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  • The Woman Who Stole My Life

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 898

One day, sitting in traffic, Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. But in this event is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, wrenching her whole family apart. For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good lark of a story

  • By christine on 11-12-14

Funny witty and engaging

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

Loved this book strong characters believable story with plenty of humour. A thoroughly great listen

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

Believable characters excellent story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Loved this book from beginning to end kept me gripped all the way through! Brilliant

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

Sad engaging and funny in parts

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Although the plot is quite upsetting it has a little humour and you have great empathy for the characters.

  • Cell

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world. Within hours, those receiving calls would become insane, or die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deceptively Intriguing & Enjoyable.

  • By Mark on 05-06-06

Deliciously creepy

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Loved the characters storyline and plot utterly terrifying Stephen King is a master at his craft! Not for the faint hearted! A must for all horror fans!

  • The Last of the Bowmans

  • By: J. Paul Henderson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

After an absence of seven years, Greg Bowman returns home from America to find his father lying in a bamboo coffin, his estranged brother, Billy, stalking a woman with no feet, and his 79-year-old uncle, Frank, planning to rob a bank. While renovating the family house, he is unexpectedly visited by the presence of his dead father and charged with the task of 'fixing' the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an entertaining listen

  • By Paula on 11-02-16

an entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

a really funny book full of great humour despite being based around a sad event

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cat and Mouse

  • Alex Cross, Book 4
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Raj Ghatak
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The fourth heart-stopping novel in James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Just as Alex Cross is beginning to feel that life is good and he is finally coming out of the depression he's been in since the death of his wife, he is called to Union Station train terminal - a man is on the loose, firing at random into the swarming crowds of travellers. Psychopath Gary Soneji seems determined to go down in a blaze of glory, and he wants Alex Cross to be there. Will this be the final showdown?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jeff Harding Awesome

  • By Graham on 31-03-16

Exciting tense Thriller so typical of James Patterson

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

Reviewed: 19-11-15

Love Alex Cross he always solves his cases he always keeps his cool brilliant listen

  • 9th Judgement

  • The Women's Murder Club, Book 9
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

A disturbed killer targets San Francisco’s most innocent and vulnerable… Sarah Wells is a normal, suburban woman. She has a husband, a job as an English teacher at the local high-school, but she also has a secret … she is an expert jewel thief. While her rich victims throw parties, Sarah breaks into their homes and steals from right under their very noses. One night however, things go badly wrong and Casey Dowling, the wife of famous actor Marcus Dowling, is killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intense thriller from beginning to end

  • By Paula on 11-11-15

An intense thriller from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

The kind of plot that you've come to expect from James Patterson if you've read any of his previous books strong characters that keep you engaged all the way through

  • Stranger Child

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

One dark secret. One act of revenge. When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller With a Human Side

  • By Simon on 10-11-15

Great Thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Loved it especially the shocking twist! Definitely deserves my 5 star rating highly recommend it

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Won't Sleep

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 1
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 586

A decomposed body washes up on a beach near Glasgow. The victim, Tracy Eadie. Junkie. Prostitute. Fourteen years old. Rosie Gilmour, tabloid journalist and crusader for justice, receives evidence linking police officials with Tracy's disappearance. Digging deeper, Rosie uncovers a sickening network of corruption and abuse, leading back to the very top of the establishment. And to powerful figures who want their secrets kept hidden. Rosie has found the story of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glasgow's underbelly exposed

  • By Vicuña on 24-05-14

An uncomfortable book at times but worth a read

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

Strong language but a compulsive story that you just had to read until the end

  • Murder House

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-10-15

A fast paced thrill ride

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

A brilliant thriller with a great twist! Loved the strong characters, definitely one you won't be able to stop listening to