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  • Wild Fire

  • Shetland, Book 8
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wildfire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate, knowing that it will mean the return to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book.

  • By Chantelle on 29-09-2018

Fabulous!!

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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: 10-11-2018

Loved this book - every minute of it! Can’t wait to read more by Ann Cleeves.

  • In a House of Lies

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He’s still got it!

  • By Anonymous User on 20-10-2018

Hard to finish and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

Sad to say I didn’t enjoy this book.

The story was bland - certainly not a page turner - and I struggled to finish it.

This wasn’t helped by the reader as it was hard to differentiate between the characters as they all sounded the same. I had to really listen to hear a name and then work out who said what!

Disappointing as I’m an Ian Rankin fan and I can’t recommend this audio book.

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  • The Fourth Monkey

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Brilliant. Complicated. Psychopath. That's the Four Monkey Killer, or 4MK. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK's victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer's twisted history and is racing to do the seemingly impossible - find 4MK's latest victim before it's too late....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't put it down

  • By Anonymous User on 24-09-2018

Too unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2018

This was a very disappointing book. The premise on which the actions of the main criminal character were based were so gory and violent and so unlikely to occur as to make the whole book unbelievable. I wanted to stop reading many times but thought I should get to the end to be fair to the author. I’d say more but don’t want to spoil it for those who might still want to read it. Suffice to say I was left with more questions than answers and won’t be reading anything else by this author. I’m just sorry I wasted my time listening to this.

  • The Runner

  • The China Thrillers, Book 5
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition. Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will trust only one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell. When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun, and outwit, an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Peter May

  • By Suellen on 22-08-2018

Another great book by Peter May

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

Reviewed: 22-08-2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Peter May tells an excellent story with many interesting plot lines entwined in the overall story.

His characters are so real - I feel that I know them!

I also love that he lets the reader experience the location of the story - be it China in this book or the Isle of Lewis in another.

I also love the narrator and hope that Peter Forbes continues to narrate all of Peter May's books.

Can't wait to read my next Peter May book and I'll be very sad when I've read / listened to them all !!

  • Dead Woman Walking

  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sophie on 30-06-2017

Far too slow

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

Reviewed: 21-08-2018

I gave up after 36 chapters and just skipped ahead. Even jumping 5 to 10 chapters at a time I was still able to keep up with the story!! Far far too slow. I just didn’t have the patience for the slow progression of this book. Even missing out so much of it I was able to understand the ending. Sad to say I cannot recommend this book.

  • I'll Keep You Safe

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peter May at his Best

  • By Angela on 07-02-2018

Another great read

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2018

I enjoyed this Peter May book. The story kept my interest all the way through. A little disappointed with the ending but not so much that I wouldn’t recommend this book. I just felt the end was too abrupt and didn’t do justice to the many threads in the story. Otherwise a great read.

  • With Our Blessing

  • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jo Spain
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

It's 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. In 2010, the body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amanda on 08-02-2018

Fabulous read!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2018

Loved this book and the fact that I kept guessing the wrong solution!! Also loved the historical context and learning more about a recent past period of time - 60s and 70s in Ireland. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

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  • Entry Island

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city. Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By Louisa on 25-10-2016

Fabulous - enjoyed every minute!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

I absolutely loved this book! Peter May is currently my favourite author as he brings to life the people , places and history he writes about while his plots are always fascinating and I can never work out who did the crime (as I often can with other authors). I shed a few tears in the reading of this book - the characters are so well written and so alive that I felt their pain and feel as if I had known them. I appreciated that all the loose ends were tied at the end of the book so I wasn’t left wondering what happened to this or that character. Can’t wait for the next Peter May book to come out!

  • A Dark So Deadly

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Welcome to the Misfit Mob... It's where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to find out which museum it's been stolen from. But then Callum uncovers links between his ancient corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable and too long

  • By Suellen on 23-05-2018

Too unbelievable and too long

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

I persevered with this story even though the dialogue from the beginning was very annoying and unbelievable. No professionals would put up with the banter as suggested by this book from the first chapter on. I actually sped up the speed of the narration just to get through it more quickly. The ending left many ends untied and the solution to the crime was also unbelievable. Sorry I wasted my time listening to this book!

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