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Dover, United Kingdom
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  • The Killing of Polly Carter

  • By: Robert Thorogood
  • Narrated by: Phil Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

An original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series Death in Paradise, featuring on-screen favourite detective DI Richard Poole. Supermodel Polly Carter was famed for her looks and party-girl lifestyle. Now she's dead, apparently having thrown herself from the clifftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Those who knew her say Polly would never have killed herself...and when he is called in to investigate, DI Richard Poole is inclined to agree there is more to Polly's death than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Janey on 06-11-16

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

The stories definitely have the same feeling and atmosphere as the TV series. I especially like the way that I found it very difficult to pick the killer from the suspects but the clues were all there, there were no unfair tricks just a very clever puzzle. Excellent narration too.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,341

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

I have listened to this book many times, sometimes all at once, and I never get tired of it! Just a lovely story with a quirky, endearing hero. Looking forward to the sequel

  • A Cottage by the Sea

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Would you try another book written by Carole Matthews or narrated by Claire Corbett?

I bought this book because I LOVE 'A place to call home' by Carole Matthews, I've listened to it many times and enjoy it every single time. I didn't like this one at all, so not sure if I would buy another by the author.

What could Carole Matthews have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Of the six characters, there was really only one (maybe two at a stretch) that I could like, the rest seemed totally self centred and thoughtless so from about an hour in I found it difficult to care about what happened to them. I found the 'big secret' unsurprising and predictable.

Would you be willing to try another one of Claire Corbett’s performances?

Probably

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Real disappointment because I so enjoyed another book by this author.

  • Up Close

  • By: Henriette Gyland
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

When Lia Thompson's grandmother dies unexpectedly, she has to return to a cold, creaky house in Norfolk. But as events unfold, she suspects that there is more to her grandmother's death than meets the eye. Aidan Morrell is surprised to see Lia, his teenage crush, back in town. As Lia starts to uncover the truth, she finds herself in a world of increasing danger. Is Aidan someone she can trust?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but enjoyable.

  • By J H. on 27-07-15

Good story, well told

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

Reviewed: 27-01-15

I enjoyed this story, although I thought the bad guy was easy to spot from very early on and the ending was satisfactory if a little lacking in suspense. The pace sometimes felt a bit slow, but always kept my interest. The narration was excellent.

  • Winter at Death's Hotel

  • A Louisa Conan Doyle Mystery
  • By: Kenneth Cameron
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

New York, January 1896: Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned creator of Sherlock Holmes, arrives at the Britannic Hotel with his wife, Louisa, ready to begin his first American tour. While he prepares his lectures, Louisa becomes mesmerised by this brash, vibrant, dangerous city, especially when a woman's brutally butchered corpse is found in a Bowery alley and Louisa is convinced from the artist's sketch in the paper that she'd seen the victim at the hotel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really good book

  • By knittyboot on 03-01-13

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 19-06-13

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

Have to agree with previous poor reviews - story had potential but too rambling. Filthy language, mostly gratuitous, and bewildering amount of Louisa's sexual thoughts added nothing to story.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jane McDowell’s performances?

The narration was adequate, good try at many accents, not always consistent! Lengthy pauses unnecessary.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I chose the book because I really liked the idea of reading about ACD's wife investigating! Great idea, fair plot (though gory and sexual) but ultimately disappointing. Am struggling to finish.

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