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  • And So It Begins

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Olivia Vinall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife - but something about Evie just doesn't feel right...When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their clifftop house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets. Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Dull!

  • By Ann D on 14-11-18

Stay with it......

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

I found the first few chapters hard going but really pleased I kept listening as it was a really good story.

  • Lie to Me

  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Lorraine Coady
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Three minutes. That's all it takes for Meredith's entire world to fall apart when she watches the videotape of her four-year-old self with Becca, the mother she's never known. Can there be any truth in the strange and dangerous story her mother forced her to tell on camera? The search for answers leads Meredith to Darkwater Pool, the scene of the murder of a young woman, Cara, over 30 years ago. What could possibly be the link between her mother and the victim? The problem is, she's not the only one looking....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic read<br />

  • By Carl Delaney on 21-12-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

Having read The Ex wife by the same author I was ready to enjoy another great novel - I was really disappointed. I found the plot far fetched and disjointed......and all rather dull.

  • London Transports

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

A delectable collection of 22 short stories centred around people travelling on the London Underground. We meet a young couple travelling nervously to Seven Sisters for their first wife-swapping party; there's Annie's Pimlico Hotel, which is only open for specially-chosen guests; Rita, the mysterious temp, who lives in Notting Hill Gate; and Sophie, who runs a handbag shop at Marble Arch. All the stories have in common Maeve Binchy's delicious humour and warmth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • London Underground

  • By Beverley on 23-01-15

Tedious.

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

Reviewed: 25-12-16

The authoress narrates the whole book of short stories. She speaks in an old fashioned BBC accent using the same voice for all characters so all characters merge into one another. Using a more versatile reader would improve the book no end.

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  • The Ice Twins

  • By: S. K. Tremayne
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan, Angus King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

One of Sarah's daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A terrifying psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone. A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, died in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity - that she, in fact, is Lydia - their world comes crashing down once again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nauseating mother

  • By Rosie's reviews on 03-04-15

Brilliant and Spooky.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

This book is well narrated with 'listenable' readers' voices. The atmosphere of the Scottish isle builds and I felt I could see the mountains, sea and heavy weather. This audio book is hard to put down and I am sorry that I've finished it. I hope that this author goes on to write other books.

  • A Street Cat Named Bob

  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fell in love with James and Bob!

  • By Rosie and Duncan on 08-07-13

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

This book has been the most wonderful gift. I was very sorry when I got to the end. Bob has so much to teach us all. The writer captures so well the relationship that grows between Bob and James and how Bob is the catalyst for change in James. The narrator was excellent and I look forward to listening to the other stories by James Bowen.

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • read all reviews before buying ....

  • By MRS on 24-08-12

Repetitive and predictable.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Having seen the film 50 Shades of Gray, I looked forward to the next book; however, I found it poorly written and without the predictable and repetitive sex the story line was fragile. I found the narrator's performance unattractive and poorly matched to the narrative.

What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Maybe by leaving some of the magical magnetism to the imagination. Maybe give the characters a wider vocabulary. The interactions during sex were repetitive and unimaginative.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades Darker?

Most of them!