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  • The Hanging Club

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960

A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them. Sentenced to death is the gang member who abused vulnerable girls, the wealthy drunk driver who mowed down a child and the hate preacher calling for the murder of British troops. As the bodies pile up and riots explode all over the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe embarks on his most dangerous investigation yet: hunting a gang of killers whom many believe to be heroes....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By tired & cynical on 12-10-16

Absolutely gripping

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

Reviewed: 10-04-19

Another gripping 3rd instalment
Already starting the 4th
This series is such a good listen entertaining gripping bit of humour chucked in
Hoping there’s a 5th

  • The Final Minute

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

'It's night, and I'm in a strange house. The lights are on and I'm standing outside a half-open door. Feeling a terrible sense of foreboding, I walk slowly inside. And then I see her. A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed. She's dead. There's blood everywhere. And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me ...'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of kernick's best.

  • By Steven on 18-01-15

Stunned .... so good

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Paul thornley absolutely my favourite narrator.. never lets me down and combined with Simon kernick - master class .
Story so good- so compelling kept you gripped always

  • The Murder Bag

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366

Twenty years ago seven students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard, but a high standard

  • By Philip on 05-04-15

5 stars such a good read

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Excellent from start to finish so good narration brilliant cannot wait to start next one

  • Flesh and Blood

  • By: Mark Peterson
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When an undercover police officer is killed and a deadly shipment of pure heroin hits land, it looks as though the operation to bring down Brighton's biggest drug dealer is compromised. But the investigation is in more trouble than either Detective Sergeant Minter or his boss, Tom Beckett, could ever imagine. Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past - to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic gripping crime drama

  • By Bettie on 28-11-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

THORNLEY does it again - brilliant narration bringing all the characters to life. A good book holds your interest very very addictive- 3 days !!!!!

  • Summary Justice

  • By: John Fairfax
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

The last time Tess de Vere saw William Benson, she was a law student on work experience. He was a 21-year-old, led from the dock of the Old Bailey to begin a life sentence for murder. He'd said he was innocent. She'd believed him. Sixteen years later Tess overhears a couple of hacks mocking a newcomer to the London Bar, a no-hoper with a murder conviction, running his own show from an old fishmonger's in Spitalfields.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book for a very long time. And I'm 67.

  • By Grumpy Scot on 12-03-17

Simply brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Narration absolutely amazing brought the characters alive - as how they were originally written.
Story so interesting it wasn’t high octane fast paced but kept you going with interest and thought....
Enjoyed it. Ready for 2nd one now

  • The Dead

  • By: Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by: David Nellist
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Life is sweet for David Blake until his accountant is arrested for murder. The money man is set for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blake's reach. Now Blake faces a choice; fix the acquittal of a child killer or lose out on the cash. Meanwhile, Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and his girlfriend is asking awkward questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Sadiq on 02-04-15

3rd book completely hooked again

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Brilliant narration
Brilliant twists turns and graphic plots
Impressive from start to finish
It is a good idea to read other 2,books first

  • The Damage

  • By: Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by: David Nellist
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

David Blake is a worried man. He should be enjoying the high life now that he's Newcastle's 'Top Boy', the man who controls everything in the city. He lives in luxury, the money keeps on rolling in, and Blake is sharing his life with the girl that he loves. But, when one of his men takes two bullets in the back, Blake struggles to stay in control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly authentic Geordie gangland yarn

  • By Nick on 24-09-16

Gripping 2nd instalment

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

If you like a good unsophisticated war of not only words but plots and plans this is the one
After reading first one was hooked.
Good story believable plots etc
Brilliant narration too

  • Aftershock

  • Pendulum Series, Book 3
  • By: Adam Hamdy
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

They believed it was over. Having survived the lethal Pendulum conspiracy, photographer John Wallace atones for his past mistakes. DI Patrick Bailey clings to the hope that he can, at last, return to a normal life in London. But it's only just beginning. FBI investigator Christine Ash - alone and paranoid - hunts down the remaining members of the ruthless Foundation organisation. Dark forces are rising again. But when masked assassins strike at the heart of the UK government, a shocking new threat emerges that forces all three to reunite. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a thrilling gripping rollercoaster of a ride

  • By Sharon on 06-01-19

What a thrilling gripping rollercoaster of a ride

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

If you haven’t read this trilogy yet ....your missing out on so so so much
This story is thrilling but you must start at book one. The whole set is heart pumping amazing
The narration is the best yet .. I keep going on internet to see when/ if next instalment is coming out !!!
Come on ...stop keeping me waiting

  • Perfect Death

  • DI Callanach, Book 3
  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

There's no easy way to die.... Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible - engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it's too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luc Callenach rides again!!!

  • By Su L on 30-01-18

Complete suprise

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Such a good find enjoyed everything about it 👍. Plenty of guessing to keep you going

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  • The Crime Factory

  • By: Officer 'A'
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

The difference between a good detective and a successful criminal is paper thin - CID induction lecture. Welcome to the Criminal Investigation Department, aka the Crime Factory. Where the cops take and sell drugs (or steal them from the police storeroom); where they fit up, 'verbal' and harrass criminals, fight each other, drink-drive, abuse search warrants, have sex with sources, stab one another in the back (metaphorically), put each other under surveillance; abuse every aspect of their power...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very true and moving

  • By Minnou BH on 16-07-15

Let’s just say a refund was asked for

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Narration - awful, and the story - let’s put it this way - if you want to learn every item and every name - shortened - nick named - anything - you will . Confusing it is ..
the narration is so flat and is boring .
I have listened to many of these genres such as “ soldier spy” “ the fixer “ etc and they have been in the best audible for me. If I had a top 100 chart - this I’m afraid wouldn’t even make that. Refunded !