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  • The Jump

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

The gripping story of life on the inside and the outside of one of Britain's toughest prisons. Donna Brunos worships her husband and is devastated when he is jailed for armed robbery. Georgio swears he's been set up and persuades Donna to help him escape. Implementing 'the jump' takes Donna into a twilight world she never believed existed - a world of brutal sex and casual violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Listen

  • By Sandra on 23-12-15

Slow starter but then redeems itself

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Was close to stopping it but halfway through it REALLY picks up 👍. Few twists and turns which I wasn’t expecting- typically graphic thriller from Martina Cole.

  • The Climb

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Chris Froome
  • Narrated by: Patrick Doherty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Steven on 10-03-15

Heartfelt and honest

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

Cracking story from one of the worlds best riders who does it for the love of riding and winning. Thanks for the insights Chris - ride on ride free!

  • Watching You

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First class thriller

  • By Kirstine on 13-09-13

Great thriller

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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: 31-07-18

Made the long commute disappear which is always a great sign of a good book

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 652

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is

  • By M on 31-12-16

Took 30Chapters to get started

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Story not bad but took a good 30 chapters to get going. Pretty good performance but wouldn’t really recommend.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,627

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Fan bloody tastic

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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: 15-09-17

Brilliant listen would highly recommend - shorten my commute lots!! Enthralling twisty turny keeps you guessing and enjoyable all rounder!

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  • Killing Floor

  • Jack Reacher 1
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in 30 years. The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure: They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Helen on 10-12-13

Good story but spoilt for me

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Would you try another book written by Lee Child or narrated by Dick Hill?

Maybe

Would you be willing to try another book from Lee Child? Why or why not?

The story although very good was ruined by the "he said" "she said" constant references, it became very annoying for an audiobook as you know who says what from Dick's different character voices. As I said it did spoil the listening experience for me otherwise would have given it 4.5 stars.

  • Always Managing

  • By: Harry Redknapp
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

"From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it…" Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasticly written & narrated

  • By abdulaziz on 14-10-13

Great listen for footy fans.

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

Reviewed: 19-07-17

What does David John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

David brings this book to life as if he was Harry telling the story quickly forgot it was David and not Harry to be honest - great listen with some funny inside stories, and an insight into the inner workings of football management. Great job by Harry and David - thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Proud: My Autobiography

  • By: Gareth Thomas
  • Narrated by: Matthew Gravelle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself. This is the story of a man with a secret that was slowly killing him. Something that might devastate not only his own life but the lives of his wife, family, friends and teammates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Remarkably honest

  • By Steve Richards on 19-01-15

Very honest and frank insight!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Pleasantly surprised by honesty shown by Alfie in this fantastic book! Loved the diversity and historical references would be enjoyed by non rugby fans as well - great job Alfie butt!! Not bad for Sarn lad eh?

  • My Story

  • By: Steven Gerrard
  • Narrated by: Michael Ryan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of My Story by Steven Gerrard, read Michael Ryan. Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup final and a champion's league final. His entire career, since 1998, has been spent at Anfield with Liverpool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spine-tinglingly emotional

  • By Nathan on 23-03-17

Capt Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

Great story of Steven's trials and tribulations and the insight of the managers and goings on in and outside of the club - thanks for the memories kidda. YNWA!!! 👍🍻