuppance!

  • Bullseye

  • Michael Bennett 9
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

As the most powerful men on earth gather in New York for a meeting of the UN, Detective Michael Bennett receives intelligence warning that there will be an assassination attempt on the US president. Even more shocking, the intelligence suggests that the Russian government could be behind the plot. Tensions between America and Russia are the highest they've been since the Cold War, but this would be an escalation no one could have expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Susan Gould on 06-08-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

The story was good but was let down by the narrator whose voice was monotonous and accents abominable

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Jigsaw Man

  • By: Elena Forbes
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197

DI Mark Tartaglia spends a night in a west London hotel with a woman he has just met. When he is called out to the same hotel the next morning to investigate a murder, he realises it must have taken place while he was there. If things weren't already complicated enough, the investigation takes a new and horrifying turn when he recognises the young female victim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and beautifully read.

  • By Chrissie on 27-02-15

Decent story, mediocre narration

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

Reviewed: 14-09-15

The plot was good, but couldn't relate to the characters. Not sure whether this was because if the way they had been written or the way they were narrated. Probably wouldn't listen to another book by this author it one narrated by Ric Jerrom

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stay Alive

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

You’re on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out - and your whole life changes in an instant. A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don’t know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She’s in terrible danger. And now you are, too. You’re running, terrified, desperate to find safety. You know that the men hunting you have killed before. And if they catch you, you’ll be next.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simon Kerning Fan

  • By Justin Coyne on 07-07-14

Love Simon Kernick's books

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

Reviewed: 19-04-15

Action packed as always and keeps you guessing till the end. Can't wait to listen to the next one now.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fall from Grace

  • David Raker, Book 5
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 447

When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave London for a dream retirement in Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But one afternoon, Leonard goes to fetch firewood, and never returns. With the police investigation dead in the water, Ellie turns to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living, but nothing can prepare him for this. Because, behind Leonard's disappearance, lies a deadly secret, buried so deep it was never meant to be found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By caroline on 23-10-14

I love Tim Weaver's books!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

The plots are so intricate but never boring. They keep you involved from beginning to end and each book is so different. I've just listened to this audiobook for the 2nd time and still found it rivetting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hangman

  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitch Greenberg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying new tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favour for old friend Teresa McLaughlin, he knows that his involvement will bring her sociopathic husband, Chris Donatti, back into his life. But then Terry goes missing and Donatti disappears, leaving their 14-year-old son Gabe behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A proper whodunnit!

  • By Susan Gould on 03-04-15

A proper whodunnit!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

After listening to a few crime audiobooks that left me feeling unsatisfied this was a welcome change with proper detective work, a good plot and characters I felt connected to. All in all an excellent listen. I'd certainly recommend it.

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  • The Dead Tracks

  • David Raker, Book 2
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she’s never been found. When missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Megan’s parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Saffy on 19-07-13

An excellent story well narrated

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

Reviewed: 31-03-15

This kept my attention from beginning to end. The narration was excellent and the story well paced and intriguing. Tim Weaver is one of my favourite authors and never disappoints.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marked

  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

In New York a young girl is brutally raped and murdered. Detective Callum Doyle has visited the distraught family. Now he wants justice. Doyle is convinced he knows who the killer is; the problem is he can't prove it. And the more he pushes his prime suspect, the more he learns that the man is capable of pushing back in ways more devious and twisted than Doyle could ever have imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doyle is a disappointing detective

  • By Susan Gould on 29-03-15

Doyle is a disappointing detective

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

Reviewed: 29-03-15

I really enjoyed the first book although Doyle didn't do much detecting. The second book was good but again Doyle did very little to solve the crime and this third one has only confirmed my suspicion that Doyle is a crap detective. He seems to spend the whole book saying things like "why didn't I see that" or "I really messed that up". He seems to miss even the most obvious clues and although the basic story is good he doesn't bring anything to it. Have to say I was disappointed. Shame.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful