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  • The Scholar

  • Cormac Reilly, Book 2
  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

 

When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT

  • By Anonymous User on 07-03-2019

Irish crime, well written and superbly narrated.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-2019

This second Cormac novel further develops this flawed and complex Irish detective. Beautifully read by Aoife McMahon.

  • Warlight

  • By: Michael Ondaatje
  • Narrated by: George Blagden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

London, 1945. The capital is still reeling from the war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel are abandoned by their parents who leave the country on business, and are left in the dubious care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. Nathaniel is introduced to The Moth’s band of criminal misfits and is caught up in a series of teenage misadventures, from smuggling greyhounds for illegal dog racing to lovers’ trysts in abandoned buildings at night. But is this eccentric crew really what and who they claim to be? And most importantly, what happened to Nathaniel’s mother? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply moving

  • By @GlobalCrimeFict on 22-06-2018

Deeply moving

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

Reviewed: 22-06-2018

I was completely absorbed by the lives of Nathaniel, the Moth and the Darter, and at times moved to tears. This is a book largely about honourable and kind men, who lived on the margins, or had crossed into the criminal world.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

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

Fabulous new talent from Ireland.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2018

Excellent, well paced story by Dervla McTiernan, and superb narration from Aoife McMahon. Loved it.

  • Case Histories

  • Jackson Brodie
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet--"lost" on the left, "found" on the right--and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book & great performance

  • By Anonymous User on 11-12-2018

Case Histories - murder mystery with a difference

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

Reviewed: 24-04-2017

Read this first Jackson Brodie by Kate Atkinson some years ago and loved revisiting it in the audio fornat.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anarchy and Old Dogs

  • By: Colin Cotterill
  • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When a blind, retired dentist is run down by a logging truck as he crosses the road to post a letter, Dr Siri Paiboun, official and only coroner of Laos, finds him faced with his most explosive case yet. The dentist’s mortal remains aren’t nearly as intriguing as the letter in his pocket. Written in invisible ink and encrypted, the letter presents Dr Siri with an irresistible challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nigel Anthony is the perfect Dr Siri

  • By @GlobalCrimeFict on 15-01-2017

Nigel Anthony is the perfect Dr Siri

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

Reviewed: 15-01-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Crime novels take their readers into new worlds and we travel with Colin Cotterill and his characters to Communist Laos in the 1970's. Its a wonderful new setting that Cotterill seems to know well.The main character of Dr Siri is warm and human, and his spiritual adventures are a seamless part of his being.

What other book might you compare Anarchy and Old Dogs to, and why?

It is unique.

What does Nigel Anthony bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nigel Anthony captures Dr Siri's voice perfectly.

Any additional comments?

I am sad that more recent Siri books are now read by the very formal voice of Clive Chafers who doesn't do justice to the stories or the characters.

  • Apple Tree Yard

  • By: Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life that she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By Lyn McQuade on 20-08-2014

Gripping tale of love and betrayal

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

Reviewed: 30-08-2016

Louise Doughty reels in the reader until she hass you well and truly hooked. Don't be fooled by the mesmerising tone, this story is sharp and taut. Nothing is ever quite what it seems.

  • A Rising Man

  • By: Abir Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous detective yarn set in 1919 Calcutta

  • By @GlobalCrimeFict on 09-08-2016

Fabulous detective yarn set in 1919 Calcutta

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2016

Loved the characters and setting. I hope this will be the first in a series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Strangler Vine

  • By: M. J. Carter
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of M. J. Carter's The Strangler Vine, read by the actor Sam Dastor. India, 1837: William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. Nine months later he hasn't learnt a word of Hindoostani, is in terrible debt, and longs to return home before the cholera epidemic finishes him off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous adventure, narrated by a master

  • By @GlobalCrimeFict on 11-07-2016

Fabulous adventure, narrated by a master

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2016

Loved this rollicking yarn set in the India of East India Company. Sam Dastor is wonderful - I select books just for his reading.

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 17

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • nasty

  • By @GlobalCrimeFict on 04-03-2016

nasty

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2016

Really nasty stuff - I can't listen to this sort of brutal story.. can't understand how people even imagine it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    5 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Shooting Star

  • By: Peter Temple
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Frank Calder - ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator - is just eking out a living as a mediator when he's approached by Pat Carson, patriarch of the dynastic Carson family. Pat wants him to deliver ransom money to kidnappers who've abducted his great-granddaughter. Frank urges Pat to call in the law, but he refuses, since police bungling nearly cost the life of another Carson child kidnapped years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Tredinnick does justice to Peter Temple

  • By @GlobalCrimeFict on 26-02-2016

David Tredinnick does justice to Peter Temple

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2016

Best narration I've heard. Really superb. Good story from Peter Temple. I'm looking for more.