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Oldham, United Kingdom
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  • The Sewing Machine

  • By: Natalie Fergie
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 433

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred unpicks the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing walk through generations

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

wrong category

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

this book is not a crime novel nor is it thrilling in any way. It should be in Aga Saga section. I couldn't return it either as bought as a 2 for 1 offer. Not a bad novel, feel good factor at the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lake and the Lost Girl

  • By: Jacquelyn Vincenta
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

An intricately plotted debut about love, obsession, and the destruction of a family from the inside out. When her husband's scholarly interest turns to obsession, Lydia Carroll will do whatever it takes to save her family. She only knows one version of the story of Mary Stone Walker’s disappearance: her husband's. English professor Frank Carroll has been fixated on the mystery of for years, crafting a narrative based on Mary’s poetry and journals that insists that Mary lived past that night in 1939.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not a crime and thriller book

  • By Anne on 16-09-18

not a crime and thriller book

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

this is a great story, more of an aga saga than crime and thriller. definitely wrong category. well written and narrated. very believable I even did a web search for Margaret Stone Walker!

  • Tangled Web

  • The Carter Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Wendy Saunders
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Gainey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Cassandra Grayson leads a quiet life managing a library in Queens, NY. There’s only one thing missing: her sister. Cassandra hasn’t seen her sister since the night their wealthy, prominent father died from a massive heart attack. As the years pass by with no word from her, Cassandra begins to suspect there is more to her father’s death and her sister’s disappearance than she first thought. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping from the beginning

  • By Anne on 14-09-18

gripping from the beginning

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

I need to know what happens next!! Not my usual kind of book but once started couldn't stop listening. Intrigue, mystery and complex relationships. I did find the detailed sex scene a bit tediuod to listen to and it didn't really add to the novel. Great narrator.

  • Perfect Silence

  • DI Callanach, Book 4
  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

When silence falls, who will hear their cries? The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the outline of a doll carved into the victim’s skin. DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby. After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Joanna on 05-11-18

perfect listen

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

another great chapter in this series of books. the way the storyline unfolded make it compulsive listening.

  • Kiss of Death

  • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7
  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

A Deadly Hunt. DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a videotape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. A Dangerous Game. Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesom again!

  • By mike duxbury on 11-08-18

left wanting more

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

great story which has you hooked from the start. complex plot and characters. some unanswered questions, looking forward to the next book.

  • Skin Deep

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Annette Flynn, Sophie Ward, Declan Rodgers, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Cordelia Russell has been living on the Côte d'Azur for 10 years, posing as an English heiress. Now her money is gone, and her luck is running out. Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a decadent night at the Negresco. But surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged, she feels her age and her poverty. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Had To Go All The Way To Get Skin Deep!

  • By Simon on 06-04-18

great story

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

Reviewed: 29-04-18

new author for me and I wasn't disappointed. this is a different take on a crime thriller. without giving to much away it tells the tale of the impact out formative years have on us.

  • The Girl with No Name

  • Detective Josie Quinn, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newborn baby snatched from her arms. A woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from, or why she is so terrified.... Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim? As Josie digs deeper, a letter about a mix-up at a fertility clinic links the nameless girl and the missing child to a spate of killings across the county.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • By Roxylu40 on 11-06-18

many twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

enjoyed the story, a new author for me. Good plot, lots of characters with interlinking stories. Looking forward to more from this author. book brought to life by the narrator.

  • Jail Bird

  • By: Jessie Keane
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Lily King has spent years behind bars. Convicted of murdering her husband, London villain Leo King, she hasn't been missed. Everyone believes she got what she deserved, but Lily knows she was fitted up. Now she's out, and she doesn't do forgiveness. In her absence things have moved on, and the old order has changed. But now she's ready to reclaim her position as head of the King family. Fuelled by vengeance, Lily King is back, and some people aren't going to know what's hit them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story

  • By Fersh on 18-08-17

great listen

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

loved the intrigue of this book. the plot and the characters brought to life by the amazing narration.

  • Two Little Girls

  • Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Kate Medina
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Two bodies on the beach. One killer out for revenge. Two years ago, a young girl was murdered while playing on the beach, a doll left by her side. DI Bobby 'Marilyn' Simmons failed to catch her killer, and he's been tormented with guilt ever since. So when another dead girl is found in the dunes, another doll, he knows this could be his only chance to silence his demons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • had potential

  • By Anne on 10-04-18

had potential

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

having read the summary I was looking forward to a good listen. instead I had to listen to lots of rambling thoughts of the different characters 3 who had mental illnesses and I found it tedious and at times the ramblings distracted from the plot of the story, gets there in the end but was glad when it finished.

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  • No Safe Place

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book

  • By Anne on 01-04-18

another great book

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

l love listening to the Lottie Parker series and am already looking forward to the next one. Just when you think it obvious who the killer is there's an unexpected twist.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful