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  • The Silence

  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

In the darkness of an underground cave, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, voices, and they feed.... Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive; to whisper is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for years, she knows how to live in silence; now it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others. But what kind of world will be left?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great apocalyptic story

  • By alex on 20-04-16

Terrible, boring

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Dude could have written any story in the world, he wrote one where a man murdered his daughters dog.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A House by the Sea

  • Winthrop House, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

After his book becomes a best seller, novelist Jack Ripley moves into a house on the edge of Cutler Harbor with his wife and two daughters. Nearly a century old, Winthrop House is newly-restored and boasts a gorgeous oceanfront view. But everything is not what it seems. Though picturesque, Jack learns that the house has been shunned for decades by the locals, owing to a number of mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great twist on a haunted house

  • By Davey Blie on 21-02-19

toxic masculinity glorified

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

Reviewed: 19-12-18

This book Is a non stop abuse from the main male character to all the females in his family, the dialogues are so misogynistic they are cringing. The women of course are all groomed to remain passive recipients of the constant humiliation they receive, waving it away with a smile- wife and her friend are just supposed to sit there and be insulted with every sentence as part of the humour. I suppose it's to be expected by an author whose books are 99% 'men hunting a woman demon and the only way to solve the problem is to shoot her', but this book is the worst yet because the woman-hating has moved from general plot idea to constant verbal abuse and viciously established male dominance in every day relationships.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Husband's Wives

  • By: Faith Hogan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Paul Starr, Ireland's leading cardiologist, dies in a car crash with a young woman by his side. United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all. As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul's death is the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible, woman hating and appalling

  • By anna on 04-12-18

Terrible, woman hating and appalling

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Normalizing domestic psychological abuse, glorifying chauvinism and promoting charem syndrome. Teaching women to be happy in destructive relationships, promoting male supremacy mentality that families are made of a single male with the numerous females he has collected and their offspring. Horrific justifications of adultery, making it a woman's duty to accept manipulation and narcissism in the name of motherhood and family values. A very damaging book to anyone trying to find her identity as a woman in a man's world. Morale of this truly evil story is women must cult- worship the man who lies to them and destroyed their lives, their children's lives and their chance of happiness.

  • A Mask of Shadows

  • Frey & McGray, Book 3
  • By: Oscar de Muriel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

It is 1889 and The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth to the Edinburgh stage terror treads the boards. A grisly message found smeared across the cobbles in blood, foretelling someone's demise. As the bloody prophecies continue to appear Edinburgh's own beloved pair - Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Inspector Ian Frey - enter the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mrs. M. on 05-06-17

Rampant misogyny.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

A dozen hours of sheer woman hating. Soap opera style plot: cat fights between deragned jealous wives and mistresses, while chastising men put women in their place. A sad and backwards story dressed up in self important language and fake historic scenery.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful