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  • She Lies in Wait

  • By: Gytha Lodge
  • Narrated by: Gytha Lodge, Joe Coen, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along. Thirty years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens is called to the scene, but he already knows what's waiting for him: Aurora Jackson, found at long last. But that's not all. The friends have all maintained their innocence, but the body is found in a hideaway only the six of them knew about. It seems the killer has always lurked very close to home.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterclass in detection and narration

  • By Nick Dawson on 21-03-19

A masterclass in detection and narration

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

Reviewed: 21-03-19


This is a fabulous first book and Jonah Sheens goes straight up there as one of the most original fictional detectives. The story is so gripping and unlike many books like this the solution was absolutely satisfying. A word on the narration – perfect. I don’t normally enjoy books with multiple narrators but this felt so natural. A brilliant five star audiobook.

  • The Chestnut Man

  • By: Søren Sveistrup
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Melén
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The police make a terrible discovery in a suburb of Copenhagen. A young woman has been killed and dumped at a playground. One of her hands has been cut off, and above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case. Her partner is Mark Hess, a burned-out investigator who's just been kicked out of Europol's headquarters in The Hague. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man - evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and is presumed dead, the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Book

  • By Nick Dawson on 10-01-19

Danish Book

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

This was a very atmospheric book and I found myself gripped to it. It is read in a very authentic Danish way I think which I really like but I would recommend listening to the sample first to see if it is your type of thing.

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