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  • The Dream Wife

  • By: Louisa de Lange
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

Annie is the dream wife. Supportive, respectful, admiring - everything her husband wants her to be. And nothing at all like who she really is.... Annie is a prisoner in her own life. Her finances, her routine and her contact with the outside world are all controlled. Annie's only reason for holding it together is her little boy. Her time with him keeps her sane, and at night she escapes into a dreamworld where the two of them are free. But Annie is about to do a very bad thing. And you won't believe how she is going to do it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will stay with me .... for a long time

  • By Samantha Taylor on 27-11-18

Very good - gripping

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

Gripping to the end - hard to listen to at times due to the content - well written and performed

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Down to the Woods

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 8
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here.... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration, average story

  • By Chris on 01-10-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I found this Helen Grace story rather farfetched in places and not nearly as good as the others. The narrator's voice began to grate with her approach to the different voices, especially Charlie's.

3 of 3 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 5,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,696

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By DartmoorDiva on 09-09-18

A disappointment on all counts

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

This was advertised as the breakthrough author, I could not work out why I struggled with this, it was not the story as this could have been interesting, dramatic and full of suspense. The narrator tried many different accents and voices, few of which were convincing, and I realised it was possibly the writing. Much of the dialogue was cliched, and predictable. I continued with it as I believed it would get better, which it didn't. There was little suspense or drama and it plodded along. Compared to some of the other police stories such as nathan cody; kim stone, this was pedestrian and disappointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Deaths of December

  • By: Susi Holliday
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

It looks like a regular advent calendar. Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors...and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one. The police hope it's a prank. Because if it isn't, a murderer has just surfaced - someone who's been killing for 20 years. But why now? And why has he sent it to this police station? As the country relaxes into festive cheer, Greene and DS Eddie Carmine must race against time to catch the killer. Because there are four doors left, and four murders will fill them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope there’s more

  • By Anne Stedman on 06-02-18

not sure

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

What did you like best about The Deaths of December? What did you like least?

the plot was okay - the Christmas approach was clever

Was The Deaths of December worth the listening time?

it was ok, the writing was average - good to listen to if you were doing other things, it did not need or keep your attention.

Any additional comments?

rather formulaic not really the cliffhanger that it could have been

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Blood

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 5
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She's worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before. As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim - the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago. Erika quickly realizes she's on the trail of a serial killer who's already made their next move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Erika Foster is back!

  • By Timi on 21-09-17

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Have listened to all of the Erica Foster series and this is the most gripping and best of them - on occasions the books can be repetitive in places but a great series to listen to.