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  • Redemption Road

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

From the best-selling and prize-winning author of The Last Child and Iron House comes this long-awaited new thriller that will appeal to all fans of Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane. Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she's also a cop with a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sins of the father

  • By Carol on 17-07-2016

This book makes my lifetime top 5

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

Reviewed: 20-08-2018

Wow. I'm so pleased to discover this author. Superb story, well written, well read. Not a dull moment. A must read. Ten out of ten.

  • Life or Death

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is. For 10 years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Pamela on 01-09-2016

Interesting story but not captivating.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

The book is written from the God view, and I got lost with the jumps from character to character, sometimes in a paragraph. The audio is worse as there is no discernable break so you are with one character - oh, no your not. Overall pretty good. Plausibility only 5/10. John Chance does a fine job of staying in character with his voices. Syrupy ending.

  • Die Trying

  • Jack Reacher, Book 2
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Die Trying by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach. Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always gripping

  • By Aunty K on 06-03-2018

OMG What a terrible book

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

Reviewed: 17-07-2018

Lucky this wasn't Lee Child's first book. It's terrible. Plot stinks. Characters are a joke. And the writing is rubbish.

  • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular!!!

  • By ChattaD on 24-07-2017

So bad... I must be the odd man out...

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2018

I have no idea why others thought this was good or that it even deserved a second book. Just terrible and the reader... so bad.

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  • Summary Justice

  • By: John Fairfax
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The last time Tess de Vere saw William Benson, she was a law student on work experience. He was a 21-year-old, led from the dock of the Old Bailey to begin a life sentence for murder. He'd said he was innocent. She'd believed him. Sixteen years later Tess overhears a couple of hacks mocking a newcomer to the London Bar, a no-hoper with a murder conviction, running his own show from an old fishmonger's in Spitalfields.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good <br />

  • By Dwayne on 27-06-2018

Pretty Good <br />

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2018

I had to listen to the first 2 chapters twice. I was drifting off. But a good story. Parts were disappointing. Nicely written.

  • Russian Roulette

  • The Story of an Assassin (Alex Rider)
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger. When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage he world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become. What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great stuff

  • By ockelford on 23-12-2015

Great story ruined by weak ending.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

Reading his diary was good. The story around it was pathetic. I finished feeling that I was robbed. This book had great potential but lost the plot - literally!

  • Bleed for Me

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When Sienna Hegarty turns up at his family home one night, covered in blood and frozen in shock, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin finds himself drawn deep into her world, trying to unearth the dark secrets her mind has buried. The police find a major piece of the puzzle at Sienna’s house: her father, a retired cop, is face-down in a pool of his own blood, his throat slashed and his skull caved in. The blood covering Sienna was his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By Lyn Bender on 22-08-2018

Somewhat convoluted & too coincidental for belief.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2018

Not bad. Some interesting insights into psychology. Several times my unbelief meter clanged loudly.

  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Stephanie Whitworth on 31-01-2018

Okay, but far from Child's best.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2018

Not a bad yarn, but I was left with unanswered holes and a story convolution near the end that screamed 'amateur'. Reacher asked what it was, so he told him. (But not the reader!) Terrible technique.

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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

No Martian

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2018

It was okay. Had some great moments but also lots of cringe worthy ones. Shove it up her urethra - really?

  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed this book would recommend

  • By Jack on 22-10-2016

Preposterous

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2018

3 hours in and I had to put it down. BORING. Probably just me, because it seems lots of people think otherwise. Little things lost in translation bother me too. The puppy's black eyes were filled with horror. I'm sure terror is a better word. Just one of a hundred quibbles that put me off.

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