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  • Buried

  • Department Q, Book 5
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Buried, the fifth installment of the Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, read by Steven Pacey. More than three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Though he is missing and presumed dead, the man's family still want answers. It is one of the many unsolved crimes left for Department Q, Denmark's cold-case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Just A Crime Book

  • By David F. on 15-03-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 14-04-15

Excellent audio books love the narrator love the author. Good story line , and characters believable and real. Would recommend this.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and fasinating romp through time

  • By al on 02-12-14

Brilliant series

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

Reviewed: 27-09-14

What did you like most about Just One Damned Thing After Another?

I loved the premise, the story, the love story, and the narrator had the right balance for the humorous and serious parts.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character is the heroine, she is imperfect, loves tea and cake and so is immensely likeable.

Any additional comments?

A lovely different kind of story, light in parts but has a serious side too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The King's Mistress

  • By: Emma Campion
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

'When had I a choice to be other than I was?' From childhood Alice Salisbury has learnt obedience in all things and at fourteen dutifully marries the man her father has chosen for her – at the cost of losing the love of her mother forever and the family she holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An alternate history

  • By Teabag on 30-05-14

An alternate history

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The King's Mistress to be better than the print version?

Yes because of the narrator Nicolette Mc Kenzie, she makes the characters come alive and you can feel their presence , its amazing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The King's Mistress?

There are many moments that stick int he mind , it made you think of how sometimes history is subjective, and how little we really knew of what went on which makes this version plausible if improbable.

What about Nicolette McKenzie’s performance did you like?

All of it she is a talented performer.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

there were many moments .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Dying Hours

  • A Tom Thorne Novel
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Listen - you will be hooked.

  • By S. Hall on 21-06-13

Tom Thorne does it again!

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Dying Hours to be better than the print version?

I love the narration by mark gillingham, he feels the book as well as narrates it.

What other book might you compare The Dying Hours to, and why?

any others by Mark Billingham however not all are narrated by him.

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

I haven't but this performance was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not particularly it was a police procedural.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Someone Else's Skin

  • D.I. Marnie Rome 1: Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year
  • By: Sarah Hilary
  • Narrated by: Abigail Thaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 504

Introducing DI Marnie Rome, Someone Else's Skin will enthral fans of Val McDermid and Mo Hayder. Devastating, brilliant, and heralding an outstanding new talent in crime fiction, this is the crime debut of the year. Some secrets keep you safe, others will destroy you.... Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. Dependable; fierce; brilliant at her job; a rising star in the ranks. Everyone knows how Marnie fought to come back from the murder of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this book

  • By George A Bear on 29-05-15

excellent narration, realistic plot.

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

Reviewed: 30-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Someone Else's Skin to be better than the print version?

yes because of the narrator, i could never put the voices in my head as eloquently.

What other book might you compare Someone Else's Skin to, and why?

Harry Binghams series.

Which character – as performed by Abigail Thaw – was your favourite?

I enjoyed them all.

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

yes it was quite moving in parts.

Any additional comments?

Excellent narration and book, no more on audible of this author or narrator but hopefully there will be more.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • After the Fall

  • By: Charity Norman
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; but his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it really happened. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling read

  • By Bizzylizzy on 06-05-13

An amazing listen

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

Reviewed: 17-04-14

What did you like most about After the Fall?

I loved the story and the narration was inmmense, Each character has a different voice and it makes for a very entertaining read.The sort of listen where you miss the characters after the book has finished. Thank-you Nicolette McKenzie.

What was one of the most memorable moments of After the Fall?

I liked it all.

Which character – as performed by Nicolette McKenzie – was your favourite?

They were all real to me, i felt immersed in the family, a very talented performance.