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  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • By Rose on 13-09-17

An engaging story that kept my attention

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I was impressed with the writing although at times I found it a bit repetitive until I realised it was important to the story to hear the same thing through another characters eyes but there were times when I wanted to say oh hurry up

  • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: Tom Hodgkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian Basher Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. When a certain Irene Adler turns up on their doorstep with a proposition, neither man is able to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sara on 05-01-12

I'm not sure why I liked this but I did

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I'm not sure why I enjoyed this so much but I did and I've listened to it twice

  • Hidden Killers

  • Jane Tennison, Book 2
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone - or anything - at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues or when confronted by seemingly innocent suspects. Hidden Killers sees Jane acting as a decoy prostitute, with the hope of capturing a suspect wanted for numerous sexual assaults. The attacker is drawn in and put under arrest. Commended for bravery in the case, Jane is given CID status and moves from Hackney to Bow Street Station as detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripped tight and didnt let go

  • By Amelia on 10-11-16

Another great story well read

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

an interesting story and a historical insight into a woman's life in the police in the 1970's

  • Good Friday

  • Jane Tennison, Book 3
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Every legend has a beginning.... During 1974 and 1975, the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused - some were not. Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead and many horribly injured.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh No!

  • By Kerrie on 14-12-17

I really enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I always like a good police story and Lynda La Plant is one of my favourites

  • Tennison

  • Jane Tennison, Book 1
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney, where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case. No one witnessed the savage beating of a tragic young girl who, the postmortem reveals, was pregnant when she died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before Prime Suspect

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-16

This should have SIX stars

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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: 05-07-18

I wanted to find out what happened but I didn't want the story to end - not may books to that

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should listen to this book!

  • By Elizabeth on 19-02-11

What a clever story & well told

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

This is a classic and should be on anyone's list. Although it's about a relationship it isn't Chic-Lit. The actors pitched this perfectly and the writing held me with them - I recommend it.

  • Clare in the Community

  • The Complete Series 1
  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Sally Phillips stars as Clare in the first series of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy. Like plenty before her, social worker Clare Barker has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other people's problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, she is entirely lacking in self-awareness, making her encounters with colleagues, family, and her partner, Brian, wonderfully entertaining and richly comic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clare in the Community

  • By MrsFiddleback on 04-09-09

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Maybe not the best radio show but certainly very enjoyable. Good actors and entertaining script

  • Life and Soul

  • How to Live a Long and Healthy Life
  • By: William Roache
  • Narrated by: William Roache
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

 

In his first memoir, Soul on the Street, Britain's most beloved actor, William Roache, shared his spiritual beliefs and experiences with the public for the first time. Now, in Life and Soul, William shares his most recent life experiences and the wisdom gained through these. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you William for sharing so much with us all

  • By J on 05-07-18

Thank you William for sharing so much with us all

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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: 05-07-18

I'm old enough to remember watching Ken Barlow in those early black & white episodes wjen Annie & Jack Walker ran to pub and Ena Sharples played the harmonium, but haven't watched Corrie for 20 years or more, so I certainly didn't buy this audiobook because I'm a fan of William Roache. However, something struck a cord when I saw him interviewed about his book and I was moved by his vitality and openness about his beliefs. I got so much more out of this book than I could have imagined. I listened to it all on day while convalescing from a chest infection so I had to just sit quietly. Having heard how William thinks, it won't surprise him to learn that his book was both healing and informative to me. As my health began to improve I was starting to see the world through his eyes and appreciating it all the more for his wisdom and insight. Thank you William for opening up my heart. I've bought the book for a friend who is enjoying now and will continue to recommend it to others. I'm also going to a funeral next week which with William's help I'm viewing very differently. I will now wave her off on her amazing journey and trust it will be equally wonderful for me when my time comes xxx

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  • Hand for a Hand

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 2
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

When DCI Andy Gilchrist is called to a crime scene to find an amputated hand clutching a note addressed to him, he is pulled into an investigation that will test him to the limit. Soon other single word clues are found along with amputated body parts and the murderer's vengeful message becomes clear as the identity of the next intended victim is revealed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So much gore

  • By Rogayah on 22-03-13

I like DI Gilchrist and I enjoy David Monteath

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

I like DI Gilchrist and I enjoy David Monteath - I had listened to and eye of an eye so I was familiar with the characters

  • The Girl with No Name

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved it

  • By Ingrid on 28-11-16

A really good story and well read

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

I'd read her other book so was looking forward to reading this and it didn't disappoint.