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  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,456

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Fabulous story.

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

This book is probably the most brilliant book I have ever come across. Ditto all the other positive reviews. I have no other words if my own to add. I implore anyone to give it a listen to.

  • House of Spines

  • By: Michael J. Malone
  • Narrated by: David Elliot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Ran McGhie's world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow's oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fine Cocktail of Contemporary & Gothic Twists

  • By Simon on 10-12-17

Spooky story

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I enjoyed the story and the narrator was very good giving clear narration. I could visualise the characters and the house and it’s rooms easily. The tale was entertaining from the very first chapter, sometimes a little dark and sometimes light. A good balance. I can recommend this audio book.

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  • Perfect People

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Be careful what you wish for.... John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize the odds of their next child contracting the same disease are high. Then they hear about geneticist Dr Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease. At his clinic is where their nightmare begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dizzything on 16-11-11

Wow

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Ignore any negative reviews you may read regarding the narrator. She was spot on in my humble opinion.
The story is mind blowing and completely believable which is both scary and exciting in equal measure. I can 100% recommend this audio book.

  • Her Frozen Heart

  • By: Lulu Taylor
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Caitlyn thinks her marriage to Patrick is a success. For one thing, he is one of the few people not to fall head over heels for her beautiful friend, Sara. Life is lived on his terms, but they are happy. Aren't they? When a devastating accident turns her existence upside down, Caitlyn is forced to reassess everything she thought about her marriage, what she truly knows about Patrick, and his real feelings for her best friend. In the refuge of an old manor house, she begins to discover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent characterisation

  • By Mrs CJ on 13-05-18

Lovely enthralling family saga

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Good story. Plenty to get engrossed in. Narrator excellent at portrayal of the characters. Can recommend this highly.

  • The Darkest Lies

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village. Nothing can shake her happiness -- until the day that Beth goes missing, and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home. Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter's attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won't they talk?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.. Thrilled and Chilled in equal measures

  • By JayT on 17-08-17

Not exactly gripping........

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

Reviewed: 27-01-18

Decent enough story but it wasn’t particularly gripping.
It came across as though it was written by a very young author with not a great deal of experience.
I would not recommend this title but the narrator was quite good.

  • The Betrayals

  • By: Fiona Neill
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock, Sarah Ovens, Huw Parmenter, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127

When Rosie's best friend has an affair with her husband, the consequences reverberate through the lives of two families. Relationships are torn apart, friendships shattered and childish innocence destroyed. Her daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel when a letter arrives that opens old wounds. Rosie's son, Max, blames himself for everything that happened. And her ex-husband, Nick, has his own version of events.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wasn't the best book I've ever listened to!

  • By Mrs Wendy Davidson on 29-01-18

Tedious storyline and poor narration

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

Reviewed: 25-09-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

By having better narrators especially the portrayal of Rosie. The person reading her part sounded bored

What was most disappointing about Fiona Neill’s story?

it was on the whole a tedious story, could have been written by a 15 year old

How could the performance have been better?

they couldve at least put some effort in!

What character would you cut from The Betrayals?

All of them, sorry

Any additional comments?

well, that was a few hours I will never get back .......

  • Beneath the Surface

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

When the teenage son of Holly Gold's school friend brutally murders his parents before killing himself, her sleepy home town is rocked by the sudden tragedy. Appalled, Holly investigates. What could have caused the happy-go-lucky boy she remembers to commit such a heinous crime? When another teen commits suicide, she uncovers a horrifying link between the recent deaths and a dark conspiracy to hide the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-18

Hard work

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

I had high hopes for this title but unfortunately it was a drag. I stuck with it til the end and am glad it's over. It was too involved with all the descriptions of medical jargon and the like. Narration was ok but nothing great there either.

  • Watch Over Me

  • By: Daniela Sacerdoti
  • Narrated by: Helen McAlpine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

From the best-selling author of the Sarah Midnight Trilogy comes an instant classic - a beautiful and poignant love story about letting go and moving on. Eilidh Lawson’s life has hit crisis point. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. Desperate for relief, she seeks solace in the only place she’s ever felt at home - a small village in the Scottish Highlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story and loved narration

  • By NinaPasz on 28-01-15

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

This was a truly lovely story, we'll thought out and narrated perfectly. I was so happy at the way it ended too. ❤

  • Into the Water

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,816

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, read by Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge and Laura Aikman. The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times Number One best seller and global phenomenon. In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of the Hype Comes Real Quality!

  • By Simon on 03-05-17

Absorbing and captivating story let down by narrat

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Great story, a bit weird in places and let down by the narrators awful attempt at a geordie accent, it was cringe worthy. However the book was enjoyable and I was quite shocked at the ending, worth a listen.

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  • The Sixth Window

  • DCI Tom Douglas
  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177

Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit and run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad narration

  • By Lulu M on 01-05-17

Clever story

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I enjoyed this book a great deal, the narration was very good. My only niggle was that the audio was a little quiet in places.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful