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BAKEWELL, United Kingdom
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  • The Love Letter

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Angela on 29-08-18

Fantastic, loved it.

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Twists and turns kept you guessing, great narration.
I can feel another book brewing!
I didn’t want it to end, kept me gardening and cleaning for longer than usual.
Loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Remember Me

  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life.... When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare's two-year-old, Ben. As Sharni's influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By littleSunshine on 25-03-18

Recording very poor!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-17

The story line was good, a few twists and turns. However the recording kept cutting out. I played back several times and it still cut out in the same places. Rather frustrating!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,390

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

Brilliantly written, superb narration

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Throughly enjoyed this book! Twists and turns all the way through. Definitely gone in to my top ten for 2017

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

No. 23 has a secret. In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide. Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks. In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Do You Trust?!

  • By garry on 07-07-14

Weirdly wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

I really enjoyed listening, although there are lots of very explicit descriptions of mutilation, it was a strangely heartwarming, companionate novel. The bonding of lonely, slightly damaged, people. Cher was my favourite character, although each of them had there moment.

  • Gone Astray

  • By: Michelle Davies
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

Gone Astray is a tense psychological thriller from debut novelist Michelle Davies. When Lesley Kinnock buys a lottery ticket on a whim, it changes her life more than she could have imagined.... Lesley and her husband, Mack, are the sudden winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter, Rosie, to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives - and friends - as they are catapulted into wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tense, spine chilling story

  • By Marissa on 08-07-16

Well written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

I throughly enjoyed this book. The plot unfolded gently with great detail, twists and turns. Keeps you guessing right until the end. A recommended listen.

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 912

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The biggest disappointment on Audible

  • By Ryan Clontz on 23-09-14

Slow start, not my favourite.

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

Reviewed: 30-11-16

I did listen to the end, but found it quiet hard going. Also the Narrator Penny McDonald didn't get the balance right for me. Also you can actually hear her stifle a yawn at one point!

  • Stranger Child

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

One dark secret. One act of revenge. When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller With a Human Side

  • By Simon on 10-11-15

Brilliant, my favourite book of the year!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

Highly recommended, twists and turns, excellent narrator! Well written, couldn't stop listening. Looking forward to downloading the sequel! Enjoy

  • Billy and Me

  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

Sophie May has a secret. One that she's successfully kept for years. It's meant that she's had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But then she meets the gorgeous Billy - an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too sickly

  • By B on 31-05-16

A little twee!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

Ok but, a little predictable, the narrator got a little annoying at times, but did her best.

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Linden on 20-12-15

Oh my Goodness! Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 28-09-15

I have just finished this book in two 2 days, I didn't want to stop listening. If I could shake you by the hand and pat you on the back Jojo Moyes I surely would! Thank you thank you for writing this book, I and millions of people were wondering what happen to Lou, and you didn't disappoint!
Have a tissue at your side and enjoy every single minute!!!

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jonathan Andrews on 13-08-15

Wow Wow Wow .

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

This is not the type of book I would normally listen to, but I was swayed by all the good reviews. I couldn't stop listening. I had to know how it ended. Yes it was violent and horrific in parts, but so captivating right from the start.
This book has gone straight into my top ten. Well written, well narrated.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful