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  • An Italian Summer

  • By: Fanny Blake
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

An Italian Summer is a novel about friendship, family secrets and second chances, set against the backdrop of Southern Italy. Sandy is in her 50s, and at a crossroads in her life: she's a teacher and respected by her pupils, but she feels she is being sidelined in favour of younger colleagues. So when her mother dies, leaving her a sealed envelope addressed to an unknown woman living in Naples, Sandy decides to head to Italy to resolve the mystery by delivering the letter herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joy!

  • By suet on 17-01-19

Joy!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-19

Wonderful feel good storyline, beautifully read with perfectly performed accents of the various characters a joy!

  • The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Tom Bateman, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

There's a serial killer targeting the streets of Newcastle, seemingly picking his victims at random but subjecting them all to the same torturous end. When the Chief Inspector on the case goes missing, it falls on DCI Ryan to track down the man who is brutally murdering women and goading the police to 'catch me if you can'. As everyone becomes a suspect, Ryan and his team get drawn further and further into the case, but for Ryan the nightmare gets closer to home than he could ever have imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent DCI Ryan mystery....

  • By Salter on 08-11-18

Spine tingling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Wonderful dramatization of the prequel to all the immersing L J Ross atmospheric books from Newcastle on Tyne and the tight knit group in CID lead by DCI Ryan.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Joy

  • By suet on 13-11-18

What a Joy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-18

John Mortimore's humour shines through these tales. Great to curl up for a cold afternoon!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Temptation of Gracie

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Gracie Burton is a grandmother living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past 40 years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered, with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her ageing mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant from start to finish!

  • By Julia Gooderham on 03-08-18

Fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Such a beautifully written and read book, I really enjoyed every minute, find the time to listen or read!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Love Letter

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Angela on 29-08-18

Magnetic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Another Lucinda Riley triumph, great narration and compelling storyline keeping you listening to the end!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish this one

  • By Colette on 06-01-16

An engrossing story.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

What did you like most about Holy Island?

An engrossing story which introduces us to DCI Ryan and his department members, female interest and villains. The narration is second to none ad I am looking forward to the rest o& the series of books.

What other book might you compare Holy Island to, and why?

N/a

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I am looking forward to listening.

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

Trust no-one!

  • Bryant & May - Wild Chamber

  • Bryant and May, Book 14
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

The members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the case again when a dog walker is found dead. The method of the death is odd...the killer had no way in - or out - and the dog is nowhere to be seen. But the 'hows' and 'whys' of the murder are not the only mysteries, and it seems very likely that the killer is preparing to strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • first class!

  • By pixie on 27-06-17

Nostalgic prose

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Oh my goodness, how brilliant was this funny, clever beautifully read and written book. Will have to read all the others in this series.

  • Coming Home to Island House

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Summer 1939: After touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called to his bedside. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can Romily cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a good story teller

  • By Rosemary Gardner on 02-04-18

Really Coming Home

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-18

What a beautiful book, one out f Erica James's best, beautifully read by Jenny Funnell.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

Never forget The Child

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-17

Brilliant mystery, beautifully read by all the cast. I will never forget this haunting book.

  • The Christmas Secret

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Laura Main
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Alex Hyde is executive coach par excellence. She's the person the great and the good turn to when the pressure gets too much; she can change the way they think and how they operate. Her waiting list is months long, but even she can't turn down the unorthodox but highly lucrative crisis call that comes her way a few weeks before Christmas, regarding the troublesome - and troubled - head of an esteemed whisky company in Scotland: Lochlan Farquhar, a maverick, an enigma and a renegade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story

  • By S Day on 12-12-17

Amazing Secret

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I so enjoyed this book, interesting characters. Lots of secrets and twists and turns along the way