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  • Guilty

  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Laoisha O'Callaghan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

On a warm summer's morning, 13-year-old schoolgirl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constance's uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later Karl's life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, a husband, and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda's world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but the narration spoils it!

  • By Gemma on 16-08-17

Good enough story but...…..

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

I took this book as I had listened to a previous one by same author. The story is good enough but I am having a hard time continuing with it as the narration is dreadful. Horrible monotone is putting me off.

  • Tell the Truth

  • By: Amanda Brittany
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

From the best-selling author of Her Last Lie comes a chilling new thriller you won’t want to miss! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What’s not to like?

  • By GillyD on 06-03-19

Really good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

I absolutely loved this book I could not put it down . Going t o check if she has written anything else.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 311

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

A pleasure to listen to

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

I absolutely loved this book. The narration was wonderful and the story was so well done I could not put it down it actually kept me awake listening. Love to see more like this.

  • The Relentless Tide

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the ‘Midweek Murderer’, a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.  DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pull up a pew and pour yourself a wee dram . . .

  • By Simon on 09-10-18

loved this series

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

The narrator for this series is absolutely excellent. I loved the characters in the book and made me lol at times although it has a serious subject. . I almost feel like I know the people in these books as they are so well described .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,594

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read.

  • By fiona on 19-03-17

Really Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

Although the subject matter is not funny as it is about murders the characters are both believable and maybe because I am a Scot the banter was extremely funny . I laughed out loud at a lot of the comments and the narration is absolutely excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

Thoughts on the clifton Chronicles

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

Reviewed: 21-11-16

What made the experience of listening to This Was a Man the most enjoyable?

Having read the whole series it would have been impossible not to listen to this one.

What did you like best about this story?

I have really enjoyed the whole saga. I have laughed and sometimes cried at the unfolding story.

Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances? How does this one compare?

As I said the whole series has been excellent and loved his narration its the first time I have heard him.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It would be difficult to pick out one line

Any additional comments?

Could not wait to listen to each book in turn am just sorry its over. Fantastic story highly recommend.

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Lisa on 21-01-15

I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 30-08-16

What did you like most about The Last Anniversary?

I loved the diverse characters in the book. Also loved the humour was laughing out loud at some points.

What other book might you compare The Last Anniversary to, and why?

other books by same author

What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

I just love her deliverance she does great voices rarely you hear someone who does sound like a child when called for.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh a lot

Any additional comments?

will be sorry when I have read all this authors books have not been disappointed in any of them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Song for the Dying

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

A heart-stopping crime thriller from the author of three consecutive No. 1 bestsellers, including Birthdays for the Dead and the DI Logan McRae series. He's back... Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man' murdered four women and left three more in critical condition - all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. And then the killer just … disappeared. Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot can change in eight years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vile crimes, awful language - got to be MacBride!

  • By Lorna on 24-03-14

Did not enjoy it

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Bad language and just did not enjoy the story at all persevered until almost the end and gave up disliked it so much

2 of 4 people found this review helpful