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  • The Secrets Of Gaslight Lane

  • The Gower Street Detective, Book 4
  • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

London, 1883: All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. So, when a young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost personal detective, Sidney Grice, to solve her father's murder, Grice can barely disguise his glee. Mr Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered, with no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. But what piques Grice's interest is the link to the unsolved murders of Nathan's uncle, aunt and servants in the very same house....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By BEN on 18-08-16

Brilliant! Can't wait 4 the next in the series!

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

Reviewed: 30-08-16

One of the best writers I have came actoss! Each novel a stand a lone story, I am always sorry to reach the end of Sidney Grice, Personal detective & his God daughter March Middletons adventures!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,754
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,619

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

EXCELLENT! A MUST LISTEN

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

Read the reviews but didn't know if this novel would be my sort of listen,
but just thought it was wonderful & Rupert Degas delivery was like music to my ears ..
Am now downloading the 2nd of the trilogy, enough said!!!

  • A Rural Affair

  • By: Catherine Alliott
  • Narrated by: Alison Reid
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Newly widowed Poppy Shilling should be feeling distraught at the death of her husband, Phil. But, instead, she can’t help feeling relieved. No longer will she have to endure Phil’s iron fist ruling over her and their two young children, or his unfortunate penchant for Lycra cycling wear. And when a secret is revealed after his death, Poppy’s memories of their life together are turned upside down. Freed from her loveless marriage, Poppy is determined not to make the same mistakes again. As she embraces village life to the full, will Poppy have the courage to follow her heart? It’s time for a new beginning, and a chance to discover what real love feels like…Alison Reid reads this hilarious, heartwarming novel from bestselling author Catherine Alliott.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rural affair

  • By Jean on 16-11-12

One not to be missed if you want an enjoyable tale

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

After reading previous reviews I thought I'd give this book a try hoping it would match up to its expectations.
I needn't have worried, yes some people would say it was "CHICKLIT"
but I dont care!
If a book can give you enjoyment the way this one did & I was able too present it with a Prize for its genre, ,i'd match it along side Jane Austins Classic "Pride & Prejudice" in the way this is given 'Top Marks' in its genre!
Lets put it this way, the storyline was good in that it kept me interested in not just "Poppys" life but all the characters who were intertwined along with her! Yes there were different sides to this story covering friendships, low self esteem, rage, irony & finally humour!
Alison Reids delivery was excellent to the extent that I woke my betterhalf up in bed giving him the impression I was seemingly chuckling into thin air, as I had my headphones on, & he had to give me a nudge to get me too stop!

Catherine Alliott will definitely be on my list of authors to look out & hopefully yours too when you give this story a try....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Billy and Me

  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 363

Sophie May has a secret. One that she's successfully kept for years. It's meant that she's had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But then she meets the gorgeous Billy - an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too sickly

  • By B on 31-05-16

A novel which makes you believe in love

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Beautiful love story that encompasses how certain people can make your world a better place...
Have to say its very rare that a book can make me both laugh and cry,
but being a bit of a romantic this book made me do both & when it came to the end I was very sorry to turn my audible off!
Its the first book i've read by Giovanna Fletcher & it wont b my last, of course the narrator Kate Rawson brought this book too life with her portrayal of each of the characters....
Just Loved it!
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter

  • By: Jane Shemilt
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Daughter by Jane Shemilt, read by Sophie Aldred. I still don't know why we had to check. Did we really think you would be there, curled up and sleeping on the stage? That we would put our arms round you, and take you home? Naomi has vanished, leaving her family broken and her mother Jenny desperately searching for answers. But the traces fifteen-year-old Naomi left behind reveal a very different girl to the one Jenny thought she'd raised.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me hooked...after a while

  • By Ms. E. Townsend on 19-02-15

Exellent Book...Please read!!!

