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Robert Routledge

Consett UK
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  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website True Crime Diary, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called the Golden State Killer. Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Compelling True Crime, But Material Missing!

  • By Simon on 26-11-18

Several Hours Of Nothing

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

Reviewed: 29-03-19

This is more like a Biography of the author's than a story of True Crime

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Clockwork Murder

  • The Night a Twisted Fantasy Became a Demented Reality
  • By: Steve Jackson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

In April 1997, pretty, 22-year-old Jacine Gielinski stopped her car at a red light in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She had no idea that the two young men looking at her from the car next to hers would in that moment decide she would be their target for unspeakable horrors.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Boring Clockwork Story

  • By Robert Routledge on 10-02-19

A Boring Clockwork Story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

The only good thing about this listen was another good performance by Kevin Pierce, on the other side was an author who used this story to defend bad review's on his other true crime books I will not be reading any of those books he has written.

  • Manhunt

  • By: Colin Sutton
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Levi Bellfield is one of the most notorious British serial killers of the last fifty years - his name alone evokes horror and revulsion, after his string of brutal murders in the early 2000s. At 3:07pm on 21st March, 2002, Milly Dowler left her school in Surrey for the last time. Less than an hour later, she was to be abducted and murdered in the cruellest fashion, sparking a missing person investigation that would span months before her body was found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good effort but change the cover

  • By Bilberry on 11-02-19

One mans narcissist account of himself.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Tired of hearing how other cops acted all the time, he acted even worse.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Suspect

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Mark Meadows, Sian Thomas, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

When two 18-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception. But she can't help but think of her own son, whom she hasn't seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kate's Muddied Waters

  • By Simon on 29-01-19

I'm waiting for the NEXT sequence to the story.

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

A good account of a mother's love and protection of her troubled son. I've got a feeling that there's more to come about this story. Well performed by the story tellers and well written.

  • Last Seen Wearing

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Samantha Dakin, Stuart Milligan, John Guerrasio, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

It’s been two years since Dinah Collins left the NYPD in disgrace, forced out for digging too deeply into the sudden disappearance of a fellow cop - her brother, Danny. Now, scraping by as a PI, Dinah is hired to find a young woman, Lucy Fisher, who vanished on Halloween, last seen wearing a creepy costume. As she pursues a deadly trail of clues, Dinah will find she’s faced with a terrible choice: If she can only save one person, Danny or Lucy, who will it be?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bouvard Stars In New York PI Thriller!

  • By Simon on 10-01-19

Absolutely fabulous listen *NOT* to be missed

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

A riveting compelling story full of twists and turns it will keep you guessing fabulous.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Days of Noah: The Complete Box Set

  • A Novel of the End Times in America
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3

Discover a hidden conspiracy, a shadow government, and the CIA analyst who uncovers it all in this complete box set of The Days of Noah series by Mark Goodwin. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is Unbelievably Bad

  • By Robert Routledge on 11-01-19

This book is Unbelievably Bad

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

Boring load of rubbish not worth listening to give it a miss save your money.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Sister Milly

  • By: Gemma Dowler
  • Narrated by: Ruby Thomas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 224

Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler. Haunting headlines about the missing schoolgirl splashed across front pages. The family's worst fears realised when her body was found months later. The years of waiting for the truth, only to learn that the killer, known to the police, lived just yards from where Milly had vanished. The parents subjected to horrific psychological torture at a trial orchestrated by the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The true story

  • By Sigrin on 21-09-17

What a totol load great for for sending you to sle

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

What a. total waste of my time and your time pleases dont download it please.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sweetheart, Sweetheart

  • By: Bernard Taylor
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

David Warwick, an Englishman living in New York, has a sudden premonition that his twin brother, Colin, is in danger. He returns to England and learns the shocking truth: both Colin and his young bride Helen have died ghastly deaths - deaths that no one in the village wants to talk about.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and boring

  • By ziiigggg on 20-05-18

Great gost story.

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

Reviewed: 30-12-16

Best I've listen to for years. You must get this book. A fantastic end to the story.

  • The Killing 3

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

A familly in turmoil. A country in crisis. All debts must be settled. Detective Inspector for homicide, Sarah Lund, is contacted by old flame Mathias Borch from National Intelligence. Borch fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great series!

  • By Gadget Queen on 24-03-14

Cannot wait for 1V

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

Another excellent story with stacks of who done it and once again a surprising finish.

  • Football Heroes

  • By: Bobby Robson, Alan Shearer, Alex Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Sean Bean, Nobby Stiles, Christian Rodska
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Relive the highs (and the lows!) from fifty years of English football as recalled by some of the game's all-time great players, managers and commentators.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story of well known football events

  • By Robert Routledge on 03-06-16

A good story of well known football events

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

A good story that is spoiled by the sound of unintelligible mumblings of Alex Ferguson

1 of 1 people found this review helpful