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  • Mind of a Killer

  • A Victorian History
  • By: Simon Beaufort
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

London, 1882. Alec Lonsdale, a young reporter on the Pall Mall Gazette, is working on a story about a fatal house fire. But the postmortem on the victim produces shocking results: Patrick Donovan's death was no accident. But why would someone murder a humble shop assistant and steal part of his brain? When a second body is discovered, its throat cut, and then a third, Lonsdale and his spirited female colleague, Hulda Friederichs, begin to uncover evidence of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of Victorian society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Carol on 22-11-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 22-11-18

This is a fascinating history of 19th century news coverage. I hope Simon Beaufort continues Lonsdales adventures. As a murder mystery you won't be disappointed, it is an exciting roller coaster ride, the narrator is perfect.

  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackson Makes it a Hat Trick!

  • By Simon on 08-05-18

Best one yet

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

Jackson excels himself in this, the third Cody book. His use of perspective, both sides of the coin is exceptional. I have never read a crime novel which gives such insight into the mind of a killer and their reasons. Cannot wait for the next instalment of Cody.

  • The Red Notebook

  • By: Antoine Laurain
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By Adele on 02-04-17

what a wonderful story

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Reviewed: 18-05-18

I so enjoyed this book, Alex W is a genius with characterisation. Massive feelgood factor

  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
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    4 out of 5 stars 527

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good a discovering a new Georgette Heyer

  • By Beccameriel on 24-01-16

A wonderful adventure

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

I have listened to this audio book twice now and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. Anna Bentink is a marvellous narrator and the author provides witty and interesting dialogue. I would love to see more in this vein by Ms. Isabella. Please

  • The Dark Angel

  • Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 10
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen, excellent work!

  • By Jude on 09-02-18

Another stunning success Well done Elly

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Reviewed: 11-02-18

A brilliant storyline. Leaves you feeling a bit uncomfortable but in a good way Brava

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  • A Splendid Defiance

  • By: Stella Riley
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

For two years, England has been in the grip of Civil War. In Banbury, Oxfordshire, the Cavaliers hold the castle, the Roundheads want it back and the town is full of zealous Puritans. Consequently, the gulf between Captain Justin Ambrose and Abigail Radford, the sister of a fanatically religious shopkeeper, ought to be unbridgeable. The key to both the fate of the castle and that of Justin and Abigail lies in defiance...but will it be enough?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderful narration!

  • By Caz on 20-12-16

Genius!

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Reviewed: 20-01-18

I can honestly say that this book was among the best I have read. Superb. Third listen and it doesn't get boring. Alex as narrator is the very best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Player

  • Rockliffe, Volume 3
  • By: Stella Riley
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
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    5 out of 5 stars 70
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    5 out of 5 stars 69

Tragedy drove him into unwilling exile. Death demands his reluctant return. In the decade between, he has answered to many names and amassed a variety of secrets. Now the actor known to Paris as L'Inconnu must resume his real identity and become Francis Adrian Sinclair Devereux, Earl of Sarre...a man he no longer knows how to be and whose name, thanks to the malice of a friend turned enemy, remains tarnished by an old scandal. Revenge, so long avoided, slithers temptingly from the shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Yildiz on 20-04-16

Another awesome collaboration

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Reviewed: 14-01-18

If you have listened to the previous two books by Stella Riley/Alex Wyndham you will know that this one is another roaring success. Brava both

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Pilgrims Way

  • By: Julie Wassmer
  • Narrated by: Willow Nash
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
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    4 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Pearl receives a surprise present from her mother, Dolly: an early summer break at a riverside manor house that has been recently transformed into an exclusive hotel - the newly named Villa Pellegrini. Pellegrini - the Italian word for pilgrims - reflects the fact that the building lies on the old Pilgrims Way into Canterbury, and Pearl is looking forward to the break, not least because DCI Mike McGuire has been neglecting her due to his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo

  • By Tracey on 03-03-18

You won't be disappointed

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Reviewed: 17-04-17

Julie Wassmer does it again with her latest instalment of Pearl and Co. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, good narration from Ms. Nash. Pearl leaves her beloved Whitstable in her latest adventure. She and her inimitable mother Dolly treat themselves to a break. As always a mystery ensues and Pearl plays detective. You will enjoy the various characters involved and Yes there is a mention of McGuire! Easily five stars.

  • The Chalk Pit

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite series

  • By Linda on 01-03-17

Elly Griffith does it again

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Reviewed: 04-03-17

Just finished Ms. Griffith's ninth book featuring Ruth Galloway. Absolutely marvellous. Fantastic Narrator. Well done

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