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  • London Falling

  • The Shadow Police, Book One
  • By: Paul Cornell
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,032

Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect, Rob Toshack, is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow and a bit confusing but stick with it!

  • By Beccameriel on 07-07-15

All the promise of an excellent series

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Was a bit confused with all the characters too start with but stuck with it. So very glad I did. I am now desperate for the next book. So much promise for this new team too develop. If you love P C Grant this is one for you. Sweeny more than Morse. But just as entertaining.

  • The Remnant

  • Oversight Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Charlie Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charlie Fletcher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The Oversight of London has been sworn for millennia to prevent the natural and the supernatural worlds from preying on each other. Now, at its lowest ebb, with its headquarters destroyed and its last members scattered far and wide, this secret society will battle for survival and face the harshest foe it has ever met: itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by author as narrator

  • By Paulington on 22-03-17

This trilogy is now added to my favourites list

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

Reviewed: 15-07-17

There are books it would hurt never to enjoy again. This is a prime example. Up there with dragonbone chair, shannara.,and the rivers of London. Series. Thank you Charlie.

  • The Very First Damned Thing

  • An Author-Read Audio Exclusive
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Jodi Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Jodi Taylor reads the long-awaited prequel in her Chronicles of St Mary’s series, as Dr Bairstow struggles to set up St Mary’s as we know it in a world still scarred by the ravages of civil war. Ever wondered how it all began? It’s two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An intro....not much more

  • By Robyn on 29-11-16

one of my all time favourite series

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

Reviewed: 31-10-16

Lovely to have all the back stories filled in.

So much pleasure in being reunited with old friends. perfect continuity for the forthcoming tales,and a greater understanding of characters future choices. It did take half the first chapter to get used too it being the author narrating but as each of the characters made a reappearance it stopped being noticeable.
Here's to St Mary's and her assorted collection of fun loving, hard working, rule breaking cast of reprobate s and of course her long suffering Swans.😀







  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 539

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good a discovering a new Georgette Heyer

  • By Beccameriel on 24-01-16

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Loved all St Mary's books and will listen to all again.,but not this one, too Mills and boon for me. Plus by the end the narration was starting to really irratate not enough variation for so many male characters.

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,915

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Mr. P Shaw on 25-11-08

Love the story, love the voice

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

Another binge Listen! Pulling at every emotion. Bods journey to adulthood through the love of his ghostly family and others. Loved the seamless aging. Music breaks for chapters excellent idea,but just a little loud over first line or so. Hey but with the dark chocolate tones of Mr G your soon back into hypnotising story telling.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Matrix meets mediaeval fabtasy

  • By Matthew on 07-10-15

Loved it. Funny.,easy listening

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

Reviewed: 29-09-16

If you are looking for a fun laugh out loud listen and love Pratchet, Holt and Rankin then you will enjoy this Romp through a land where its cool to be a geek. I think I've shared a train with most of these characters. I found the narration excellent a range of performance that made each individual character, more real and instantly recognisable. I have just downloaded the second book. I think that has to be the clearest indicator of my enjoyment. A very happy chrissy:)

  • The Waiting Room

  • By: F. G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

The waiting room stands on a crumbling railway platform at the edge of a retired rock star’s vast estate. Abandoned to dereliction and isolated by a moat of thorny wilderness, it used to be a playground for his children. Until strange music and the terrifying spectre of a leering soldier frightened them away. Julian Creed is TV’s most popular ghost hunter. Only his small production team knows he is a complete fake who doesn’t even believe in the paranormal. Until he spends one night in the waiting room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever, subtly scary read

  • By Jonathan Mills on 06-07-11

Riverting listen Wow!

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

Reviewed: 24-09-16

This book definitely in my list of favorites. Gripping, haunting and compulsive. All the ingredients of a Christmas ghost story. With perfect sharp images of a time gone by. So you actually feel relief when you are transported back to the modern day. This is a book you recommend your friends to read. Happy chrissy:)

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  • The Oversight

  • By: Charlie Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 408

Only five still guard the borders between the worlds. Only five hold back what waits on the other side. Once the Oversight, the secret society that polices the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their number can be tallied on a single hand. When a drunkard brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled - but the girl is a trap, her appearance a puzzle the five remaining guardians must solve or lose each other, and their society, for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start!

  • By Martin on 02-12-14

Loved it. New. refreshing. Thoughtful. A classic.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

I have been an avid reader of fantasy, steam punk, mythology from Tolkien to Pratchet. Homer to Brooks. I am delighted to have found in this wonderful story so much new and refreshing. It will definitely be in my personal favorites. Beautifully written carrying you straight to the heart of of things. Engaging characters. Strong interwoven themes, .and a Just beyond reach hint of real menace.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shades

  • By: Joelle Steele
  • Narrated by: William L. Sturdevant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Shades is part mystery and part ghost story. It's the account of paranormal investigator, Michael Grainger, set against his experiences hunting and interacting with ghosts and his difficulty connecting with the living. The tale takes place at Redthorn Hall in York, England, where Grainger has come to investigate an alleged haunting. Masquerading as a genealogist to engender cooperation from those who might otherwise be skeptical about the very idea of ghosts or hauntings, he studies the history of the Arden family and explores the elegant manor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was the narrator paid by words per minute?

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-04-16

Was the narrator paid by words per minute?

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

Reviewed: 30-04-16

I probably would have enjoyed this story a great deal more ,if I had the chance to listen and digest what I was hearing. I have just finished listening and feel I should do so all over again ,to review the subtle undertones the author wanted me too. The speed of delivery of this performance left me breathless! and I can only assume the narrator had been severely frightened by a comma in early life! so my review has to be if you don't do hyperactive Americans trained in the Dick Van Dyke school of English accents read this one yourself.
chrissy

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Manners and Mutiny

  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The fourth and final book in a steampunk YA adventure series from Orbit's New York Times best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series.When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing and always polished New York Times best-selling Finishing School series!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The finishing school finishes.

  • By Roobarb on 19-01-19

let's Hope that finishing is just a start.

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

Reviewed: 22-01-16

loved all the devious twists and who can resist a wicker chicken😅and a crumpet