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  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel, Book 3
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Jane Hawk book yet

  • By Carole on 18-06-18

Best Jane Hawk book yet

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Loved it. Liked the interwoven stories
Exciting and kept my interest more than the first 2 Hawk books

  • The Secret Mother

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Tessa Markham comes home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there.After contacting the police, Tessa comes under suspicion for snatching the child. She must fight to prove her innocence. But how can she convince everyone she’s not guilty when even those closest to her are questioning the truth? And when Tessa doesn’t even trust herself...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really great story. not predictable. gripping

  • By Carole on 26-11-17

really great story. not predictable. gripping

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

Reviewed: 26-11-17

I loved this book. couldn't put it down it was so gripping. The narrator was perfect.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Starlight Barking

  • By: Dodie Smith
  • Narrated by: Delia Corrie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Waking up late one day, Pongo finds that none of the humans will wake up. He finds out that the same has happened all over the country, and then dogs everywhere hear the voice of Lord Sirius the dogstar, offering to free them from their humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What I liked

  • By Tamsin Doyle on 07-03-18

starlight barking

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

Reviewed: 30-04-17

This is very different from 101 dalmations. more sci-fi. I prefer 101 Dalmatians to be honest.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bumper Book of Bedtime Stories

  • Classic Tales for Children
  • By: Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman, Frank R. Stockton, Johnny Gruelle, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

A glittering collection of classic stories for children, which have delighted generations and continue to appeal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • terrible narrator

  • By Carole on 29-03-17

terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 29-03-17

The stories are fabulous and not your usual fairy tales. there were loads I'd never heard as a child. unfortunately the narrator has a really awful inflection in her deleveru6of this audio book. It's a real shame.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Mog’s Bad Thing

  • By: Judith Kerr
  • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon, Susan Sheridan, Rupert Degas
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Read by Hannah Gordon, Susan Sheridan and Rupert Degas. Mog, everyone’s favourite cat, is back and she is not happy…Mog loves her garden, but somehow it seems to have completely disappeared over night. What Mog doesn’t realise is that the flappy floppy thing that has replaced her garden is in fact a marquee put up for a cat show. Mog hides in the house and is oblivious to the cats of various sizes and colours who parade themselves hoping to be winners. Then curiosity takes over and Mog makes a spectacular entrance in true prize-winning form!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Carole on 15-03-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 15-03-17

the narrator was excellent and really brought the book to life. my 5 year old loves listening before bed.

  • The Smartest Giant in Town

  • By: Julia Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Steven Pacey
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

A funny tale of kindness and friendship, with a superb rhyming refrain for children to join in with, from the creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for my children

  • By andrea on 25-04-18

giant

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

my 4 year old girl loved it. she had heard it in nursery and enjoyed hearing it again at home.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Famous Five: Five Go Adventuring Again

  • Book 2
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please don't alter the original text!

  • By Sue on 13-04-17

my review

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

Reviewed: 20-11-16

I loved the TV program and this makes you feel like you're actually their :D

  • The Eyes of Darkness

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A year had passed since little Danny's death - A year since his mother began the painful process of acceptance. But Tina Evans could have sworn she just saw her Danny in a stranger's car...Then she dreamed that Danny was alive. And when she awoke, she found a message waiting for her in Danny's bedroom - Two disturbing words scrawled on his chalkboard: NOT DEAD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By munky on 22-09-16

great story

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

I Loved this story narrated by an entertaining lady. Dean Koontz is a fabulous writer

  • Sweet and Deadly

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Catherine Linton has returned to her hometown of Lowfield, Mississippi, unconvinced that the death of her parents in a car crash six months earlier was an accident. And her suspicions are confirmed when she stumbles upon the dead and beaten body of her doctor-father's longtime nurse. There are secrets being kept in Lowfield. And the town where Catherine grew up may be the same place where she is sent to her grave.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • average

  • By Carole on 06-02-16

average

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

The narrator is excellent. book is average. However I struggled to continue with the story.