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  • The Stranger Diaries

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Anjana Vasan, Andrew Wincott, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R. M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.s....  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The stranger diaries

  • By brenda peirce on 18-11-18

Hell IS Empty!!!

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

WOW! I love Elly Groffiths books and have eagerly followed both the adventures of Dr Ruth Galloway and those of DI Stephens and Max Mephisto. The Stranger Diaries is the first of her stand alone novels that I have read, however it certainly WON'T be the last. The atmosphere of The Stranger Diaries is deliciously spooky and kept me hooked from start to finish. The story is written in layers and has several narrators so that you see the plot from several points of view, this makes it difficult to guess the outcome (well it foxed me!) An absolutely brilliant book, VERY highly recommended.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,175

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wow, was this overhyped

  • By Marie Murphy on 21-06-18

An Absolute Gem!!!

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

I can't say too much about the plot as I don't want to give anything away, but it's a fantastic crime mystery with more twists and turns than your average maze. Richard Armitage (xxx) does a masterly job of narrating this convoluted tale, his range of accents is spectacular and he manages to make women sound normal which is a skill in itself. I'm a huge fan of murder mysteries but had reached the stage where my Audible and Kindle libraries were so full of the genre that I thought I would stick with known authors, however when this came up as a daily deal I decided to give Joy Ellis a try. Suffice to say that I am so impressed with every aspect of this book that I have added all her books to my wishlist! I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Incidentally although this title is number two in the published order of this series, it is number one in the chronological order for reading purposes.

  • The Little World of Don Camillo

  • Don Camillo Series, Book 1
  • By: Giovanni Guareschi
  • Narrated by: Piers Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

To listen to The Little World of Don Camillo is to travel to the valley of the River Po, Italy's widest and most fertile plain, with its unique atmosphere, culture, and natural history. And to do so in the incomparable company of a cast of fictional characters who testify to the exquisite humor and humanity of their creator. Here, eternal forces grapple with the absurd drama of everyday life, and hilarious and unearthly things can happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A meaningful read

  • By Mark on 02-06-18

Don Camillo and his wonderful world

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

I was introduced to these books many years ago by my mother and they have not lost their charm. The characters are wonderful and the humour is gentle, the writing is excellent. The only bugbear stopping me from giving 5 stars in every category is Piers Dudgeon spoiling an otherwise excellent performance by mispronouncing some of the Italian names, for example Giacomo should be pronounced Jackamo. This is becoming an irritant to me, I listened to another book yesterday where Greek names were mispronouced by the narrator. I accept that if you do not know a language, pronunciation can be a problem but surely a professional would check! Anyway please don't let my rant put you off the adorable Don Camillo and PLEASE can we have all the books recorded?

  • Shakespeare

  • The World as a Stage
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Shakespeare's life, despite the scrutiny of generations of biographers and scholars, is still a thicket of myths and traditions, some preposterous, some conflicting, arranged around the few scant facts known about the Bard: from his birth in Stratford to the bequest of his second best bed to his wife when he died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cuts through the rubbish

  • By Emily on 12-10-07

Bryson and The Bard, a match made in heaven.

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Absolutely entrancing from beginning to end. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Bryson at his best.

  • Murder in Belgravia

  • By: Lynn Brittney
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

London, 1915. Just 10 months into the First World War, the city is flooded with women taking over the work vacated by men in the armed services. Chief Inspector Peter Beech, a young man invalided out of the war in one of the first battles, is faced with investigating the murder of an aristocrat, and the man's wife, a key witness and suspect, will speak only to a woman about the unpleasant details of the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By M. Price on 28-09-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

I wasn't sure about buying this book but I am so glad that I did. An absolutely gripping storyline infused with well drawn characters and performed in her usual brilliant way by Gabrielle Glaister. I couldn't stop listening and as I reached the end I was sad that it was over. Luckily this is the first in a series and I can't wait for book 2.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

What happens when innocence is confronted by monstrous evil? Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever read.

  • By anne levine on 11-12-16

Innocence destroyed.

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

If you haven't read or listened to this book before please do so. It isn't a book to be categorised as for children or for adults, it's an important book that carries a message for all.

  • The African Queen

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Upon her brother's death, missionary Rose Sayer and Charles Allnutt, disreputable skipper of the African Queen, become allies as, marooned in German Central Africa during World War I, they fight their old launch downriver 'to strike a blow for England'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration of a poignant story

  • By Anna on 08-12-12

A Perfect Pleasure!

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

Reviewed: 13-09-18

I found this classic tale an absolute delight, it really has everything - adventure, romance, gentle humour a d perfect narration by Michael Kitchen. Highly recommended *****

  • The Road to Little Dribbling

  • More Notes From a Small Island
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443

Twenty years ago Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation’s heart and became the best-selling travel book ever and was voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • funny, perceptive and grumpy

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-15

Bryson at his best!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

E VERYTHING about this book is truly wonderful...words can't express how highly I recommend it!

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  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly enjoyable listen.

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-06-09

A little something for everyone!

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

Reviewed: 19-01-18

Oh what a lovely book! It's romantic, funny, tragic and mysterious...often at the same time. I absolutely loved it and can't recommend it highly enough, not just the story but the narrators are wonderful too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Black

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen.

  • By Elizabeth on 07-04-08

Ghostly Goings On

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I cannot express how excellent this recording is, the story is brought to life by the narrator and cannot be recommended highly enough!