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  • Whoops! All the Money Went Missing

  • Susan Hall Investigates Series, Book 2
  • By: Adele Abbott
  • Narrated by: Janine Haynes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The Washbridge banks are in big trouble - all of their money has gone missing. If Susan can uncover what has happened, it will be The Bugle’s biggest story yet. But there are other things on Susan’s mind - like witches, werewolves, and vampires. Even though she knows they can’t possibly exist. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book 2

  • By Dominic on 28-02-19

book 2

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

Reviewed: 28-02-19

all the references to candlefield without jill and the others. perhaps there will be an overlap in the future or a cross reference.

  • Agatha Raisin: The Witches' Tree

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 28
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Enjoyable

  • By Cathy Swanson on 02-12-17

book 28

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

book 28 of an on going saga. once again Ahatha solves the case and fails to get the man

  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

book 7

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

The story continues and expands. The characters build well with a not too surprising finish to the story which will no doubt lead into the next book.

  • And Now for Something Completely Different

  • Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Here's a question for you. What's the most exciting thing ever found in a fire bucket? And don't say 'fire' because you'll be wrong. Suppose - just suppose - it was the technology to take a pod to Mars? Yeah, now we're talking! Every Christmas, for reasons which seem good at the time - especially after an eggnog or two - Max and the others leap into the nearest pod and indulge in their illegal Christmas jump. It's a tradition. This year, however, just to be different, they find themselves part of someone else's illegal Christmas jump. It's time to don a spacesuit and bring your own urine!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different - yes, but still hilarious.

  • By Mike T. on 25-12-18

Christmas short story

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

a short story like no other novel well written and gripping. it is totally different from all the other novels.

  • Witch Is Why the Laughter Stopped

  • A Witch P.I. Mystery, Book 14
  • By: Adele Abbott
  • Narrated by: Hannah Platts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Blood is thicker than water. But whose blood? And who is the stranger at Jill's door? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book 14

  • By Dominic on 07-12-18

book 14

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

good story. picked up about a year after book 13. Jill is about to start investigation into a series of murders. the book ends on the ususl cliff hanger. now waiting for book 15 in the new year.

  • We Witch You a Merry Christmas: A Short Story

  • By: Adele Abbott
  • Narrated by: Hannah Platts
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Jill and Mrs V are both in big trouble until salvation comes from the most unlikely quarter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book 5a

  • By Dominic on 01-12-18

book 5a

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

this short story fits between books 5 and 6. originally published in book form a couple of years ago it finally has been released in audiobook 2018. It's a book you can listen to either as stand alone or in sequence. Jill once again reverses disaster and manages to have even more close shaves with disasters. i enjoyed it immensely.

  • Dark Light

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death. And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Continuity error

  • By drdapa on 09-11-18

part 2

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

This is part 2 of the Elizabeth Cage books. the plot is well conceived and follows on from the next. the characters are well developed and interact well
the story ends with what could be the beginning of the nexf episode.

  • Magisterium: The Golden Tower

  • By: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The final, thrilling instalment in this extraordinary series from best-selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed...but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle. It came at a cost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the final book

  • By Dominic on 16-11-18

the final book

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

Reviewed: 16-11-18

story is five star. characters continue to a final which is gripping. i only gave 3 stars for performance because i found it jerky and disjointed. not as smooth as the others in the series. that said i could only give it 4 stars overall.

  • Blood Rites

  • The Dresden Files, Book 6
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas - a vampire of dubious integrity - only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murphy!

  • By raeamber on 11-12-15

book 6

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

book six in the saga. equally good and builds towards the next. series is quite addictive and seems to get better each time.

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Magic. It can get a guy killed. Return to the world of the Dresden Files with Harry Dresden (the only wizard in the Chicago phone book) and friends as they solve supernatural mysteries, protect the helpless, and fight evil. Brief Cases is a new collection of Dresden Files stories which includes an original novella, from international best seller Jim Butcher. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A small number of new stories

  • By Barry Deri on 15-06-18

colection

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

this is a collection of short stories which fit between the main novels. most were released as individuals initially which is how i bought them. the last 2 fit between novels further up the series. it is worth buying the collection but virtually impossible to read them in between the novels. i enjoyed the shorts but would have preferred them as individual stories rather than a collection.