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  • Cruel Acts

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Leo Stone is a ruthless killer or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he's free, and according to him, he's innocent. DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve finds out, the less convinced she is of his guilt. Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as always

  • By Leigh Souter-Smith on 19-04-19

Absolutely fantastic listen

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

Reviewed: 22-04-19

The great thing about Jane Casey’s writing is that she never disappoints. I await each new book in the Maeve Kerrigan series eagerly and then devour it far too quickly. This was a fabulous book, full of clever and unexpected twists and turns. The narration is absolutely spot on too. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

  • Night Moves

  • Alex Delaware, Book 33
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

A brilliant criminal psychologist, Alex works with the police to help solve the most complex of crimes in Los Angeles, city of illusions, glamour and infamy. An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalised corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This won’t disappoint!

  • By T Dinn on 07-03-18

Bit of a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I've read every Jonathan Kellerman book since the first one was published in 1985. The earlier ones are most definitely of better quality. I found the plot of Night Moves overly complicated and on a number of occasions I had to go back and re-listen to stay with the plot. Overall, I was a bit disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to be Champion

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Sarah Millican
  • Narrated by: Sarah Millican
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146

Part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut audiobook delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom postdivorce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Was never going to disappoint!!!

  • By MR M P GOULDER on 06-10-17

Just Champion!!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

This is just an absolute joy! Funny, poignant, honest, sad and read wonderfully. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

  • Insidious Intent

  • Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: someone is luring the women away, only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate, but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner, Elinor, must deal with a cruel cyber blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed by this

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 26-08-17

Not Up To The Usual McDermid Standard

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The ending - I feel it wasn't very believable.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration was rather dull. The narrator made most people sound like they were in their 60's and his scouse accent was absolutely appalling.

Was Insidious Intent worth the listening time?

The first three quarters of the book definitely were, the last quarter not so.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    Kinsey Millhone, Book 24
    
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        Sue Grafton
    
    


    
    
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        Judy Kaye
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    41 ratings
    Overall 4.4
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  • Kinsey Millhone, Book 24
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Must Be Missing Something........

  • By Purple Sandra on 16-01-16

Another Sue Grafton Cracker!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-15

I absolutely loved this. As an avid fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet series I was really looking forward to this and wasn't disappointed. Judy Kaye's narration was brilliant, the story gripping and I finished it in record time. My only disappointment is that's there's only another two to come before the series of books comes to an end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-12

Fantastic Writing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-13

I absolutely loved this book! It was engaging, interesting and the insight given into suburban village life was absolute genius writing on Ms Rowling's part. The characters are unlikeable, but brilliantly crafted, the subject matter is rather depressing, but it is an excellent reflection on modern life. Tom Hollander's narration was fabulous too. If you're expecting grown up Harry Potter-esque storylines then don't bother, you won't like it. If you're looking for something a bit different, then give it a go.

  • Last to Die

  • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but a bit contrived

  • By Kirstine on 20-12-12

Slightly disappointing but still worth a listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-12

Having thoroughly enjoyed all the previous books in the Rizzoli and Isles series, I was really looking forward to listening to the unabridged version of Last To Die. Whilst it kept me entertained, I felt that the plot line was a bit on the weak side and the fact that I'd worked out the twist long before it presented itself was rather disappointing. Also, at times the narrator sounded a little automated, it was as if the text was being read by a computer! Having said that, I didn't regret my purchase, it kept me entertained and will no doubt be downloading the next one in the series when it arrives.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful