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  • Gallows View

  • The 1st DCI Banks Mystery
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Gallows View is the first novel in Peter Robinson's best-selling Inspector Banks series. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the metropolis. But he soon finds that life in the country is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. A peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale. Two glue-sniffing thugs are breaking into homes. An old woman may or may not have been murdered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfortable Start to a Popular Series

  • By Simon on 29-06-18

Enjoyable crime drama...

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

Reviewed: 12-01-19

Gallows View follows DCI Banks as he finds his feet in Yorkshire, after many years spent with the MET. He's soon on the case, with a Peeping Tom, some pretty thieves and then a potential murder. He soon realises that they're more closely linked than first thought.
I found the story very Midsomer Murders-esque, but it was an enjoyable story, narrated very well by Simon Slater.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of stabbing his wife and her lover, but he is pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team. The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert's innocence, but there's something else he is even more sure of - that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Eddie Flynn book

  • By anne on 13-02-18

Just WOW!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

What a superb, complex and very different thriller!
I loved the way the story switched between the two main characters, and the complexity of the plot line just raised the bar even higher for me. I can't recall reading a book with so many twists and turns!
I had this recommended to me, and I'm very glad I followed up on that recommendation. I'll make sure I add Steve Cavanagh's other work to my wish list.
For me, this was something so very different to my usual fare, and it simply blew me away.
Can't recommend enough!
Great narration from Adam Sims.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Keto for Beginners: A Complete Must Have Guide for Anyone Starting a Ketogenic Diet, from Meal Prep to How Keto Provides the Weight Loss Clarity You Need

  • By: Diana Lor, Anna Watson
  • Narrated by: Mike Carnes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Developed specifically to help your body burn fat, the ketogenic diet helps you lose weight minus the strict caloric limitations and keeps you feeling full, satiated, and satisfied. Our complete book on the ketogenic diet dishes all the important information you’ll need to kickstart your journey with this revolutionary weight-loss strategy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is where you should begin...

  • By Salter on 31-12-18

This is where you should begin...

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

Although the Ketogenic diet is gaining in popularity, it is still very much h under the radar in a broad sense. This book looks at the science behind the Keto plan, and explains why and how our bodies are designed to be fuelled by fat, rather than the carbohydrate narrative that is a popular mainstream opinion.
Over the coming years I expect the ketogenic diet to become more mainstream, as people come to understand the logic, and begin the realise some of the health benefits that are outlined in this book.
Some great ideas for meal plans are included here, and some good advice on how to keep the focus in the early stages.
Overall, this is a superb place to start for anyone who wants to take the first steps towards a healthier body.
Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Epic Milton Adventure...

  • By Salter on 24-12-18

Another Epic Milton Adventure...

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Milton is in Rio, visiting an old army colleague and offers to stand in on a seemingly straightforward protection assignment, when one of his friends team members fails to make it. Corruption throughout Brazil is being targeted for clean up, and those Milton is protecting are at the heart of that process. The assignment doesn't go to plan, and Milton is thrust deep into a situation where blackmail, corruption and double crossing are par for the course. Milton goes looking for a young girl, kidnapped during a raid on the party he was assigned to protect, and has to figure out who he can trust in order to infiltrate deep into the criminal underworld.
Great storyline, full of action which certainly kept me very interested.
Super narration by David Thorpe.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Self-Discipline: Mastery of the Mind

  • The Practical Steps & Habits You Need to Take Control of Your Mind, Stop Procrastination, Build Willpower and Become Disciplined Towards Your Goals and Daily Life
  • By: Peter Meadows, Martin Hollins
  • Narrated by: Cliff Weldon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In this comprehensive guide on self-discipline, you’ll find anything and everything you need to know to become the best version of yourself. This step-by-step process breaks down all the essentials toward becoming a more responsible, dependable, and devoted person, letting you learn the ropes of self-discipline, so you can stick to anything you put your mind to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great tool to revisit again and again...

  • By Salter on 20-12-18

A great tool to revisit again and again...

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

Willpower and keeping ourselves and our goals on track is something that many of us will have problems with throughout life. It's frustrating when all that hard work disappears when motivation falters, or things start to get in the way of achieving our goals.

This book is a great tool that provides some welcome advice, techniques and pointers to help maximise the chances of achieving your goals in the most efficient of ways. It's the sort of book that you'll revisit again and again to bolster your self discipline and refresh your techniques in building willpower, to cope with all that life throws at you.

Well narrated by Cliff Weldon

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Alamo

  • John Milton, Book 11
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin.... John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as The Alamo. Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Milton is hard as nails, flawed, a cracking read.

  • By Chris Hill on 09-10-17

Another superb Milton thriller...

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

Reviewed: 14-12-18

The Alamo sees Milton looking for a little seclusion and quiet time, but that is soon put on the back burner when he stumbles across a young boy who has witnessed a murder. Milton soon realises that the boy is the son of someone he believes he has helped, but soon senses that the attempt at help may well have contributed to the boy being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Those responsible for the murder are hellbent on cleaning the scene up, thus Milton is compelled to help the boy and his father.
Milton soon finds himself embroiled in the world of seedy drugs rings and corrupt police officers, and puts his liberty on the line in order to try and right the wrongs.
A superb, fast paced adventure, and a gripping continuation of the wonderful Milton series.
Brilliant narration from David Thorpe once again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Picture Perfect Murder

  • The Ransom Walsh Series, Book 1
  • By: Rusty Ellis
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. O'Donnell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Sin City has it all. Including a serial killer targeting police officers and their families. Given the stakes, former homicide detective Ransom Walsh can’t afford to stay on the sidelines. The city he served for 20 years hasn’t slowed down since retirement, and his skills as a former homicide detective are needed now more than ever. Ransom teams up with his former partner, Leesa Gardner, to chase down the murderer before another devastating blow is struck against the community and law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling, yet very compelling murder/mystery

  • By Salter on 10-12-18

A chilling, yet very compelling murder/mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Ransom Walsh agrees to provide the police with assistance, as they investigate the murder of the family of an old work colleague. Unbeknown to Walsh, the seemingly random killing of a young family is the first enactment of a serial killer, hellbent on reaping their revenge on the police and their families.
The book is extremely well written, with some very chilling aspects - which detail the attempts of the killer to recreate a perfect family picture in each and every murder committed.
Really enjoyed the flow to the story, and I'll certainly be looking for more from the Rusty Ellis stable.
Well narrated by Daniel O'Donnell.

I received a copy of this book for free, in return for an honest review.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Project: Ben Hope, Book 5

  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history.... Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner. The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Ben Hope action/adventure...

  • By Salter on 29-11-18

Superb Ben Hope action/adventure...

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

Book 5 of Scott Mariani's Ben Hope series. after a chance encounter, the story sees the former SAS Major go in search of someone from his past. Someone who Ben thought was probably dead, and whose disappearance many years ago formed the mental anguish that Ben has fought with every day since.
As a result of his pursuit for answers, Ben Hope finds himself on the trail of a kidnapped scientist, who has been taken and forced to work on a sinister plan - lost since 1944.
An excellent adventure, and a great continuation to the Hope series.
Superbly narrated by Colin Mace.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Jungle

  • John Milton, Book 9
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents. John Milton is no stranger to the world's seedy underbelly. But when the former British secret service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he'll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path. After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As always could not wait to listen.

  • By Chris P on 08-08-16

The Jungle..

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

A continuation of the excellent John Milton Series, and this instalment sees Milton pitting himself against people smugglers and vice rings linked to immigrants in and around the infamous 'Jungle' in Calais.
After inadvertently helping a young asylum seeker, he feels compelled to help the young man find how sister who was smuggled into the UK and forced to work as a prostitute. Milton traces the route the two took, and finds himself moving from Libya to Italy and across Europe in an attempt to find out who has the young woman, and attempt to get her back.
An enjoyable adventure, though maybe not quite as good as previous books.
Very well narrated by David Thorpe once again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ninth Step

  • John Milton, Book 8
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

John Milton is a former assassin for the British government. He is a ronin, trying to atone for his past sins by offering his services to those people who have no one else to whom they can turn. Milton is keeping a low profile in London when he meets Eddie Fabian. Fabian confesses that he is considering suicide and that the reason for his depression was the abuse that he suffered as a child. Milton offers to help, but, before he can, Eddie is found dead in circumstances that Milton considers suspicious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Milton is back !!!

  • By Wickerman49 on 17-03-16

Just Fantastic...

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Another wonderful Milton adventure, and a continuation of the brilliant series from Mark Dawson.
This time, Milton goes out of his way to help someone who he sees has troubles similar to his own. Just as he thinks the corner has been turned, a body turns up and Milton is determined to get to the bottom of what happened.
It soon becomes apparent that not everything is as cut and dry as the police would want you to believe, and Milton is soon caught between a mafia-style family, and a group of elite ex-soldiers whose boss is using blackmail for his groups financial gain.

An immersive, compelling storyline, extremely well read by David Thorpe.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful