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  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,565

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

story review

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

eel this story had lots of surprised there'll keep you guessing till the end. some of the caricatures not totally believable at times. overall I enjoyed It.

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

  • Read by the Cast of the Stage Play
  • By: Choderlos de Laclos
  • Narrated by: Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

From the sumptuous private drawing rooms of 18th-century Paris to the decadent estates and chateaus of the French countryside, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont hatch a long-distance plan of vengeance and seduction. Valmont is determined to conquer the famously pious Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is abroad on business. However, Merteuil has other plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timeless tale of lust and revenge

  • By Ms. D. A. O'neil on 05-02-16

review

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

terrible story. unbelievable. but my thing. mistake in ordering. I didn't like the content .

  • Dr Gideon Fell: Collected Cases

  • Classic Radio Crime
  • By: John Dickson Carr
  • Narrated by: Donald Sinden, John Hartley, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Donald Sinden stars as eccentric amateur sleuth Gideon Fell in these two full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of stories by John Dickson Carr. One of the pre-eminent detectives of crime fiction's Golden Age, Dr Gideon Fell is stout, jovial and fond of beer and band music. However, he also possesses a razor-sharp mind and extraordinary powers of deduction, which are frequently put to the test as he is called upon to solve seemingly impossible crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC DR GIDEON DOES IT AGAIN

  • By Highlight on 21-10-17

old fashioned

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

easy listening. quiet slow story line. like the different voices narrating makes it more interesting to me like a play

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  • By: Audible
  • Narrated by: Audible
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very informative <br />

  • By linda on 27-04-18

very informative <br />

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

How interesting so useful to get an overview before you buy. I did actually download a book I would not have bought normally. which was a very good listen. thankyou

  • Inspector Morse: BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Three Classic Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Shrapnel, Robert Glenister
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Three BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations starring John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis, plus a bonus reading by Colin Dexter of one of his short stories. In Last Seen Wearing, Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing person case from a dead colleague. But two years, three months and two days after teenager Valerie Taylor's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new Morse and Lewis

  • By Mary Carnegie on 02-03-18

morse

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

brilliant brought alive by good narration and believable narrative. gripping. sensitive. moving. I so loved the tv version

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  • The Drowned Boy

  • By: Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

'He'd just learnt to walk,’ she said. ‘He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.’ A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, as there is something troubling about the mother’s story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping did she / did't she? Mystery

  • By SnapWriter on 10-06-15

review of book

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

a bit long winded. could have been half the length and inconclusive. funny story really not sure how I feel about characters do I like them or am I ambivalent. won't listen again.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Three

  • The Sixties (1960-1968)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: full cast, Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Paul Temple swings into the '60s with five complete radio dramas featuring the writer-cum-amateur detective and his wife, Steve, plus bonus archive material. Between 1938 and 1968, Paul and Steve's exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are 'The Gilbert Case' (1960 remake), 'The Margo Mystery' (1961), 'The Jonathan Mystery' (1963 remake), 'The Geneva Mystery' (1965) and 'The Alex Affair' (1968). This set also includes the bonus radio feature 'Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By linda on 24-03-17

Temple stories from the radio

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

Reviewed: 14-12-17

I enjoy this old style of acting and respect the men have for women. plots are totally transparent but I like that. sound effects are good too believable

  • FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

  • By: Crackanory
  • Narrated by: Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,222

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Decent Freebie!

  • By Simon on 03-02-17

hilarious

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

Reviewed: 25-08-17

enjoyed these short stories very much. engaging a day interesting with good twists at the end of each.

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  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 16-18
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

The Last Puzzle: When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories combined

  • By kitty67 on 25-06-18

cherringham

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

Reviewed: 29-07-17

love these books. so comforting and I look forward to Neil Dudgeon voice lulling me to sleep in the evening. I like the relationship between Jack and Sarah. so nice to explore more complex relationships friendships than just sexual.

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  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pulls you in.

  • By Gadget Queen on 09-05-12

enjoyment

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

this book was shared by my sister. it made me cry laugh smile and sent me to sleep. made me look forward to the next listen. I enjoyed it very much. I liked the description of the butterfly garden I'm making one just like it. ♡♡

0 of 1 people found this review helpful