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  • Want You Gone

  • Jack Parlabane, Book 9
  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Angus King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Sam Morpeth is left to fend for her younger sister when their mother goes to prison. But when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, she's drawn her into a trap she may not escape alive. Reporter Jack Parlabane is indebted to a volatile source, and now that debt is being called in, it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a common enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realise - and might be each other's only hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Brookmyre in a while

  • By Richard on 24-05-17

Best Brookmyre in a while

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

While I have enjoyed every Christopher Brookmyre book I have read, none have lived up to the first one (in my case all 'fun and games until somebody loses an eye') Until now. This was a great story expertly told and read. It kept me guessing until the end and kept me on the edge of the seat the whole way through. I cannot recommend this book enough. If you have never read any Christopher Brookmyre before this, be prepared for a treat as you go back through all of his back catalogue. You will want more...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Very First Damned Thing

  • An Author-Read Audio Exclusive
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Jodi Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279

Jodi Taylor reads the long-awaited prequel in her Chronicles of St Mary’s series, as Dr Bairstow struggles to set up St Mary’s as we know it in a world still scarred by the ravages of civil war. Ever wondered how it all began? It’s two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An intro....not much more

  • By Robyn on 29-11-16

Why didn't Zara Ramm read it?

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

Reviewed: 31-10-15

not a bad story but Jodi Taylor shouldn't be allowed to read her own or any audiobooks. It was like listening to Katie Price reading aloud. It's a shame but it wasn't quite bad enough to make me stop listening. I would have returned it if I had paid for it, but since it's free, oh well.

  • The Petticoat Men

  • By: Barbara Ewing
  • Narrated by: Barbara Ewing
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. She admires their sparkling gowns, and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'. But one fateful night Fanny and Stella are arrested. Outraged, Mattie is determined to save her friends and expose the establishment's hypocrisy…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Upstairs, downstairs with a twist

  • By M. B. Radford on 13-09-15

An unexpected treasure

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

Barbara Ewing's reading grows on you , as does this interesting story of a true historical event, from the point of view of the landlady and her family of two 'petticoat men' and their trial in the 1800's. the story gathers pace and characters develop as the story goes on.

  • Day Shift

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Welcome to Midnight, Texas. It's a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it's easy to miss. With its boarded-up windows, single traffic light, and sleepy air, there's nothing special about Midnight...which is exactly how the residents like it. So when the news comes that a new owner plans to renovate the run-down, abandoned old hotel in town, it's not met with pleasure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More entertainment

  • By Robyn on 13-03-16

Best so far

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

Reviewed: 14-05-15

The second in this series and the best yet. Great characters and good to see some characters from the Sookie books turn up. Excellently read and well written. I can't wait for part 3.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prince Lestat

  • The Vampire Chronicles 11
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

The vampire world is in crisis – their kind have been proliferating out of control and, thanks to technologies undreamed of in previous centuries, they can communicate as never before. Roused from their earth-bound slumber, ancient ones are in thrall to the Voice: which commands that they burn fledgling vampires in cities from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to Kyoto and San Francisco. Immolations, huge massacres, have commenced all over the world. Who – or what – is the Voice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awestruck!

  • By James on 10-03-15

Great Idea, Badly executed

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

Reviewed: 06-11-14

I love the Vampire chronicles and most of Anne Rice's other books. I was eagerly awaiting this Vampire chronicle but was sorely disappointed. The idea for the story is good but the rambling incoherent path she takes to get to the half decent ending, is very dull and over written. Simon Vance's narration was difficult to understand at times and the accents he used for the characters were just bizarre. What a sad ending to the Great Vampire Chronicles.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • NOS4R2

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland . . .NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration and an incredible story

  • By B. Webb on 21-12-16

fantastically dark and creepy

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

Reviewed: 21-05-13

The perfect narrator for a fantastically dark and creepy book.
Christmas will never seem quite so magical again.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Ever After

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief...and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time. But with life comes new trials...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little dull for a ending

  • By jason on 11-05-13

stop all the hating

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

Reviewed: 14-05-13

What's with all the hating? we all wanted Sookie to live happily ever after with Sam. Charlaine Harris did exactly as she always does, writes a great story with great characters where Sookie is the star and ends up fine in the end. This was a perfect example of the Sookieverse we have all come to love. Johanna Parker is the perfect Sookie and did a wonderful job. I could go on listening to Sookie stories for ever. Sad that this is the last full story.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Etiquette and Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners - and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well read

  • By susan on 08-12-13

A great start to a new series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

As a fan of the Parasol protectorate books, I was sceptical about a new series by Gail Carriger for younger readers/listeners. It took a little bit of time to get into 'Etiquette and Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1' and a little more to get used to the reader, Moira Quirk. Once I got past the reader and interested in the characters I was hooked. Gail Carriger certainly knows how to tell a story with excitement, humour, colour and most importantly style. This is a great start to a new series and I for one can't wait till 'Curtsies & Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2' Roll on November.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful