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  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long and absorbing

  • By Tom on 20-07-10

Gripped and hooked

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

This book was no short of great.
Love how this book way it been written, from different points of view moving through time. I have read all three book and hands down my favourite. highly recommended reading these, the 'vampire' theme is light so end for using on the stories and characters.

  • The Twelve

  • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • even better the second time

  • By TSUK79 on 17-07-16

couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Another great instalment, on to the last one.
keep you hooked and jump around but you easily ablemto remember each character story and the journey they are on.

  • Heartstone

  • Shardlake, Book 5
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel . . .Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of ‘monstrous wrongs' committed against his young ward, Hugh Curteys, by Sir Nicholas Hobbey, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dark and Enthralling blend of fact and fiction

  • By Mrs on 01-12-15

Nailed it again

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

Reviewed: 19-09-17

I honestly can't think of a criticism for this installment. The main character has evolved with age and this is shown continuously throughout the Shardlake series.
The books keep you guessing and gripped and even when you think you know the answer it throws in another surprise. As always a fantastic historical believable fiction

Roll on the next book ❤️

  • Revelation

  • Shardlake, Book 4
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy who has been placed in the Bedlam insane asylum, before his terrifying religious mania leads to him being burned as a heretic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story lost its way

  • By Nevermore67 on 23-03-15

Another Fantastic instalment

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

This book is another great instalment in the shardlake series. This books are always written so well and keep you gripped throughout.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,894

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By katherine on 30-01-16

Love a classic

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Loved Loved this book and narrator.
I have seen the film a few teams but never actually read the classic. It was really enjoyable, I would recommend it.

The only thing I struggled with sometimes is the language but imagine that is because of some of the yee old they spoke back then. However still throughly enjoyed it

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Wasn't sure until the end obviously

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

A really good crime story, which you can completely imagine to be true.

Took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once I did was easily swept away.

If you like a crime novel with good twist and turns and keeps you guessing till the very end- this is for you! Enjoy!!

  • Hide and Seek

  • DI Helen Grace 6
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 581

Helen awaits trial in a crumbling women's prison in Southampton. She has a fight on to prove her innocence from inside her prison cell, but this soon turns out to be the least of her worries. A serial killer is picking off fellow inmates, thriving in an environment where there is truly nowhere to run. Is it a criminal giving in to their dark urges or a member of the prison staff preying on the captive population? Helen must work fast to reveal this devious killer, all the time wondering if she will be next on her list....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly disappointing

  • By Anna Timlin on 01-11-16

Best one yet

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

I have really enjoy this series and this instalment did not disappoint.
At each chapter I never really know what direction the story was going to take and the superseded was built perfectly.

Even though I love the DI Grace I think this has left things in a perfect place.

If you have read the previous books then you will really enjoy this one and if you haven't I would recommend starting from the beginning as they don't disappoint!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A History of Britain in 21 Women

  • By: Jenni Murray
  • Narrated by: Jenni Murray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Britain has been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. To say that it's high time it was defined by its women is a severe understatement. Jenni Murray draws together the lives of 21 women to shed light upon a variety of social, political, religious and cultural aspects of British history. In lively prose Murray reinvigorates the stories behind the names we all know and reveals the fascinating tales behind those less familiar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable and interesting

  • By Mrs C.J D'Elia on 12-10-16

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

This book was fabulous, as a women in her 30's I was ashamed at my lack of knowledge that on these important influential women and it also highlighted how lucky I am to live in a country that has come so far over the last 100 hrs.
Everyone should read this book as it provides an interesting look in to our history and social culture
Top read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King

  • King Series #1
  • By: T. M. Frazier
  • Narrated by: Molly Glenmore, Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Homeless. Hungry. Desperate. Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from. A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don't want to cross unless you're prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, sex, or a combination of all three. King's future hangs in the balance. Doe's is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome. Loved it x

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 19-12-15

Surprisely good!!

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

Reviewed: 14-04-16

I quite enjoyed this book, it was suspenseful, sad and shocking at times! Really good levels of realistic humour, prepy was my favourite character, with great one liner!
I think this book is worth a read, it's kinda Son of Anarchy meets shade but better!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Boy Blue

  • DI Helen Grace 5
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead. As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice. Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A totally implausible storyline.

  • By Steena on 21-03-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

Love Love this series!

I can't recommend them enough, the stories are well thought out, there suspense, joy, shock, panic brilliant!
You really get into the story, you empathise with all the characters and just when you think 'nah don't like him or her' Arlidge changes or makes you question your first option, even the criminals!
Needless to say I will stay glued to this series of D.I Grace, next one please!!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful