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Mrs. N. Craig

Essex, United Kingdom
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  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 592

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder, and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself over and over again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dense But Interesting

  • By Angela on 16-05-18

Interesting listen

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

This is the first murder mystery book I’ve listened to & I really enjoyed it.
It is a bit confusing at first as the story jumps to different days & characters but you get used to it.
The book has plenty of twists & turns as the story plays out & this helps keep things interesting & keeps you hooked.
I must admit I didn’t see some of the bigger twists coming.
Cannot recommend enough

  • The Vampire Coalition: The Complete Boxed Set

  • The Vampire Coalition, Books 1-5
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Ethan Hale is a vampire with a mission. Together with his three brothers and a few other unmated members, he fights with The Vampire Coalition to protect humans from fallen vampires. His life is fairly simple. If he has a problem... he solves it. If it's an evil problem... he kills it. But his uncomplicated life is about to end when his mate unexpectedly calls him to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By gail on 01-12-14

Brilliant series!!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I loved this set! Elizabeth did a great job narrating the characters. I loved that the fact that the characters we meet in book 1 appear throughout the series and that we get new characters too.
The box set isn't just 5 love stories, it also features family and friend loyalty,

  • Blaze

  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Cat Doucette
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Harper's gone from being a member of a small demon lair to co-Prime of one of the most powerful lairs in the Untied States, with a mate who, though hot as hell, is just a mite overprotective - I mean, you get kidnapped by dark practitioners just once.... Then one of Knox's demons goes rogue and in his madness decides Knox Thorne must die. Harper's worried. Knox isn't - at least until he discovers his mate's willingness to get between him and danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follows on where Burn left off and very similar

  • By Farnham_red on 16-11-16

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

This book is better paced than the first book. It was good to hear how Harper & Knox's relationship had progressed. The storyline was interesting and cannot wait to hear the next story in the set

  • Black Heart

  • Detective Dan Riley, Book 1
  • By: Anna-Lou Weatherley
  • Narrated by: James Lailey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he's taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn't as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there's the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Ann D on 21-03-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I've never listened to this type of book before and it was enjoyable listen. Nice steady pace and James does a great job with the narration and the different male and female voices. Love the theme of the crime - very unique and well written. Will be reading the rest of the series.

  • Cherish

  • Vows, Book 3
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

In a long, splendid life rich with struggles and satisfaction, above all Brandon Halloran treasured family. So the proud patriarch had meddled shamelessly in his darling brood's love lives...until finally the tables had turned!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Mrs. N. Craig on 09-09-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Luke did another great job bringing Sherry's story to life. It was nice to hear Brandon's love story and the story shows that love doesn't care how old you are, We meet new characters in this story which go on to have their own stories in future books - looking forward to reading them

  • Touched

  • The Caress of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Elisa S. Amore
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Matt Lanter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

What are you willing to sacrifice when the only person who can save you is the same one who has to kill you? Evan is a Soldier of Death and his assignment is to kill Gemma because her time has come. But what if he falls in love with her? Can love rebel against fate?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mrs. N. Craig on 22-08-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

I got the book as I like the genre & it had some good reviews. However I found it a very slow burn, & found myself waiting for something to happen - it didn’t, not really. I finished the book out of curiosity more than anything & I don’t like to leave books unfinished.

  • Honor

  • Vows, Book 2
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Kevin Halloran had defied his lofty family tradition in order to wed lower-class Lacey Granger - and he'd been a better man for it. Surely, then, there was no dragon he couldn't slay to honor and protect his beloved bride. Yet time and tide proved unstoppable... and youthful passion was eclipsed by doubt. Worse, white knight Kevin took a near-mortal blow. Would Lacey be able to slay the dragon of time so that this fallen knight would rise again?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Mrs. N. Craig on 22-08-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

Luke did another great job bringing Sherry's story to life. This story was lovely as it's all about Kevin & Lacey and gives an interesting take on married life.
Looking forward to listening to book 3

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you want to listen to the end

  • By Joanne on 10-11-13

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I loved this book! The way the 3 main characters lives intertwine is interesting and they all have no idea how closely their lives and actions affect the others. Cleverly written and narrated, it's a story of love, family, betrayal and finally karma. Definitely recommend it.

  • Love

  • Vows, Book 1
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Was it her biker boots, her belligerent blue jeans...or her mean left hook? Jason Halloran never knew what hit him. But just as his perfectly predictable life seemed to be going nowhere, sassy, street-smart Dana Roberts began driving him up a wall! Dana Roberts had been on her own since age sixteen, and she intended to keep it that way. The last thing she wanted was some sexy, rich corporate VP playing Prince Charming and making her his helpless Cinderella. But what would she do if the shoe fit?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mrs. N. Craig on 11-08-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Refreshing to hear a male narrator doing female voices so well. The story is great, funny and romantic. I love how Dana is not the typical damsel in distress who needs saving, she's her own hero. Love the development of the love story and how its sweet and funny at the same time. Luke really brings Sherry's story to life. Cannot wait to finish the series

  • Until We Collide

  • By: Charlotte Fallowfield
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Paige has only ever had eyes for Alec but despite their undeniable chemistry, the timing has always been wrong. Single and approaching 30, she decides to jump back into the dating pool. The fails that follow include a neck brace, jellyfish, stitches, flashing...and an encounter with a gorilla, which was unexpected. Paige is determined to persevere. Was Alec her Mr. Right, or is she about to meet The One?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow!

  • By Miss L. Price on 15-11-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Funny and interesting story. Never thought someone could have such bad luck on the way to finding love. Brilliant narration from Rachael, she really brings the story & characters to life. I listened to this at work and found myself laughing throughout the story, Recommend it