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  • Watching You

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By kate hird on 13-08-2018

A clever, twisted story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2017

Another great book from Michael Robotham in the Joe O'Loughlin, psychologist, series but you certainly don't need to read them in order, they each stand alone. The main character here is Marnie Logan who is in her mid-30s and a mother of two children. Her husband Daniel is missing and his large gambling debts are now Marnie's responsibility to pay but unfortunately she is unable to access his bank accounts, or life insurance as she cannot prove that he is dead. Things go from bad to worse, then bodies start turning up. Anyone who has done something wrong by Marnie ends up dying and as listeners we are flung about with twists, turns and red herrings right up until the very last page. Certainly worth listening to.

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite what the synopsis leads you to believe

  • By Karen on 20-04-2017

So so

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2016

It will be hard to write a review without giving any of the story away so don't expect too much from me on this one! I found it hard to listen to for multiple reasons; I didn't warm to any of the characters, the pace was slow, I felt a bit cheated about the big twist in the middle and the ending was just not credible. After reading other reviews, I am outnumbered as most people seem to have enjoyed it far more than me. I hope you are one of them too!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,808
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,506

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

I'm glad I kept listening

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

Reviewed: 13-11-2016

After a couple of chapters I thought this wasn't really for me, perhaps more for teenagers but I am really glad I kept going. It seemed to be all about nerds, video games, a virtual universe and how bad the world is going to be in 2044. Then the story kicks in and the race is on to solve puzzles and quests so the good guys can find the Easter Egg before the baddies do. It is fresh and different and I enjoyed it!



  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need More

  • By Amy on 06-03-2017

Interesting and Original

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2016

This novella really got me in, I was totally intrigued by the storyline and the narrator was brilliant. I am looking forward to hearing more books by this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Say You're Sorry

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsessively listened

  • By Layla Sacker on 08-05-2017

I'm not sorry I listened to this!

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2016

My second book from Michael Robotham with psychologist Joe O'Loughlin hot on the trail of a nasty kidnapper. Three years ago Piper and her friend Tash went missing without a clue until a mystery body is found frozen in the lake. The book is exciting and fast paced with different people telling the story which makes it so much more interesting. I loved it and highly recommend it. Narrator Sean Barrett is brilliant.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Warped

  • A Menapace Collection of Short Horror, Thriller, and Suspense Fiction
  • By: Jeff Menapace
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From tales of chilling horror, to heart-stopping stories of suspense, Warped is best-selling author Jeff Menapace's ultimate collection of short fiction. Warped contains currently published tales of the macabre like "Princess" and "The Straw Man and a Murder", the currently out of print and award-winning "Sugar Daddy" and its sequel, "Sugar Daddy 2", and the author's preferred version of his controversial "Torment".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It helps if you're a bit warped too!

  • By Linda on 18-09-2016

It helps if you're a bit warped too!

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

Reviewed: 18-09-2016

When I read stories where the endings are left 'up in the air', for our own interpretation, I feel quite frustrated! This set of 11 stories have quite a few endings like that, but frustration aside I did enjoy each one. A scarecrow with more than straw inside has a beautiful bond with an abused boy, a game of poker where the winner really does take all, finding the best candidate for a very special job, and lots more. Some were short, some better than others, but when each one had finished I had to press the pause button so I could think about it. To me, that is the sign of a good story,

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 773

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant great story.

  • By Mindy on 21-08-2016

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 18-09-2016

What would you do if you found out there was a database for sale showing the exact movements of everyday female commuters. Where they stand on the platform, which train carriage they sit in, ...just normal women taking the same route every working day. What if a man wanted to 'accidentally' meet one so he could strike up a conversation which may lead to a date? What if a subscriber always wanted to put fear into a woman? What if a deranged person wanted to rape, abuse, assault or murder someone? Would you buy this list? What if you found out you were on it?

All of these questions are put to us, as wide-eyed listeners of this terrific, believable story. The narrator is wonderful, the characters are credible and I highly recommend this thriller.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling, Immersive , Stunning,

  • By Tilly Hopper on 10-06-2016

Don't play the fishin' hole game!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-2016

There were no disappointments here with the third book in the series about Detective Bill Hodges, who was once again hot on the trail of his nemesis Brady Hartsfield.
Assisted by Holly Berry - who is my favourite character - there is a real race against time to stop Brady from manipulating the minds of hundreds of teenagers.
It was exciting, fast paced and I highly recommend all three books in this trilogy. Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and this one, End of Watch.
Even though each books stands alone, you will get a much deeper insight and a richer listening experience if you read/listen to them in order, and speaking of listening, the narrator Will Patton is absolutely brilliant (as usual).

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Jonah on 08-11-2015

Once upon a time...

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2016

This is a modern day fairy tale about Wolf Hadder (the woodcutter) and Imogene (the upper-class beauty). Wolf's fairy tale life was just that for fourteen years but then it all fell apart. He was sent to jail, confused and bitter. It starts off a bit slow and I found it hard to keep track of the different characters, but about half way it all seemed to fall into place and I then began to enjoy the book. It's a good story and I definitely recommend it.

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book!!!

  • By Juanita Caban on 07-03-2015

Epic Gold

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2016

In Chester's Mill, the sun is shining, birds are singing and a woodchuck, happily searching for food is suddenly chopped in half as an impenetrable dome appears around the city limits. Steven King, you are pure gold. Credible characters - some loveable, some extremely not, had me in a trance as I was swept along with them at hypersonic speed. Paul Esparza's narration was faultless and while this is a very long book, I did not tire of it at all.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful