Mrs. T. Griffin

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  • Ashes to Ashes

  • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 6
  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in the street and not realise he's there. But then, that's why he's so dangerous. A torturer for hire, Sagan has terrorised - and mutilated - countless victims. And now he's on the move. DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg must chase the trail, even when it leads him to his hometown of Bradburn - a place he never thought he'd set foot in again. But Sagan isn't the only problem. Bradburn is being terrorised by a lone killer who burns his victims to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and Paul Thornley cracks it again.

  • By Duncan Bell on 12-05-17

what the heck!

2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-17

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Ive enjoyed this series so far, until this one. someone who doesnt want a crime thriller main character to be at all realistic will probably love it

What was most disappointing about Paul Finch’s story?

the main character has veered from the sublime to the ridiculous in this book, some of the scenes particularly towards the end were so unbelievable they were daft; some of the lines Heck comes out with either me cringe or laugh out loud.

What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I love this narrator

What character would you cut from Ashes to Ashes?


Any additional comments?

police crime thrillers can still be interesting and thrilling without being so over the top and so 'one man army' arrogant

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 746

In a small New England town, in the early '60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-30s, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been so much better

  • By KE on 11-03-16

What a shame

1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Boring, dull no story made worse by a monotone voice of the narrator who clearly also thinks what he's reading is dull. Very very disappointing

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Inspector Banks, Book 1
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Mark Honan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Former London policeman Alan Banks relocated to Yorkshire seeking some small measure of peace. But depravity and violence are unfortunately not unique to large cities. His new venue, the quaint little village of Eastvale, seems to have more than its fair share of malefactors---among them a brazen Peeping Tom who hides in night's shadows spying on attractive, unsuspecting ladies as they prepare for bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Welshlad on 02-03-12

so naff

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-12

I dont usually write reviews but I was so disappointed with this book. Ive never read this author before and dont think I will again. The story line was dull, the script was corny and the police procedure aspect very poorly researched and unbelievable. I gave up completely at the point the main character confronted a dilemma of going to his wife who'd been held and stripped by knifepoint and had killed him and he lay in the house and being called to a suspect who demanded his attendance at a hostage situation....he chose the hostage situation.....sorry but this is just ssoooooo bad

3 of 4 people found this review helpful