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  • Joe Country

  • Jackson Lamb Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process. And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little disappointed...

  • By ThePuss on 30-06-19

Another truly brilliant book in this series

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

Reviewed: 07-07-19

Why is this such a good read?
To enjoy a book you need to have a set of characters that you either like or like hearing about and this book has great characters in abundance., I don;t ever write reviews but in this case I just had to because the wit of the author is absolutely brilliant and he carries the theme throughout the books that make you chuckle, like Shirley with "yellow car"!! You will only understand that if you are an avid reader of the series. I have trouble sleeping so i usually play my audio books to send me to sleep and then go back to the chapters that i have missed the next day but it does not work with slow horses because you cannot go to sleep when things make you smile or you are listening to the goings on of the "Rodster". Mick Herron is so so lucky that Sean Barrett is the narrator because this wraps everything up into a truly brilliant package. Who else could be Jackson Lamb other than a Sean Barrrett voice and his female voices are spot on. I really hope there is another in the series. Pure genius!

  • Evidence of Death

  • By: Peter Ritchie
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Scarred by the troubles in Belfast, Billy Nelson returns to his loyalist roots following his discharge from army service. But an outbreak of gang violence forces Billy to move on to Edinburgh, where he muscles in on the capital's drug trade. As the balance of power tips, underworld rivalries between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast spill onto the streets. With a spate of horrific incidents and a trail of victims, the pressure is mounting for Grace Macallan, new superintendent of the Crime & Counter Terrorism Directorate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent production throughout

  • By Jayne Willis on 26-09-18

excellent production throughout

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Great story and superb narration and

a very good follow up to the first book

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and superbly read!

  • By Aíslín on 24-07-17

This is nothing like Joe O'Loughlin

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

I have read the entire Joe O'Loughlin and absolutely loved them but I was a bit disappointed by this book. This book was like it was written by somebody else. Perhaps it was just the subject matter and I got bogged down with all the baby stuff but I was expecting something a bit different. I also think it was too far fetched in places. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long for another Joe O'loughlin book.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

A Brilliant absorbing read

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

Reviewed: 24-02-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book because it is extremely well written and joanthan Keebles is a brilliant narrator. The characters are all very interesting and it had me hooked from the beginning. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and i didn't want it to end

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  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,416

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish this one

  • By Colette on 06-01-16

Very enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 21-11-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes as the story was interesting, with good characters and Jonathan Keebles as a narrator is excellent

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

His strong voice and the ability to do many voices inlcuding women

Any additional comments?

I am note sure why this series has a negative response from some other readers as I really enjoyed the book and liked the characters

  • The Son

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David on 26-04-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

Even better than Harry Hole. Brilliant story and a real page turner. Jo Nesbo just gets better and better. Excellent read.

  • A Walk in the Dark

  • Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2
  • By: Gianrico Carofiglio
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend - the son of a powerful local judge - of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a premature and messy end, but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause. Nor can he deny his attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living, who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story well told

  • By Steven on 29-10-13

Absorbing story

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

Reviewed: 30-08-16

brilliant writing, great characters and superbly Read as usual by Sean Barratt. well worth a read

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