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  • Silent Scream

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

Five figures gather 'round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood. Years later a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders that shock the Black Country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who was who?

  • By Kathleen Chalmers on 21-12-2016

A brutal story

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

Reviewed: 16-11-2018

Overall not a bad story, very grim. The narrator’s sing song voice at times drove me mad and I swiped to the of those chapters. Narrator also could have recognised a full stop.

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  • The Signature of All Things

  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Elizabeth Gilbert’s first novel in twelve years is an extraordinary story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning across much of the 19th century. This audiobook follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a bold and charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within the world of plants and science. As Alma’s careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she loves draws her in the opposite direction into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully written story

  • By Elizabeth on 20-05-2016

Remarkable

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2018

What a book and what a performance
I'd give it 10 stars if I could

  • The Green Gauntlet

  • By: R. F. Delderfield
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Paul and Claire Craddock have grown older in years - but not in spirit. World War II is over. But there are new battles to be fought and won. The new property laws enable speculators to reap huge profits from agricultural lands, and Paul’s livelihood is threatened. With the help of his family, Paul struggles to preserve the happiness and peace he has built up over the years. In doing so, he comes to discover deeper, richer ties with those around him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant trilogy

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-12-2017

Brilliant trilogy

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2017

I’m not sure how my life will be now I’m no longer part of the Craddock family. If you love an English setting, a family saga and a bit of history then this trilogy, A Horseman Riding By might just be for you. It will one of those stories that stay with me forever.

  • The Hog's Back Mystery

  • By: Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue - and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple's peaceful rural life. The case soon takes a more complex turn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok

  • By Margaret on 19-06-2018

A very cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 31-10-2017

If you like your mystery cozy and baffling this could be for you. An Agatha Christie like story beautifully narrated in a voice to match the era. A good overall listen but the last two chapters were very laborious

  • Kissed a Sad Goodbye

  • A Duncan Kincaid / Jemma James Novel
  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A stunningly beautiful young woman is found strangled in London's Mudchute Park, her clothing carefully arranged to preserve her modesty. With that unusual detail in mind, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner Sergeant Gemma James suspect the crime was more than a simple assault gone awry. As they collect the strange facts surrounding her death, they discover the victim's life was a mystery even to those who knew her best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent read indeed!

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-10-2017

An excellent read indeed!

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The backdrop of the Isle of Dogs was fascinating although I’ve never been there, two stories in one brought to a satisfactory finale.

  • Missing, Presumed

  • By: Susie Steiner
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Mid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying Internet date – the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace. Over the airwaves come reports of a missing woman – door ajar, keys and phone left behind, a spatter of blood on the kitchen floor. Manon knows the first 72 hours are critical: you find her, or you look for a body.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A menagerie of dislikable characters

  • By Bel on 20-08-2018

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 17-09-2017

Loved Manon, lead detective. I enjoyed all of this book but a word of warning, the narrator reads like she's reciting a poem and it drove me mad. As the book progressed she read more like a good narrator should. Not sure I could do another with her though

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unengaging, I wouldn't bother.

  • By Ruth on 29-01-2018

Loved everything about this book

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2017

This was a fun ride from woe to go. I'm not if I'd like to marry the author or the narrator! One of the best crime books ever

  • Snobs

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day: Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield. But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Snobs

  • By Anonymous User on 01-03-2019

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 13-06-2017

I have listened to this book twice now and it will always be a favourite.

  • The Eye of the Reindeer

  • By: Eva Weaver
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Shortly after her 13th birthday, Ritva is sent away to Seili, an island in the far north of Finland. A former leper colony, Seili is now home to 'hopeless cases' - women the doctors call mad. But Ritva knows she doesn't belong there. As biting winter follows biting winter, she longs to be near to her sister and wonders why her father ever allowed her to be taken to this desolate place. Hope arrives in the form of Martta, a headstrong girl who becomes Ritva's only friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Mae on 26-04-2017

Spectacular!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-2017

This left me breathless and bereft when I finished it. One of those special books that stays with the reader for ever. Sent me on a search of the history too

  • Hellfire

  • By: Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

A mother and child are found brutally murdered in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. A bloody footprint is discovered at the scene, and Chief Inspector Sejer is called to investigate. Meanwhile another mother, dying of cancer, confesses to her 21-year-old son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, whom the boy has become obsessed with, is not his real father. Why do we lie to those closest to us?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit thin on the ground

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-02-2017

Bit thin on the ground

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2017

Not this author's best book. Story line a bit thin and well padded out for about the first quarter with the daily life of a home care worker. So boring and I thought it would never end. It was a given early on whodunit. I love this author but she has written much better books than this one