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  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and gripping

  • By M. Williams on 17-03-17

Fantastic listen!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

There aren’t many books I’ve come across with a plot you haven’t heard before but this storyline blew me away. Disturbing but funny don’t usually go together but this really has both! A fantastic book - if there is one thing you do to end the year make listening to this it.

  • Auschwitz Lullaby

  • By: Mario Escobar
  • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Helene's worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Romani heritage, be taken into custody. Though Helene is German and safe from the forces invading her home, she refuses to leave her family - sealing her fate in a way she never could have imagined. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shame about the narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-18

Shame about the narration

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Listened to this following a trip to Auschwitz. Really heart wrenching story ruined by the unemotive narrator. Such a shame!

  • Losing Leah

  • By: Sue Welfare
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

On a cold, dark February morning, Chris and Leah Hills stop for coffee at an isolated service station a stone’s throw from the Welsh Borders. While Leah heads inside, Chris locks the car and goes in to order their drinks. She shouldn’t be long - after all, they’ve only stopped to stretch their legs. Minutes pass. Chris waits and waits, but Leah doesn’t come back. When Sergeant Mel Daley and her boss, Detective Inspector Harry Baker, arrive to begin a search for the missing woman, their investigation calls everything into question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By Mr. Scott A. Clark on 16-10-18

Slooooow

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

An ok story and well narrated but very slow... I just wanted it to end unfortunately!

  • Just Before I Died

  • By: S. K. Tremayne
  • Narrated by: Kerry Wotton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

A terrifying lie. A horrifying truth. The chilling new psychological thriller by S. K. Tremayne, author of the Sunday Times number one best seller The Ice Twins. Sometimes you can’t even trust yourself.... It was just a patch of ice. Just a bit of bad luck. But it was nearly enough to kill Kath Redway, spinning her car into Burrator Reservoir in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blinding listen

  • By Anonymous User on 18-08-18

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Following The Ice Twins I was so excited when I saw this new book had been released, unfortunately I found it slow, boring and in all honesty couldn't wait for it to end. Disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By: Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites - translator, Dita Kraus - prologue
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 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 23

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so, Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By johnnykate on 27-02-18

So moving...

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A truly heart wrenching story based on fact that everyone should hear about in their lifetime. Amazing listen.

  • Blink

  • A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 773

Three years ago Toni's five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself - and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence. Her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible: she must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blink! just Don't Miss It!

  • By Simon on 18-02-17

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I've had this in my wish list for ages but expected it to be the typical child disappearance story, but I am really glad I gave it a go. A really great story and excellent narration - definitely recommend!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Further Questions

  • By: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister, read by Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, Jan Cramer, Penny Andrews, Cassie Layton, Rachael Beresford and Malk Williams. The police say she's guilty. She insists she's innocent. She's your sister. You loved her. You trusted her. But they say she killed your child. Whom do you believe? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Gabby on 15-07-18

Disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Really disappointed with this book, dragged on for far too long and it was too easy to guess whodunit. Narration was great though!

  • Unravelling Oliver

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Sam O'Mahony, Roy McMillan, Kevin Hely, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children's books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma. In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, Original and Very Well Crafted

  • By Simon on 28-07-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

Although the narration was great the story was lacking - I kept listening thinking that there must be some exciting twist to come but was only to be disappointed at the end!

  • The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr

  • By: Frances Maynard
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Elvira Carr is 27 and neuro-atypical. Her father - whom she suspects was in the secret service - has passed away and, after several Unfortunate Incidents growing up, she now spends most of her time at home with her overbearing mother. But when her mother has a stroke, Elvira is suddenly forced to look after herself or risk ending up in sheltered accommodation. Armed with her Seven Rules, which she puts together after online research, Elvira hopes to learn how to navigate a world that's full of people she doesn't understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Carole on 22-08-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

I have been looking for a book for ages that escapes the hype of The Girl on the Train type novels and this what's the answer to my prayers and I wished it wouldn't end.

I'm not going to write anymore so as not to give anything away but just 3 words - download this book!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath the Surface

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

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

Don't bother!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I rarely leave reviews however this book was so slow I was waiting for it to end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful