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  • The Lost Man

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cam. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Congratulations

  • By Anonymous User on 03-11-2018

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2019

So realistic and I could not put the book down (or turn it off as I listened to it) 🤗

  • Little Girl Lost

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Audiobook Awful Narrator

  • By Angela on 29-09-2017

Ok

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2018

As an audio book, I found the narrator not appropriate - no disrespect to her thanks

  • Force of Nature

  • Aaron Falk Series, Book 2
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

Five women reluctantly leave the city for a challenging hike across the rugged Giralang Ranges as part of a corporate retreat. Only four come out the other side. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't quite live up to The Dry

  • By sarah on 16-10-2017

Great topic

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2017

Really enjoyed the individual story lines and how you developed each one - sad to think technology of today can be so good and so dangerous (explicit photos in the wrong hands).
Apologies to the narrator as I found it difficult to listen to.
Love listening to Australian stories with the lingo and locations xxx

  • The Broken Ones

  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story

  • By Calandra on 05-03-2018

Frustration

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2017

Great concept for a story - gosh I hated the mother through the story - selfish woman right to the end - the first half of the book made me so annoyed - but once the twin was discovered I just wanted to know how it ended xx

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  • Ice Station

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has made an amazing discovery. They have found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal. Led by enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a team of crack United States Marines is sent to the station to secure this discovery for their country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story! Action packed! Never bored.

  • By Josh on 16-06-2016

Hmmmmmm

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2017

To much going on to start and I got frustrated - the middle got better more interesting with the characters - writing and descriptions were fantastic but this book was too far fetched for me - more James Bond & Jason Borne stories x

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Bernadette Aitken on 19-06-2017

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 20-01-2017

Great book and extremely well read, thank you Liane for this great story. Great mystery x

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not like the other books

  • By Anita on 28-11-2016

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 14-01-2017

Clever writing - great characters - awesome narrating - so realistic, I could not put it down xx

  • Set the Boy Free

  • By: Johnny Marr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Marr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Betty Mak on 06-01-2019

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2016

Narrated by the author johnny and it was so inspiring. Great to listen too
To such a humble brilliant man

  • Blood Sisters

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Noreen Leighton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun lies dead. She has been suffocated. It looks like a mercy killing - until another sister from the same convent is found viciously murdered, floating in the Glashaboy river. Why would anyone want to kill them? As she investigates, DS Katie Maguire discovers a 50-year-old secret that just might lead her to the killer...if the killer doesn't find her first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant read

  • By Chrissie on 18-10-2016

Gory

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2016

This story was a little too gory for me - very descriptive, too many deaths x

  • Buried

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker's cottage guards its secrets. In 1921 a mother, father and their two young children disappeared from this house. And now, 95 years later, their mummified bodies have been discovered under the floorboards. As DS Katie Maguire investigates, the flames of old family rivalries flare up once more...and Katie is caught in the crossfire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Karen on 08-11-2016

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2016

So graphic, descriptive and thrilling - started tough with the accent but drawn too it and could not stop listening - I did not think it necessary for Katie and Alan to sleep together - or they could of remembered each other from the past case but overall loved it x

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