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  • Life for a Life

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 4
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Suspenseful, pause-resisting crime writing at its gripping best featuring DCI Andy Gilchrist and set in St Andrews, Scotland. Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? It’s the middle of winter in St Andrews when a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist.... DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gilchrist gets a new Sidekick!

  • By Simon on 14-10-15

God

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-19

This was good, but maybe not as good as others. Side story a little overplayed.

  • Tooth for a Tooth

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 3
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a shallow grave, DCI Andy Gilchrist is tasked with finding her murderer. But a psychic's warnings and markings on a rusted cigarette lighter found among the rotted remains set Gilchrist off on a trail that will take him back 35 years - back to his past and on course to find his brother's killer in a fatal hit and run accident. When dental records from an extracted tooth force Gilchrist to confront the unthinkable - that his brother was her killer

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one so far

  • By Simon on 12-10-15

Great plot.

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

Another good story. Many twists and turns. Clear narration. I had to keep compulsively listening

  • Perfect Silence

  • DI Callanach, Book 4
  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 320

When silence falls, who will hear their cries? The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the outline of a doll carved into the victim’s skin. DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby. After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Joanna on 05-11-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

It started rather slowly, but then grew and grew on me. It was a good listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Meet Me in Malmo

  • Inspector Anita Sundstrom, Book 1
  • By: Torquil MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

A British journalist is invited to Malmö to interview an old university friend who is now one of Sweden's leading film directors. When he discovers the director's glamorous film-star wife dead in her apartment, the Skåne County Police are called in to solve the high-profile case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • awful narration

  • By NHP on 11-02-17

Excellent, so many twists. Well written and read.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Listened compulsively. If you like crime and police procedural. This book comes highly recommended. Enjoy.

  • Last Breath

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 4
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

He's your perfect date. You're his next victim. When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time it's not her case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping serial killer thriller!

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-04-17

great

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

Reviewed: 14-05-17

much better than previous. Cannot wait for the next one. superb plot and narration. listen

  • Dark Water

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 3
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child. The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news 26 years ago.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Mrs L Lloyd on 01-12-16

Not as good as the other two

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Thought the plot was a little weak. Preferred the other two, more convoluted, better listening.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-pounding!

  • By Know Your Writes on 29-03-16

Good

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

Got me hooked , but a little slow at start. Well worth reading to end.

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,634

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read.

  • By fiona on 19-03-17

Geys better as you go on

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Started off slowly, but improved. Could not stop listening. Characters realistic after a while. Good

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Shatter the Bones

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

The new Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor – Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation – are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from MacBride

  • By Amy on 10-01-11

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-16

It took a few minutes to get used to the narrator, but excellent, good listen

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,682

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Enjoyable, took a bit of time to get into

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

Did not expect supernatural element, but worked really well. Very good use of London, its history and locations. Characters a little two dimensional.