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  • The Rumour

  • By: Lesley Kara
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Sian Thomas, Roy McMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 883

Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just 10 years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death 48 years ago - no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman. So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realises what it is she’s unleashed?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and boring

  • By Pam on 03-02-19

dull

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

I struggled with this book, I wanted it to pick up space so much, nearly returned it
I decided to stay with it as the narrator was ok, the main character was pathetic and synfully dull, in no way was this a thriller or psychological, not even the slightest bit tense
this is only my opinion! I like to read something edgier and fast paced!

  • A Keeper

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422

The mystery of Elizabeth Keane's father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh - not for lack of speculation. Her mother, Patricia, had been assumed a spinster until she began dating a mysterious man from out of town and within months had left Buncarragh and had married. Less than two years later, Patricia was back, with a new baby in her arms but no new husband by her side and unbendingly silent about her recent past. A secret she would take with her to her grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By cilla on 13-10-18

magnificent, such a joy <br />

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

wow, I can highly recommend this new novel by Graham Norton, it had me howling with laughter, mad with rage and crying
the story will stay with you

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 658

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By I'm all ears on 08-06-18

Highly recommend

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

excellent psychological thriller
couldn't turn off
I would highly recommend this book for all thriller lovers

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever...2006. Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Fantastic read

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-18

great book highly recommend

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

love books narrated by Joanne Froggat and this certainly doesn't disappoint
The story is split in to two different parts, mental asylum and 2006
Very emotional

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting plot but ...

  • By Lulu M on 17-01-17

don't waste your money

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

Reviewed: 24-05-18

very repetitive, predictable
I even skipped a few chapters in the middle
I would not recommend

  • Don't Close Your Eyes

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey, Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

A juicy, powerful listen featuring twin sisters who have drifted apart and the shocking family secrets that bind them.... Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches - watches the street, the houses, the neighbours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very good

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-07-17

Griping

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

keeps you guessing all the way through! stayed up way past my bedtime!! highly recommend

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 951

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb narration and tense plot

  • By Lee on 09-07-17

Predictable, awful book

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

Reviewed: 26-09-17

Nearly gave up a few times but persevered
The lead character does nothing but moan all the way through and the narrators voice is grating
Weak characterisation, teamed with a weak story line
Even the side story was pointless
Don’t waste your credits on this poor excuse for literacy

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Chilling story

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Listening to Joanne read this book gives it a simple yet naive look through a mothers eyes when she cN into a tigress when needed to
Great read and chilling till the end

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Friend Request

  • By: Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072

Maria wants to be friends. But Maria is dead. Isn't she? When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops. Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Maria Weston has been missing for over 25 years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret. As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with old friends....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clever thriller with some unexpected twists

  • By Grab This Book on 20-10-17

Don't bother!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

Awful story, narrator coughs and repeats lines throughout
Very predictable and cliche
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  • Sweetpea

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By D. Childs on 29-05-17

Deliciously funny

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

What a great read, I couldn't tear myself away from it
Rhiannon is a troubled lady and delving into her past makes sense of the person she has become
From her daily "kill" list to her tearing to be loved
Sweet Pea is an emotion ride of violence and unhinged personality
Highly recommend