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  • The Lonely Hour

  • Bryant & May, Book 16
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

On a winter night outside a nightclub in London, four strangers meet for the first time at 4:00 a.m. A few weeks later a body is found inside a willow tree on Hampstead Heath. The Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. When another victim seemingly commits suicide, it becomes clear that in the London night is a killer who knows what people fear most. As they explore a night city where all the normal rules are upended, Bryant and May are drawn deeper into a case that involves murder, arson, kidnap, blackmail, bats and the psychological effects of loneliness on Londoners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening. Excellent.

  • By Sue on 27-03-19

JUST BRILLIANT

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

I have read or listened to the whole Bryant and May series thus far, it is just a brilliant set of stories.

Please let us have more: there must be more!

  • Thief of Time

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,328

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant -

  • By Lesley on 09-12-11

STALLED PLOT

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

As with a number of TP’s novels, the plot dried up.
i do not need more words Audible!

  • You're Next

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

‘I know you, don’t I?’ Five words - that’s all it takes to plunge Mike Wingate and his family into mortal danger. Mike doesn’t recognise the crippled stranger who approaches him at a party... but the stranger seems to know all about him. What has Mike done? Do they have the wrong man? Overnight, the threats become attacks, and Mike, his wife, and their young daughter learn they aren’t safe anywhere - especially not their own home. He doesn’t know who they are. He doesn’t know what they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrated by the master himself

  • By Ms. A. Allin on 22-05-16

crap

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

this was an awful story and i wasn’t allowed to return it. I’m sorry I didn’t use 15 words in my review

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Time of Torment

  • Charlie Parker, Book 14
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved; of the ones who tormented him and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade. Parker is not like other men. He died and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By Jane on 14-04-16

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

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

Reviewed: 23-10-17

Connolly's tongue in cheek but very descriptive prose is fantastic and paired with Jeff Harding's narration, all the Charlie Parker books are a super listen.

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  • Those in Peril

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized major powers incapable of intervening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vicious cartoon violence

  • By Victor on 26-05-11

Wilbur back to his best

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

Great adventure writer and he has a truly fantastic memory / imagination, if you get my drift.

  • High Force

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

Hell has unleashed a demon - and he's coming for you.... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan's worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend - Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend? There's a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, really enjoyed that!

  • By Salter on 14-11-17

A Good Local Story

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Mr Keeble is a super narrator but the story was slightly spoilt by the lack of research into local place names: otherwise another light listen from LJ Ross.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

My first review. This is a fabulous book narrated by a demon story teller. D and Pascoe are my favoured reads but this story is on another level. The Woodcutter brings out all the emotions imaginable, deep despair and injustice to great excitement and finally incredible joy. Oh, and it's a fantastic adventure story that I will certainly listen to again. Don't miss it!

  • Hardball

  • By: Sara Paretsky
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When V. I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who’s been missing for decades, a search she thought would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city’s racially charged history rise up to force her back – a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence, and the elderly sisters who hired her are also keeping important information to themselves. Then V.I. finds that her family is keeping secrets of its own. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • V I

  • By Judith Bassett on 28-01-17

I would like credit

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I thoroughly enjoy Sarah Paretsky's work , especially when read by Kathleen Turner,

I tried to stay with this story but Lia Ross's narration grated with me. And now Audible won't give a credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Boy

  • The 19th DCI Banks Mystery
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Mark Hadfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

When Juliet Doyle discovers a gun in her daughter’s bedroom, she turns to old friend DCI Alan Banks for advice. But Banks is taking a much-needed holiday, and it's left to DI Annie Cabbot to deal with the removal of the firearm. No one could have foreseen the operation's disastrous consequences, or that the Doyles would not be the only family affected. Tracy Banks has fallen for the wrong boy. Her flatmate’s boyfriend is good-looking, ambitious, and surrounded by an intoxicating air of mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Robinson's best.

  • By Joseph on 13-09-11

Out of tune?

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Please, no more awkward musical references that spoil the narrative flow. Otherwise this is an excellent story,

  • Abattoir Blues

  • The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

The 22nd novel in number-one best-selling author Peter Robinson's critically acclaimed DCI Banks series. When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. And when a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground, and a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, things quickly become much more sinister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration

  • By jas on 15-04-15

Same Old

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Another music loving detective but some way behind Harry Bosch and John Rebus I'm afraid.