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  • Kill Your Friends

  • By: John Niven
  • Narrated by: Tom Riley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Meet Steven Stelfox. London, 1997: New Labour is sweeping into power, and Britpop is at its zenith. A&R man Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music industry, fuelled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine, searching for the next hit record amid a relentless orgy of self-gratification. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox must take the notion of cutthroat business practices to murderous new levels in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cartoon satire

  • By A. Hancox on 15-02-16

What a load of tossers

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

Reviewed: 28-12-18

I don't think I have hated a set of characters more than I hated the characters in this book.

  • Blood Lines

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 5
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up. When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another brilliant story

  • By Nicky Birmingham on 22-08-17

A little far fetched but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

An enjoyable little book that if you dissect is a little far fetched and unbelievable.

  • Lost Girls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration much better - story outstanding

  • By Marie on 10-12-15

The best one so far

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

Great story. Definitely the best of the series that I have read or listened to. Hated the performance, the male characters were awful.

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. Then, one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence, and Andy suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Hours later, Laura is in hospital, her face splashed over the newspapers. But the danger has only just begun. Now, Andy must go on a desperate race to uncover the secrets of her mother's past. Unless she can, there may be no future for either of them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful convoluted story

  • By Judith on 20-08-18

Good but not as great as her other books

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

Reviewed: 15-09-18

Not her best book but still pretty good. Certainly better than Patricia Cornwell's latest efforts. A little too far fetched for my liking.

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479

Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Alan on 25-01-17

Fun but derivative

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

Reviewed: 13-01-18

An action packed story line. Great character but quite derivative but aren't most stories these days?

  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish this one

  • By Colette on 06-01-16

Cheesy but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

What made the experience of listening to Holy Island the most enjoyable?

DCI Ryan is sooooo cool. Best male detective I have come across.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jonathan Keeble?

Yes but he needs a better range of voices.

  • Speaking in Bones

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Katherine Browitz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The compelling new Dr. Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author Kathy Reichs. When forensic anthropologist Dr. Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel 'Lucky' Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman's claims that she's matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent all round - story and narration

  • By Fiona Keates on 13-04-16

As the norm.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Loved it but as always seemed to finish very quickly. Wish the book went on longer.

  • The Rest Is Silence

  • By: Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

A young boy's body is washed from the river and forensic examination reveals he has been murdered. The accidental discovery that a convicted paedophile lives in the nearby village leads to police interest in his activities, and when five decaying bodies are found in his garden, he is arrested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By V. S. on 10-04-08

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Not in the same class as Karin Slaughter or Val McDermid but very enjoyable. Will definitely seek out more books from the author.