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  • The Soul of Discretion

  • Simon Serrailler Book 8
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671

The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's dark, this one

  • By Sal on 08-10-14

Ok

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

Reviewed: 16-07-19

I was surprised that they didn’t pad out the storylines further. They all just came to a very speedy and unsatisfactory conclusion. I wasn’t aware of how much time was left on the book, so the ending was a surprise

  • Your Deepest Fear

  • DS Nathan Cody, Book 4
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

'Sara! Remember! Victoria and Albert. All I can say. They're here. They're - ' These are the last words Sara Prior will ever hear from her husband. As DS Nathan Cody struggles to make sense of the enigmatic message and solve the brutal murder, it soon becomes clear that Sara is no ordinary bereaved wife. Taking the investigation into her own hands, Sara is drawn into a world of violence that will lead her in a direction she would never have suspected. For Cody, meanwhile, things are about to get personal in the darkest and most twisted ways imaginable.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Rip-Snorter of a Book!

  • By Simon on 18-05-19

A bit too implausible

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

Reviewed: 22-05-19

The most enjoyable part of this book was revisiting the likeable characters. However, following a promising start, the story took off into a rather strange direction and became quite ridiculous in parts.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Too Close

  • By: Natalie Daniels
  • Narrated by: Clara Salaman, Sara Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

There’s a moment, when you meet someone new, when the connection is so strong that making a friend can feel like falling in love. That’s how it was for Connie and Ness. They met in the park while their children played, and as they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable. But when Ness’ marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book...And I’m VERY Picky!

  • By Jules on 25-12-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-03-19

I loved everything about this book. The only negative I have, is that it finished!
Great writing and great storytelling.

  • Tennessee Night

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

When Jack Nightingale learns that there is a mysterious list of children who are at risk, he takes the case, spurred on by the fact that he knows one of the names, and that makes it personal. His investigation brings him up against a demon from hell who is being used on a mission of revenge. But if Nightingale is to save the children, and his own soul, he’ll need help from an old adversary. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody marvellous

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 07-03-19

Supernatural storyline is not for me.

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

Summary of book was a bit misleading, as I was looking forward to the usual Stephen Leather novel . I really tried to get into it, but found it quite ridiculous. It might be a 5* review from a listener who enjoys this genre. However a big disappointment to me. Oh , not forgetting the accents; Southern drawl was painful.

  • In a House of Lies

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changing of the Guard?

  • By Simon on 13-10-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Very busy with lots of different characters to remember. Ending was a bit disappointing. Narration was very good.

  • Bring Me Back

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 609

The million-copy best-selling author returns with a breathtaking thriller. The disappearance. The suspicion. The fear....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Love Paris in the Springtime!

  • By Simon on 08-03-18

A Bit Slow.

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

I have found this book incredibly slow, not in the least bit gripping. Not for me.