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  • The Sleeper

  • By: Emily Barr
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,011

A tense, gripping psychological thriller, with Hitchcockian overtones, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Sophie Hannah and Rosamund Lupton. Lara Finch is living a lie. Everyone thinks she has a happy life in Cornwall, married to the devoted Sam, but in fact she is desperately bored. When she is offered a new job that involves commuting to London by sleeper train, she meets Guy and starts an illicit affair. But then Lara vanishes from the night train without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Vanessa on 22-02-14

highly ridiculous story

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

Reviewed: 23-07-18

I like the narrator but the book itself starts off ok but half way through the plot and believability of the story is zero. It is just ridiculous.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,165

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wow, was this overhyped

  • By Marie Murphy on 21-06-18

poor story line

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

Dont care for the character and everything is zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Cant even string together 15 words to describe this tiresome book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sweetpea

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By D. Childs on 29-05-17

finally a funny belieavble fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 29-05-17

What did you like most about Sweetpea?

story, humour, narrator. I listen to a lot of books and most are so far fetched and or badly written. This one is a gem of a book...Everyone raved about Girl on the train (didn;t like) why did noone rave about this one?

What did you like best about this story?

the believability

Which scene did you most enjoy?

so many can't choose

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

truly recommend

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • I Found You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him in to her home. Surrey: 21-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful ,involving and moving l Antonia Beamish's narration outstanding.

  • By Susie on 28-03-17

dont buy recording is awful

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

Reviewed: 21-03-17

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

A proper audio recording..i missed 90% of the last half of book due to audio skipping over large chunks of text (a total of 3 hours in fact)

Has I Found You put you off other books in this genre?

yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Antonia Beamish?

shes alright shes totally brilliant

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

poor story

Any additional comments?

I cant return books any more even though audible claims you can return unwanted items

5 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Just Haven't Met You Yet

  • The Bestselling Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy with an Ingenious Twist!
  • By: Cate Woods
  • Narrated by: Lara J. West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Paige Toon and Lucy Diamond. Percy James has everything a girl could want: a comfy flat, a steady relationship and a truly lovely group of friends. Then she is approached by Eros Tech. Eros is 'the future of love' - an agency that brings together soul mates using phone data. Percy has been identified as a match for one of Eros' superwealthy clients. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend...but what if this is destiny?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

ywan

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

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

better dialouge better narator better plot...all really un funny and tedious

Has Just Haven't Met You Yet put you off other books in this genre?

yes

What didn’t you like about Lara J. West’s performance?

wooden performance

What character would you cut from Just Haven't Met You Yet?

pretty much every single one

Any additional comments?

not worth the time or money

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifically superb!

  • By Ann D on 07-01-17

great story

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

great performance/narration, good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lying in Wait?

the narrators

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no but will now

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it kept me wanting to go back to work ( ilisten to audio books as i am working)

Any additional comments?

recommend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blue Pool

  • By: Siobhán MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Life is good for university friends Sarah, Ruth, Charlotte and Kathy - it's summer, exams are over and they're escaping to a cabin by the Blue Pool. But then Sarah disappears without a trace. Twenty-five years later, a man walks into a police station claiming to know something about the missing girl. Suddenly the three women - now estranged - all become suspects. For not everything was as it seemed, and the greater the secret, the deeper it lies....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Ann D on 20-12-16

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Blue Pool to be better than the print version?

i havent read the book only listened to it

What did you like best about this story?

it was feasible

What about Aoife McMahon’s performance did you like?

great narrator

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

great story

Any additional comments?

really recommend..i find so many books badly written and or implausible plots= this one stood out as actually was a good story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Pick, the Spade and the Crow

  • By: Bill Rogers
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87

When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stand the weird narration voice

  • By Voyager on 09-11-16

whaaa

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

Reviewed: 25-11-16

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

rcording of narrator/voice =unlistenable ...you cant listen to this recording. its awful

Who was your favorite character and why?

none

What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

its unlistenable voice also v strange reverb of voice

What character would you cut from The Pick, the Spade and the Crow?

noon

Any additional comments?

have to return

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hunted

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Get hooked on Heck: the maverick detective who knows no boundaries. A grisly whodunit you won't be able to put down, perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and TV series Luther. Heck needs to watch his back. Because someone's watching him... Across the south of England, a series of bizarre but fatal accidents are taking place. So when a local businessman survives a near-drowning but is found burnt alive in his car just weeks later, DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is brought in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and convoluted

  • By Graeme from Preston on 26-07-15

farfetched

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

Reviewed: 24-08-16

What would have made Hunted better?

A better understanding of who the protagonist was what drove him instead of a whole lot of cliches. And a more realistic set of antagonists

What was most disappointing about Paul Finch’s story?

The manin character lacked...personality.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Thornley?

Paul Thornley was absolutely fine

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

Not really.

Any additional comments?

nno