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  • Nobody's Child

  • Detectives King and Lane Series, Book 3
  • By: Victoria Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son. Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many. Just as Alex uncovers a heart-breaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even closer than she thinks?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent as always!

  • By carol reynolds on 26-04-19

Excellent as always!

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

Reviewed: 26-04-19

I love this series. The narration, the stories. Brilliant! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Last Lullaby

  • Detective Natalie Ward, Book 2
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Diana Croft
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband, Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word Why? written on the wall in blood. As Natalie begins to delve deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers that Adam has a dark past he’s been hiding, and she’s sure that the Brannons' teenage babysitter, Inge, has secrets of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling detective thriller

  • By Nia Ireland on 18-12-18

As ever ..... brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-19

Keeps me guessing to the very last half hour of listening. Love the narrator. Love the author! So disappointed when I finish listening to these books, can’t wait for the next

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Wife

  • An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Hooked
  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

 

Rebecca only wanted to help out - to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone on whom to rely. But now, she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving stepdaughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Garbage

  • By Laura on 19-04-19

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

I absolutely loved this book, the story is excellent, although I had just worked out what was going on just before it was revealed. The narrator is excellent, something I think is very important to an audible book. It can definitely make or break for me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guilty

  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Laoisha O'Callaghan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

On a warm summer's morning, 13-year-old schoolgirl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constance's uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later Karl's life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, a husband, and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda's world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but the narration spoils it!

  • By Gemma on 16-08-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-02-19

I loved this book, twists and turns throughout, but I didn’t really enjoy the narration. When I first started listening to it I was almost tempted to give up because of the rather monotonous tone, but the story gripped me so I persevered and I’m glad I did. If you can get past the narration and get Into the story it’s well worth it. Laura Elliott is an amazing writer, this is the second book I’ve listened too (the first one has a brilliant narrator) and I’ve already downloaded a third and can’t wait to get into it.

  • The Wife Before Me

  • A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together, they can help each other. Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of. And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak

  • By Janice on 19-10-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

Loved it. Kept me gripped right the way through. Only realised the twist just before we were told it. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to listen to the next one. Which I have already downloaded.

  • Believe Me

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers, Lorelei King, John Chancer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 636

Claire Wright likes to play other people. A struggling British actress, in New York without a green card, Claire needs work. She takes the only part she's offered: as a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers, hired to entrap straying husbands, catching them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on them directly. Make it clear you're available, but they have to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not entrapment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't perform, act.

  • By MardiGras on 04-08-18

Not so good

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

I’m half way through and trying to hard to enjoy it. But it’s very boring. I really want to like it but feel like just skipping to the end

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Rowena Bennett on 21-05-17

Overall excellent book

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

It took me a little while to get used to the narrator, some of her accents were a little confusing but I loved the story

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

I could not stop listening to this book. Gripping from start right to the very last minute. I’m so sorry I’ve finished it!