LISTENER

Paul

  • 32
  • reviews
  • 10
  • helpful votes
  • 42
  • ratings
  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,879

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By DartmoorDiva on 09-09-18

Enjoyed the book

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Enjoyed the books will continue to list to more of Joy Ellis Books. Gives me something to listen to while waiting to Ian Rankin

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,605

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Stopped listing part way into the book

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Stopped listing part way into the book,I was trying something new but not for me

  • Shadow over the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Total landslide. Lancashire isn't Lincolnshire.

  • By Pen Name on 19-02-17

Books 2 well worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Books 2 well worth a listen, enjoyed this one just downing book three. Good story line

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story lousy narration

  • By Fiona on 29-07-18

Enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Enjoyed this books first time I have listed to a Joy Ellis books cant wait to start book two

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Empire of Dirt

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 2
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

War is set to ravage the land of Illian. The elves sail from the east, the savage Darkakin rise from the south and Valanis, the dark elf, is finally free. Valanis would see the world plunged into chaos and drowned in blood, ready for the return of the gods that still haunt him. A new hope rises in the Red Mountains, where the last remaining dragons have been discovered. Gideon and Galanor, human and elf, will have to work together. Only then might they convince Adriel, the last of the Dragorn order, to intervene in the war to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for Book 3 - Brilliant

  • By Paul on 27-08-18

Can’t wait for Book 3 - Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Love the characters and pace of the book - please list the book three asap - Great books will try his other books nest

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Ranger

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but poor narration

  • By mathewjg on 26-08-18

Great Book - the new Sanderson

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Great book straight onto book two, only problem is book three not yet on the site - If you like Sanderson you will love this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bands of Mourning

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

The Mistborn trilogy has become a firm favourite with fantasy fans the world over. The imagination that Sanderson brought to the series, his skill at marshalling epic storylines and dramatic action and his ability to create vivid characters made him a natural choice to complete Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time sequence. But with Mistborn, Sanderson has shown his bountiful talents in his own fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely satisfying

  • By Robyn on 28-02-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

Loved it, Brandon Sanderson continues his great writing , easy to listen to when Michael Kramer is the narrator

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,231

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

Great story , well worth the download , fast paced with strong characters, Narrator very easy to listen to

  • Even Dogs in the Wild

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He's the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything Perfectly In Place

  • By Simon on 08-11-15

Ian Rankins continues this great series

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

Ian Rankin continues this great series, well worth the download, fast pace and a good listen

  • Calamity

  • A Reckoners Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good conclusion

  • By Robyn on 19-04-16

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

Great listen Brandon Sanderson continues to show of is great story telling , One of the best authors around