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  • The Next Girl: Detective Gina Harte, Book 1

  • By: Carla Kovach
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her as she sets out on her short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again.

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story

  • By Yvonne on 26-05-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

Great thriller, could not stop listening. Well rounded characters, great story and unpredictable. Highly recommend

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,568

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Best book of 2018 - love, love, love it.

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

I loved book 1, and liked book 2 &3 - but JK has outdone herself. Thrilling, unpredictable, with a great finish. Builds on the main characters relationships and lives. Also, feels like 2 books in one. Treat yourself. It's a cracker.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • West Cork

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 857

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery.Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story Brilliantly Presented!

  • By Simon on 28-07-18

Brilliant - If you loved Serial/Making a Murderer

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Where does West Cork rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high among podcasts

What did you like best about this story?

Living in Ireland, I was very familiar with this story -always in the news. But this fantastic series brings it all together. Impartial and lets the listener make the his/her own mind. It has stayed with me since I read it - which was in 2 days. Listen and enjoy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of stabbing his wife and her lover, but he is pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team. The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert's innocence, but there's something else he is even more sure of - that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Eddie Flynn book

  • By anne on 13-02-18

5 Stars for a riveting, wonderfully read thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

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

Yes - to everyone who loves a great thriller

Any additional comments?

You can read this as a standalone book but it is a thriller of a series, full of twists and turns and excitement. Highly recommended.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,663

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

5 Stars for a riveting, wonderfully read thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Any additional comments?

When the description says 'Audible book of the year' before it's been released - well you question it. No Need. This is a wonderfully acted, fully rounded and brilliant thriller. I guessed, then I guessed again, and I might have gotten a bit - but not all right. Loved it. Read it overnight........it's a treat.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Mist

  • By: Mark Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Two massacred families, with signs of ritual killings. A nine-year-old-child, abandoned in the snow. As Liverpool holds its breath, DCI Eve Clay hunts a sadistic killer who knows more about her past than she does. Her search will take her deep into the tunnels beneath Liverpool, boarded up and forgotten since World War II. There, deep underground, she will come face to face with true evil for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great serial killer story with brilliant narration

  • By Deirdre on 23-08-17

Great serial killer story with brilliant narration

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

What about Emma Gregory’s performance did you like?

Great ability to translate many characters and wonderful performance

Any additional comments?

I really liked that although this was book one in the series, there was a back story with the core character. I didn't guess the twists and story. Loved this book.

  • Death Stalks Kettle Street

  • By: John Bowen
  • Narrated by: Helen Clapp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Someone is murdering Greg Unsworth's neighbors and staging the deaths to look like accidents. Greg knows the truth, but when he's grappling with OCD and simply closing his front door and crossing the road are a battle, how is he supposed to catch a serial killer? From the internationally best-selling author of Where the Dead Walk, Vessel, and Cold Sweats & Vignettes comes a cozy murder mystery with a difference....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Death stalks kettle Street

  • By Teresa evans on 13-12-18

Unexpected warm hearted thriller

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

What did you like most about Death Stalks Kettle Street?

This was a genre I haven't read much. I like my thrillers gory and challenging. This is based on the 'Cosy Thriller' genre, which to be honest, I never heard of. But I really liked the fact that the main characters were outwardly showing their challenges (Beth has CP, Greg suffers from OCD) and that definitely put a different lien.
I didn't read in one go, which I often do...because I reflected on some chapters and revisited some chapters I missed nuances in.
So... out of my comfort zone but a really good story and one that kept me gripped.
Definitely recommend.

What other book might you compare Death Stalks Kettle Street to, and why?

Leigh Russell - Geraldine Page series. Not the same storyline but maybe the same genre.

What does Helen Clapp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Loved her. Great range. Will definitely read her again.

  • The Serial Killer's Daughter

  • By: Lesley Welsh
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Suzanne's life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don. Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions - including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women. To Suzanne's shock, one of the photos is of her friend, Sophie, who died 10 years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire. But Don met Sophie only once, during an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie's death.... So why did he have a picture of her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-07-17

Great Thriller

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

Reviewed: 20-07-17

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. Great characters, approach and detail. As it kept unfolding, I was gripped. It kept my hooked the whole way through. Highly recommend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book!!

  • By Daisy on 02-06-17

Loved this book - original & unexpected

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

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

Great narration, great story, kept me guessing til the very end. Highly recommend

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifically superb!

  • By Ann D on 07-01-17

Exceptional thriller.

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Highly recommended. Wonderful narration,. couldn't put it down. Can't wait for more Liz Nugent

6 of 7 people found this review helpful