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  • Mayhem on Nightingale Street

  • McNamara Series, Book 1
  • By: Roxana Nastase
  • Narrated by: Dr. James P Henley Jr.
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

The first in the McNamara series introduces the Scottish chief inspector in his rush to apprehend a serial killer who blends well with the people on Nightingale Street and most of the time makes the police run in circles. A scream wakes up everyone living on Nightingale Street and a body is found on the lawn of an older couple. This will unleash a series of events that will dig up secrets and will turn the peaceful suburban street into a living nightmare. People won't know where or who to turn to. General mistrust accompanies the man hunt.    

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration - you have got to be joking !

  • By Voyager on 12-08-18

Narration - you have got to be joking !

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Narration so bad it is unbearable. Sorry Audible I will be requesting a refund. Don't want to be rude, but does no-one check the books?

  • The Blue Pool

  • By: Siobhán MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Life is good for university friends Sarah, Ruth, Charlotte and Kathy - it's summer, exams are over and they're escaping to a cabin by the Blue Pool. But then Sarah disappears without a trace. Twenty-five years later, a man walks into a police station claiming to know something about the missing girl. Suddenly the three women - now estranged - all become suspects. For not everything was as it seemed, and the greater the secret, the deeper it lies....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Ann D on 20-12-16

Another boring book I couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 15-04-17

Life is too short to read all the good books in the world without tediously slow books like this. I agree with another reviewer of this book that it is becoming very difficult to find a good book at the moment. I have returned so many books that I am embarrassed. Still, this is another one for the return pile. Sorry Audible.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,126

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Loved every minute of it

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Gripping story, fast moving and very memorable. I didn't find the narrator's voices detracted from the story, I was too interested in the next twist. As a woman of 'a certain age', I found Sir Hugo's controlling character reminiscent of several people in my own life so I really felt Laura's pain and could predict a lot of Sir Hugo's plans and actions. The DCI held the story together with his compassion and provided the much needed hope - indeed a very decent man.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pick, the Spade and the Crow

  • By: Bill Rogers
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87

When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stand the weird narration voice

  • By Voyager on 09-11-16

Could not stand the weird narration voice

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

I'm afraid I could not listen to this narration. Will have to return book. Cannot therefore comment on the story.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • An Accidental Death

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters. As an ex-DCI, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real talent .

  • By George on 16-02-18

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 17-10-16

Just the sort of book I like. A bit of tension at times but with no graphical horror. A really good story that just flows and is clearly narrated. Can't be better than that!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Requiem

  • The Kate Redman Mysteries, Volume 2
  • By: Celina Grace
  • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When the body of troubled teenager Elodie Duncan is pulled from the river in Abbeyford, the case is at first assumed to be a straightforward suicide. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is shocked to discover that she'd met the victim the night before her death, introduced by Kate's younger brother Jay. As the case develops, it becomes clear that Elodie was murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book - Shame About the Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-05-17

As with Volume 1, apalling narration.

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

Reviewed: 13-10-16

Same comments as with Volume 1 - The narration of this book should surely win a prize for the most dreadful Irish accent, apart from other bad accents and mispronunciations. It would be better not to attempt accents if you can't do them well.

  • Hushabye: A Kate Redman Mystery, Book 1

  • By: Celina Grace
  • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Detective Sergeant Kate Redman investigates the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur. It seems a straightforward case, but as Kate and fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime. The case brings up painful memories of Kate's own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her career and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • good story completely destroyed by narration

  • By siobhaun on 01-07-15

Apalling Narration

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

Reviewed: 13-10-16

The narration of this book should surely win a prize for the most dreadful Irish accent, apart from other bad accents and mispronunciations. It would be better not to attempt accents if you can't do them well.

  • The Witches of Cambridge

  • By: Menna van Praag
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The Cambridge University witches have been meeting for as long as the university has been around. They meet mainly to discuss books, though they do so on the roofs of the colleges. Only those invited can join; this includes Kat (a great spell caster and professor) and Cosima, Kat's sister, café owner and witch. However, when Cosima begins casting spells to attract a mate, everything starts to go wrong - she sets off a chain of events that turns each witch's world upside down....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grrrrr!

  • By Voyager on 10-10-16

Grrrrr!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

I am only part way through the book, but am about to give up! Heloise's dead husband is constantly referred to as Francoise. Francoise is the feminine, Francois is the masculine. Did I miss something?

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Deadly Thaw

  • Inspector Francis Sadler, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Ward
  • Narrated by: Julia Anthony
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

It's 2004. In Bampton, Derbyshire, Lena Fisher is arrested for suffocating her husband, Andrew. Spring 2016: A year after Lena's release from prison, Andrew is found murdered in a disused mortuary. Who was the man Lena killed 12 years ago, and why did she lie about his identity? When Lena disappears, her sister, Kat, follows a trail of clues delivered by a teenage boy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • the narrator killed this one

  • By Minty on 13-11-16

Worst Narration I have ever heard

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the written book but not the Audiobook

What didn’t you like about Julia Anthony’s performance?

No sense of timing, no flow, mispronounced words, sounded like a schoolchild reading to a class. Nearly gave up listening but carried on out of respect for the author

Do you think A Deadly Thaw needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes please but with a different Narrator.

Any additional comments?

Please withdraw this edition and re-record with a different Narrator.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Crossbones Yard

  • By: Kate Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

In this brilliant debut, a psychologist finds herself drawn into the dark world of a serial killer - who may be closer than she thinks.... Ray and Marie Benson killed 13 women before they were caught, tried and imprisoned. Five of their victims were never found. Six years later psychologist Alice Quentin discovers a woman's body on the waste ground at Crossbones Yard. The wounds are horrifyingly similar to the Bensons' signature style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Voyager on 09-08-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Crossbones Yard to be better than the print version?

I rarely buy print books as my eyes aren't too brill so I wouldn't know.

Who was your favorite character and why?

If I told you that it would give away the ending.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of it. This is the best book I have listened to for quite a few months. Couldn't put it down - listened to it it all in one go. Gripping.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

London based Thriller with a sting in the tail.

Any additional comments?

I was beginning to get despondent as I had not found any new authors for quite a while - until this came along. Even then I wasn't sure about buying it because of the title, but it had good reviews so I gave it a go. I am so glad I did

8 of 8 people found this review helpful