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  • Not Dead Yet

  • Roy Grace, Book 8
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him.... For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination.... For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city's greatest love story - between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert - is incalculable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grace Under Pressure

  • By Simon on 14-12-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

The most acrobatic senior detective you'll ever meet triumphs again at the crucial moment ! This excellent author always starts slowly but gains momentum in the middle and from then on his novels are as compelling as anything of this genre in the English Language.
Please read them.

  • Dead Like You

  • Roy Grace, Book 6
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Don't imagine for one moment that I'm not watching you.... The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender.... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A cracking book....but a lousy listen.

  • By Paul on 04-07-10

Best yet

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

Having come late to this excellent writer I'm able to see each book improve upon the last. This one is excellent in every way

  • Not Dead Enough

  • Roy Grace, Book 3
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing.... On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Dead Enough

  • By Naomi on 06-04-08

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Wanders round a bit at the start and stays far too long at the autopsies, but as it eventually comes together it's as compelling and well written as any detective novel. Seems to gather pace in the second half, but most effectively.

  • Dead Simple

  • Roy Grace, Book 1
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared, and his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace - a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife - is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED it!

  • By Keetz on 31-03-16

You must read it

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Don't know how I'd missed this prolific and successful author till now.
At first I thought it was mediocre but gradually it unfolded into a stupendous gripping take and the author's brilliance became apparent.

  • Absolute Proof

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from best-selling author Peter James. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Proof of the Pudding is in the Reading!

  • By Simon on 07-10-18

The Parson's Egg

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

Can't make up my mind on this. Some intelligent questions posed, some slightly daft ones. Few unrealistic stereotypes and too much credibility accorded to popular media versions of philosophy and other subjects.
However, it's VERY well written and despite being quite long holds the interest in an inexplicable way.

  • The Reckoning

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham Grinds to a Halt!

  • By Simon on 24-10-18

Dissapointed

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Took a very long time to go absolutely nowhere .
Tipped over the edge of that line which some authors approach in inflicting their social judgements onto the story.
Just managed to stick with it till the end but it wasn't worth it

  • The Liar

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Once a con artist, now a hotshot lawyer, Eddie Flynn's learnt that fast talk and sleight of hand are just as important in the courtroom are they are on the street. That's why Leonard Howell asks for Eddie's help when his 19-year-old daughter goes missing - he needs someone willing to break the rules. But what if the whole thing was a setup from the very beginning? With a client on trial for his life and the body count rising, the only question is which is deadlier - a man who keeps his oath or one who breaks it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By K. R. Fellows on 08-10-17

Another Winner

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

Extravagant gripping tale. Writer doesn't try and inflict his politics on us and it's got all the ingredients. Holds your interest and comes to a conclusion

  • The Plea

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

For years, major New York law firm Harland & Sinton has operated a massive global fraud. The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case. When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm. Eddie's not a man to be forced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie's wife, Christine, and if Eddie won't play ball, she'll pay the price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly good

  • By Janet on 22-03-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

I don't know how I'd missed this author up until now .
Excellent yarn which is gripping , entertaining and actually comes to a tidy conclusion

  • The Defence

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn't matter in a trial. The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove. Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been more than a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good yarn!

  • By Practical Lady on 15-12-15

Excellent Tale

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

Reviewed: 15-09-18

An enthralling exaggerated thriller which will grip your interest throughout. No transparent political sub texts or social messages so you can just relax and be entertained

  • The Imperial Banner

  • Agent of Rome, Book 2
  • By: Nick Brown
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

AD 272 - the Roman emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt. Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing, the banner goes missing. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By James on 18-07-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Much better storylines than rival authors who use Ancient Rome as a backdrop and often rely too much on endless battle scenes .
Great mix of action and narrative

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