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  • Light of Requiem

  • Song of Dragons, Book 3
  • By: Daniel Arenson
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

War has ravaged the world. Cities lie crumbled. Forests smolder. The crows feast. In the ruins, Requiem's last dragons lick their wounds and mourn a death among them. But they will not have long to grieve. From the ashes, a new enemy arises, one more horrible than any before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!

  • By Marie grice on 05-03-19

Brilliant!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-19

Could not put it down Drew me in captivating till the end.
A must read!

  • The Lost Village

  • By: Neil Spring
  • Narrated by: Louise Jameson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The remote village of Imber - isolated, lost and abandoned. The outside world hasn't been let in since soldiers forced the inhabitants out, much to their contempt. But now, a dark secret threatens all who venture near. Everyone is in danger, and only Harry Price can help. Reluctantly reunited with his former assistant Sarah Grey, he must unlock the mystery of Imber. But will Sarah's involvement be the undoing of them both?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read!

  • By Marie grice on 25-02-19

A must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-19

enjoyed the book and would recommend to others.
Story teller was very good and captivating.

  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 718

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry, but this is just not great

  • By RS on 04-06-18

an enjoyable read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-19

enjoyed the book and would recommend to others. story flowed and nice twist in storyline.

  • Come a Little Closer

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left. Soon they won't be strangers, they'll be family....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as ever

  • By Hayley on 16-06-18

enjoyable read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

a bit slow to start and confusing but once all characters in place enjoyed story.

  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sitting On The Fens About This One!

  • By Simon on 17-10-18

captivating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Enjoyed immensely. The twist and turns are great and the storytelling engages the imagination. Captivating!

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        Val McDermid
    
    


    
    
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        Saul Reichlin
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    633 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Cross and Burn

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Val McDermid at her best

  • By Saffy on 24-11-13

captivating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

once again characters brought to life in a thrawling story bring our two main characters back together where they belong.
love these two and cant wait to read the next book!!

  • In the Blood

  • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 1
  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By L on 19-04-15

surprised!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-18

i didn't think I'd like this book but pleasantly surprised. twists and turns throughout . A must!

  • Dead Reckoning

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 2
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When the spirit of a young male prostitute comes to psychic Tennyson Grimm asking him to find the john who brutally murdered him, Tennyson can't say no. Only able to communicate through the use of images, rather than words, getting any information out of the young man is frustrating and slow going. Cold Case Detective Ronan O'Mara has been on a roll solving cases since he and Tennyson last teamed up to solve the Michael Frye case. Unfortunately, the red-hot romance that had blossomed between them during that investigation is now off in a ditch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable reading

  • By Marie grice on 14-08-18

enjoyable reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

Wasn't sure about the book when i first started listening to it but soon got captured by the characters and storyline. not sure about Michael Pauley as i find him a little over dramatic, if him calmed down a bit i would have enjoyed the book a lot more.
i would say a must read though!

  • The Torment of Others

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended with the conviction of Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word. Criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill thinks this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this one

  • By S. Christie on 17-08-16

brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

narrated wonderfully making you part of the team with all the twists and turns and emotions taking place. i have enjoyed a number of Val McDermid books,they are a MUST !

  • The Retribution

  • A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Novel
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

In 2010, Val McDermid received the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Her last novel, Trick of the Dark, hit the best-seller lists, and now she returns with The Retribution. Tony Hill, criminal profiler and hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, is back in a terrifying psychological thriller. Teaming up once again with Carol Jordan, the pair face a serial killer unlike any they have ever encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Judith on 08-11-11

must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-18

val mcdermid has captured my interest with tony and carols stories. i am so engrossed with the twists and turns gripped by the terror for the safety of the main characters tony and carol i have been unable to put the 'book' down. the series of books is a must!!!! brilliant!