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Haunting or time travel

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-20

Adam Collins buys an old cottage just outside of a small fishing village. Things are not as they seem though. The village and the fishermen are seated in a past timeline. No one else can see the people Adam sees. He becomes embroiled in the ghostly village and its people even to falling in love with a woman long dead when the whole village collapsed into the sea killing everyone. Adam knows what he sees, but is it his stressed mind playing tricks. Short and sweet story with good narration.

Not a restful island break

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-20

Alex Preston is invited to spend a few days on a private island owned by an old college friend. The next day he finds that his friend has gone away on business leaving Alex stranded. The couple (original caretakers) have gone missing. Two men turn up thinking Alex was Lawrence his old friend. They have guns and mean business. These men are not the only ones Alex has to contend with, there are ghosts and dead bodies. Will Alex become one of the ghostly residence or will he manage to get off the island? Good short story, an easy listen

A cross between Miss Marple and Old Mother Riley

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-20

71-year-old Granny Smith, known by Chief Inspector Miskin as ‘Miss Marple on Steroids’ begins to investigate when her friend and neighbour is murdered. It all began when her friend’s husband was arrested for the murder of his wife. Her investigation led Granny from Wales up to London in pursuit of the real murderer. Well written and quite funny in places. The narration was good but maybe it would have been slightly better if granny and friends all had Welsh accents as they were all Welsh and the story was set in Wales

A doggy tale

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-20

Very much like his earlier book The Watchers. A dog with a human mind and a monster. A boy with autism and his mother are attacked by an old beau (now turning into a monster) of the mother. The dog who when his mistress died left to find a boy. An ex Navy seal and te companion of the dogs owner, all come together to combat four killers who had been sent to kill the mother and boy because the boy had infiltrated a site on the dark web where murderers where for hire when he tried to find who had killed his father. Brilliantly read by Edwardo Ballerini.

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Romancing the devil

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-20

Reading the write up for this book I thought it was going to be a supernatural thriller. It was mostly a love story between Karen Fortenberry and the man she fell in love with, a writer named James Carter. James had found a book in the library, black with a pentagram on the front. He was going to use this book to write a best-selling novel. That’s when things went wrong. The supernatural/possession occurred at the very end of the book. If you like romance novels with a bit of the supernatural thrown in this book is for you. However, the narration wasn’t very good. Catherine Anne spoke in a low sleepy voice throughout without any change to create any atmosphere where it was needed.

Moonlight and Elvis

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-20

P.I. Dick Moonlight has a bullet lodged in his head, but that doesn’t stop him. He is hired by a brain surgeon to drive his son around in his car, protecting him from a rape conviction. The case against the boy turns to reckless murder as the girl, the daughter of a state senator, committed suicide because the boy had put nude photos of her on Face Book. Moonlight together with his assistant, an Elvis impersonator (who is only helping to pay off money he owes Moonlight) find out there is much more going on when they find out the doctor is into drug smuggling with two Russian thugs. During the investigation Moonlight thinks he has spotted his dead girlfriend Lola going into a café and has become obsessed with finding out if she really died in the car crash years ago. Good light hearted thriller, which I listened to in one sitting.

Cold Case

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-20

P.I Jack Marconi, known as Keeper was asked by a new client to speak with an old school friend who had now joined a religious organisation and was about to make public an incident that happened 35 years ago. The client who is now a wealthy man, told Keeper that when the was in prep school, himself and two friends who had too much to drink one night, set out to threaten a man named Marty Finnigan into paying back the money he had taken from his now ex-girlfriend. Only the thing was Finnigan was found dead the next day. It was said that the he had gone for a walk in the freezing cold at night and ended up having a heart attack which killed him. Now one of the three young men was dead and the other was about to go public with what had happened that night. The client wanted Keeper to speak to this man and stop him from telling all. Together with his friend Blood they set out to do just that. But things are not as they seem, and opened up a can of worms for Keeper. A good thriller with an intriguing plot. The only thing I didn’t like was the speed with which the narrator whipped through the story, took all the atmosphere out of it.

Tomb Raider Vs The Vatican

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-20

Chase Baker is given a job by Detective Chiprani to find and bring back Dr. Andre Manion who has gone missing in Egypt while in search of the bones of Jesus. Dr Manion’s ex-wife Anya was paying for the trip and insisted on going with Chase to find her husband. Between the Muslin Brotherhood and Vatican guards, the search for the professor and the remains of Jesus is fraught with danger, with their lives in danger at every turn. Lots of action but also too much of Jesus. I thought the last couple of chapters were a bit on the silly side and the story would have been better without them, and ending when he said goodbye to his friend.

God's Super Heros

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-20

An evil woman has to make nine satanic sacrifices to open the gates and allow Satan to come back to earth. Five friends with special powers are drawn together to stop the woman and prevent Satan from being unleashed on the world. I thought the book was a bit on the cheesy side, the sacrifices were done without any ritual or incantations which is what you expect from this kind of sacrifice. The narration wasn’t very good. I just felt like winding the guy up as he spoke so slowly, and at times it sounded as if he had a sore throat. Maybe it would be fine for young adults who are into superheroes.

12 Days of Christmas

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-20

In the quiet English town of Wixcombe children begin to disappear and the killings begin just days before Christmas. The villagers say that Krampus the Christmas demon is back. Brother and sister Nan and William Fitzgerald find themselves right in the middle when their godfather Godfrey is accused of being Krampus. The siblings together with the women they love must discover who Krampus really is and to clear their godfather’s name and stop Krampus from killing more of the villagers. A scary winter tale, tastefully written and well read by the narrator who’s range of character voices include men as well as women.