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basingstoke, hampshire, United Kingdom
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  • Say You're Sorry

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent plot, superbly narrated...

  • By Jill on 09-11-12

Read the complete series

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

Another excellent book
Excellently narrated by Sean Barrett and yet another story that I listened to from start to finish in one go
Would suggest any crime novel read by Sean Barrett is most definitely recommended
Is range of voices and internation is 2nd to none very appreciated by a visually impaired listener
As well as these series of books I would suggest Joe nesboas Sean narrates those as well

  • Consent to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp, Book 6
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consent to Kill

  • By Kieron on 10-10-07

Perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-10

Firstly i am registered blind and especially critical of narration but this was perfect. I have criticised George Guidall before but this time he has captured the narration perfectly, George absolutely perfect, i know what books to download that you have narrated now! now the book. well i have to admit that i love this genre, Andy Mcnab, Chris Ryan, Gerald Seymour and especially Daniel Silva. this book is a combination of all, the technicalities of Andy Mcnab, the unrealistic adventure of Chris Ryan and the sheer ruthlessness of Daniel Silva. I love this genre, pity this book does not have the previous books as unabridged but hay-ho i will be downloading the next unabridged book after i have completed the Gerald /Seymour book. I don't want to give anything away but i love the ruthlessness of this book, the chronology and the ending although a bit 'lovey'! the only negative is the emphasis on the main character and the involvement of the 'bit' players on his side, need to know more. All i can say is DOWNLOAD NOW.

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  • The Survivor

  • By: Tom Cain
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The Accident Man is back... Sam Carver is a hard man to kill. But he’s been beaten, tortured and left to die. He wakes up in a Swiss sanatorium to discover that the woman he loves has vanished. Can he summon the strength to track her down? And can he complete his mission when one of his targets has escaped and is plotting a monstrous revenge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently different

  • By Glynn on 15-11-10

Excellently different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-10

I did not want to give a 4, what I would have liked to have done is give the Accident Man 6 but as this cannot be done it gets a 5! Although not as graphic as The Accident Man, this is still a complex and captivating read. its short chapters makes it pacey and resulted in a read over the weekend as I could not put it down until i had to stop to sleep. I actually had to force myself to sleep as there was actually no way i could risk falling asleepp (a serious risk with audio books at night especially as i started it at 8pm!) and did not want to 'skip' back finding the last part of the story i was aware of before sleep caught up with me. Thankfully i reluctantly paused my book at around 1am and picked it up the following day until i finished it. can't wait forTom Cain's next Carver book Assassin. A+++ for the narrater.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Chinaman

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Jungle-skilled, silent, and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless as his two eldest daughters were raped and killed by Thai pirates. Now, all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working, and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business - until the day his wife and youngest daughter were murdered by an IRA bomb. That was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge...and went back to war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New to Stephen Leather

  • By Glynn on 02-01-10

New to Stephen Leather

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-10

Well I first read the Solitary Man and now went back to this one and found it more gripping. I gave The Solitary Man 5 out of 5 before reading this one and actually found it better. wish audible would allow me to go back to rate this one as 5 and the previous as 4 but actually both deserve 5s! Heartbreaking in parts but stirring in others this book reinforces my thoughts to go through all the stephen leather books on audible.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sons of Heaven

  • By: Terence Strong
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

They are the Pessarane Behesht. Sons of heaven. Spawned in war-torn Beirut. Nurtured in revolutionary Iran to wreak vengeance on the enemies of Allah. When the freighter Clarion Call disappears mysteriously in the Gulf, she is carrying a secret consignment of French arms for the Pessarane Behesht in return for the release of a diplomat held hostage. Ex-SAS Major Robert D'Arcy, whose international security firm was protecting the ship, finds himself in the midst of a deadly battle of wills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bleeding Good Listen............

