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  • Cockroaches

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 974

Harry is on a special mission. Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the Ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal. When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cochroaches by Jo Nesbo

  • By Steven on 08-12-13

Srruggle to get going

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

not sure ifbit was the subject matter or the setting but struggled to get hoing with this story. Howevwr stuck with it but didn't particularly find any resolution.
just not my favourite listen.

  • A Vein of Deceit

  • The Fifteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

There is something very amiss in the finances of Michaelhouse. Despite a new influx of well-heeled students, there is an acute lack of funds for the upkeep of the buildings, even for decent provisions. It is only when the brother in charge of the account books dies unexpectedly that some sort of explanation is revealed: he has been paying large amounts of money for goods the college itself has never received.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same

  • By Spiky Potplant on 01-01-18

Another medieval murder trail<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Perhaps not my favourite story inbthe series, and left with an odd ending. vut I guess thats what keeps me comung back for more to see what happens next.

  • Sacrilege

  • By: S. J. Parris
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Fear haunts the streets of London after the assassination of a protestant Prince, and the recurrence of the plague. Giordano Bruno suspects someone is following him, but on confronting his stalker, he realizes it is the woman he once loved – she is on the run, accused of murder. Bruno travels to Canterbury to help clear her name, instructed by Sir Francis Walsingham to also search for the assassin in the shadow of England’s holiest shrine…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Canterbury Elizabethan Morse

  • By Farniboy on 27-04-15

A Bloody Canterbury Tale

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

A great listen, a story that kept me gripped and aching with Bruno in his plight and battle to survive the lies and treachery around him. Grieving with him as he faces betrayal and the loss of what he holds as precious to him.

  • Prophecy

  • By: S. J. Parris
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

The follow-up to the best-selling Heresy sees the return of Giordano Bruno, religious exile and renegade monk…Autumn, 1583. As an astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Mary Stuart’s supporters scheme to usurp Elizabeth, a young maid is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. Giordano Bruno is called on to use his cunning to infiltrate the plotters and find evidence against them. In fear for his life, Bruno discovers that the young woman’s murder could point to an even more sinister truth…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting better as a series

  • By Ron on 19-11-15

Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

a great listen with plenty of plots twists. thisbkeeps you guessingball the way and trying to work out who is to be trusted.

  • The Tarnished Chalice

  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine - one guest has already been murdered. It soon emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So SLOW!!!

  • By twigs way on 12-02-10

Cambridge heads to Lincoln

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

i enjoyed this story in the main but missed the familiar settings of Cambridge, however it was good to stretch our legs and take in new surroundings.
i found it hard to hold on to all the various characters losing track of who was who initially.
The storyline didn't seem quite so strong and the excess of deaths seemed to literally clutter the scene. I found the eventual twists and turns at the end a little unlikely, but I had sort of guessed where we might be heading, despite the odd fiery red herring!!
An enjoyable untaxing murde mystery none the less.

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    Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    574 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Heresy

  • By: S. J. Parris
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 518

Oxford, 1583. Giordano Bruno, a radical thinker fleeing the Inquisition, is sent undercover to Oxford to expose a Catholic conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth. But he has his own secret mission at the University, which must remain hidden at all costs. When a series of hideous murders are committed, Bruno is compelled to investigate. What he finds makes it brutally clear that the Tudor throne itself is at stake....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good enjoyable lightweight read

  • By S Price Sinclair on 08-02-15

a gruesome mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-18

An interesting murder mystery set in the gleaming spires of Oxford in the context of 16th century religious battles. Vivid descriptions brought the realities to life and the times. The numerous deaths were brutal and gruesome in detail at times. the twists and turns kept me intrigued and seekingvthe answers alongside Dr Bruno the conflicted hero if the piece.
Enjoyed listening to this storey and loook forward to samplung more.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

a tale inside a tale

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

An interesting take on a classic murder mystery. Not what I had anticipated and took me by surprise on occasions.
Kept me guessing to the end although could see the clues with hindsight!

  • 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 1,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

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

captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

An interesting idea that had me second guessing alĺ the way. to the end of the book.
Good storylune and plot that moved quickly and at times extremely chillingly!!

  • Looking Good Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 2
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign of terror...Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the first, but different.

  • By Simon on 31-08-15

A dark scenario

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

Reviewed: 25-02-17

A fairly gruesome storyline that didnt make always for easy litening with some strong language and gratuitous details at times meaning i needed to take care in terms of who else was listening. But it kept me gripped and wanting to know if there would be a happy ending .... or not!

  • I'm Travelling Alone

  • Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, Book 1
  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 583

When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads, 'I'm travelling alone'. Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with reassembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Krüger - a brilliant but troubled investigator - to return from the solitary island where she has retreated with plans to take her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Narration realistic. Gripping to the end

  • By M.A. on 15-02-16

compelling

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

Reviewed: 31-12-16

a slightly slow but intriguing start to this story but one that gradually weaves all the lose ends together in a race against time.

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