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  • Deadly Cruise

  • A Rachel Prince Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Brookes
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Just when you thought it was safe to cruise again.... PC Rachel Prince returns to cruising after giving evidence in a difficult trial. She wants to recharge her batteries and reevaluate her future after receiving threats from the man she helped put away. Taking Queen cruises up on their offer of a free luxury cruise aboard the Coral Queen, she opts for a sailing to New York. Rachel's best friend and cruise nurse, Sarah is also returning to the ship to start a new nine-month contract so the timing is perfect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listen

  • By MRS B. on 26-06-19

Cosy murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-06-19

Deadly cruise is a fun, easy read cozy murder mystery. Although it’s the second book in the series, it works perfectly well as a standalone, too. (It’s not necessary, but I would recommend starting with the first book though, as there are several returning characters and references to past events.)
Our main character, Rachel is keen to start her sea adventure. She is really looking forward to cruising aboard the Coral Queen, but trouble seems to find her once again. This locked-room (locked-ship?) mystery follows her investigation as she helps the ship officials untangle the facts of the case. We learn a lot about the daily life of guests and crew of a cruise ship; it’s interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes and how much hard work it takes to make sure everyone has an enjoyable holiday.
There are surprises/clues along the way, both for the reader and Rachel, which make the story interesting and fast paced. It’s good fun to try to work out who did it. I definitely enjoyed it!
The audiobook is brought to life by Alex Lee, who is the perfect narrator for this story.

  • Greenwash: A Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller

  • A Totally Gripping Thriller with a Killer Twist - Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller Series, Book 4
  • By: Colleen Cross
  • Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Avalanches are deadly, but in the remote Rocky Mountains, something even more sinister awaits...Private investigator Katerina Carter and boyfriend Jace embark on a cozy weekend getaway just before Christmas at a luxury mountaintop lodge. While he writes the biography of a billionaire environmentalist, she explores the snowy wilderness.Then two local environmental protesters die under mysterious circumstances. Kat and Jace race to uncover the truth only to face even deadlier disaster. The mountains take no prisoners. Neither does the killer. And the killer is creeping closer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Dab Reader on 15-06-19

A brilliant Katerina Carter story

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

Greenwash was my introduction into the world of the Katerina Carter thrillers. I really liked it and now want to go back and listen to the whole series from the beginning! It also works perfectly as a standalone.
A weekend leisure trip to the Rocky Mountains quickly turns into a life and death investigative adventure for Kat. She stumbles upon a successful cover-up of a previous natural disaster and immediately tries to figure out who is set to gain from it and what exactly the endgame is. She has her work cut out for her: it’s a time sensitive task and her life depends on it!
This is a fast-paced story narrated brilliantly by Petrea Burchard. I’m looking forward to listening to other books by Colleen Cross as well.

  • Inborn

  • By: Thomas Enger
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When two teenagers - Johannes and Mari - are found murdered inside their school, in the small Norwegian village of Fredheim, the finger is soon is pointed at 18-year-old Even, whose relationship with Mari ended just before she died. Mari was writing a story for the school newspaper about Even and his dad, who died in a car accident 10 years earlier. But was it really an accident? And had Mari uncovered information that someone was willing to commit murder to protect? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem of a book by Thomas Enger

  • By Timi on 19-03-19

A gem of a book by Thomas Enger

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

Inborn is such a superb blend of YA and adult fiction; the perfect combination of courtroom drama and small-town murder mystery. This audiobook can be engaging for multiple generations; a great listen for teenagers and adults of all ages!
I loved everything about this book: how part of the story is told through the eyes of Even, a teen who is defending himself against rumours and finger pointing, how Chief Inspector Yngve Mork is still coming to terms with his own loss while trying to make sense of the murders and catch the killer, and how careless social media accusations and secrets can destroy someone’s life. This story has more layers than an onion and I kept changing my mind about the killer as information was drip-fed to me. I was completely absorbed in it.
David Shaw-Parker returns to narrate another one of Thomas Enger's audiobooks and he is simply outstanding.

  • Grey Magic

  • Realm of Smoke & Ashes, Book 1
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Did real-life witch Raven Kane murder one of her clients? No one appreciates the irony of her situation more than Raven Kane: She’s a burnt-out witch...and that's the least of her problems. Accused of murder, this eccentric hexing-and-texting witch must explore her past lives in order to keep her freedom and find her way back to magic.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely GLORIOUS!

  • By Melanie Preston Lewis on 03-01-19

This story will cast a spell over you

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

What do you get when you add a witch - haunted by her past, present and possibly future-, the Voice of reason and the Grimm brothers together? A disastrously funny story! Raven, the not-so-wicked witch of the modern era is on the edge of a nervous breakdown when things start to go downhill in both her personal and professional life. Her struggle to get everything under control - with the help (?) of my favourite character, the Voice of reason, among others – is hilarious and informative as well.

I found this audiobook enjoyable: comical characters in an amusing story brought to life by a great narrator. It’s pure magic!