  • By Tervor on 03-08-09

Roller Coaster

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-09

I would love this to be made into a movie! There is something 'Bond like' with this and frightfully British and I loved it! The narrater was perfect pick for this novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Seven Troop

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

In 1983 Andy McNab joined SAS B Squadron, otherwise known as Seven Troop. This is Andy McNab's gripping account of the time he served in Seven Troop - from the day he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day he handed in his beret and started a new life. Never-before-revealed operations and heartbreaking human stories combine in his thrilling true story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not all blood and guts

  • By Tim on 13-10-10

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-09

Well don't expect any real insight into actual operations, I am certain he got involved in alot more! But if you want an insight into the absolute trust and comradeship between people and the bond between guys who depend on each other to survive, when it goes right and when it goes tits up then you will find this a book that you can't put down. I read it in one go. Excellent epilogue as well A++++

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Secret Servant

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A leading terrorism analyst is found brutally murdered in Amsterdam. The Dutch police believe it is the work of a deranged extremist - but others know better. Gabriel Allon is called in to make discreet inquiries. It would seem that the dead man was close to uncovering the plans of a major terrorist operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean Clinical Cruel

  • By Glynn on 28-10-08

Clean Clinical Cruel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-08

I'm so gutted I've read this one first and not the previous books in the series! Just downloaded as it just interested me wasn't expecting much but wow! well written, got pacey in parts, quiet and suspenseful in others and extremely cruel in places, winced at places but read this 10 hour book in two sittings and didn't get much sleep!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Invisible

  • By: Andrew Britton
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Tensions between Pakistan and India are at an all-time high. To complicate matters, 12 American climbers have disappeared in the snow-capped peaks of Pakistan's Hindu Kush range. The president is demanding answers, but neither government is supplying them. In the wake of an unprecedented attack, Ryan Kealey's operation goes into high gear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 for the author

  • By Glynn on 05-10-08

3 for the author

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-08

Well I have to agree with the previous reviewer. I have no doubts that if I read this book it would get a 4 but the narrator lets it down badly. I try to choose books with british narrators especially if there is likely to be a range of characters male and female as I feel they tend to do better with different accents. If Im honest, I'd prefer this book read by a brit putting on an American accent as I feel they would have dealt with the 'english', 'French or was it Spanish' and 'Pakistani' accents. If this book was purely with American accents and just blokes in the main character roles the narrater would have been perfect. I know its difficult to get a male voice to play a female one but this was no where near and the female accents were appalling!The femaile CIA operative from Spain or was it France sounded like a drag queen impersonating Celine Dion! Accents aside, the story was excellent and it would have been higher if it wasn't for the narration. I assume the author doesn't have a say as to who narrates there book but if he did, i'd be tempted to give it 2! As a blind subscriber the quality of the narrator is as important as the author and in some cases can make a poor story better. In summary, the male American accents are excellent, female English/Asian CIA operative accent is palletable, the baddies (especially the General) accents are stereotypical and bad and finally the female CIA operative from Spain/France/French Canadian accent very very painful. You'd be better reading it yourself if you have the choice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Severed

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

When former soldier Dan Tyler wakes up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood, with no idea how he got there, he thinks he's stepped into someone else's nightmare. But he's wrong. This is reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listened start to finish non stop...KNACKERED!

  • By Glynn on 27-06-08

Listened start to finish non stop...KNACKERED!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-08

As the title said, started to listen over the weekend and didn't sleep until I finished... my faultfor starting it at 8 pm! gory in parts but well written. Main character did seem to be extremely lucky in the book but this did not detract form the action too much but loved it anyway. Want more Simon Kernick unabridged titles here please?

32 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Relentless

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 475

John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life forever: his friend Jack Galley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Galley is murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolute Winner!

  • By Elizabeth on 20-08-08

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-08

Loved 'A good day to die' and this was by far better. Fast, pacey and lots of twists. the 'hero' is so much not a hero, as realistic as you will get no superhero stuff just your average IT Consultant who gets scared, confused and angry. his actions are what you will get with a family man who has never been in trouble all his life. No good at this stuff really basically just absolutely loved it, just wish more of Simon Kernick's books get on here as unabridged downloads. A++++

52 of 56 people found this review helpful