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  • Broken Ground

  • Karen Pirie, Book 5
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story extraordinary narration

  • By Anonymous User on 16-09-2018

Another McDermid winner

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

Great story set in magnificent country Excellent narration - apart from the cringeworthy Australian accent Can’t wait for the next book

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the Characters

  • By Deborah on 04-02-2019

Unfinished

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

Reviewed: 19-04-2018

Sadly i Couldn’t get far with this book as the narrator really put me off

  • After the Fire

  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Fredrik Welin is a 70-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By firedog on 23-12-2017

Loved this book ....sad it is his last

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2018

Would you consider the audio edition of After the Fire to be better than the print version?

Yes solely for Sean Barret’s perfect narration& pronunciation of Scandinavian characters names & place names

What was one of the most memorable moments of After the Fire?

The joy of becoming a grandfather when not given the chance to be a father to his daughter

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Every scene which transported the reader to the stunning beauty, isolation & changing seasons was special

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Raw & beautiful isolated survival

Any additional comments?

Sean Barret is such a perfect narrator for Mankell’s Archipelago books that I forgot he wasn’t the author

  • Unseen

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn’t want Dr Sara Linton – the woman he loves – to find out. He’s gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth. But when a young Macon patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on. Soon both of their lives are in danger.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator made it unbearable.

  • By Vicky on 15-11-2015

Unseen by Karin Slaughter

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2016

I love Karin Slaughter but sadly Unseen will not be finished by me as the narrator has "slaughtered" the reading
Some women narrators should just not read the male characters.
Good story ruined for me

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