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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

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 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

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.

4 of 4 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 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

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

  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,754

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like watching a great thriller on TV...

  • By jo on 14-08-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I’m unsure why this a best seller. I found it confusing and beyond belief.. it’s a bizarre story. I was disappointed

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever...2006. Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Fantastic read

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-18

beautifully written narrative

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I took a chance on this book as it isn't my usual genre. However, I do not regret it at all! I will look out for this author again. It was a beautifully written intertwined plot without descending into pathos.

  • 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 2,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

Good narration

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

Certainly a different story, which is its strength as well as its weakness. It is a strength because it is so different. It is a weakness because it's so bizarre and so unbelievable.

  • A Stranger in the House

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody brill

  • By Johanna Laughton on 13-01-18

predictable twists

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

Not very deep thriller, bit chi lit for me. It had twists but they were well signalled. A little formulaic, think Gone Girl and you're there.

  • The Downside

  • By: Mike Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In an age of cybercrime, Finn is a thief with a unique specialty: he steals only big things. Fresh out of prison, he is faced with his biggest steal yet: breaking out $50 million worth of rhodium.

To do so, Finn calls in the team that put him in prison. But things get twisty when Finn navigates the betrayals of double-crossing partners, a corrupt billionaire and the ambiguous proposals of a woman.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Forgettable

  • By Judith on 08-06-18

Forgettable

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I struggled with this book. It took a long time to get going. Predictable forgettable plot. Good narration though.