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  • The Rat Stone Serenade

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

It's December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home, and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming. But for whom, and from what?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous books..still okay

  • By simon on 20-07-17

Best audio series to date

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Im loving this series of DCI Daley stories. The narration is excellent, the stories are vivid and interesting and it has some lovely humour in there. DS Scott is a great character, I have an image of him in my head now and would love to 'share a dram' with him! Lovely thread all the way through the books as well - currently I am on number 5 and have already downloaded the next one. Thankyou Denzil Meyrick for helping whiling away the dark winter days and nights. Also - a big shout out to David Monteath for bringing everything to life in such a masterly way.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Read

  • By A on 19-02-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Probably the best audio book I have listened to so far. Good performance and a good story.

  • Private Dancer

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Couldn't put it down.

  • By Ann D on 20-08-15

Nearly didn’t buy it - wish I hadnt

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

What would have made Private Dancer better?

Not sticking with it all the way through - I don’t give up on a book - I should have this one

What will your next listen be?

Don’t know - been put off at the moment!

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David Thorpe and Jilly Bond ?

No idea

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Private Dancer?

Most of them

Any additional comments?

Repetition Repetition and a lame story

  • London Rules

  • Slough House, Book 5
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

London rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote and now has his sights set on Number 10; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist who's crucifying Whelan in print; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. Brilliantly entertaining.

  • By Belinda on 09-02-18

Maybe the best audio book I have listened to

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Clever story, good presentation and some good humour. Didn’t see some of the twists coming

What did you like best about this story?

Took a bit of getting into the characters (wish I had read the previous ones now) but they felt real.