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  • The Reunion

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Then - In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back. Now - The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organizing a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing. When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!!

  • By Astrid on 09-03-18

Far too unbelievable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-18

XXX Contains spoilers XXX

The story would be a satisfying TV mini drama, but as a novel it is way too predictable and unrealistic. How can the author expect the listener to believe the police would not have thoroughly combed every inch of the farm land. It may just be me but I prefer a story to be believable and and cover all aspects of conventional living.

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 926

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister, Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tragic Coming of Age

  • By Simon on 01-12-17

Truely Overwhelming!! Fanatastic Thriller!!

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

Bravo L K Slater and to the marvellous narrator, Lucy. Absolutely loved the story and its setting. Great descriptive story texts for the reader to create all the scenes and images in their head. Highly recommended to a crime thriller fan.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

Good but too easy to guess!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Good story but if you like a sophisticated thriller that keeps you guessing until the end you will not get that with this book. All in all though still a good story.

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  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Fifteen years ago two teenagers were mysteriously found dead by the old railroad tracks in a small affluent town in New Jersey. One of them was Nap Dumas' twin, Leo, and the other the town's sheriff's daughter. Most people concluded it was a double suicide; others just didn't buy it. Nap has dedicated his life to finding out what really happened that summer, and when his missing ex-girlfriend's fingerprints show up at a crime scene, he's thrown into a labyrinth of dark family secrets and lies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coben continues to deliver.

  • By Stephen on 30-09-17

Seems like a very rushed idea for his book!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

I was not impressed with the story at all. This is coming from a Harlan fan. It was just not good enough and definitely not to his standard. I loved his quite recent book Home. The narration was great. The story however extremely predictable and simply nothing special!

  • 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 4,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,009

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

How could this win such an award? Really!!!!

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

Reviewed: 13-09-17

Very easy to listen to with an ok storyline and yes I agree told by a talented narrator, but do not expect to be dazzled by early theories of who did it as the story is unbelievably easy to predict from very early on. Did not deserve by any way whatsoever to win such an award!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 7

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman. As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nailbiting from start to finish

  • By Wilma on 06-12-10

Oooooh... absolutely super fandango!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Simply the best serial killer book I've read do far and I've read many. Read soon and definitely before watching the film or it will be another Girl on the Train ruined.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Here and Gone

  • By: Haylen Beck
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She's taken the family car, and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. She keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in the Arizona desert. Looking for a safe place to stay for the night, she spots something in her rearview mirror. A police car is following her, and the lights are flickering. Blue and red. As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 stars! Suberb!

  • By Ann D on 16-07-17

Fresh and Tasty!

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

loved it. Great writer and fantastic narration. Was very hard to put down and try and go to sleep each night. The story entices you to want more and more. Definitely look forward to the authors next book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Suspect

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life: a beautiful wife, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only one loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient - and the biggest lie of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping yarn

  • By Shoshi on 29-03-08

Superbly written!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

I enjoyed it. Although not the best thriller I've read the story will still keep you guessing. I liked the lead character and setting of the story. All in all a triumphant novel.

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,977

"My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. I'm in a coma. My husband doesn't love me anymore. Sometimes I lie." Unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling, you won't be able to put this new thriller down. Set to be the most talked about book in 2017, it's perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train and The Widow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read/listen

  • By Annie Tompkins on 30-03-17

Extremely Tricky!

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

Reviewed: 28-07-17

Great listen. Loved the narrator. brilliant story with clever twists and turns right until the last page.

love Sexy Dave

  • The Sixth Window

  • DCI Tom Douglas
  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

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

Oh Rach, why on why Rach! Contains Spoilers!!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Slow burner, but does get exciting as you progress further into the story. The narration was performed excellently. However unlike her previous brilliant thrillers, Sleep Tight and Kill Me Again, there are too many questions left unanswered.
Was Bernie/Ed involved in Alisons crimes???
And who was the man who came to see Lewis at his flat warning him not to use the photography room?? Was it Ed!!
Hopefully Rach will follow this up with a sequel as I did not leave this listen has impressed as I previously have in her other books.
Sexy Dave

4 of 7 people found this review helpful