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  • The Scarred Woman

  • Department Q, Book 7
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 541

The international number one best seller returns with his most captivating and suspenseful novel yet - perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these acts of violence be related?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down after such a long wait!

  • By mollyeyre on 22-09-17

Not the best in this series but still gripping..

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Enjoyed this but didn't find it as strong as earlier titles in this series.


The story moved well but I found the ending a bit disappointing. Still worth a listen and enjoyable, great narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hannibal Rising

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Thomas Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece !!!!!!!!!

  • By Vic W on 14-12-06

Nice intro to Hannibal but slow..

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

I enjoyed hearing the genesis of Hannibal but found this really slow and laboured.

I'm sure loads will love this but it wasn't really for me.

The reading itself was very good and the quality of the writing unquestioned.

it's worth a try..

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Enjoyable listen..

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

I enjoyed listening to this story, the reading is first rate from both readers. This helped keep me involved during some bits that were a bit slow.

The structure of this story was excellent and kept moving, some good characters who I enjoyed getting to know.

Would recommend.

  • Dracula

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Greg Wise
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Bram Stoker's masterpiece is at the same time intensely romantic and very modern. It unfolds the story of a Transylvanian Don Juan, the aristocratic Count Dracula who preys on desirous damsels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The original vampire story is still the best.

  • By Phil on 26-01-11

Amazing genuine horror!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

loved this from start to finish. genuine horror and a superb reading. Flawless. would recommend to anyone.

  • The Undesired

  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
  • Narrated by: Nick Underwood, Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

The light spilling in from the corridor would have to do. Though weak, it was sufficient to show Aldís a boy sitting in the gloom at the farthest table. He had his back to her, so she couldn't see who it was but could tell that he was one of the youngest. A chill ran down her spine when he spoke again without turning, as if he had eyes in the back of his head. 'Go away. Leave me alone.' 'Come on. You shouldn't be here.' Aldís spoke gently, fairly sure now that the boy must be delirious. Confused rather than dangerous.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Further Depression Over Iceland

  • By Alex on 02-12-15

Good story but slow...

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

The story was OK. I struggled to get into it really and found it difficult to get any real depth from the characters.

By the time the story was finished I was enjoying it and keen to listen to the end. I'm pleased I did.

Narration was good and well paced.

Can't help feel that lots of richness has been lost in translation.

Overall it was decent enough without being brilliant.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Caveman

  • By: Jørn Lier Horst
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Viggo Hansen was a man nobody ever noticed, even though he lived in the midst of a close-knit community. His death doesn't hit the headlines, but there is something about the case that catches the attention of William Wisting's journalist daughter, Line, and she decides to write a newspaper article with a different twist for the festive season: the portrait of a completely anonymous and obscure person whose death goes unremarked and unmourned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story.. Enjoyable

  • By Neil on 12-10-16

Good Story.. Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Good story with lots of things going on at some pace, maybe the story is too fast and lacking in some depth.. For me it was lamost over before it really started to get going.

Some quite nasty events in the book.

Reading was amazing as usual with Sual Reichlin.

  • Stalker

  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

The much-anticipated fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. A video clip is sent to the National Criminal Investigation Department. Someone has secretly filmed a woman through her window from the garden. The next day she is found dead after a frenzied knife attack. The police receive a second film of another unknown woman. There is no way of identifying her before time runs out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stalker

  • By vincent mawhinney on 15-09-17

Powerful and Compelling...

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

Reviewed: 30-09-16

I loved this from start to finish. strong story that had some depth and some well developed charterers. Kepler stories are always interesting and areas within have a good grounding in factual research.

Saul delivers a faultless reading and this really helps to carry you on the journey..

Would highly recommend this, i could not stop listening...

  • I'm Travelling Alone

  • Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, Book 1
  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 558

When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads, 'I'm travelling alone'. Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with reassembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Krüger - a brilliant but troubled investigator - to return from the solitary island where she has retreated with plans to take her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Narration realistic. Gripping to the end

  • By M.A. on 15-02-16

Gripping..

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

Reviewed: 24-09-16

What did you like most about I'm Travelling Alone?

Really enjoyed this, nice slow burner of a story with some really good characters.. Connected with this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Famous Five: Five Go Adventuring Again

  • Book 2
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please don't alter the original text!

  • By Sue on 13-04-17

Enjoyable Storytelling

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

Reviewed: 27-08-16

Really enjoyable story from a much gentler era. Easy to follow and easy to listen to.

Superb reading by Jan Francis just adds to the quality of this..

Recommended.. especially for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

  • The Troubled Man

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Every morning Håkan von Enke takes a walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm. However, one winter’s day he fails to come home. It seems that he has vanished without trace. Detective Kurt Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation but he has personal reasons for his interest in the case, as Håkan’s son is engaged to his daughter.... The return of Kurt Wallander, for his final case, confirms Henning Mankell’s position as the king of crime writing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story, well read, but....

  • By Rosalind on 15-07-11

Brilliant reading of an intriguing story.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-16

Any additional comments?

Brilliant performance as always by Sean Barrett, the story is not overly complicated and moves along at a good pace. Good back story concerning Wallander getting older... Really enjoyable and something I would highly recommend.