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  • The Sixth Window

  • DCI Tom Douglas
  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117

Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit and run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad narration

  • By Lulu M on 01-05-17

Enjoyed, and left wanting more!!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Brilliant story once again, but Tom does not feature a lot though is definitely in at the conclusion. There are storylines left hanging, so I hope they may carry on to the next novel.

  • The Nursing Home Murder

  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Sir John Phillips, the Harley Street surgeon, and his beautiful nurse, Jane Harden, are almost too nervous to operate. The emergency case on the table before them is the Home Secretary - and they both have very good, personal reasons to wish him dead. Within hours he does die, although the operation itself was a complete success, and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn must find out why....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical yarn

  • By Teresa on 25-07-16

Typical yarn

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

Nevertheless still enjoyable. Didn't see the outcome.
This is an easy to listen to tale, which is good for destressing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Appointment with Death

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appointment with Death

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-05-16

Typical Christie

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

Easy listen, enjoyable yarn, for those days when you need to multitask. This doesn't detract from its old world charm

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  • Send for Paul Temple

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A wave of mysterious robberies is sweeping the country, and 50,000 pounds' worth of diamonds has been stolen in six months. During the fourth raid, a nightwatchman is attacked with chloroform, and just manages to gasp out "The Green Finger" before he dies. Chief Inspector Dale has heard the enigmatic phrase before: it was the last utterance of a drowning man wanted in connection with another robbery. But with no further leads, the police are baffled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage Crime

  • By Teresa on 12-05-15

Vintage Crime

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

Enjoyable caper, loved every minute.
Expect a long ago style, and that's exactly what you get. Authentic in every way

  • Before the Poison

  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Sandra Duncan, Al Senter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife, Laura. Now he’s back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself. The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow to him to work. Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relaxing book.

  • By compo on 29-09-11

Unexpected tale

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Sadly I was expecting a live who dun it, I got a who did it. It was not what I wanted or expected , hence the personal 3*. Written well though, just not for me!


  • Taken for Dead

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Louise Fitzpatrick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

The severed head of Micky Crounan, local baker, is grinning gruesomely up from the bottom tier of his own cake. Katie Maguire of the Irish Garda is baffled--until another local businessman goes missing in horrific circumstances. Soon Katie is on the trail of a debt-collecting gang calling themselves the Kings of Erin. But these are very dangerous men. And they will stop at nothing to throw Katie off the trail...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator ruined this for me

  • By N Myers on 25-08-15

Not for the feint hearted

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

Reviewed: 17-03-15

Yet another Latie Mcquire boo which lives upto expectations. Very graphic descriptions of murder, and so this may not be for you.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Elizabeth Is Missing

  • By: Emma Healey
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,023

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She sometimes thinks her daughter Helen is a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: Her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth is missing

  • By Mrs. Denise Slatter on 08-07-14

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

A beautiful tale written from the point of view of an elderly' confused??' Lady. It made me think about being in this state as well as the plot . This book is more than fiction, more than a good tale. The narration is perfect and I cannot recommend it enough!

  • Secrets of the Sea House

  • By: Elisabeth Gifford
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Douglas Russell, Sarah Barron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Scotland, 1860. Reverend Alexander Ferguson takes up his new parish, an isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time there will change his life, but the Sea House, on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. More than a century later, Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building for the family they hope to have. But their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but really enjoyable in the end.

  • By Lucy on 13-05-14

Twisting and turning

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Whilst this story has expected twists, the outcome continues to evade the reader. Enjoyable and yet easy to listen to, interesting without too much effort to listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets of the Sea House?

The finding of the corpse(whose I am not saying!), the misleading way my mind sorted it out.....I was wrong!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

We'll narrated, and change of narration, very slick causing no jarring to the performance

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Historical mystery solved!

Any additional comments?

Unusually I could listen to this book again quite soon, and I am sure I would gain different insights, partially set in the time of the clearance of the Scottish Islands, it holds interest for people who are interested in fiction, mystery, historical..... In fact most people

2 of 2 people found this review helpful