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    • Skald: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Crime & Thriller Short Stories
    • By: Martin Edwards, Ben Okri, Sophie Hannah, and others
    • Narrated by: John Banks, Jessica Dennis, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Commissioned by Audible and written especially for audio format this collection brings together six crime stories through the themes of discovery, destination and arrival. Top narrators bring these gripping tales to life acknowledging the Scandinavian tradition of oral storytelling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen overall

    • By PavLove on 04-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Mystery of Three Quarters

    • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 429

    Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy and has accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him - a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy.... 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious in the extreme!

    • By raven on 27-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Closed Casket

    • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 533

    Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live.... Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ridiculous plot, badly in need of editing

    • By Karen on 13-10-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Monogram Murders

    • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 605

    Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Boring Monogram Murders

    • By Ulla on 18-09-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Did You See Melody?

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Willow Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and heads for a five-star spa resort. All she wants is space and time to think, far from everyone she knows. Instead she gets a shock in the middle of the night when she is given the key to a room that's already occupied - apparently by a father and daughter, who are equally shocked to be woken by a stranger. Back at reception, Cara gets an apology and the key to a new room, and she imagines the drama is over....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pathetic story

    • By Alex on 29-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Pictures or It Didn't Happen

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    After Chloe and her daughter, Freya, are rescued from disaster by a man, Chloe decides she must find him again to thank him. But instead of meeting her knight in shining armour, she comes across Nadine Caspian, who warns her to stay away from him. The man is dangerous, Nadine claims, and a compulsive liar. Alarmed, Chloe knows that the sensible choice would be to walk away. But she is too curious. What could Nadine have meant?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant short story

    • By G on 21-04-15

    Regular price: £5.29

    • The Carrier

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75

    When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won't explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn't commit, and Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight can't be a coincidence. Because the murder victim is Francine Breary, the wife of the only man Gaby has ever truly loved. Tim Breary has confessed, and even provided the police with evidence. The only thing he hasn't given them is a motive.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • dull listen

    • By reader on 14-03-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Kind of Cruel

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Jonathan Aris, Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia. And she doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel'. These are words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery behind the mystery

    • By G on 23-02-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Little Face

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    She's only been gone two hours. Her husband, David, was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyed

    • By Alison on 05-06-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • How to Hold a Grudge

    • From Resentment to Contentment - the Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Sophie Hannah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The ultimate guide on how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic and most forgiving self! Being someone who holds grudges is seen by many as a bad thing, but what if our grudges, when managed correctly, are good for us? What if they can act as a series of stepping stones, pointing us in the right direction? What if they can ward off danger, like charms on a charm bracelet? Look no further for the ultimate guide on how we need to acknowledge, examine and sometimes embrace our grudges in order to live our best possible lives.  

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Game for All the Family

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Justine thought she knew who she was until an anonymous caller seemed to know better.... After escaping London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine plans to spend her days doing as little as possible in her beautiful home in Devon. But soon after the move, her daughter, Ellen, starts to withdraw when her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well I thought it was excellent

    • By G on 04-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Other Half Lives

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barry
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth. He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read them in order!

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 20-06-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Lasting Damage

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago. Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. But she finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unnecessarily complicated

    • By Patrick on 01-03-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Telling Error

    • Culver Valley Crime, Book 9
    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her. She has no idea why the killer used a knife in such a peculiar way, or why 'he is no less dead' was painted on Blundy's study wall.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good as ever but irritating Male narration

    • By Linda on 15-01-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Hurting Distance

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Three years ago, something terrible happened to Naomi Jenkins - so terrible that she never told anybody. Now Naomi has another secret - the man she has fallen passionately in love with, unhappily married Robert Haworth. When Robert vanishes without trace, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert's wife insists he is not missing. In desperation, Naomi has a crazy idea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling Psychological Crime Novel

    • By Jeeds on 27-02-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Narrow Bed

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel. A killer that the police are calling "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.... For months detectives have failed to catch Billy or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I think I liked it - but not sure!

    • By SCR on 02-03-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Der offene Sarg

    • Ein neuer Fall für Hercule Poirot
    • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Wanja Mues
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Hercule Poirot kann's nicht lassen. Die berühmte Autorin Lady Athelinda hat eine Schar von Gästen auf ihr Landgut eingeladen. Da verkündet die Lady, dass sie ihre Familie enterben und alles ihrem Sekretär Joseph vermachen wird. Dieser ist genauso schockiert wie die Verwandten, doch kurz darauf wird Joseph tot aufgefunden. Zufällig ist auch Hercule Poirot unter den Gästen und zusammen mit dem jungen Polizisten Edward Catchpool versucht er, den Mörder zu entlarven.

    Regular price: £12.09

    • A Room Swept White

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Fliss Benson is a TV producer struggling to deal with a personal tragedy in her own life. She receives at work an anonymous card which consists of 16 numbers arranged in four rows of four. These numbers mean absolutely nothing to her. At the same time, she is handed a particularly unwelcome assignment: she has to work on a documentary about cot death and three mothers accused (wrongly, it seems) of murder: Helen Yardley, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bit disappointing

    • By ClaireL on 06-08-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Point of Rescue

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    A woman is watching a report on television of the death of a mother and daughter; apparently both had died at the mother's hand. Also on the screen is the surviving member of the family, a widower described as Mark Bretherick. Watching with her husband, the woman, Sally, has to bite back the words that spring to her lips: this man is not Mark Bretherick! How does she know?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and convoluted thriller

    • By Ecovisitor on 25-04-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Visitors Book

    • By: Sophie Hannah
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this small but perfectly formed collection of supernatural short stories, Sophie Hannah takes the comforting scenes of everyday life and imbues them with a frisson of fear, then a gust of terror. Why is a young woman so unnerved by the presence of a visitors book in her boyfriend's inner-city home? And whose spidery handwriting is it that fills the pages?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By sue dobson on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £5.29

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