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  • Gone by Midnight

  • By: Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Lani Tupu
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

They left four children safe upstairs. They came back to three. On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that none of them left the building. No trace of the child is found. Now the hunt is on to find him, before it’s too late - and before the search for a boy becomes a search for a body.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better and better!

  • By Bar54bar on 20-03-19

Better and better!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

This is the third in the Crimson Lake series and this author just keeps getting better. She is continuously developing the characters as well as writing an extremely good plot. We listen together and love these books and really hope there’s another in the pipeline very soon. The narration by Lani Tupu is simply the icing on the cake and pulls this brilliant book together for a perfect audio read. More please!

  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and gripping

  • By M. Williams on 17-03-17

Worst book we’ve ever had from Audible!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

This is a terrible book, completely repetitive making everything very long and drawn out. Stupid premise anyway but I thought clever writing might turn it into a great book. No way!

  • Twisted

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Who is JT LeBeau? A best-selling crime writer, whose words have gripped the world. The only mystery greater than his stories is his true identity. One woman thinks she's found him - her husband has millions in the bank and a letter for the enigmatic author. But the truth is far more twisted.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly not as good as Thirteen. Lacklustre reader.

  • By Sophie on 30-01-19

Best of his books!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Fantastic, well paced and kept us guessing all the way. We’ve enjoyed Steve Cavannagh’s previous books very much but had to admit this is the best one yet. Please kept them coming!!

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliched, Predictable but Brilliant

  • By Philip on 26-07-15

More without supernatural please!

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

As everyone knows, Stephen King is a superb writer and this book certainly reaffirms this. It is a book which truly fits into the crime/thriller genre and is a terrific book. The narration was fantastic as well and certainly did credit to Mr King’s book. I used to love King’s supernatural books years ago but have got out of that era, probably for good, but I would love to read more King books of this ilk. Come on, Mr King, give us more!

  • Kill the Angel

  • By: Sandrone Dazieri
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The second novel from the acclaimed author of Kill the Father, this thriller is multilayered, complex, full of twists and turns and satisfyingly dark - one of those novels you just have to read late into the night. A high-speed train from Milan draws into the station in Rome, and an horrific discovery in one carriage rocks the city. Preliminary investigations are put in the hands of Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli. The police receive a message claiming responsibility for the act and announcing more murders to come....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hooked

  • By Alex B on 28-05-18

Fantastic story and superbly narrated

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

We listened to Kill the Father and totally loved it. Kill the Angel is just as good and we eagerly await the next book. Bring it on!

  • The Rules of Backyard Cricket

  • By: Jock Serong
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. It is no surprise, then, that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety - one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps going...until the day we meet him, middle aged and in the boot of a car, and everything pointing towards a shallow grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best!

  • By Bar54bar on 26-11-18

The Best!

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

This is a fantastically written book and the narration brings it to life. At first the emphasis on cricket made us wonder whether it was a good choice for us but the plot carried it through to end up being one of if not the Best of many, many audible books we’ve heard. I only hope Jock Serong keeps them coming.

  • Scrublands

  • By: Chris Hammer
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

A dead river. A dying town. A killer's secrets.... In an isolated country town ravaged by drought, a charismatic young priest opens fire on his congregation, killing five men before being shot dead himself. A year later, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals don't fit with the accepted version of events. Just as Martin believes he is making headway, a shocking discovery rocks the town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in ages.

  • By Robert E. on 07-10-18

Brilliant brilliant BRILLIANT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 14-11-18

One of if not best audio book of the many I’ve ever read. Thank you and write and read more!

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  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,975

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

A most enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

If you could sum up The Silkworm in three words, what would they be?

A good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silkworm?

Not a single moment but overall great

What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

Certainly a good narrator and one I look for to hearing again. Most importantly he contributed to the effect rather than making me aware of him as the reader.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

I am very much looking forward to Book 3 in this series for both writer and reader. This surprised me in a very nice way because, try as I may, I was unable to get into the Harry Potter books as the subject was not something that appeals to me.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 26-01-15

Excellent in every way. The story was enhanced by the reader in a way rarely accomplished. Brilliant. I was very sorry to reach the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The biggest disappointment on Audible

  • By Ryan Clontz on 23-09-14

great listen

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

Reviewed: 30-09-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Most enjoyable listen and I don't think I would have liked it as much in the printed form. It was definitely down to the narrator that made this style of writing work for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful