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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 617

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Betty Mak on 09-01-2019

Evil has been caught.

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

Reviewed: 20-01-2019

Wonderfully produced piece of work showing what a difference the determination of an individual can have when collaboration is allowed, and when victims and their families never give up their fight for justice.

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 104

For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website True Crime Diary, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called the Golden State Killer. Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’ll be gone in the dark

  • By Kitty on 24-11-2018

Obsession has a goal.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

An interesting blend of true crime and biography. If you've heard of the Golden State Killer but want to know the chronology, how the crimes were identified in a time before the internet and how tech impacted the search across the decades, including Michelle's sleuthing, then you should listen to this.

  • Blue Monday

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 1
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets.... The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson doesn't take Frieda's concerns seriously until a link emerges with an unsolved abduction twenty years ago....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful voices and a dull story

  • By jennifer palmer on 16-01-2015

Average

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

Reviewed: 03-04-2017

Average with an ending that didn't leave me satisfied. Too many average characters and a story line suited to a 4 part 1 hour episode tv mini-series. Not worth the 11 hour and 10 minutes listening...

  • The Butterfly Code

  • By: Sue Wyshynski
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

My friends say Hunter's dangerous. They say he's a threat to everyone in town. But I'm not so sure. As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us, I catch something good under Hunter's dark facade. Something decent and profound. I don't know who or what to believe. But I will find out the truth. Aeris Thorne is expecting a quiet vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Long and painful

  • By ayeayeandi on 04-01-2017

Long and painful

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2017

I should have stopped listening but once I start a book I find it hard to stop. The leading lady in this could be good story was more self doubting than Bella and what's her face from Fifty Shades of Grey. Given the content the performance was good, but still this isn't a listen to bother with.

  • NOS4R2

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland . . .NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to Christmasland!

  • By Linda on 06-06-2015

Brilliant story and narration

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

Reviewed: 30-10-2016

Brilliant story. Joe Hill has produced a perfectly creepy story with inscapes, escapes, villains and heroes - I really enjoyed the blend of crime thriller and the fantastic. The narration is top notch.

  • Foxglove Summer

  • Rivers of London, Book 5
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous narration brings the book to life

  • By emmoff on 15-07-2015

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2016

Some series get repetitive and same same as the books go on, but not this one. A fresh story with new characters and a bit more background development on some of the ones we know. Looking forward to listening to the next one!

  • My Story

  • By: Julia Gillard
  • Narrated by: Julia Gillard, Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

"I was prime minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for you to judge." On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot. The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first female leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book from Julia Gillard

  • By Bryan on 09-11-2014

Thanks

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2016

There are times we need to be reminded that far from being a time of chaos, the government so ably led by Julia was remarkable in all that it achieved.

Thanks to everyone involved. Congratulations to the narrator. We do hope that it won't be too long before another woman takes on the challenge of prime ministership, and that this time she is supported not only by all in her political party, but by the media.

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  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbingly wonderful

  • By Broxgirl on 09-03-2016

Didn't pick it

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2016

So many points that make me feel awkward question morality, and the idea of childhood, but overall enjoyable listen even if I didn't really enjoyed the narrator.

  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 746

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

A well written and performed biography.

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

Reviewed: 16-03-2016

I'm not a fan of military books, I find the history depressing abs so removed from my every day is hard to relate; not so with this one. Donaldson gives insight and heart to the experience of modern day soldiers and what they do with passion and inspiration.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite Cormoran Strike novel thus far

  • By V on 24-10-2015

Strike strikes again!

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2016

I enjoy this series more with each book. There were moments where I was telling the characters not to do things, and did they listen? No... it's been a while since I haven't picked who did it, and with this one I had to be told who done it. A striking crime novel!