  • Death in Dulwich

  • The London Murder Mysteries, Volume 1
  • By: Alice Castle
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane is forced to become Dulwich’s answer to Miss Marple when she stumbles over a murder victim on her first day at work. To clear her name, Beth is plunged into a cozy mystery that’s a contemporary twist on Golden Age crime classics. But can she pull it off? Listen to find out more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cosy little murder mystery

  • By niamh bonner on 07-03-19

Delightful cosy crime

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Death in Dulwich is a delightful cosy crime novel that I quite enjoyed listening to. It was funny with a quirky main character, who was in equal measures likeable and cringe-worthy; it really made for a pleasurable listen and a great way to make you forget about your daily problems. Although sometimes I felt like reaching out and giving the Beth a good shake as a reality check, I could definitely sympathise with her as well. Listening to the school gate politics brought back memories: having children in both elementary and secondary schools made me relate to some of the scenes for sure.
The narrator did a good job, but I must mention that she sounded much older than Beth is supposed to be, which I found somewhat confusing in the beginning.
All considered, this is a fun, easy listen that I can recommend to the fans of cosy crime fiction.

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  • Beyond the Cabin

  • By: Jared Nathan Garrett
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Born into a controlling, abusive cult and betrayed by those he trusted, Josh hungers for freedom from the Fundamental Faith in God. After his first escape attempt fails, Josh takes even more solace in a rustic cabin he and his oldest brother made, finding peace in isolation. After unspeakable tragedy strikes, Josh flounders for hope and anything that will soften the grief threatening to destroy him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic listen

  • By clive on 02-08-19

The cult: should I stay or should I go now?

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Although based on real life experiences, this book is a fictional story of life in a cult. It is told from the point of view of Josh, a 14-year-old boy, born and raised in the cult. We get some very interesting insight into the going-ons within the cult: all the restrictions, abuse and lies the children (and possibly some of the adults as well) are exposed to on a daily basis. It’s scary but at the same time fascinating to witness the “brainwashing” and total control efforts through the eyes of Josh. I am definitely thankful I never had to experience anything like that.
Beyond the cabin is also a captivating coming-of-age story that makes it a perfect read/listen for YA and adult readers alike.
It is narrated brilliantly by Bill Nevitt who really brought the story to life.

  • Harriet’s Big Fat Wedding Blunder

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

On arriving home after a friend’s posh wedding, launderette worker Harriet finds her flat has been ransacked and her boyfriend is missing. Shortly afterward, she is harassed by East End gangsters and upper-crust aristocrats. Accepting an offer she can’t refuse, Harriet, against her better judgement, becomes the fiancée of the wealthy Hamilton Lancaster, with dire consequences. What she had not bargained on was meeting Doctor Brice Edmunds.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious story - totally recommend!

  • By Liz Rev on 09-02-19

Laugh out loud funny

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Well, I didn’t expect to have so many laugh out loud moments while listening to this audiobook! It is such a light-hearted, funny story and it's a perfect choice if you are in need of some cheering up. I found it easy to connect to Harriet, the main character: whether it was to agree with her decisions, get frustrated about the choices she made or laugh at her/with her depended on the actual situation. The narrator was an added bonus and brought the whole story to life. Well done, I really enjoyed it!

  • Seismic Crimes

  • Disaster Crimes, Book 2
  • By: Chrys Fey
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

An Internal Affairs investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane - Beth Kennedy. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs. When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • crime and disaster

  • By K. L. Sturgess on 18-12-18

Romance/crime novel

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

This is a romance/crime novel set during natural disasters, with heavy focus on the love angle and sex scenes. I did enjoy listening to this story, although I could have done with a lot less PDA. The characters are entertaining, the storyline is flowing, and the crime aspects are quite thrilling.
This is the second book in the series and can be listened to as a standalone. (My suggestion would be to start with the first one though.)
I thought this audiobook was an easy listen, made even more enjoyable by Bill Nevitt’s narration.

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust No-one

  • By Ms. J. E. H. Davis on 19-04-19

Entertaining enough

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Guarded prognosis is an entertaining enough mystery novel, however it’s not the fast-paced medical thriller I was expecting. I finished listening to this story with a feeling that, in this case, less would be so much more. There are too many subplots and very detailed explanations going on; more focus on the medical crime would have made it a lot more interesting.
I did enjoy the narration by Bill Nevitt; he was a brilliant choice for this audiobook.

  • Good Samaritans

  • By: Will Carver
  • Narrated by: Ciaran Saward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phone book, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans. But a seemingly harmless late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into daytime meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker when Seth brings Hadley home.... And someone is watching....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Now, how can I put this?

  • By Giftgiver on 04-12-18

Gruesome but awesome

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Well, I will never look at household cleaning products the same way again, that’s for sure!
This book is mind-bogglingly dark and gruesome yet equally captivating and entertaining. I was curious, shocked, disgusted and absorbed; I smiled and blushed to mention just some of the emotions this story made me feel. It was gripping from start to finish and I ended up listening to the whole audiobook in one day.
I highly recommend Good Samaritans to everyone who enjoy their stories dark, twisted and infused with a sprinkle of humour.

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