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  • Death Note

  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Women who gave a child up for adoption are being killed. A knock at their front door begins a nightmare from which they will never wake up. For Detective Ruby Preston and her team, it is a race against time to connect the dots before the killer can strike again. But when Ruby receives a sinister email, the case takes a terrifying personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grabs you and refuses to let go.

  • By JayT on 16-12-16

use new words!

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

the word 'hue' is so over used! It's frustrating- find another word!! also narrators 'Irish' accent is terrible!

  • 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 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534

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

Not Joy Ellis' best work but still recommended

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

intriguing yet predictible half way through. joy still wrote brilliantly but not her best work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Friend

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work, but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellis Gets Into The Groove!

  • By Simon on 07-12-18

not the best, but still great

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Nowhere near as good as the DI Nikki Galena books. The build up towards ordering andthe advertisement didn't help as you can usually guarsntee a good book.
This isn't terrible by any means but storylines were blurred and all over the place. there was to much going on and there wasn't a good enough reason for the abduction. It didn't make sense until the very end and even that left me feeling perplexed, down and fed up I listened for so long only to come away frustrated.

  • Thieves on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 8
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

DI Nikki Galena gets a series of anonymous calls. She is told the place, time, and who will die. But the messages are in a secret language used only by villains. Nikki and her team must decode the riddles and work out where the threats are coming from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb story

  • By Diane Walmsley on 16-01-19

least favourite overall

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

of all the Fens books by Joy Ellis, this was my least favourite.
the storyline was confusing in parts, uninteresting and seemed to jump from place to place.
However, it did still harbour secrets and had a mystery to the crimes. If you have listened to / read the rest of the Fens books, I would still recommend even if its purely to follow each character on their journey and find out more about them.

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  • Crisis

  • By: Frank Gardner
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 422

Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great.

  • By G.Russell on 19-10-16

so many abbreviations!!

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

there are so many abbreviations to try to remember which can be really frustrating when trying to focus on the actual importance and progression in the rest of the story

  • The Summer Children

  • The Collector Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe. His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter - a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By L Webster on 31-03-19

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book not only gives the stark realisation of the horrors in the world and what FBI agents have to go through, but also how children can be so elastic and bounce back from hell on earth to a life of their choice thanks to the bravery of a few. This book is brutal, honest and truthful yet showing beauty at every corner. truly and easily one of the best books I have listened to In a long time.
I highly recommend the trilogy to anyone.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Roses of May

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott, Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Samantha Collins on 16-10-17

incredible

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

could not stop listening. draws you in and the storyline never dipped.had my full attention throughout. fully recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Let Him Go

  • By: Denise Fergus
  • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 403

A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • extremely well told.

  • By floatyman2 on 07-02-18

emotional yet inspiring

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

really enjoyed the layout of this book. the way it was written bought out the true, emotional yet inspiring story of James' family. the impact on the whole family is far more than one could imagine. the cruel, devastating effect the disgusting act those vile boys caused will never be able to be treated out of them. Denise said and proven this with the smallest amount of information she was given.
an incredible mother x

  • Blink

  • A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

Three years ago Toni's five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself - and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence. Her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible: she must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blink! just Don't Miss It!

  • By Simon on 18-02-17

wow! incredible storyline with lots of twists .

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

k.l. Slater is an incredible author... an artist of words. 10/10!!!
This book keeps you guessing throughout.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Madeleine

  • Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her
  • By: Kate McCann
  • Narrated by: Kate McCann (introduction), Lesley Sharp
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

The decision to publish the book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts... My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth... Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 10% Madeline, 90% excuses

  • By Kristine on 19-05-18

inspirational

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

this is a perfect example to show that people should not always believe what is in the media.
A courageous and inspiring family. Being able to fight daily with vultures, insensitivity and pure cruelty whilst living every parent's worst fear but still being able to bring up 2 beautiful children and fight to find their beautiful Madeleine. I am not religious but I pray Madeleine will be found safely and bought back to her loving family.
Kate - you are stronger than you believe in being able to have to relive details of horrific experiences in order to put the story straight and hopefully get correct details out so Madeleine's cause can still carry on until she is reunited with her family. my heart goes out to you xx

1 of 5 people found this review helpful