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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing after 14

  • By M on 08-06-15

Such interesting characters

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

I love Peter Clines books. 14 was amazing and this one had reviews saying it was disappointing but I don't think it was. I loved all the different characters especially Mike. His mind was so interesting and the way it was described was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this. Now going to download Dead Moon when my new credit arrives.

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,225

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all - until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other. Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would have loved to give this book six stars!

  • By Janet biglari on 13-08-18

Oh my goodness, I loved it

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

Reviewed: 26-05-19

This book is brilliant. So so different to anything I have listened to. It took me on a journey and was exciting. I couldn't believe what was happening in some parts. It was just an amazing story. I hope the author has more books available.

  • Too Close

  • By: Natalie Daniels
  • Narrated by: Clara Salaman, Sara Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

There’s a moment, when you meet someone new, when the connection is so strong that making a friend can feel like falling in love. That’s how it was for Connie and Ness. They met in the park while their children played, and as they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable. But when Ness’ marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book...And I’m VERY Picky!

  • By Jules on 25-12-18

Absolutely Excellent

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

Reviewed: 17-05-19

Wow, I loved this book so much. So different. The narrators are brilliant, especially the voice of Connie. I'm so impressed with it. It was funny and poignant and sad and shocking. I just loved it.

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

  • By Simon on 06-11-18

Back on form

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

After the dull last book by Lee Child, Night School, I wasn't too hopeful about this book but I have to say it is one of my favourites ever. I loved it. It was so interesting to see what was going to happen. Such an unusual situation. Loved it!

  • Connections in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

When recovering drug addict Lyle Pickering is found dead of an overdose, it looks like a tragic accident. But his sister Rochelle knows better, and so does Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Lyle was murdered, and the evidence points directly to his old street gang. As Eve and husband Roarke track the killer through the city's dive bars, drug dens and strip joints, another body is discovered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dallas Obsessive

  • By AliJ on 10-02-19

Always amazing

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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: 12-02-19

I just love the In Death series so much. I have listened to them all many times. This book I will say you should listen to if you already know the characters from the earlier books. There are so many different characters and I feel like they are so well described and brought in along the book series that it might be a lot to take in if you just tried to start from this book. For an avid fan it doesn't disappoint.

On a side note I was disappointed, like another reviewer, not to be able to enter the competition. I think that was very short sighted of the Macmillan book people.

  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,129

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

  • By Clair on 16-10-07

I loved this

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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: 09-03-18

I loved the books and read them many years ago and then after listening to The Book of Dust I wanted to listen to this trilogy again. I just loved everything about it. It was brilliant the way the excitement built and I remembered all the characters well. The voices and narration were spot on. Just an amazing set of books.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, with the usual time-travel problems.

  • By Stuart on 08-11-17

Another great book by this guy

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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: 26-02-18

I read 14 and loved it and so when I saw this I hoped it would be good. The narrator is my favourite kind of narrator with a silky, deep voice. The story is just fantastic and kept me hooked all the way through. Excellent book. Definitely recommend.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark in Death

  • In Death, Book 46
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little disappointed

  • By Anonymous User on 27-03-19

I loved this story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I have seen reviews saying the book was boring but I don't agree. I just love all the characters so much and I liked that everyone was so funny and familiar with each other. I enjoyed this one so much I'm going to start it again straight away. I loved all the at home parts in the library and with Galahad. I was right about who Nadine hired as her intern and I am glad about that character making future appearances. I think that Peabody should be advancing a bit more in her role really though. She always seems one step behind Eve and is still ooohing and aaahing in shops over pretty things instead of being a bit more of a leader in her job. I still like her though. If you're reading this as your first In Death book then it might seem tame but if you're a fan and have read them all then I would think you would love this one too. I do.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,514

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Worth a listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-17

It's hard not to expect amazing things when I loved The Martian so much. I did like the Moon as a setting for the story and the idea was good. The characters came together well and you got to like a lot of them. Something just fell short a little bit somewhere. Some of the plot was a bit complicated to follow. The last third was better than the first two thirds. Maybe I should listen to it again. I think if I had listened to it not having read The Martian and knowing it was the same author maybe I would have enjoyed it more. I was just holding it up too high maybe. See what you think. It is worth a listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume One
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,823
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,370

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Wow Wow Wow Wow WOW Just Wow.

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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: 12-11-17

I have read His Dark Materials and I loved them so I was very excited to see this book was out and it was just amazing. I don;t often gush about an audiobook in my reviews even if I have enjoyed it but this one was just amazing. I loved it from start to finish. So exciting and thrilling. Such great characters. Oooh I just loved it. Presumably there will be other volumes in this prequel series. I can't wait. If you have read His Dark Materials then read this and if you haven't you could start with this and then go onto them. They're all amazing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful