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Claire Douglas

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  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 765

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder, and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself over and over again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dense But Interesting

  • By Angela on 16-05-18

Absolutely exceptional

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Buy this audio book. It’s mesmerisingly good and a very original tale with a wonderful twist.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bat

  • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction to Harry Hole.

  • By Richard on 04-12-12

Utterly Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 18-11-17

Never come across Jo Nesbo before and loved this book!! Going to go and enjoy book 2 now.

  • The Bone Clocks

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779

One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking.… The Bone Clocks follows Holly's life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air, and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sodding marvellous

  • By Andy Parsons on 24-09-14

Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 21-09-17

I have never written a poor review but this book is utterly dreadful. The concept have all been done to death and the fantasy/magic elements are poorly thought out. The characters (all except 2 - Ed & Crispin) are flat and do not engage the reader. The performances are all great but the material is soooo dull and cliched. The final 3 hours in particular were a painfully long haul. Avoid if possible, you have been warned.

  • Tales of the Unusual

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

From the author of the Audible #1 bestsellers The Stone Man, The Physics of the Dead, and In the Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You. Five more stories from Luke Smitherd to keep you intrigued, shocked, and asking what you would do...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't stop listening

  • By Joy Murphy on 30-01-17

One of the most interesting books I have read

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

The stories in this book were incredibly interesting and the ideas were fascinating to explore.

"Keep your family close" was my absolute favourite.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hurry Up and Meditate

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

In his thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Michie explains the nuts and bolts of meditation. As a busy professional, as well as long-term meditator, he also gives a first-hand account of how to integrate this transformational practice into everyday life. Combining leading edge science with timeless wisdom, Hurry Up and Meditate provides all the motivation and tools you need to achieve greater balance, better health and a more panoramic perspective on life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely good!

  • By Claire Douglas on 04-06-15

Extremely good!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

The best introduction to the subject I have ever read. Can highly recommend to anyone interested in starting or improving the quality of their meditations practice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

  • The Murder at Road Hill House
  • By: Kate Summerscale
  • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows, the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight, a dog barks. The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Anthony on 11-07-09

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Very well written and an excellent, engaging performance.

I listened to the entire book in one sitting as I found the tale to be gripping.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Damage

  • By: Josephine Hart
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. Damage, Josephine Hart's debut novel, was an international bestseller, filmed with Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, and now read by Jeremy Irons. Here is one of the most chilling explorations of physical passion and dark, obsessive love ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerising

  • By Claire Douglas on 09-05-15

Mesmerising

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

Beautifully read by Jeremy Irons. A spell binding story which gripped me from beginning to end. I adored this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful