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  • 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 1,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574

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

Enthralling stuff

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

Reviewed: 23-07-18

Having listened to a lot of crime novels I have to be honest and say that this is one of the best starts to a series. I listened to the whole thing in just 2 sessions brilliant characters especially Scott. Looking forward to the next instalment highly recommended audiobook

  • Cat Out of Hell

  • By: Lynne Truss
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

A cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting. The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant. 'Shall we begin?' says the cat….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unusually gripping

  • By mollymoon1 on 21-03-14

Wiggy, Roger & The Captain

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would strongly recommend this book as I became very quickly immersed in the strange story of talking cats and the 'true' theory of the nine lives. I don't want to give too much away but it is equally as strange as it is dark.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat Out of Hell?

When we are first introduced to the Captain and his evil ways of trying to find the one worthy colleague. Roger will soon become your favourite but the brutal beginnings with the captain were brilliant.

Which character – as performed by Mike Grady – was your favourite?

Roger without a doubt, as a cat owner I can well imagine and sometimes swear I can see my cat having the same or similar thoughts. The narration is brilliant from Mike Grady very distinct characterisation with plenty of malice.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What you always suspected but never wanted to be true about your feline friends!

Any additional comments?

Please Lynne Truss give us more Cats from Hell.

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  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,057

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

One of the best listens by an exceptional author

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Where does The Silkworm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Got to be in the top 5 of all those I have ever heard. Robert Galbraith (aka Harry Potter's creator) is superb in her new guise. I hope it won't be long before No 3!

What did you like best about this story?

Apart from Comorrant as the lead character, the multiple twists and great story telling.

Have you listened to any of Robert Glenister’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not heard Robert before but am very likely to search him out in future listens.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both to be honest, though not as humorous as the Department Q novels Comorrant is a very funny at times. As for crying I wasn't in floods but some things happen to shock and make you somewhat moved.

Any additional comments?

Other than hoping for a third and more no just highly recommended series that along with the Harry Potter books should be on school curricula for all to enjoy.