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  • Breaking Bones

  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Jonthan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Frankie Verdi, Eddie Williams and Tony Thompson are The Three Dogs. A ruthless criminal gang. A law unto themselves. Detective Jim Hacker has watched the Dogs grow from thuggish youths to psychotic criminals and seems to be the only cop in town with the determination to see justice done. Meanwhile Jamie Strange, a young Royal Marine, finds himself embroiled in the lives of the gang when his girlfriend, Laurie Holland, cuts off their engagement...to be with the most dangerous of the Dogs: Frankie Verdi. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, great story and excellent narration

  • By Mr P on 23-01-19

Excellent Drama

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

Another very good novel by Robert White. Brilliant narration by Johnathon Keeble. Can’t wait for next novel hope it’s narrated by Johnathon.

  • The Body in the Marsh

  • DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
  • By: Nick Louth
  • Narrated by: Marston York
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife, Liz, goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin.... To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is drawn into the investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present? The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By TrudyW on 23-08-18

Spellbinding

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Unforeseen twists and turns. Excellent and exciting. Very little vulgar language which was a blessing. I am truly fed up with vulgar books. This one proves there can be all that is expected from a first class novel WITHOUT resorting to graphic sexual scenes or vile language. Well done Mr Louth. Looking forward to reading more from you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,123

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Lethal White

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

Again a very good read, thoroughly enjoyed it. However I felt the Henrik Ibsen quotes were unnecessary and brought nothing to the novel. In truth I got really irritated by them. I know of his work Rosmoreholm and can sort of see the analogies but still felt them to be superfluous to the story line.
I look forwArd to her next novel.

  • Runaway

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their 60s, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering 50 years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By jane on 02-01-15

What.a Journey

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Being 69 myself I identified with much of Jacks thinking. It made my sad and laugh out loud. Well done Peter.

  • Flesh House

  • Logan McRae, Book 4
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

The fourth thriller in the number one best-selling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips the Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. The case was closed. Until the killer walked free.... When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not for the faint hearted

  • By michelle on 25-09-17

Crikey!!!

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Another excellent read, however, it has put me off meat for good. After preparing a meal earlier in the day, of steak and salad I sent my husband out for fish and chips. I think I am going vegetarian Stuart’s book was nothing if not explicitly descriptive.

  • Cold Granite

  • Logan McRae, Book 1
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City, and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sandra on 21-06-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

A thoroughly good novel. Will listen to more by this author. Enjoyed the narration too.

  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackson Makes it a Hat Trick!

  • By Simon on 08-05-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

Once again David Jackson has had me enthralled. Superb. Would make a cracking film. Thank you again David for such a thrilling novel.

  • The Body on the Doorstep

  • A Romney Marsh Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A. J. MacKenzie
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Murder and smuggling, conspiracy and treason - can Reverend Hardcastle catch a killer? Kent, 1796. Shocked to discover a dying man on his doorstep - and lucky to avoid a bullet himself - Reverend Hardcastle finds himself entrusted with the victim's cryptic last words. With smuggling rife on England's south-east coast, the obvious conclusion is that a dodgy deal has gone wrong. But why is the leader of the local Customs service so reluctant to investigate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By eb on 26-05-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Was bored witless by this book. Persevered but did not enjoy the story at all.

  • The Lewis Man

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094

An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former detective inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to The Blackhouse, which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis trilogy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric sequel to The Blackhouse

  • By Kirstine on 24-02-12

The Lewis Man

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Excellent book, better than book one which I also enjoyed. Spent time looking at maps of the island following Jonny’s journey. Really looking forward to reading the last in the trilogy.

  • 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 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

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

I Witnwss

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

I love listening to novels whilst working in my garden. However, the prolific use of the “f” word I found offensive and aggressive. I was too embarrassed to listen to it outside my house. Three of my friends bought this book and two said they were disgusted with the language used and stopped reading it. I have a large social network and know of no one who uses such language. A good story is all that is required. The odd expletive is tolerated but why are so many authors using such vile language?

4 of 9 people found this review helpful