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Bonita N. Jones

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  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Antonia McAtamney on 18-02-2019

Great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-2019

This sometimes gory tale was entertaining in parts and very disturbing in others. Looking forward to the next installment of the story

  • 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

Misfits are marvelous.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-2019

Loved this story. Lots of twists and turns and surprises. More please Mr MacBride, more

  • The Story Keeper

  • By: Anna Mazzola
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the word-of-mouth folk tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857, the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and the crofters are suspicious and hostile, claiming they no longer know their stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach, and the crofters tell her that it is only a matter of weeks since another girl has disappeared. They believe the girls are the victims of the spirits of the unforgiven dead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Bonita N. Jones on 30-10-2018

Great story

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Reviewed: 30-10-2018

Great well written story with fabulous narration. Kept me interested all the way through. Entertaining

  • Birthdays for the Dead

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her 13th birthday. A year later the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids call him The Birthday Boy. He’s been snatching girls for 12 years, always in the run-up to their 13th birthday, sending the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good.

  • By Stephanie on 21-02-2019

Not for the squeamish

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-2018

Ash Henderson is one sick 'bastardo' Stuart MacBride manages to make you feel sorry for characters who are truly disturbed, sad, damaged and very very angry. Great gory story telling. Tragic circumstances and ending. I am reading a happy uplifting story next.

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically read

  • By Mrs on 12-04-2016

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-2018

Loved this story. I want to save the bees too. Edge of seat stuff. Believable storyline. Narration was brilliant

  • The Blood Road

  • Logan McRae, Book 11
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

What drives someone to murder? Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the drivers seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. They buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Jeff White on 24-01-2019

Gut clenching story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-2018

All the gang in a disturbing tale of good cops and evil people. This book is scary and bleak. Logan is a lovely miserable git and again, Roberta Steele, Tufty, and Rennie supply a refreshing distraction from all the emotional horror in this book. A great story Mr MacBride but I hope the next installment isn't as harrowing.

  • Cold Granite

  • Logan McRae, Book 1
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City, and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant!

  • By Sonya on 07-03-2018

Gruesome, sad, disturbing, laugh out loud bits too

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-2018

Logan, what a brilliant man Mr MacBride has dragged into my world. Believable (just!) characters, extremely distressing in parts, tearful moments along with laugh out loud moments, all wrapped up in a cracker of a book that spat me out at the end bedraggled and wanting more, (maybe with just a few less gruesome, grim and wretched bits in it)
Steve Worsley's narration is magic, his voices brought the characters to life. Great job Mr Worsley.

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  • Written in Bones

  • Inspector McLean, Book 7
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

A body is found in a tree in the Meadows, Edinburgh's beautiful public park. The forensics suggest that the corpse has fallen from a height - but was it an accident or a shocking message? The dead man had led quite a life - a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin and, most recently, the head of a celebrated charity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For The Next Book

  • By Margaret on 01-04-2017

Another cracker

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-01-2018

I loved this book. Once again dragged in and spat out the end bedraggled and wanting more more more please Mr Oswald.

  • The Hangman's Song

  • Inspector McLean, Book 3
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The body of a man is found hanging in an empty house. To the Edinburgh police force this appears to be a simple suicide case. Days later another body is found. The body is hanging from an identical rope and the noose has been tied using the same knot. Then a third body is found. As Inspector McLean digs deeper he descends into a world where the lines of reality are blurred and where the most irrational answers become the only explanations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping book.

  • By manfred cimmino on 26-02-2015

Cracker of a tale

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Reviewed: 19-12-2017

Inspector McLean again drags me into this roller coaster of a story. Great suspense, fabulous narration. Who could ask for more. Me.....more more more books please.

  • Natural Causes

  • An Inspector McLean Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of James Oswald's gripping new Inspector McLean crime thriller Natural Causes, read by the actor Ian Hanmore. A young girl's mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago.For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority - but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Mary on 20-03-2017

Gripping, edge of seat book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-12-2017

I absolutely loved this story. Super scary in parts, loads of twists and turns. Fabulous narration. More more more. I'm downloading the next installment from this exciting author. WOW