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  • What You Wish For

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 115

Marie Walker has vanished from the face of the earth….Her besotted boyfriend, newspaper photographer Richard Thompson, vows to find her, convinced that Marie's unusual beliefs hold the key. But a shocking discovery makes him question if he ever really knew his girlfriend. And when people around him start to die, Richard is plunged into terrible danger. Drawn into the world of a sinister cult and the darkest corners of the Internet, Richard finds himself increasingly out of his depth as he discovers just how far people will go to protect what they believe in….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange but Thought provoking.

  • By A nn Salman on 05-02-15

Out there?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

A gripping book about obsession. It's well paced and intriguing. I thought narration was good, bringing to life this complex group of people.

  • From the Cradle

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

When Helen and Sean Phillips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this patch of south-west London will be returned safe and well. But when a body is found in a local park, Lennon realizes that time is running out - and that nothing in this case is as it seems.…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not brilliant

  • By Mrs yvie on 14-02-16

Enveloping thriller.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-18

This is a supreme thriller which constantly takes you by suprise. Strong characters brilliantly developed totally engage. The narration is the best I've heard. James Clamp is able to move from character with absolute ease, quite brilliant.

  • No Good Reason

  • By: Cari Hunter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Detective Sanne Jensen (not blonde, not tall, definitely not Scandinavian) and Dr. Meg Fielding (scruffy, scatterbrained, prone to swearing at patients) are lifelong best friends, sharing the same deprived background and occasionally the same bed. When a violent kidnapping stuns the Peak District village of Rowlee, both women become involved in the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as reading it yourself!

  • By Claire on 26-12-17

Naration dreadful - too fast

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-18

Having read a previous Cari/Cary Hunter book I looked forward to this one. However It was dreadful, dreadful, dreadful!!
It was so so full of cliche, A lesbian cop absolutely shouting the fact, a Lesbian Doctor doing the same by overdoing it - just appallingly dire.
What absolutely let this book down was the dreadful naration. It was delivered at a break neck speed making it feel rushed and lacking any depth because of this. Also naration without good character definition, very uncomfortable.
I couldn't continue with this book beyond chapter 6, because of the horribly fast narration and feel I have wasted, and lost, the money it cost to buy it.

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,179

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Interesting stuff!!!

  • By lynsey on 22-12-15

Carry on Cruising ( a farce)

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

After the reviews I had read I just assumed there would be so much more to this book. Instead I found it bordered on Whitehall farce. I could see it on stage with doors opening and closing with bodies carried from doors to doors. At one stage Max Beasley would utter his best line of the book "Drop the screwdriver" a literary masterpiece! However I did enjoy the mix of narration and set stages pieces.

  • A Murder of Magpies

  • A Short Sequel to The Magpies
  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, 'Dark Angel' Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life. But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks - ruining lives for fun. Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but sweet, a few hours long

  • By Anna Hutchinson on 12-04-18

Dire!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

A step too far, by a usually brilliant author. Oh God let it please be over.

  • Because She Loves Me

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary

  • By Tim Miller on 06-11-16

Riveting as always

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Mark Edwards books are riveting and this is no exception. You may find them slow to begin with but as the gears are cranked they are unputdownable.

  • The Magpies

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly, too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Magpies

  • By jennifer on 10-05-14

Mesmerising

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-18

I really like Mark Edwards books, and the Magpies didn't disappoint. It seemed very slow initially, but developed a pace that held you throughout. I sadly didn't like Elliot Hills narration on this book, it seemed staccato, hesitant and dull in delivery. It is tolerable, but I had to reflect on listening how five star this book would have been narrated by someone else?

  • Don't Trust Me

  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Olivia Mace, Beth Eyre, Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Does Jessica know what the truth is? A stunning psychological debut with a shocking twist. When she arrives at work to discover every trace of the company she was working for has disappeared, Jessica's life spirals into free fall. Her romance with Michael, a celebrated criminologist, is already in trouble. He is sick of the unpredictable behaviour caused by her ADHD and is convinced she is a fantasist. When his flat is burgled and precious belongings that remind him of his dead wife are stolen, he blames her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Trust Me

  • By ms s womack on 02-03-18

Enjoyable Thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-18

This enjoyable story quick revs up to fifth year and stays there involving you in every twist and turn. The narration is excellent. You'll enjoy this thriller.

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  • The Lucky Ones

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

When a woman's body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer - a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Serial Killer Thriller

  • By Ulla on 24-06-17

Fast Paced Thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-18

I stumbled across the author by accident, and am really pleased I did. The story is fast paced and has multiple layers. It introduces a lot of characters quite quickly and needs full attention. However these characters are interesting and involving. It's a hard to stop listening as you are pulled into this excellent thriller, and to to add to this you have wonderful narration from the brilliant Simon Mattacks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When You Disappeared

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • V good

  • By Richard B. on 22-11-17

Melodramatic rubbish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

This book is probably one of the worst I have listened to. It was melodramatic rubbish, 'Mills & Boon' with murder!
Found the female narration wearing, but male had gravitas, even though he was narrating a ridiculous story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful