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  • The Truth

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

A thrilling tale of suspense from the CWA Diamond winner and best-selling author of the Roy Grace series, read by Matt Addis. Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other, and life is perfect but for one thing - they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man's child won't harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business - everything they've worked for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth is it's not bad

  • By Simon on 09-01-18

Overblown mashup of Rosemary's Baby and The Omen

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Peter James is an excellent writer. And he was pretty good when he wrote this. Unfortunately it wasn't original. Also, I love the irony that one of the main characters is a book editor when that is exactly what this book needed!

  • The Invisible Ones

  • By: Stef Penney
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 439

Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he had promised to find Rose Janko. Rose was married to the charismatic son of a travelling gypsy family, Ivo Janko. When Ray starts to investigate her disappearance he's surprised that her family are so hostile towards him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent story, narrated well

  • By Helen on 25-10-12

Brilliantly written, shame about the twists

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

I loved the writing, it's clear, fast-paced and gripping. But I was not convinced about the 'gypsy' details. And some crucial plot twists were apparently the author thinking 'oh hell how do I explain this?' I can't help thinking a more disciplined editor would have given us a much better book.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Orphan Choir

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Geraldine James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

The chilling story of a woman haunted by music that only she can hear, sung by a choir of children that only she can see....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out good at the end

  • By myview45 on 05-09-15

Well I didn't see that coming

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

I love Sophie Hannah's work. Her writing is beautifully crafted. The endind was a surprise!

  • Nine Lives

  • By: Bernice Rubens
  • Narrated by: Di Langford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Killer’s modus operandi was the same in each instance: Strangulation, always with a guitar string pulled tight from behind until life is extinct. And though the murders are taking place up and down the country, there is one other similarity that Inspector Wilkins can’t help noticing: Each and every victim is a psychotherapist. Donald Dorricks is on a mission. Nine psychotherapists to go and his crusade is over. Yet even after giving himself up and confessing to the killings, he still protests his innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Bernice as always

  • By Sharplady on 02-05-17

Brilliant Bernice as always

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

I love books with different narrators that give different points of view. This is one of the best. Compelling and chilling, it grips tightly. I wanted to shout at the main female voice, but as the book goes on her strength becomes clear.

  • The Blissfully Dead

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

When the body of a teenage girl is found in a London hotel, DI Patrick Lennon is mystified. Nobody saw her or her killer enter the hotel, and there is no apparent motive - until a second teenager is found and Lennon realises somebody is targeting fans of the world's biggest boy band.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked from start!

  • By Emma on 26-11-15

Dullsville

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

Reviewed: 21-07-16

Boring, tedious, longdrawnout, pretentious, dull, boring. I couldn't care less who done it. And I need to add more words to allow me to repeat how awful this is.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Because She Loves Me

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 867

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary

  • By Tim Miller on 06-11-16

Terrible book, don't believe the good reviews

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

Reviewed: 20-07-16

I can't stand books where the mystery is impossible for the reader to solve. This is a very good/awful example. It's pretty tedious all the way through, unless you enjoy reading about impssible fantasy sex from the man's point of view, eg in a freezing cold pond! The author had to devote an entire chapter to explain what was REALLY going on, as if he's realised the entire thing makes no sense and he's struggling to bring it to a conclusion. Borrow the book and read Chapter 42, which I couldn't even be bothered to finish! Dreadful, dreadful book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful