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  • I Owe You One

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely there stain, helping out a friend...she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable

  • By Sarz on 14-02-19

Just boring

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

I tried to stay with this, I usually like her books but I find the characters vacuous and boring.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Something to Tell You

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

When Frankie stumbles upon an unopened letter from her late mother, she’s delighted to have one last message from her...until she reads the contents and discovers the truth about her birth. Brimming with questions, she travels to York to seek further answers from the Mortimer family, but her appearance sends shock waves through them all. Meanwhile, Robyn Mortimer has problems of her own. Her husband, John, has become distant, and a chance remark from a friend leads Robyn to wonder exactly what he’s not been saying. Dare she find out more? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By G Nicholls on 26-01-19

A bit depressing

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

This is well crafted and brilliant narrator but it was a bit depressing as each character’s life plunged into turmoil. Of course it’s all right in the end but it’s not exactly uplifting and left me feeling rather flat.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Cleric’s Vault

  • Lost Chambers Series, Book 2
  • By: Ernest Dempsey
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Decades ago, a mysterious treasure vanished in the middle of the night. But the secrets it held were worth more than gold. The thrilling follow-up to The Secret of the Stones sends former government agent Sean Wyatt and his sidekick Tommy Schultz from the deserts of the American southwest to the hills and jungles of Ecuador in a race to find the mysterious lost treasure. The treasure is somehow linked to the legendary Lost Chambers of Gold that has remained hidden for thousands of years. But the chambers hold a deeper secret, one on which an evil mastermind has his sights set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good adventure story

  • By Christine on 01-01-19

A good adventure story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Really enjoying this series and looking forward to more. Good narrator although the voice used for Tommy is a bit odd

  • The Last Chamber

  • Lost Chambers Series, Book 3
  • By: Ernest Dempsey
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The thrilling finale of The Lost Chambers trilogy sends former government agent Sean Wyatt and his sidekick Tommy Schultz deep into the heart of some of the oldest mountains in the world in search of a treasure that many believed were lost to antiquity. While the two and their new friend Adriana Villa race toward their goal, they encounter deadly villains and a man with an evil plan that could wipe out most of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These are good adventures,

  • By Christine on 01-01-19

These are good adventures,

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Excellent books well researched with
A large dose of imagination. Well crafted characters that hold your attention and make you want to know more

  • The Rebel’s Revenge

  • Ben Hope, Book 18
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Even when ex-SAS major Ben Hope is taking a holiday, trouble seems to find him. What started as a relaxing trip to the Deep South spirals into a nightmare when he’s wrongly accused of a vicious murder and forced to go on the run. Target of a state-wide manhunt, the only way Ben can prove his innocence is to unearth a long-forgotten secret and track down the killers who slaughtered an innocent woman in a vendetta dating back generations. His quest takes him into the wild heart of Louisiana’s swampland, where all hell’s about to break loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By sandra streeting on 03-02-19

It’s not as good as the rest

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

I’m a HUGE fan of this author but this book left me a bit disappointed. The narrator is one of the best on audible so it wasn’t all bad but I hope Scotts next book Is more engaging than this one.

  • The Grecian Manifesto

  • The Sean Wyatt Series, Book 4
  • By: Ernest Dempsey
  • Narrated by: Paul Fanning
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

An ancient device that tells the future, a mysterious kidnapping, and a plot that will bring Europe to its knees. What would you do if the person you loved the most vanished? When the Secret Service show up to escort Sean Wyatt to a private meeting with the president of the United States, Sean has to ask himself that very question.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line shame about the narration

  • By Jane-Marie on 29-12-16

The worst narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

The narrator rushes through the script in a bored monotonous voice until
He stumbles on words. It’s embarrassingly bad. I can’t get past it so have to give up and get a refund such a pity I was looking forward to this book

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 853

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Much More...

  • By Salter on 28-04-18

A great story

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Well narrated and carefully crafted -enjoyable to the end. Can’t wait for the conclusion downloading now!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salvation

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, just a little slow getting going.

  • By Mr. B. Hirst on 01-10-18

Doesn’t disappoint!!

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

This is a very clever and insightful premise and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to it - myself re please Peter!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,357

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 23-09-17

Jodi back on top form - excellent book

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

Reviewed: 29-09-17

After my disappointment with the sequel to Frogmorton I was worried that Jodi had lost her touch. This book is possibly one of her best. It is unique, fascinating, funny, entertaining and keeps you guessing right to the end. It equals any thriller I have read ( and I've almost 200 books in my audible library of all genres)

I can't wait for the next instalment. Well done Jodi and thank you 😊

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tudor

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book but was confused by the muddle of the recording.

  • By Lin on 12-08-17

The most depressing book I've ever listened to

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

Reviewed: 18-09-17

I'm an avid fan of Gregory and have enjoyed all her books until now. This book is a constant tale of woe with nothing uplifting or redeeming about it. I kept going in the hope of something happy but no it is a Book of misery.

Historically it may have been accurate but it offered a very 2 dimensional view of Queen Elizabeth with no reference to her intelligence, learning or abilities. It merely depicts her as a jealous peevish and frivolous woman.

The narrator spend the whole 19 hours sounding like she is on the verge of tears (poor woman she can't have enjoyed reading this one) Bianca is a talented narrator it's such a pity she had to drag herself through this story.

At the end of the book Gregory states it to be her last Tudor story - perhaps as well, she is obviously running out of ideas.

If you are given to feeling low dont listen to this book. I was not but I still wish I hadn't.