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  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

A compelling thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual quality from Michael Connolly but terrible narration....

  • By Gary Collins on 18-08-17

Outstanding! This narrator is Ballad!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

Constantly unwinding tales being concluded. Ballad a bit of a tart, unnecessarily so, but she is essentially a brilliant character that Connelly knows well!

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracker!!

  • By eva on 19-11-17

This author NEVER wastes a word, luv this series

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Outstanding listen, Bosch ages but never tires and neither do I of him. Great detail, as usual, can be gorry but in a way so as to make you feel you're there and experiencing it first hand.

  • Tom Clancy's Oath of Office

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

On a crowded tourist beach in Portugal, US operatives use a high-tech drone to watch a French arms dealer flirt with a beautiful woman. It's only when she leaves that they realise she has shot him dead. In Iran, protests are growing against the oppressive regime, whipped up by a charismatic student. Most external observers are excited, but on the ground a spy of questionable loyalty senses something is badly amiss. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good listening

  • By Paul Jones on 26-01-19

Ryan jnr tale, worth a miss, author bored too?

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

Think the author has exhausted the Russians and Chinese to his limit! Luv the usual characters ie. Ryan and his mates but even this tale of fiction made me think it was a stretch too ridiculous!

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  • Dark Sacred Night

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gaaaargh the narrator ruins it

  • By Max on 28-11-18

Outstanding, still typical Bosch plus some more

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

Connelly has made this an excellent listen, not withstanding horrible crimes. Can't wait til the next installment, Connelly is an maginative author, no yawn moments! Gonna try anything he has written!

  • Price of Duty

  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

In a top-secret location deep in the Ural Mountains, Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov has built his nation's most dangerous weapon since the atomic bomb - a fearsome tool to gain superiority in Russia's long-running battle with the West. From inside Perun Aerie - an intricate network of underground tunnels and chambers that is the heart of the Russian cyberwarfare program - he is launching a carefully plotted series of attacks on an unsuspecting US and its European allies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not so gripping and idiotic narration.

  • By Stefan on 13-02-18

Only tried this one cos I luv narrator!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Glad I did! Some long-winded scenes but like the new take on an old theme!

  • Tom Clancy's Power and Empire

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

As the world shakes from seemingly disparate outbursts of terrorism, Jack Ryan prepares for a crucial negotiation with President Zhou's increasingly hostile China. But when a routine traffic stop on an isolated road in rural Texas leads to the discovery of a stolen USB stick, it becomes clear there is a dark connection between the attacks. With tensions rising, a US spy ship in the South China Sea gets caught up in a violent storm - a storm which threatens to push it into the path of the Chinese navy, with potentially disastrous consequences. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Book incomplete

  • By timothy wright on 17-09-18

Luvd it except for very graphic abuse bits

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

just no need for it . Other than that nothing new, good tale and performance.

  • Silencer

  • Nick Stone, Book 15
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

1993: Under deep cover, Nick Stone and a specialist surveillance team have spent weeks in the jungles and city streets of Colombia. Their mission: to locate the boss of the world's most murderous drugs cartel - and terminate him with extreme prejudice. Now they can strike. But to get close enough to fire the fatal shot, Nick must reveal his face. It's a risk he's willing to take - since only the man who is about to die will see him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every second of it!

  • By Mikey on 28-02-14

No-one weaves a hero's tale like McNab

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

This windy tale keeps you hooked cos it's written on the being and experiences of a man who's basically hopeless - but a gifted scrapper. No boring techy details that many authors pad out with. Enjoyed this one.

  • Rainbow Six

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, John Clark is efficient and deadly ? but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face as the commander of a covert multi-national anti-terrorism squad known as Rainbow. Almost as soon as the group is formed, three terrorist attacks occur that seem unrelated at first, but may be the beginning of a new brand of terrorism like nothing the world has ever encountered before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story ruined by awful narration.

  • By Horatio Harris on 21-10-18

Difficult to review save to say , typical Clancy

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

I luv the characters but this one went into way too much detail describing the scenarios, rather about characters.

  • Andy McNab

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  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Andy McNab
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Abandoned on the steps of Guy’s Hospital and placed in a housing estate in East London, Andy McNab tells of a troubled upbringing. Now a successful author and former Special Air Service sergeant, he joins us to discuss the success of Bravo Two Zero and the release of his latest audiobook, Street Soldier. Street Soldier is aimed at young adults and introduces the unique character of Sean Harker. Much like his author, Sean seeks to escape the confines of his upbringing by enrolling in the British Army, but unlike Andy, he focuses his attention on the competing gangs of London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A quick and insightful inteoduction

  • By Sniffs PJH on 03-01-18

Very fictional sounding if you ask me

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Gawd bless im, Andy finks es a righter! Can't call the bloke a liar but

  • The Negotiator

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in a ruthless plan to force the President of the United States out of office. If it succeeds, he will be psychologically and emotionally destroyed. Only one man can stop it - Quinn, the world's foremost Negotiator, who must bargain for the life of an innocent man, unaware that ransom was never the kidnapper's real objective...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more twists and turns than a twisty turny thing

  • By R. M. Ingram on 17-10-16

OK

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

First 4 chapters put me to sleep! I never learned to luv this: wishy washy!