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

Reviewed: 31-05-15

I had never heard of this author Jane Shemilt before but boy after reading this book im glad I did!
Don't want to give too much away but after reading this it will make you look at your family in a new light....
Sophie Aldred as narrator was perfect, she brought each character alive!
I'm looking forward to reading another one of Jane Shemilts books & hopefully after you take the chance too read this book, you will too!!!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • East of Ealing

  • Brentford Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Robert Rankin
  • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Ahead, where once had been only bombsite land, the Lateinos and Romiith building rose above Brentford. Within its cruel and jagged shadow, magnolias wilted in their window boxes and synthetic Gold Top became doorstep cheese... Something sinister is happening east of Ealing. The prophecies of The Book of Revelation are being fulfilled. Lateinos & Romiith, a vast financial network, is changing all the rules with a plan to bar-code every living punter and dispense with old-fashioned money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracking story by Rankin

  • By SeaEagle1453 on 14-12-13

Fun, Laughter & Totally Hypnotic!

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

Reviewed: 26-05-15

This is the first Robert Rankin book ive ever read & believe me it wont be the last!
Robert Rankins narrative added to the storyline as in my mind only he could bring the characters too life just as his mind had created them!
Hold on to your seats as your imagination goes for a journey joining the lifelong friends John & Jack as they bumble their way through an adventure which kept me totally engrossed & that I had to listen to in one sitting...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages

  • By: Tom Holt
  • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Polly, an average, completely ordinary property lawyer, is convinced she's losing her mind. Someone keeps drinking her coffee. And talking to her clients. And doing her job. And when she goes to the dry cleaner's to pick up her dress for the party, it's not there. Not the dress - the dry cleaner's.And then there are the chickens who think they are people. Something strange is definitely going on - and it's going to take more than a magical ring to sort it out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some magic you can believe in!

  • By Heather on 13-04-13

Unusual & very enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

Purchased this book on a whim as it would not fall under any of the genres I would normally be interested in, but am so glad I did as it kept me intrigued & keen to see what happened next!
The choice of narrator was spot on as he played the parts of both female & male so well,& injected each persons part with their own individual character & when humour showed its face from time to time he brought that too the fore...
I have never read any of this writers books before but look forward to doing so again!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart

  • Bryant & May, Book 11
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Two teenagers see a dead man rising from his grave. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident. Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another triumph

  • By Julie on 22-11-14

Mysterious Crime Team Who You Just Let Reel You In

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

This is the first Bryant & May Book I've come across... What a Hidden Gem!

I've always loved reading & watching anything which begins with a mystery and trying to work out along the way how too solve it & along with like minded readers of this genre have read Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins & many other revered authors & to tell the truth I never thought I'd find another author who could hold my interest in this way & then BANG along comes Christopher Fowlers "Bryant & May" ....
I purchased this from the Audible daily deal at a reduced price, believe you me I will be investing in the whole series I was so delighted with this wonderful find!!!
Tim Goodman who narrates does a marvelous job not only keeping you hooked listening but manages to give each character their own voice, therefore helping to create an image in your mind of how they appear...
I dont like elaborating on any books contents as I find the synopsis does enough to give a little peek of the enjoyment too come :-)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Timeless

  • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent series finale, can't wait to read more Carriger books!

  • By Lolah on 04-05-17

Fun & Games the Egyptian way!

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

Reviewed: 27-03-15

As always thoroughly enjoyed Gail Carrigers immaginative writing & Emily Grays changeable & wonderful narrative !
Everytime I listen to one of these Parosol Protectorate novels I can immediately see each character in my minds eye & this furthers my enjoyment even more so. ..
I do not like to give away plotlines but cannot stress enough the witty dialogue, the assortment of players, the background description & always a true sign of how much you love a book the fact that you do not wish for it to come to an end....

  • Heartless

  • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More stars for Heartless

  • By R. McGinlay on 24-10-11

Better & Better & Better!

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

Reviewed: 23-03-15

What can I say but this is the fourth in the series & I cannot wait to start the fifth!
Gail Carringer just joins up each book seamlessly with a style all of her own!
As usual the narrative style of Emily Gray just brings each character too life & as you listen to her telling these tales you find yourself chuckling when your meant too , listening pensively at others & as always not wishing for the narrative too end.....