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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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  • In the Dark

  • DI Fawley, Book 2
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby, Emma Cunniffe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive. No-one knows who they are - the woman can't speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before. The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock - how could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible. And that no-one is as innocent as they seem....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real treat

  • By Linda on 21-07-18

Disapointing

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

Too many characters and too much jumping about, found it difficult to follow. Not sure I would listen to this author/series again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Close to Home

  • DI Fawley, Book 1
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Emma Cunniffe, Lee Ingleby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No-one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of 10, it's someone close to the victim. When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned. Someone knows where Daisy is. And her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a rollercoaster ride

  • By j c rogers on 07-02-18

GRIPING

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Great listen, held attention from beginning to end with a twist in the tail. Looking forward to next book in series.

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Date with Malice

  • The Dales Detective Series, Book 2
  • By: Julia Chapman
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

It's dark in the Dales this winter.... When Mrs Shepherd arrives at the Dales Detective Agency on a December morning, quite convinced that someone is trying to kill her, Samson O'Brien dismisses her fears as the ramblings of a confused elderly lady. But after a series of disturbing incidents at Fellside Court retirement home, he begins to wonder if there is something to her claims after all.... With Christmas around the corner, Samson is thrown into a complex investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A date with good company

  • By Sheila on 31-10-17

A date with good company

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

Enjoyed the second book in the series as much as the first. Twist in the plot leaves you looking forward to the next book - keep them coming. The description of the Dales transports you there.

  • The Mismade Girl

  • DI Hal Luchewski, Book 2
  • By: Mark Lock
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

When Julia Seagrove is found dead, a name carved into her body, old memories are stirred up for DI Hal Luchewski. The name is that of a murdered sex offender and the man who killed him, convicted in Hal's first ever murder case, has just been released from prison. As he digs deeper, Hal discovers multiple links between Dr Seagrove, the recently released killer Nino Gaudiano, and Nino's long-missing daughter Louisa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Anne on 23-01-17

OK

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

What did you like best about The Mismade Girl? What did you like least?

Found the story difficult to follow as I felt the bad language (swearing) detracted from it I seamed to be listening for it and not the story. I understand that some was necessary but felt that the amount in this book was just too much.

Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Lock? Why or why not?

Listened to the first so was looking forward to the second but as previous comment will probably not get another.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

Did The Mismade Girl inspire you to do anything?

No

  • Right Behind You

  • FBI Profiler, Book 7
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now, retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, Rainie Connor, have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store, and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah, and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no one will stop him getting to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth persevering

  • By Brian on 04-10-17

disjointed

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Would you try another book written by Lisa Gardner or narrated by Regina Reagan?

Have had other books by this authur and enjoyed them but found the story to be very disjointed and difficult to follow, took a long time to listen to as I had to keep going back to pick up the tread of the book

What could Lisa Gardner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not sure

What didn’t you like about Regina Reagan’s performance?

I think overall her performance was good but brought down by the fact that I had difficulty following the story line of the book

  • Date with Death

  • The Dales Detective Series, Book 1
  • By: Julia Chapman
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up the Dales Detective Agency while he fights to clear his name. However, the people of Bruncliffe aren't that welcoming to a man they see as trouble. Delilah Metcalfe, meanwhile, is struggling to keep her business, the Dales Dating Agency, afloat - as well as trying to control her wayward Weimaraner dog, Tolpuddle. Then when Samson gets his first case, investigating the supposed suicide of a local man, things take an unexpected turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good plot dales flavoured murder mystery

  • By Michelle C on 23-06-17

Page Turner or Chapter Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

What did you like most about Date with Death?

This is the sort of book yI like to read on a sunny Sunday afternoon, The twists and turn of the plot and characters made me want to continue to the end. You felt that you were part of the story, and were kept guessing to the end. Looking forward to book 2

What about Elizabeth Bower’s performance did you like?

She brought the characters to life and I could picture them in my minds eye along with the Dales countryside.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to the 2nd book in the series to see how the characters mature.

  • Dead Man's Hand

  • DI Hal Luchewski, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lock
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

The first in a new series by debut author Mark Lock, for fans of Mo Hayder, Belinda Bauer and Mark Billingham. Detective Inspector Hal Luchewski's life is complicated. The stress of his job is getting to him - usually in the form of hard liquor. He's still living in his dead father's shadow, his relationship with his daughter is strained and his love life is complex, to say the least.... Although nearly 40, Hal's still reconciling himself to the fact he's gay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great first book

  • By Jackie on 13-03-16

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Not sure that there is anything that would increase the star rating

What was most disappointing about Mark Lock’s story?

too many characters and plot jumped about too much - difficult to follow

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Thornley?

don't think a different narrator would have improved the story

Any additional comments?

Will not be buying any more books by this authour

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Little Girl Lost

  • DS Lucy Black, Book 1
  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 475

Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black finds herself moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman’s teenage daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story very well narrated.

  • By J on 15-12-14

Encapsulating

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

What did you like best about this story?

It took you into the mind of the detective, the Little Girl Lost and the villans

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

She brought the characters to life, I could see what they looked like in my mind

Any additional comments?

Having just finished this book I have now purchased the 2nd DS Lucy Black case. I hope that it is as good and I will not want to put it down until it is finished, they way the 1st book made me feel.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Written in Bone

  • Dr David Hunter, Book 2
  • By: Simon Beckett
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter should be at home with the woman he loves. Instead, as a favour to a beleaguered police officer, he is heading to the remote Hebridean island of Runa. Hunter has witnessed death in many forms, but even he is shocked by what he finds: a body almost totally incinerated except for the feet and a single hand, untouched by fire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Umm

  • By Reader on 28-12-12

Page Turning

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

What did you like most about Written in Bone?

From the first word to the last I did not want to put it down

What did you like best about this story?

It described the area where it is set with beauty

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Difficult to pick one

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the next in the series

  • The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

  • By: Kirsty Wark
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the Scottish island of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener. But did anyone really know her? When Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to someone who is all but a stranger, a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than thirty years ago. Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house in such strange circumstances, and in doing so, perhaps leave her own past behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why should a house be left to your mother?

  • By J on 20-06-14

A typical Arran Day

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

Reviewed: 20-06-15

If you could sum up The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle in three words, what would they be?

Readable, Enjoyable & pleasant

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth Pringle

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes most definetly

Any additional comments?

Most enjoyable book and brought back mny happy memories of Arran.