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  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration Annoying

  • By Hamish Burke on 21-11-2018

Macho

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

Reviewed: 17-01-2019

Narrative is boring with the reader focusing on a “Macho” effect. There is no impression of interest. I’ll persevere with this book but no more Lee Child for me because of the narrator issue

  • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

  • By: Joanna Nell
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty with her grown-up children, and she is afraid they are trying to take away her independence. Noticing her memory isn't what it used to be, Peggy is taking ever more inventive steps to cover up her dwindling faculties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best books I’ve listened to in an age . A close friend recommended it!

  • By nelly dean on 13-01-2019

Premium entertainment

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

A constant delight of situational comedy with a bit of exasperation thrown in for some balance. Sheer escapism at its finest

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  • The Spy

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, 12 code-named missions. Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with some interesting twists

  • By Anonymous User on 18-11-2017

Addictive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-2018

I’m hooked! It’s like those exciting serials of long ago. “ Be with us next week when we bring you the next chapter.....”.

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

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

New breed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2018

One of the best I’ve heard in a while. Current climate about abuse and mental illness is shockingly confrontational (for want of better words) in this novel. It reflects well the conflict the general public has in preferring to remain uninvolved where possible. A stirring story that will remain in my mind for a while

  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Predicatable soap opera

  • By Leanne Mifflin on 10-05-2017

Adjusted justice

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

Reviewed: 22-07-2018

Although there were different directions to this story it had a cohesive flow and the main characters were rounded enough to understand and identify with. To be fair even the villains were relatively easy to relate to. It showed a broken society and self righteous judgements from a very young population that had no real experience as to what they were judging.

  • The Broker

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing president grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the president issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power-broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Grisham Novel Showcasing Italy and It's Culture

  • By Michael Zhu on 18-05-2015

Diversion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-2018

Glad to experience the creativity of John Grisham in this novel. It held my attention throughout. This is one I will keep in my library for another listen. Well done old boy!

  • The Family at Number 13

  • By: S.D. Monaghan
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 14

Mary has everything. Beautiful and rich, she lives on an exclusive street in the heart of the city, in a house with gorgeous views and an immaculately maintained garden. Her life looks perfect. But behind closed doors the truth is very different. Her husband, Andrew, barely speaks to her, spending his days down in the basement alone. Her teenage nephew is full of rage, lashing out with no warning. Her carefully constructed life is beginning to fall apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Jolene on 14-05-2018

Heading should be psychopathic fiction.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-2018

Why are so many authors behaving like psychopaths these days? Can’t they learn to write quality fiction?? Don’t like this at all

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book i've read in a long time!

  • By Anne on 11-01-2015

To understand one

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-2017

Absolutely hilarious. A true book of escape. I don’t suffer from depression but this I believe is the pill for such a malady. Lastly we all have to admit there’s a certain amount of Ove in all of us

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fine British Crime

  • By Kerry Muir on 16-03-2014

Attention

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-2017

This novel keeps the listener on their toes if they wish to follow the storyline. It can change so quickly. Interesting concept too. Left and right political agendas and corruption within everyone’s grasp.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • House of Spies

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Allon is back and out for revenge - determined to hunt down the world's most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin. Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's West End.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close quarters

  • By Linda on 13-08-2017

Close quarters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2017

Strong dramatic storyline so close to current times. My attention was held throughout. George Guidall did an excellent job in the storytelling with a unique accent. It had a nuance of the Swedish lilt to it but overall an uncommon accent in the Audible books listeners experience I think.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful