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  • The Body in the Marsh

  • DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
  • By: Nick Louth
  • Narrated by: Marston York
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife, Liz, goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin.... To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is drawn into the investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present? The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By TrudyW on 23-08-18

Makes you want to find out how!

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

This was a new author to me and I quite enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot. I knew what had happened very early on, just couldn’t work out how it had been achieved. In that sense it kept me reading until the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Thing She Told Me

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Sarah Durham, Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jools on 28-07-18

Chic lit tedium

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

Reviewed: 21-12-18

I am returning this book, I found it slow, boring and not a thriller at all. The narrator kept whispering and was overly dramatic. Can you tell how much I disliked it yet?

  • I, Witness

  • By: Niki Mackay
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley, Karen Cass, Peter Noble, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

They say I'm a murderer. Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend, covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. I plead guilty. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. But the truth is, I didn't do it. There's only one person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago. But there's someone out there who doesn't want Kate digging up the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm floored!

  • By Jenna Jenks on 25-04-18

Nice twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

This is my first novel by this writer. I enjoyed it, it kept me company on a long car journey. I wanted to know how it ended when I got home before it was finished! I’m u sure about the multiple narrators though, I found that confusing in parts and some of th narrators were not as good as others.

  • Frost at Christmas

  • By: R. D. Wingfield
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

With a healthy disregard for rules, he attracts trouble like a magnet. He has a newly assigned apprentice - the unfortunate Detective Constable Barnard - the Chief Constable’s nephew. Fresh to the provinces, just up from London in an embarrassingly flash suit, he’s ripe for Frost’s satire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty introduction to Frost

  • By Mrs J A Helm on 21-07-14

It made me smile!

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

This is a beautifully written police tale with much humour. It’s wonderfully old fashioned and you have to suspend modern times when listening. No mobile phones, lots of smoking and very un PC. Marvellous stuff!

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

  • By Simon on 06-11-18

His best to date?

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I know I’m not the most unbiased judge as I love this series, but some are better than others. This one is better!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,692

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

A good romp

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

These books I’ll beginning to suffer from the same fate as the Harry Potter series. Because the author is famous they seem to be afraid to edit. Which means that the books are getting larger and longer which I don’t object to in principle but this one definitely seemed to meander rather than get to the denouement. Beautifully narrated as always.

  • The Criminal Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Benigno
  • Narrated by: Dan Triandiflou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A serial killer is littering the South Shore beach of Long Island - the bones of his victims stuffed into burlap bags. Nick Mannino, The Good Lawyer, is living off the ill-gotten gains of his deceased mobster uncle, when, without warning, a brutal serial killer turns on him, and worse, his family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this book!

  • By Lynda on 01-08-18

Rushed ending

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

Reviewed: 15-09-18

I enjoyed the first in this series. This one was merely ok. The ending of the book felt rushed. It seemed as if the author just decided to explain everything quickly rather than write the actual story. Excellent narration though.

  • White River Burning

  • Dave Gurney
  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. But when he zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders that follow, his involvement is suddenly terminated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish choosing my next book was as easy as this every time

  • By David F. on 22-07-18

Excellently written thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I have enjoyed the previous books in this series and would recommend them. This one I found a bit more challenging. Not because of the plot or the writing but because of the smooth voiced narrator. He is so smooth I found it hard not to drift off and lose concentration!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. Then, one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence, and Andy suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Hours later, Laura is in hospital, her face splashed over the newspapers. But the danger has only just begun. Now, Andy must go on a desperate race to uncover the secrets of her mother's past. Unless she can, there may be no future for either of them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful convoluted story

  • By Judith on 20-08-18

Wonderful convoluted story

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I download this book as soon as it was released without any reviews. However, it was not a risk as Karin Slaughter never disappoints. This book presented with a beautifully written convoluted plot which keeps you hooked. You wonder how the twin timescale plots will come together and be resolved, but they do! Good narration too.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Heart

  • David Raker, Book 7
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, John Chancer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 246

A woman drives to a beautiful headland overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found. The woman's sister calls missing persons investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts - fearing the worst - he learns that she was recently widowed from a reclusive film director. It seems that, going through her husband's belongings, she found a secret so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker and place him in grave danger....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-09-16

Time I will never get back.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I feel quite cross that I kept listening to this story as it’s time I won’t get back! It’s a very long story and the plot is beyond strange. I started off thinking it was a detective searching for a lost person. Then it became a strange delve into a dead film director’s work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful