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  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

  • By Nick on 08-02-13

Wonderful!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-17

This audio book and narration is fantastic. Listened throughout one day. Brilliant unexpected writing skills.

  • No Coming Back

  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Eighteen years ago, Jenna Luckman disappeared, presumed murdered. Her boyfriend, Jake Olson, hasn't been home since. Now he's coming back to find her killer. When a body is discovered at the frozen Hangman Falls, Jake is beset by a snowstorm of anger and revenge. Hounded by grudges and feared by the townsfolk, Jake is determined to uncover the truth behind his girlfriend's disappearance. But he still has enemies in town and they have other plans for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me gripped to the very end.

  • By Stephen Bird on 12-11-18

Wonderful!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-17

This book was really great. The descriptive writing gave this thriller punch!

The story was imaginative and unusual through twists and turns. I ordered it with audio track and the reader was exceptional. His voice changes and dramatic presentation made this even more of a drama I could not stop listening to. I didn't want it to end.

Talking about the end... It completed a very rounded story and I will not spoil its conclusion by telling you the epilogue. Wonderful!!

I will get more by this talented author with audio track read by this talented reader too.

  • Burned and Broken

  • By: Mark Hardie
  • Narrated by: Rupert Holliday-Evans
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

An enigmatic policeman - currently the subject of an internal investigation - is found burned to death in his car on the Southend seafront. A vulnerable young woman, fresh out of the care system, is trying to discover the truth behind the sudden death of her best friend. As DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague's death, they're under intense pressure to crack the case without damaging the force's reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good first book

  • By Hariseldon on 06-12-16

Don't bother

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I love audio books but this one I feel asleep to 3 times. Bad language too. Couldn't get into it and when I awoke it was swearing to itself and unfortunately my neighbours must have overheard it as well. Shame but I will be returning it.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost in the Wind

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Guesthouse owner, single mother, and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby is about to sit down to movie night with her family and friends when she's struck speechless. Floating before her is the ghost of her musical idol, 1960s English rock star Vance McTiernan. He's in desperate need of help from Alison and her resident ghostly gumshoe, Paul Harrison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you can get past the terrible English accent...

  • By Clh77 on 17-03-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Brilliant series of books. Love them. Cannot wait for the next. So much fun too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime and archaeology - what's not to like?!

  • By Adrian on 05-06-11

Good thriller.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

Obviously murder cannot be said to be enjoyable but this day and age we have gone further with who done its. This story was different to others so it kept me listening in one hit. Can't wait for the next one. Already ordered and downloaded.

Enjoyed story tellers presentation too. Brill.

  • Last to Die

  • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but a bit contrived

  • By Kirstine on 20-12-12

Rizolli and Isles with the continuing saga.

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

Reviewed: 23-02-16

This I enjoyed so much I have read it twice in a few months. GREAT!

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,717
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,737
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,709

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Enjoyed in one sitting. Thank goodness for wi fi.

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

Reviewed: 13-01-16

I went to see film because this was so good. Enjoyed book audiobook better.

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the Incendio Waltz in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Ceri-Anne on 19-05-18

Listened in one sitting!

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

Reviewed: 22-11-15

This novel was so good that it could have been taken from WWII history. It is playing on my mind.

Aspects of the story were based on real places in Poland that left you aware of the terrible crimes committed against jews and their friends who tried to save them. In real life there were so many true heroes and each one deserved to have their story told.

The story readers were very good and the musicians ace. I hope to find the music somewhere to keep. Keep running audio at the end to hear solo violin that completes this presentation, haunting! This made Tess Gerritsens novel complete and extremely well finished. She is a clever talented writer with a wonderful team around her to present this work in a brilliant manner.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Inspector Specter

  • By: E.J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Just when she thought she'd seen everything... Detective Lieutenant Anita McElone is one of Harbor Haven's finest. She's also a hard-boiled ghost skeptic. So when she shows up on the doorstep of Alison Kerby's Haunted Guesthouse to ask for supernatural help in solving the murder of her former partner, it's hard to tell which woman is more flabbergasted. But McElone is dead serious, so Alison promises to help in any way she can - even asking her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie, for help with the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly good read, light humorous and fun.

  • By bettyandjohn on 09-03-15

Another brilliant story with a ghostly touch.

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

Reviewed: 27-10-15

I have found these stories easy listening and entertaining. I am glad I found them.

  • Better Off Dead

  • Victor the Assassin 4
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

A hitman must be anonymous, amoral... and alone. Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for. But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill but to protect. Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies, Victor needs to be more than just a bodyguard...but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he's vowed to defend. Published in the US as No Tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning masterpiece

  • By Mikey on 24-08-15

Listened to this audio book in one go!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

I really enjoyed this story and the way it was read. The 81 chapters got hold of me and I couldn't put it down! However, the nearer the end the more swearing. So it is not something you could listen to 'out loud' without upsetting you're neighbours by mistake. The "c"pops up too.

When I was showing a group of friends my tablet and Audio Book App, I found myself apologising when I got caught out with the swearing off hand.

This was a shame. I didn't know the words were coming up! This day and age I suppose I should have realised, but the reading started out ok, and the 'baddies' had to speak this way to be tough it seems. It was a shame though as I would have given it 5's otherwise if it had not been for the strong language popping up from the middle to the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful