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  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 823

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb narration and tense plot

  • By Lee on 09-07-17

Who is the Liar

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

This is a good book about a mother and the lengths she will go to, to keep her boys close, there is so many levels to this story, is she just a menopausal women trying to keep her emotions under control when her son brings home a new girlfriend or is she an obsessive over bearing mother with deep secrets, at times you feel sorry for this women, whom it seems everyone is against but her tenasatie to bounce back and determination to take care of her boys is impressive. But is she just a bit to possessive?
This book kept me awake at night wanting to read more and when I did try to sleep I couldn't for thinking about it. Well worth the read and great narration I throughly recommend this book.

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!

  • By Frances Locke on 21-09-17

Two wives 1 Man

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

Reviewed: 14-11-17

Yep I really enjoyed this book, telling the story of a close family with secrets, the charetors were well developed and the story was good and easy to listen too, I also took this book on a long car journey which I think these type of books suite really well, they are interesting and you want to know the outcome so the longer the trip the better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story & brilliantly narrated

  • By Tom on 14-08-09

A wizard who is also a detective?????

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

Reviewed: 14-11-17

A Wizard who is also a detective what a wonderful idea, I didn't know there was a TV series so I come to this book fresh with no expectations, and so, therefore, had a wonderful rollercoaster of fun, I loved this book, I'm really NOT into fantasy, but this book is different, I loved the tongue in cheek humour, This was a book that kept me awake at night wanting to listen more, and you don't get what you expect to happen you get more with icing on top,

I loved the characters who were so vivid and interesting and Dresden, a maverick of the wizard world who gets blamed for everything and has to prove his innocence whilst fighting off demons and oversized insects,

The narrator James Marsters did a superb job, he has the character of Dresden down to a fine art. and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.


  • My Husband's Wife

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Abigail Thaw, Lily Bevan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,176

When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amanda W on 29-09-16

My Husbands Wife??

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

Reviewed: 28-06-17

OK where do I start? you have a woman who is a successful lawyer married to a straggling artist who is obsessed with drawing other people, his main obsessions are his past lover and the child who lives in the same building, that they take care of from time to time.

Her first case as a lawyer is a convicted murderer who is up for appeal, he invokes memories of her past a past that she is feeling guilty about.

Move on a few years and the child has grown into a beautiful women, who comes back to discover her past, the artist is still obsessed with her and they have a affair......

The moral of this story is be careful what you wish for,

This book kept me turnoing the pages form the beginning and its a good story and the narration is very well done, I enjoyed this book and its well written

  • Veiled Eyes

  • Lake People, Book 1
  • By: C.L. Bevill
  • Narrated by: Melanie Crawley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

A vivid waking dream of giant cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss haunts Anna St. Thais. The trees sit on a black lake that resembles a dark Louisiana bayou with an evocative aura. The dream includes the presence of a man who seems to know Anna all too well and a group of people with strange telepathic powers, sometimes called veiled eyes. An orphan from Texas, she is on her way east to help out a friend when she encounters two terrifying things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Lake People

  • By Julia on 27-06-17

The Lake People

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

Reviewed: 27-06-17

Anna is a orphan never knowing who her parents are, but there's a voice in her head communicating with her. She feels drawn to this whistling man and she has visions of a beautiful lake with black water.

Whilst hitchhiking she gets a lift with a truck driver who turns out to be a serial killer. Her whistling man rescues her and takes her home to his family and community which set on the same lake which she has dreamed about for most of her life.

The lake people have the ability to communicate by thoughts alone, like all towns some of the people are good and some are bad, very bad

Anna searches for the truth in the salt mines and finds a hidden secret, worse then the serial killer............

At first I wasn't sure about the narrator of this book as she has such a strong deep south accent, but I got to the stage where I could still hear the book echo in my mind when I wasn't reading it, so I think it drew me back to the book for more.

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

A well kept Secret

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

Reviewed: 27-06-17

I really enjoyed this book it had a lot of depth and character and a interesting story line, there is a lot in this book but its easy to read and enjoyable and the Narrator does a waonderfull job

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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Julia on 24-05-17

A real page turner

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

This was a really well written book about a girl who wakes up to find her parents and brother have disappeared without a trace, 20 years latter she is still trying to figure what happened everyone thinks they have died but the truth is more sinister then that.
I couldn't put this book down it was gripping and you sort of guessed what had happened but it didn't distract from the suspense and there is s really nasty old lady who is a character you really don't like!! The narration was excellent and a really good listen I throughly recommend this book well worth the credit.

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Another great read from Rachel Abbott

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

After reading some of the reviews a comment about the way the story was written and s comment about the narrators female accent, I nearly didn't get this book but I knew Rachel Abbott was a good writer and I decided to give it a go and I'm so glad I did, this is a really good book and a really interesting subject I couldn't put it down once I started to read it, I truly enjoyed this book and I am very surprised at the negative comments,

  • Bully Boy Blue

  • By: John Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The new dark psychological suspense novella by ex police officer and child protection social worker, John Nicholl. Every aspect of Kathy's life is dominated by her abusive bully boy husband. Now she's pregnant and in fear for her life. Can she ever escape him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but packs a punch

  • By Joy Mutter on 05-05-17

Great Short Story

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

From the 1st chapter you always know what John Nicholl's books are about, he doesn't hold back on the punches or try to lead you gently to a subject thats best not discussed,
He is hard hitting and fast paced, you get to know the characters so well you feel like you are living their story, which makes the terror they are experiencing even harder to read.
Bully Boy Blue is about an abusive husband and a wife who falls pregnant and knows for the sake of her child she has to leave him.
My only criticism is I wish this book was longer I could listen to Jake Urry narrate John Nicoll's books till the cows come home, always such a great partnership.

I throughly recommend this book it was a good story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Children to the Slaughter

  • Slaughter Series, Book 1
  • By: A.I. Nasser
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied. No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a 20-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister's abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and very entertaining

  • By Petra on 29-07-16

No child is safe in Melington,

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

Reviewed: 27-03-17

I really enjoyed this book but I found it more of a suspense thriller then a horror book, the book returns to the deeds of the past interlocking the towns past history with present day abductions of children,

It was a good read and as usual Jake Urey narrative was excellent