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  • The Secret Scripture

  • By: Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story with exceptional narration

  • By Patricia on 26-07-15

Not really for me

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

Reviewed: 19-11-17

There is nothing wrong with this book, well written and well read, just not my thing

  • Her Last Tomorrow

  • By: Adam Croft
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Nick and Tasha are a couple held together by their five-year-old daughter. Until one ordinary morning, when Ellie vanishes amid the chaos of the school run. Nick knows she can't have gone far on her own, which can mean only one thing: she's not on her own. Who would take his daughter, and why? With no motive and no leads, Nick is thrown into a tailspin of suspicion and guilt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VERY GOOD

  • By Stephen H. on 07-12-16

Can't recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

An ok story, mangled with cliches and naivety. Unlikable main characters with implausible thought processes.

  • Summertime

  • By: Vanessa Lafaye
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Florida, 1935, and the residents of Heron Key are preparing for the Fourth of July barbecue, little realising how much their world is about to change. Domestic helps Missy and Selma are dismembering the alligator that tried to snatch the baby Missy was watching, before they can get ready for the party. Henry, a returned soldier from WW1, is hoping that his comrades in his construction team will not disgrace themselves in front of an already fiercely judgemental community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story

  • By sarah on 06-04-15

Summertime

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Very evocative and absorbing story, well told. Would definitely recommend to others. Quite grisly in parts.

  • Blind Eye

  • Logan McRae, Book 5
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Stuart MacBride
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites - eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is assigned to the investigation, codenamed Operation Oedipus, but with the victims too scared to talk, it's going nowhere fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good read made better by being unabridged

  • By Grumpy Trucker on 10-05-09

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 14-07-15

Really enjoy these books especially read by Stuart MacBride, feels scary and realistic and makes me laugh out loud at times. Appears to capture the atmosphere of Scotland and the seedy side of the crime world.

  • Closer Than You Think

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Electrifying. Addictive. Suspenseful. At the top of her game. Karen Rose, the multiple Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, returns with a new mini-series, new characters and her best novel yet. Deacon Novak has returned home. The experienced FBI Agent knows that his move to Cincinnati's Major Crime Enforcement Squad will be challenging, but the greater challenge will be saving his younger brother before he becomes the kind of criminal Deacon is chasing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Thriller

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 12-12-14

Brilliant list, definitely recommend

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Really enjoyed all aspects of this book, a bit of everything in the fast paced action, very well read.

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery to sink into

  • By SaxonSpirit56 on 30-08-15

Good read/listen

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

Very good, great to know some of the area mentioned, enjoyed all aspects of the story line, would recommend

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  • The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Close of the Bone and A Song for the Dying. One mistake can cost you everything…When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a ‘development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing - catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I persevered

  • By Colette on 23-01-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 21-06-15

Really enjoyed this book, looking forward to the next. Very well read. Believable characters, and plot.

  • Solitude Creek

  • Kathryn Dance, Book 4
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Fear kills - the fourth electrifying Kathryn Dance thriller by master of suspense and number-one best-selling author Jeffery Deaver. One mistake is all it takes. Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire. But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: Her most deadly weapon is her instinct, and they can't take that away from her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Subtle Dance with Adversity

  • By Ms. L. Chalkley on 20-05-15

Solitude Creek

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Real fan of Jeffrey Deaver, and Katherine Dance. Really enjoyed the whole thing, plot, twists and narration.

  • The Book of Souls

  • An Inspector McLean Novel, Book 2
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

Every year for 10 years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christmastime: naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancée. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake and McLean put an end to the brutal killing spree. Twelve years later, and a fellow prisoner has murdered the Christmas Killer. But with the festive season comes a body; naked, washed, her throat cut. Is this a copycat killer? Was the wrong man behind bars all this time? Or is there a more sinister explanation?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Supernatural element makes the story

  • By Amelia on 09-01-14

Book of souls

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

A most enjoyable listen, very well read. I Will seek out more from this author and narrator to add to my collection.

  • Dark Spaces

  • By: Helen Black
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Having recently split up from the father of her baby, Lilly is not in a happy place, matters being complicated further by the arrival of her ex-husband, needing a sofa to crash out on, having been thrown out by his girlfriend. In the midst of all this Lilly is asked by a child psychologist if she will help one of her patients: a girl currently sectioned having stolen a car while extremely drunk. While Lilly visits her she is introduced to Chloe, another unstable teenager who slips Lilly a note saying: "Help us". And then Lilly's client is killed and Chloe accused of her murder. Her case is not helped by the fact that the words "Help us" have been carved on the dead girl's stomach....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Psychology aspects good, police procedure awful

  • By Justine Powell on 27-12-13

Dark spaces

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

Reviewed: 19-03-15

Enjoyed this book, guessed the culprit early on but still enjoyed story, very well narrated. Would certainly recommend to others.