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  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

Good story

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

I enjoyed the story but the dragged it out and then concluded it all in the last couple of chapters it wasn’t a thriller just a crime story

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW..... Just WOW

  • By Anonymous User on 16-11-2018

Reasonable too drawn out for me

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2019

Didn’t like the narrator’s voice. Too improbable and too long to get to the crux starts off with a bang and dribbles along.

  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

  • By Philip on 19-04-2018

Different story about life

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2018

The orator was very good I enjoy Rachael’s tale of a life I have never thought about - who takes care of trauma scene. Good insight of a lady with a very sad life experience and her ability to stay positive.

  • Let Me Lie

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Clare Mackintosh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life - a shocking suicide carefully played out to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her parents' deaths ever since. Now with a young baby herself, Anna feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened. But as she looks for answers, someone is trying to stop her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Let Me Lie

  • By Anonymous User on 28-05-2019

Story of a suicide

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

Odd story sort of convoluted it didn’t keep my interest all the way through and the last section was difficult to follow

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Performance By Richard Armitage

  • By Kim Davenport on 20-06-2018

Interesting storyline

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

Reviewed: 22-07-2018

Didn’t like the portrayal of the female voice sad story of a disfunctional family trying to stay together against terrible odds.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Wife

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

 

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth waiting for

  • By alison carrington on 17-06-2018

Enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 23-06-2018

I enjoyed the story that turned & twisted before reaching its conclusion. Good read the narrator was excellently

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Side of the Story

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Jojo Harvey is a literary agent whose star is on the rise. In love with both her married boss and her burgeoning career, not much distracts her. Until she finds herself representing two women who used to be best friends. Used to be....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always excellent

  • By Jill on 17-11-2015

Starts slow

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

Not a bad story, starts a bit slow but picks up and has the predictable happy ending

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates, this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Linda on 09-11-2016

Didn’t enjoy this book

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

Two many crooks in this book. Narrator was same as Molly’s Game which I had just listened to and put me off the story

  • The Shepherd's Hut

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody ripper!

  • By Jan on 02-04-2018

Full of bad languages

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

Reviewed: 20-04-2018

Not a bad story but the language when you heard spoken is hard to listen to and put me off the story

  • Twist of Faith

  • By: Ellen J. Green
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us. Ava is certain that it's a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she'd been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she'd been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing

  • By Denise on 12-06-2018

Twisted

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2018

A story about a story of the past. It’s a bit improbable and lots of twists and turns. It was OK but not the best book I’ve listened to lately