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  • The Teacher

  • A Shocking and Compelling New Crime Thriller That's Not for the Faint-Hearted
  • By: Katerina Diamond
  • Narrated by: Stevie Lacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 465

You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You're wrong.... The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall. Hours earlier he'd received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end. As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't wait....,

  • By pixie on 08-10-16

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 16-12-16

Great listen. Gripping. Far-fetched at times but aren't all good books and good thrillers? Narration is good too. Have already started listening to another Katerina Diamond as I enjoyed it so much.

  • Killing Me Softly

  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Killing Me Softly, by the acclaimed and best-selling author Nicci French, is a terrifying journey into the heart of obsession. You have everything. But you give it up for an affair. You're in passionate love. And grave danger.... Alice Loudon couldn't resist abandoning her old, safe life for a wild affair. And in Adam Tallis, a rugged mountaineer with a murky past, she finds a man who can teach her things about herself that she never even suspected. But sexual obsession has its dark side - and so does Adam.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not my style book

  • By Charmaine on 31-01-15

Boring! Very little happens...

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

Reviewed: 16-12-16

Was expecting good things from the snippet available to listen to before buying but that was the best bit. The rest was so boring, with endless bedroom scenes and nothing else. Shouldn't have bought this- it was not the book for me.

  • The Memory Game

  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend Natalie, who went missing 25 years ago. Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories, Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But in learning the truth about her and Natalie's past, is Jane putting her own future at terrible risk?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to care by the end-usually love Nicci French

  • By MarieLouise on 17-12-13

a bit slow at times but otherwise a good read

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

it seemed to ramble a bit but if you want an easy read with enough of interest to keep you entertained then this is fine. I listened whilst painting and gardening and it was good for that. the narration is good.

  • Saturday Requiem

  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

It was an open-and-shut case when 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she's been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her.... Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she's up against someone who'll go to any lengths to protect themselves....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK but a little similar to previous volumes

  • By Mrs on 08-07-16

Yet again an excellent Nicci French crime novel

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16

Another excellent book in the series. The length of these books makes them ideal for audio performance. Again, the narration was spot on.

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  • Miranda's Big Mistake

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Patricia Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Readers of Lucy Diamond, Cathy Kelly and Milly Johnson will love Jill Mansell's touching best seller, Miranda's Big Mistake. Is he the answer to a single girl's prayers? Or is he Miranda's big mistake? Miranda is thrilled when she meets Greg at a cocktail party. He's gorgeous, he's funny - and he's very keen. Just what a girl needs to put some sparkle in her life. Heavens, he's practically perfect! Greg likes Miranda a lot. She's young, she's pretty, and she never talks about babies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mistake was buying this!

  • By Mrs on 01-09-16

My mistake was buying this!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

My mistake was expecting this to be more than chic lit- it isn't. Banal and tedious sums it up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tuesday's Gone

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 2
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

For psychotherapist Frieda Klein, the days get longer, the cases darker…. She thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man’s decomposed body has been found in the flat of Michelle Doyce, a woman trapped in a world of strange mental disorder. The police don’t know who it is, how he got there, or what happened - and Michelle can’t tell them. But Karlsson hopes Frieda can get access to the truths buried beneath her confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisly but enjoyable

  • By Jill on 15-08-12

it's great when you find a good series

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

I happened upon one of this series and started listening, became hooked and now I am catching up with the previous ones that I missed. It's great the way some characters and themes are woven through the series, whilst allowing the individual books to also be read as self-contained stories. Good narration too. Length of books is ideal for long journeys or just immersing yourself over a period of days.

  • From the Cradle

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 460

When Helen and Sean Phillips go out for the evening, leaving their teenage daughter babysitting little Frankie, they have no idea that they are about to face every parent's greatest fear. Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is hopeful that the three children who have been abducted in this patch of south-west London will be returned safe and well. But when a body is found in a local park, Lennon realizes that time is running out - and that nothing in this case is as it seems.…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not brilliant

  • By Mrs yvie on 14-02-16

Excellent! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

Enjoyed this very much. You are left guessing as to what the twist is for a long time and then it becomes apparent just before it is actually revealed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night and Day

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Night and Day, is a story about a group of young people trying to discover what it means to fall in love. It asks all the big questions: What does it mean to fall in love? Does marriage grant happiness? What is happiness? Night and Day is a conventional novel; however, it maps out for us the world of Virginia Woolf in its wondrous prose: for her it was the beginning, leading on to a prolonged engagement with her search for the means to express the 'inner life'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start but worth the wait.

  • By Lauenna on 07-07-14

Brilliant Classic.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Literature at its best. Excellent narration too. Can't wait to download another Virginia Woolf now!

























  • 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 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

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

Very good, unusual storyline

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

Reviewed: 18-12-15

My first experience with this author and I chose it because I like this narrator. Was very pleasantly surprised at the storyline which was just that bit different from the usual detective stories. I will buy another from this author, provided the narrator is the same.

  • Scarred for Life

  • Jessica Daniel, Book 9
  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy. She also has bigger things on her mind. A student's body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic medallist and a theory that it could have been an induction which went wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Lucy on 24-02-15

Excellent! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 13-04-15

Just the right amount of personal stuff mixed in with the detective stuff. The latter keeps you guessing and also lets you feel a bit smug when you work some things out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful