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  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen yet

  • By Cords Mortimer on 19-09-2016

Stunning

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-2018

Read this as a teenager. Stephen king has been such a prolific writer, you forget how talented he is. The suspense builds subtly, it was like listening to a much loved record album where I was reminded of how influential this book was at a formative stage of my life.
The narrator was also excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bridesmaid

  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Philip Wardman had more than just the ordinary squeamishness where death was concerned. Yet he could hardly avoid the suspicious disappearance of his sister's friend Rebecca Neave, especially when everyone was ascribing the cause to murder. Philip's feminine ideal is the statue of the Roman goddess Flora in his mother's garden. His marble Flora doesn't fade, doesn't alter, and doesn’t die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-05-2018

Keeps you guessing

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2018

Another great Ruth rend-elle psychological thriller. Entertaining in its own macabre way - am always a sucker for British mysteries - no intense violence described, but the suspense builds very well without.

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing!

  • By Ranini on 27-08-2015

Compelling

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-2016

Gruesome. But unable to stop listening ended up sitting in my car outside work because I had to know what happened next. Plenty of plot twists

4 of 4 people found this review helpful