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  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost for words

  • By Binka on 11-04-18

Always enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Yet another brilliant book. Beautifully written with dry humour, great characters and cliffhanging endings. Wonderfully performed. Already looking forward to the next one......

  • Snatched

  • By: Stephen Edger
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Every parent's worst nightmare: Seven-year-old Natalie Barrett is snatched while walking home from school on a Friday afternoon. The police begin a desperate hunt to find her before it is too late. They fear the worst when a body is located near a golf course. Sarah Jenson is Natalie's teacher. When one of the detectives on the case is suddenly killed, Sarah believes the events may be linked and begins to search for answers. With suspects stacking up, she is in a race against time to discover the perpetrator.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Dr on 15-04-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Predictable storyline and terrible narration. The characters had no depth and the plot rather silly. Very disappointing .

  • Palace of Treason

  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. She despises the men she serves, the oligarchs, crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The sexual objectification in the narrator's voice

  • By Tim Regan on 01-11-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Enjoyed it as much as the first book. Brilliant plot again. Looking forward to number 3.

  • Working Girls

  • By: Maureen Carter
  • Narrated by: Frances Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Fifteen years old…brutalised…dumped in a park…throat slashed…. Schoolgirl prostitute Michelle Lucas died in agony and terror, utterly alone. The sight breaks the heart of Sergeant Bev Morriss of West Midlands Police. She thought she was hardened, but gazing at Michelle’s pale, broken body she is consumed by a cold fury. She knows this case is different - this is the one that will push her to the edge. Plunging herself into the seedy heart of Birmingham’s vice-land she struggles to infiltrate the deadly jungle of hookers, evil pimps and violent johns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thrilling

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-14

excellent book

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Very enjoyable, listen, good plot, great characters, well performed. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Dead to Me

  • A Serial Killer Thriller: Detective Kate Matthews Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Edger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

How do you catch a killer who knows your every move? She drew the curtains and returned to the kitchen where she removed the bottle of vodka from the freezer and reached for the large kitchen knife. If he dared to come back, she'd be ready for him. When a body is found hanging in the remains of a dock-side warehouse, detective Kate Matthews is called to the scene.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favourite listen

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 04-12-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

The storyline had potential but it was overscripted. Dreadful stulted narration making listening an effort.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Siege

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

London is under attack. People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Lanchester Hotel on Park Lane. The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building. Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • His best yet ?

  • By T SOTHCOTT on 10-04-17

One of his best!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Full of suspense from the start. Lots of engaging subplots, twists and turns. A great read , performed beautifully, as ever, by Paul Thornley.

  • The Loner

  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart, Steve Worsley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Brought up by his hard-nosed father and ferocious Spanish grandmother, Xavier Aislado is a gentle giant. And though Xavi’s bond with his grandmother grows, he is abandoned when his family return to Spain, leaving him in Edinburgh to complete his education. Years later, when his promising sporting career is cut short, Xavi pursues his true passion: journalism. And when his first assignment ends in violent death, he is drawn into a dark new world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen but not the same as Bob Skinner

  • By Ewansnan on 29-01-12

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Excellent storyline, beautifully performed and very compelling listening. Lots of surprises throughout . I would recommend this to anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wrong Place

  • DI Sally Parker Thriller Series #1
  • By: M. A. Comley
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

DI Sally Parker has a serial killer on her patch. One thing that sets this killer apart from the others she's hunted before: his willingness to leave DNA at each of the crime scenes. It's up to Sally and her partner, DS Jack Blackman, to find out why before the body count rises to double figures. While Sally is engrossed in the investigation, her ex-husband, Darryl, pays a surprise visit to her new home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful

  • By Mrs on 06-01-16

Disappointing and dreadfully narrated.

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

Reviewed: 22-04-16

The story was nothing special but the narration was bizarre. She sounded like a 9 year old taking elocution lessons and sounding out every syllable as the syntax was so abnormal. Is the narrator American doing a poor interpretation of an English accent? Dick Van Dyke did better in Mary Poppins !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All you need is Ove

  • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

What a wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

This was one of the best books I've listened to. Heartwarming,entertaining and beautifully written and read. It made me smile, laugh and cry, quite a feat! I didn't want it to end.Do not miss out on this book.