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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Beware the Past

  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt's very secret private life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • love Joy Ellis hated this -

  • By Gen on 22-07-18

Would definitely recommend

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Excellent story. Heartwarming and clever ending. Unlike most such stories I didn’t guess it all - the final scene was inspired

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By pam on 02-06-18

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

Easy listening. Clever and not too predictable. Narration is outstanding - I’d highly recommend the book.

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  • Labyrinth

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 378

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Winner of the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006.

July 1209: In Carcassonne, a sixteen-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although she cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in protecting it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long and Laborious

  • By A Genealogist on 10-01-07

Very, very long

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Narrator does a decent job of a story which is excessively long and difficult to follow. It’s a bit Da Vinci Code-esque which to be honest isn’t my thing, so if you do like those sorts of tales, you’d probably like Labyrinth a great deal more than I did.

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's accents terrible

  • By Miles on 23-06-17

Awesome as ever!

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

Reviewed: 25-08-17

Brilliantly narrated as usual, this well structured crime story unravelled steadily, making the story difficult to put down.

  • Every Day Above Ground

  • Van Shaw, Book 3
  • By: Glen Erik Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

It sounds like a thief's dream to Van Shaw: a terminally ill ex-con tells him of a fortune in gold, abandoned after the original owner died in prison. To rebuild his destroyed house and to help the dying man leave a legacy for his daughter, Van agrees to the job. But the safe holding the fortune is a trap set by a mysterious player. Soon, Van's partner is abducted, and he must figure out who the hunters are really after, whilst being hunted himself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Blowing

  • By Tony Foxon on 29-05-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 18-08-17

The ONLY redeeming feature if this book is the narrator is good. Nevertheless even he couldn't lift a mediocre (at best) tale that wandered about and was completely unsatisfying to listen to. I didn't listen to it all because I just couldn't bring myself to inflict any more on myself.

  • Dead Girl Walking

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Kate Bracken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

Famous, beautiful, and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then one day she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything. A call from an old friend offers a chance for redemption--but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must find out what happened before it's too late, all while the walls are closing in...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New style Brookmyre with familiar faces. Good Book

  • By Skegg on 20-02-15

Excellent story, well narrated.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

An intriguing and engaging mystery with quite a few surprises. I usually guess the plots but this one did keep me guessing...

  • The Darkest Lies

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village. Nothing can shake her happiness -- until the day that Beth goes missing, and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home. Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter's attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won't they talk?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.. Thrilled and Chilled in equal measures

  • By JayT on 17-08-17

Awful narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

This book was totally ruined by the narrator who read like she was reading to a reception class! Every word was artificially enunciated and she read really, really slowly.
The story was a good one, but the "shocking twist" was predictable, so not as gripping as I'd hoped.

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  • The Trapped Girl

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 4
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not disappointed

  • By Kerry on 13-05-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

I actually didn't guess the baddie. Great listen, fantastic story - I'd really recommend this book!

  • Razor Girl

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 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 176

Reality TV star Buck Nance incites a riot in a bar and vanishes in the melee. His agent, Lane Coolman, has been accidentally taken hostage by two petty criminals who now think they can turn a quick profit by ransoming an LA talent agent.

The mystery of Buck’s disappearance draws in a range of characters from across the island, including a redheaded con artist named Merry who, using a razor blade and a high-speed car, has developed a signature way of luring in her victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of his very best

  • By John Lane on 28-11-16

Hard work

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

A rambling story that was difficult to follow. The narrator is good though - his voices and accents were excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Girls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration much better - story outstanding

  • By Marie on 10-12-15

Narration much better - story outstanding

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

I have now listened to all 3 books of this series, all narrated by Jan Cramer. After the first book I was critical of the narration but I'm really glad I persevered. As ever, the story was fast paced and gripping, but the narration this time was superb. If you are hesitating over this audiobook due to doubts about the narrator, then go for it - you won't be disappointed.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful