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Pam Herbert

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  • The Devil's Novice

  • The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peters and Saint Paul, in September of the year of our Lord 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, what troubles Brother Cadfael is a proud, secretive 19-year-old novice. Brother Cadfael has never seen two men more estranged than the Lord of Aspley and Meriet, the son he coldly delivers to the abbey to begin a religious vocation. Meriet, meek by day, is so racked by dreams at night that his howls earn him the nickname the Devil's Novice. Shunned and feared, Meriet is soon linked to the missing priest's dreadful fate. Only Brother Cadfael believes in Meriet's innocence, and only the good sleuth can uncover the truth before a boy's pure passion, not evil intent, leads a novice to the noose.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Devil's Novice

  • By ColinB on 08-11-11

gripping listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-19

A really good story
The narrator used good vocal characterisation. plenty twists & turns in the story to keep one listening

  • The Nonesuch

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect escapist Regency romance

  • By Beccameriel on 25-07-13

A delightful listen<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

A delightful listen wiith good character isation.. The cl story as read well. it is one of my favourite s
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  • The Fire Pit

  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

In the wake of a dying man’s apparent suicide, the skeleton of a young woman is discovered on a windswept hillside. Detective Hjalti Hentze suspects that it is the body of a Norwegian woman reported missing 40 years earlier, while a commune occupied the land, and whose death may be linked to the abduction and rape of a local Faroese girl. Meanwhile British DI Jan Reyna is pursuing his investigation into his mother’s suicide. But as he learns more about her final days, links between the two cases start to appear: a conspiracy of murder and abuse spanning four decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable and hard to put down

  • By mollyeyre on 08-06-18

Stunning rea<br />Very good story lune<br />v good characts

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Very good story like be with two very strong lead characters. Locality was also great

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kim

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid

  • By Sydney on 22-12-13

Still one of my favourites

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Kim has been a favourite of mine since my youth. This audiobook has brought the story to life, with the very clear and credible vocal characterization. Some may consider it ' non PC' but it is a story of its time.

  • The Black Moth

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply wonderful

  • By Kas on 11-10-13

Great Regency romance

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

Have been a fan of Georgette Heyer for years. I live being able to listen to the he books.. This story has a good mix of romance and adventure. The reader has a good range of character voices. The female voice of Lady Fanny is very shrill, but then, I think it is meant to be

  • Hunted on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 3
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues? First she must work out who wants revenge against her or one of her detectives. Full of twists and turns, this is a crime novel that will keep listeners riveted until the stunning ending.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Cathryn B. on 26-05-18

Gripping twister of a tale

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

Reviewed: 15-05-17

Suspense from the beginning with the frisson of Sexual awareness between Nicky & Joseph runs as a silver thread through the twists & turns of the story. Just as you think you have it 'sussed" a new twist develops. The denouement is great. ! The tantalising bit at the end is the question about Joseph & Nicky- did they have a fling or not. I am gasping for my next dose!!!

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  • Shadow over the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 2
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Detective Nikki Galena's friend and neighbor meets a tragic end, but there's more to his death than meets the eye. And someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter's past is back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Total landslide. Lancashire isn't Lincolnshire.

  • By Pen Name on 19-02-17

Nail biting finish

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

Really good story line. Characters becoming more rounded. Voice characterization really good. I am keen to listen to the next one

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narration

  • By Jennie Georgina on 05-09-17

Gripping gritty thriller'

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

Reviewed: 22-04-17

The story grabs you right from the start. Nikki Galena is tough & a risky copper. Her boss gives her a last warming & throws her a lifeline in the form oF DS Easter. There are many twists & turns in the story, and a layer by layer revelation of the person inside the tough DI. Her DS proves more than able to stand up to her without causing friction.
A great 'read'. Great characterization.

  • The Foundling

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wit and humour, but it does drag at times

  • By Maggie on 28-06-14

Charmingly convoluted tail

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

Good characterisation, great voices for the men.
Rather tedious in parts, but a really enjoyable story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stolen Voice

  • Gil Cunningham Mysteries
  • By: Pat McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Andrew Watson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

“And you are telling me,” said Gil Cunningham, “that David Drummond vanished away forty years ago and is now returned, seemingly not a day older?” “That’s about the sum of it,” agreed Sir William Stewart. In Sir William’s remote part of Scotland it seems almost possible that a young boy could have been stolen away by the fairies and returned forty years later, no older – and if he isn’t Davie Drummond, who is he? And then he suffers a succession of near-fatal ‘accidents’.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one's good

  • By Roobarb on 21-07-17

Lilting Scottish tale

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

A finely woven story with threads of different significance,building a delightful picture of life in Scotland in the late 1600's. The lilting accents of highland Scots brings it to life.