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  • The Hermitage

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 9
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

When an old man is found dead inside the ancient hermitage at Warkworth Castle, Northumbria CID are called in to investigate. With no apparent motive, it’s their job to unravel why he was murdered - and this time they’re forced to do it without their star detective.... DCI Ryan is thousands of miles away. He’s tracked a killer across Europe and has sworn not to return until he has his man in custody. Nathan Armstrong is a dangerous psychopath, but there’s just one problem - he’s also an international celebrity: a world-famous thriller writer with money and connections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Brilliant DCI Ryan adventure..

  • By Salter on 07-03-19

A bit far fetched

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

I love these books but I got fed up half way. Hope he doesn’t escape from prison and it’s another book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Case

  • Bob Skinner Series, Book 30
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

The 30th gritty mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner may have left the police service, but he's never far from a case. When his old mentor on the force, Jimmy Proud, finds himself in a desperate situation, Skinner gets pulled into a murder investigation that's been closed for 30 years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By barry on 03-02-19

Boring

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I’ve had enough of bob skinner this will be the last one I use a credit for

  • Cold Bones

  • DS McAvoy, Book 8
  • By: David Mark
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

It's the coldest winter in Hull for years. When McAvoy is told by a concerned stranger that an elderly woman hasn't been seen for a few days, he goes to check on her - only to find her in the bath, encased in ice: the heating off, the windows open, the whole house frozen over. It could be a macabre accident, but when McAvoy finds a series of cryptic messages, he senses murder. Someone watched her die.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant!

  • By Yvonne Wilson on 11-02-19

Not so good

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I have all these macavoy books but this I feel is a let down.
I love the main characters and narrator top class it’s just the story was boring and predictable.
I’d like to see more from the group around macavoy just make it a bit like MacBride books develope the characters around the main ones and make the story’s longer.if it carry’s on like this then I’m starting to have had enough.the kid is cool the wife seems predictable.i don’t know

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient and Modern In Perfect Harmony!

  • By Simon on 15-01-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

I love Peter may books but one thing that’s got me confused is why didn’t his daughter recognise her father when he knocked on her front door. I did take a while to listen to this book but I’m at a loss anyone help

  • Relaxation

  • By: Hugh Fraser
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

After instructions as to the appropriate position and situation in which to listen to the audio you are given, you will be encouraged to slow down your breathing mechanism and allow yourself the time to release any tightness or tension in the body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple but effective

  • By A. J. Garfitt on 23-12-12

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

The voice drove me mad what a waste of time.sounds more like a perv than relaxing

  • Broken Ground

  • Karen Pirie, Book 5
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • could hardly finish

  • By Louise on 09-09-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

I just love the mint I think I would let him marry my daughter,if I had one.
Also I wanted to see both them bitches get there come uppence.
Yes I know it’s only a book lol.i want to see the mint take up karate and then surprise everyone when the next cocky shit calls him the ginger ninja,he knocks there block off.VAL WELL DONE HURRY UP WITH THE NEXT TONY HILL BOOK,you can’t go out now up north it’s freezing so get writing my daring,barry

  • Trial by Execution

  • DCI Claire Winters, Book 3
  • By: T. M. E. Walsh
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

An unforgivable crime. A murderous act of revenge. A killer with justice on their side. Once, the infamous Dahlia Rapist terrorised young women - and their parents alike - with his brutal acts of violence and sinister calling card. Today, Raymond Knox has shunned his former alias and is being released into society. But someone suspects that a monster still lurks beneath the surface. And when Raymond Knox is found dead, mutilated to match his victims, DCI Claire Winters is called in to catch a killer the public are calling a hero....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Silly from start to finish

  • By barry on 03-07-18

Silly from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I got well fed up with this episode from mr Walsh.silly.disjointed and far fetched.narrator done well

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Line

  • Bev Morriss Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: Maureen Carter
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Book seven in the Bev Morriss crime series. When 10-year-old Josh Banks’ body is discovered jumped on waste ground, Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss wants justice. She’s not alone. Everyone hates child killers - even hardened criminals. Tip-offs trickle in, and the new press liaison officer has his work cut out when the squad springs a leak. But trial by redtop is the least of Bev's worries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEV is back

  • By barry on 30-06-18

BEV is back

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

I just love bev Morris it never fails to entertain and a big shout to the narrator Clare Corbett.but why kill off bill that’s just not right doesn’t bev deserve some nice times then again it’s a bit like mine nothing ever worked out for the good.
But this is a fantastic series fantastic book and yer the writer ain’t that bad too

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dying Place

  • By: Luca Veste
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Once inside…there's no way out. A fate worse than death…DI Murphy and DS Rossi discover the body of known troublemaker Dean Hughes, dumped on the steps of St Mary's Church in West Derby, Liverpool. His body is covered with the unmistakable marks of torture. As they hunt for the killer, they discover a worrying pattern. Other teenagers, all young delinquents, have been disappearing without a trace. Who is clearing the streets of Liverpool?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Colette on 07-12-14

A bit silly

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

It’s a story for 1960s avengers series can’t finish the story is silly.not like the other books a good writer an excellent narrator and a poor ridiculous story line

  • The Craftsman

  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares the victims were buried...alive. Larry confessed to the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the best

  • By P. Coleman on 07-05-18

Narrator so flat

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Couldn’t finish this book by miss Bolton returned it the narrator sounded like a machine not enough effort put into narration.please go away and listen to Johnathan keebles narrations

1 of 2 people found this review helpful