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  • Murder on the Marshes

  • A Tara Thorpe Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Clare Chase
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

As the sun rises, a wealthy young woman, Samantha Seabrook, is found drowned in the ornamental fountain of a deserted Cambridge courtyard, the only clue: an antique silver chain wound tightly around her throat. It’s Tara Thorpe’s job to discover what happened to Miss Seabrook. But the case becomes personal when she learns that Samantha had been receiving death threats, rather like the one that landed on Tara’s doorstep the night the woman died. Together with Detective Inspector Garstin Blake, Tara tracks the killer to the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of the city. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping excerpt

  • By Angelcritique on 06-12-18

Great story and great narrator performance

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I really enjoyed this first in the Tara Thorpe mysteries. As a Cambridge local it was fun to imagine the scenes in vivid detail. This was a little less 'cozy' than my usual mystery reads but it was gripping and the story well told. I enjoyed the dynamic between Thorpe and Blake.
As a narrator myself I really appreciated brilliant Lucy Brownhill's performance, with a variety of accents and characters she does a great job in pulling the listener in and keeping you hooked. I've already started on the next book in the series Murder on the River.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Slaving Away (Series 1)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Narrated by: Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes, Hugh Dennis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 616

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fruity Chuckles!

  • By Simon on 13-06-18

Brilliant! Funny and well performed.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

This was a great surprise! The actors were great and the main characters likeable and identifiable with. It's not explicit though it is about a sex worker but the sex is more "meta" than actual.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Poison in Paddington

  • Cassie Coburn Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Samantha Silver
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

When Cassie Coburn moved to London, she never thought she'd be involved in a quadruple homicide. After a car accident ended her medical career before it even started, Cassie moved to London on a whim, expecting to see the sights and live the typical tourist backpacker lifestyle. Instead she finds herself accompanying a French private detective, Violet Despuis, as they attempt to find out who poisoned four people in the middle of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poison in Paddington

  • By Susi Moffat on 28-08-18

Really enjoyed both the narration and the story

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Entertaining and fast paced book. Lighthearted murder mystery.
I liked the characters and would like to listen to more.
Disappointed to find there are no more books in this series available on UK audible though.

  • The Sheikh Wanted Her Pregnant

  • By: Alex Anders
  • Narrated by: Alex Anders
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Emma Cole didn't know. She was an innocent, 22-year-old American and this was her first time in Dubai. The exotic land entranced her. The men, or more precisely, one man, took her breath away. She saw him on the day she arrived, and then her dreams and her coffee shop. Nadeem was gorgeous and mysterious with eyes that devoured her. His allure was hypnotic. And pinned between his body and the wall, she could do nothing to resist him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Almost returned it

  • By Debs on 23-11-16

Almost returned it

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

But by the time I'd decided it wasn't for me I was 25 minutes in.
The male narrator's female voice is comedic and truly distracting. At times I wondered if this book was a parody of the genre.
Very goal focused and not much preamble to the action. I'd probably not listen to books from this author again.

  • Bossman

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn't exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business and went back to my miserable date. I couldn't help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story

  • By CRYSTAL CLEAR on 25-09-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Excellent. Vi Keeland is becoming my new favourite author. The characters are memorable and believable, the story engaging.

  • Quit Your Job: Work from Home & Earn from Passive Income

  • A Guide to Multiple Income Streams
  • By: Mark Johnston
  • Narrated by: Nolan Alexander
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Fed up with the nine-to-five? Seems like everyone but you is making money online? If so, then read on! This book is for anyone who wants to learn. Anyone who knows there is more out there for them but hasn't, for one reason or another, taken the leap yet. This book is for you if you just don't know where to get started!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor recycled content, poor audio.

  • By Debs on 19-02-16

Poor recycled content, poor audio.

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

Reviewed: 19-02-16

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you've never heard of Amazon Affiliates, eBay or Youtube monetizing you might be interested in this book. Still, if you haven't heard of these things where on earth have you been? This book contains 'information' that is largely in the public consciousness already. Don't waste your money. It's really nothing new. I feel robbed it was so poor.

Has Quit Your Job: Work from Home & Earn from Passive Income put you off other books in this genre?

I will be more careful about the author and reading the reviews. The content is just old information being recycled.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Nolan Alexander?

Someone not recording from a toilet cubicle. Recording is poor quality and very echoey. At times even Nolan Alexander sounds bored with the useless and ancient content.

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

Nope. It's a rip-off. I could have written better myself.

Any additional comments?

The publishers have added a very modern styled cover for this book and it makes the purchaser believe that the information is 'of today'. It is not.

  • The Likeability Factor

  • By: Tim Sanders
  • Narrated by: Tim Sanders
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Nice guys (and gals) actually do finish first. It's not just a matter of what you do, but of what you think and how you make others feel. Best-selling author and speaker Tim Sanders addresses obstacles like the "warrior psychology" of others and your own bad days, and shows how you can take charge of your life and learn to like others. It's the key to building and maintaining great relationships throughout your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, nice content, but just a lecture.

  • By Debs on 19-03-12

Entertaining, nice content, but just a lecture.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-12

I liked the content and delivery but be aware that this is really just a recorded lecture. The sound quality did not seem compromised because of this though.

The author explains how he improved his likeability factor but the reader is left wondering "what do I do to help mine"?

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  • The Talent Code

  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow, demonstrating how the wiring of our brains can be transformed by the way we approach particular tasks. He reveals why some teaching methods are so much more effective than others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW, absolutely stunning book...get it!!!

  • By Lee on 08-06-10

Very interesting ideas

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-12

I bought this book because I wanted to find a way to skip the practise and find a way to be naturally good at playing the guitar. Turns out that you can't; nobody can. But you can practise more effectively. And you can make peace with the people who are exceptionally good at something and look like they have god-given talent - they just put in the hours it takes to get good.
I very much enjoyed this book, particularly the first few chapters. I think the anecadotal stuff overtook somewhere in the middle and I lost interested but the Myelin wrapping stuff is very useful information that I can use definitely.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful