Listen free for 30 days

Untouchable

Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

It's Maya and Jamie's anniversary, and she waits with excitement for him to return home for a celebratory dinner. There's a knock at the door. It's the police. Jamie has been found hanging in a local wood. His death is ruled a suicide, but Maya doesn't believe Jamie would take his own life. Something isn't right. Someone has broken into her house. Someone is watching her. And someone has gone to great lengths to cover up what Jamie was doing before he died.

Maya's grief turns to suspicion, and as she begins to investigate the weeks leading up to Jamie's death, her trail leads her to a place known as "The Big House" and the horrific secrets within. Secrets people will stop at nothing to keep hidden. People linked to the heart of the Establishment who think they're untouchable. Now Maya has a dangerous decision to make. How far is she prepared to go to reveal the truth?

©2016 Sibel Hodge (P)2016 Tantor

Critic reviews

"One of those novels that hooks you in from the start, then keeps upping the game as you read it until you are desperate for certain outcomes from the plot and characters…. 5 huge stars and long-listed for my Top 10 Books of 2016." (Booklover Catlady)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    42
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

enjoyed....

This was agood story. The ending seemed a tad rushed but enjoyed it. worth a read.

4 people found this helpful

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

Good read, but disturbing

Firstly like a previous reviewer, I found the female narrator’s voice extremely annoying,initially I actually thought I was on the wrong speed setting, BUT it was such a good story, I’m glad I persevered,although I have to say it is a very disturbing story of child abuse and if it doesn’t carry a warning, it should, I would recommend to a couple of friends, but I think they would find it too upsetting. It did get across very well how child abuse damages lives and how historically it was covered up, and probably sadly still is. Well written, well paced, I really enjoy this authors writing

2 people found this helpful

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

Voice about robotic at times,

Bit robotic. Brilliant, sad and thrilling book. Really enjoyed listening to it. Scenes bit disturbing.

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

what a story !

I love Sibel Hodges books so much! even wish they would be longer .. plus narrated by my 3 favourite narrators ,enjoyed it very much !

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

definitely a must listen

A dark and tense book that had me on the edge of my seat. A gripping but disturbing listen

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

Not bad

Not bad but spoiled by the narration of the female characters. The protagonist was OK but the other two female characters both had mouths full of plums, very annoying.

Stayed until the end but very unrealistic....



  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Untouchable

A great read it brings historical child abuse into the open which is how it should be not covered up

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

Tediously emotional

Sibel Hodge seems incapable of writing outside of the first person. In ‘Untouchable’ this weakened the story considerably in my opinion. Henrietta Meire’s narration is irritating as Maya whines through her tedious descriptions of her bereavement, several chapters are devoted to this and the end is rushed with a summary of events.
The subject matter is difficult and hard to listen to, however came across as cliche for the most part.
There are jarring errors in the plot (I’ve never seen a phone bill with names attached).
All in all very disappointing





Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle Harder
  • Michelle Harder
  • 10-05-17

Horribly Beautiful

A subject matter that isn't discussed enough: how abuse affects boys and the men they become. Such an ugly topic, but the author dealt with it very tastefully, making me cringe and recoil without being overly graphic. A tragic and beautiful story.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lynn Connolly
  • Lynn Connolly
  • 16-04-17

Horrific yet mesmerizing tale of darkness & light!

If you could sum up Untouchable in three words, what would they be?

Provocative breathtaking hopeful.

What did you like best about this story?

The unfolding of a series of disturbing events. The excitement of adding technology, mystery, revenge and emotion.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A cast of excellent narrators, who captivate the listener and create a visual environment ... it was hard for me to break away to reality.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

an insight into the depth of depravity.

Any additional comments?

I have been frustrated in my search for noir/mysterious/thrilling/ suspenseful audio books, having down loaded hundreds of books within the past two years. This one caught me right from the start. Hopefully ... my next Sibel Hodge book will lead me to my net favorite author.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DCG
  • DCG
  • 23-04-17

a good story but

I had to fast forward through the graphic sadistic chapters because they were just too disturbing.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Linda Jameson
  • Linda Jameson
  • 22-04-17

Great story; I found the details of what happened to the boys too detailed for me, and I had to skip parts, but the good story.

I liked the flow and the chapter changes with characters, I found the female voice a little whiny.
Details of what happened to the boys - too graphic.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ZacharyKindle Customer
  • ZacharyKindle Customer
  • 05-08-17

THE UNTOUCHABLES...

Where does Untouchable rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

RIGHT UP THERE 🔝🔝🔝🔝

Who was your favorite character and why?

THAT'S HARD, I THINK MITCHELL. CAN'T SAY WHY, SPOILER

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

THE INTENSITY OF THE STORY. I CRIED MY EYES OUT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND ALOT OF IT HAD TO DO WITH THE NARRATION.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS...

Any additional comments?

EXCELLENT READ, HAD ME IN TEARS FROM THE FIRST FEW PAGES UNTIL THE END, AND EVEN THEN I HATED TO SEE THE BOOK END! EXCELLENT NARRATORS, BOY THAT LADY CAN WRITE ! 😁😁😁

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sara
  • Sara
  • 03-06-17

It was all good...

I was really enjoying this book... til the end. I really felt jipped on an ending. I wanted more of an ending. I know, we got an ending but it was lacking for me.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark D
  • Mark D
  • 20-05-20

Umm... this was different

How to review something like this. Yeah the subject matter is hard to get through. Wouldn't want to spoil this masterpiece of things you don't want to hear. I was prepared for the abuse part as much as a normal person can be. I didn't expect the snuff scenes, wish I could have skipped that.

The second half of the book is full of conspiracy theory nonsense and vigilantism. I normally like her books but not this. Can't complain that it was a waste of money cause it was an unlimited one.

If it had been a better story maybe it would make the awful parts somewhat less awful. Just too much crazy and awful for me.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for BDHumbert
  • BDHumbert
  • 13-11-17

Really

Depressing book in so many ways. The performance was very off putting. No real good guys AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sheila S
  • Sheila S
  • 02-10-17

Psychological thriller that loses its way

This book starts out well, describing in some depth the feelings of a young British woman awaiting the arrival home of her boyfriend in anticipation of celebrating their engagement. I was expecting a good psychological thriller. Unfortunately, the psychological focus disappears about midway through the book. A new male character is introduced who has no emotional ties to the young woman. He seeks vengeance and leads an unbelievable hunt to eliminate all the bad guys. His serial pursuit failed to thrill me.