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  • Bullets and Blood

  • The Secret History of Hollywood
  • By: Adam Roche
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

The story of the Warner Brothers studio is the story of the American dream - an immigrant family who escaped a violent beginning, and arrived penniless in America, only to conquer its newest and most lucrative art form. The Warner formula was simple - to thrill audiences with stories torn straight from the headlines, and as such, Warner Studios became the home of the crime film.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood brought to life

  • By sharon ross on 29-09-18

Unbelievably Good!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

WHAT A SERIES...... thank you Audible.

I have just finished all 30 episodes and loved every one. The narration was compelling and the stories woven though all the episodes utterly compulsive. I am off to watch James Cagney now as I have a renewed respect for the man and the artist. It is truly one of my best listens for a very very long time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Only Ever Yours

  • By: Louise O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Emma Weaver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76

Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award. Eves are designed, not made. The School trains them to be pretty. The School trains them to be good. The School trains them to Always be Willing. All their lives, the eves have been waiting. Now, they are ready for the outside world. Companion...concubine...or chastity. Only the best will be chosen. And only the Men decide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A narrator who can't read?!

  • By "epaggelia" on 30-01-18

Absolutely rubbish

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Oh no..... don't waste money on this book..... it is truly awful. Honestly .... The worst book I have ever listened too. Too many negatives to even waste time mentioning.

  • The Seagull

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • don't try the accent if you can't keep it up<br /><br />

  • By Yvonne on 07-12-17

average

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

An average read. the ending is quite good to be fair but a slog to get there.

  • Dry Bones

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 711

What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet—one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listening

  • By Linda on 10-05-15

An awful lot of derail

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Good story line but lost in the unnecessary detail which I felt was excessive unfortunately.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gallows Curse

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

The year is 1210 and a black force is sweeping England. A vengeful King John has seized control of the Church, leaving corpses to lie in consecrated ground, babies unbaptized, and the people terrified of dying in sin. In the village of Gastmere, the consequences grow darker still when Elena, a servant girl, is dragged into a conspiracy to absolve the sins of the lord of the manor. In desperation she visits the cunning woman, who has been waiting for just such an opportunity to fulfil an ancient curse conjured at the gallows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The trouble with Mandrake

  • By Kaggy on 14-01-16

Hard start

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-16

A hard start but stay with it, the book becomes a great story and a really interesting insight to living in the middle ages!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Flight

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

Haunted by his wife and son's brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the Earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found and compelled to undertake one last mission and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember. Jaeger agrees to lead an expedition into the Mountains of the Gods in the remote Amazon jungle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy but great

  • By Alexander on 02-07-15

A fantastic listen

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

Reviewed: 29-11-15

A gripping listen, although this book has caused much consternation as we will have to wait for the sequel!!!!! This story has you gripped from the first page and I would thoroughly recommend it. The detail is intriguing and very interesting..... but not overdone. Well done Bear Grylls.

Snakehead
    The China Thrillers, Book 4
    
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    Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    112 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Snakehead

  • The China Thrillers, Book 4
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Beijing detective Li Yan, now based at the Chinese embassy in Washington, is dispatched to find out how a group of his fellow countrymen came to die in a sealed refrigeration unit in southern Texas and finds himself face-to-face with pathologist Margaret Campbell - the woman who walked out of China, and his life, to return to the U.S.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • bring back peter forbes

  • By John Smith on 07-10-15

Good

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

Reviewed: 24-10-15

A really good story, I just felt the ending was a little flat.

  • The Firemaker

  • The China Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,165

A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen

  • By Joanne on 07-08-15

Fantastic Listen

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

A really enjoyable listen. You knew how the plot was going but there were still many many twists and turns within it that I didn't see coming. Fascinating incite to Chinese life also...Well worth a listen.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The biggest disappointment on Audible

  • By Ryan Clontz on 23-09-14

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 14-11-14

What a disappointment, this book is too long and SO predictable its annoying. The characters are just ARGH! and the plot unbelievable. Really feel I wasted a Credit buying it!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Fathers and Daughters

  • By: Anthea Fraser
  • Narrated by: Margaret Tyzack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Anthea Fraser's gripping novel about families and the skeletons that lurk in the cupboard tells the story of Fay Marlow whose husband abandoned her and the kids on her birthday in 1973.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Gemmdog4 on 14-03-17

Rubbish

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-14

Very disappointed. Could not get into this book. The Narrator I found annoying.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful