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S. Christie

UK
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  • 137
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  • I, Witness

  • By: Niki Mackay
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley, Karen Cass, Peter Noble, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

They say I'm a murderer. Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend, covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. I plead guilty. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. But the truth is, I didn't do it. There's only one person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago. But there's someone out there who doesn't want Kate digging up the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm floored!

  • By Jenna Jenks on 25-04-18

Weak and pointless with dreadful Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I have listened to this book for two hours but can’t bear to listen to any more. The narration for Madison Atalee is absolutely dreadful. Wooden and flat and frankly painful. The other narrators weren’t too bad but her chapters are dreadful. This aside, the story is weak and unconvincing. Altogether pointless and annoying. A waste of a credit. I wouldn’t recommend.

  • Open Your Eyes

  • By: Paula Daly
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Jane doesn’t like confrontation. Given the choice, she’ll let her husband, Leon, fight their battles. She’d prefer to focus on what’s going well, the good things in life. But when best-selling crime author Leon is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she’s to find out who hurt her husband - and why. Maybe it’s time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Heaven

  • By Vanessa on 29-07-18

Absolutely Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

What a fantastic book! So well written with a storyline that kept me listening and maintained my interest. I suffered a traumatic brain injury in the past and so much of this book resonated with me and the challenges and frustrations that both Leon and Jane endured. The ending was great, unpredictable and satisfying. A brilliant thriller and a great author. I have already downloaded another of her books. Highly recommended.

  • An Unwanted Guest

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance. With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in - or out. And then the first body is found...and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them - and nowhere to run. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping tale

  • By S. Christie on 25-09-18

Gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

I enjoyed this book which was definitely written in the style of Agatha Christie. Whilst not a patch on Dame Agatha’s classics which, to me, will never be beaten, it was a good and gripping book. The setting was perfect and the story thrilling and difficult to put down. I did had to park believability to one side as the plot stretched reality quite thinly, but that aside I really enjoyed it. Narration was good bit not outstanding.

  • One for Sorrow

  • By: Sarah Denzil
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Seven years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found facedown in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel - at age 14, found covered in Maisie's blood - was convicted of murder. As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she's not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Dysfunctional Relationship With Sarah Denzil!

  • By Simon on 08-07-18

Far fetched and ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

Really didn’t enjoy this book. I longed for it to be over. Ridiculous story. Entirely unbelievable. Struggled through the second half finding it just got stupider and stupider. As I have worked In a Forensic Hospital I felt would enjoy this . How wrong I was. I have had my fill of Sarah Denzil novels now. They get worse and worse. Very little to redeem it. Not a hit in my book.

  • Watching You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Watching You by Lisa Jewell. You’re back home after four years working abroad, with a brand-new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom. And then - quite unexpectedly - you meet the man next door. He’s the head teacher of the local high school. He’s twice your age. And he’s devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you’re watching him. All the time. But what you don’t know is that someone is watching you....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling listen!

  • By Mazalicious on 28-07-18

Very good

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

I enjoyed this book. It seemed to take a long time to get going but the second half is fabulous. Lots of suspense and a great twist. The narration was good, convincing performance. The only thing I didn’t like was the ending which I felt was untidy and unsatisfying. However it’s a great good and well worth a listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 99 Red Balloons

  • By: Elisabeth Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Sarah Ovens, Victoria Riley, Maggie Ollerenshaw, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother, Emma, is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good.

  • By Chrissie on 10-09-17

Confusing read

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Was expecting good things from this book but was left a bit disappointed. The suspense was quite good but the story dragged. It was full of padding and boring details that added nothing to the story ( the description of bingo for example) I got to the stage I just wanted it to be over, not that it was particularly bad, just slow and too long. The story was confusing, jumping back and forth between time periods and the narration didn’t help. All the female characters ( with the exception of the child) sounded exactly the same and it was difficult to distinguish between who was speaking. I kept waiting for a twist at the end which never came and I was left feeling that the whole book was distinctly ‘Meh’.

  • Daisy in Chains

  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent and that he's the man of their dreams. Who would join such a club?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing from the start.

  • By Susan A. on 19-07-16

Good twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

A thriller with plenty of twists and turns, especially towards the end. The story is however a bit lacking and parts are frankly ludicrous and very unbelievable. Narration is pretty awful. Intonation abysmal, very little distinction between characters and a pretty unconvincing performance overall. Have given it 4 stars because of the good ending but I think it’s probably more like a 3.5.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in the Window

  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 522

It's been 10 long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen so Far!

  • By Heather on 06-02-18

Dull and uninteresting

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Couldn’ get into this book at all. Too slow and uninteresting.. didn’t like the narration either found the American accent difficult to understand.Gave up after 8 chapters and have returned.. .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cover Her Face

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' debut novel, the first Adam Dalgliesh mystery, and a thrilling work of crime fiction set in the English countryside, from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men. From P. D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the debut novel that introduced Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed thoroughly!

  • By Amy on 16-09-17

Average

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

Not great, not terrible, just an average read with an average performance. The story started well but quickly became bogged down with too many suspects and too much detail. As it wasn’t overly long I listened to it all but found it rather dull and uninteresting. The revelation of the murderer was unexciting and wholly predictable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark, and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

Loved this book. Creepy, gothic and with a perfect amount of suspense and mystery. Reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s style and with a hugely satisfying conclusion. My favourite Ruth Ware book so far! A compulsive listen with fabulous narration by Imogen Church. 5 stars across the board from me. Recommended.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful