LISTENER

Kindle Customer

UK
  • 12
  • reviews
  • 15
  • helpful votes
  • 334
  • ratings
  • The Scarred Woman

  • Department Q, Book 7
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

The international number one best seller returns with his most captivating and suspenseful novel yet - perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these acts of violence be related?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down after such a long wait!

  • By mollyeyre on 22-09-17

After the reviews for book 6 where is Steven Pacey

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

Reviewed: 26-11-17

I loved this series until book 6 then although the story was good the narration lacked, after looking at the reviews everyone thought the same, so hoping they would bring back Steven Pacey.

  • My Brother's Hot Cross Bottom

  • By: Jeremy Strong
  • Narrated by: Paul Chequer
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Things have gone crazy at Nicholas’s house. His dad wants to hatch some fluffy yellow cheeping chicks, their new neighbour is a GIRL (she’s trouble!) - AND his little brother Cheese’s botty has turned red and spotty! No one knows WHY! Has he sat on a hedgehog?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful. entertainment on the go.

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-04-17

Wonderful. entertainment on the go.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

We listened on a long car trip, my 7 year old laughed so much, he had tears from laughing

  • The Wicked Boy

  • By: Kate Summerscale
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Early in the morning of Monday, 8 July 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother, Nattie, set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next 10 days, Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning their parents' valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected from the title

  • By Kirstine on 10-07-16

wonderful,sad, amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

I loved this book and was totally taken aback on the direction it went in.
I would recommend this book to everyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Baby X

  • Britain's Child Abusers Brought to Justice
  • By: Harry Keeble, Kris Hollington
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Baby X is a shocking and unforgettable story of how some of the UK's most disadvantaged children escaped their tormentors - and explains why some cases, similar to that of Baby P's, ended in tragedy. When super-tough cop Sergeant Harry Keeble announced he was joining Hackney's ailing Child Protection Team in 2000, his colleagues were astounded. Known as the 'Cardigan Squad', its officers were seen as glorified social workers dealing with domestics. The reality was very different.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oooookay

  • By DF on 26-02-15

eye opening heart breaking

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

Reviewed: 17-12-16

Just wow, the biggest Thank you to anyone and everyone that works hard to protect.

read, listen to this book.

All MP'S, civil servants and quangos,judges should be made to work with the child services for a week maybe it might make them think twice before putting a duck house on expenses

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crime Factory

  • By: Officer 'A'
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

The difference between a good detective and a successful criminal is paper thin - CID induction lecture. Welcome to the Criminal Investigation Department, aka the Crime Factory. Where the cops take and sell drugs (or steal them from the police storeroom); where they fit up, 'verbal' and harrass criminals, fight each other, drink-drive, abuse search warrants, have sex with sources, stab one another in the back (metaphorically), put each other under surveillance; abuse every aspect of their power...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mav on 28-05-14

brilliant just brilliant

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

Reviewed: 23-10-16

loved it.loved it.loved it.
just outstanding a real eye opener, could not stop listening to this outstanding audio book

  • The City of Mirrors

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life.... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful epilogue - don't listen

  • By Freddietheone on 15-02-17

Excellent, I cannot believe the story is over.

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

Reviewed: 22-06-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The City of Mirrors to be better than the print version?

Yes you can actually get totally involved in the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I cannot say Micheal,Hollis, Carter, Amy, Peter, High top, Wolgast, Alicia so many characters I was invested in each character.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of it, so well written, such detail to the writing, I was there.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gripping, compelling, awe inspired

Any additional comments?

What will I do without Amy,Peter,Sara,Hollis,Alicia and the rest in my life, I am actually feeling a sense of loss.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Kindred

  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don't want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families - and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career. But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail - clues his late mentor had started to gather - that might at last lead to his own family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!

  • By pixie on 20-06-16

cannot wait for the next book

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

Reviewed: 15-04-16

loved this book as always a great book by a excellent author and a great narrator

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Burned

  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that. Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for death, too, when the ruling comes into play, and Alex becomes locked in a race against time to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now what will happen?

  • By Sheryl Mason on 03-07-16

hurry up with the next book PLEASE

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

Reviewed: 13-04-16

totally invested in this series I so need to now what is going to happen next

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Hanging Girl

  • Department Q, Book 6
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 658

In the middle of a hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive at first, but then he receives some shocking news. Carl then has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious 17-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator???

  • By Alexandra Allan on 16-12-15

Bring back Steven Pacey

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

Reviewed: 14-03-16

Where does The Hanging Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Somewhere near the bottom

What did you like best about this story?

I couldn't get into it, all of the other books have made me laugh out loud in places (camel references/stories)

Would you be willing to try another one of Graeme Malcolm’s performances?

Yes, it was not that it was bad performance, just more that Steven Pacey is Carl, he owns the character.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I did not notice when I purchased the book, and starting listening to the book that it had a different narrator, I listened and wondered if the book was not written as well, was it me then I checked and found the problem.

Bring back Steven Pacey he is Carl

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative if Slightly Preposterous

  • By Karl K Djinn on 02-12-15

Brilliant just excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Child 44 to be better than the print version?

The audio story was compelling and transported you to a different era

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It nearly had me in tears

2 of 2 people found this review helpful