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  • Cold Justice

  • Ella Marconi, Book 3
  • By: Katherine Howell
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

On an early morning walk, a young girl finds the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters. The boy's family are desperate for answers, but the killer is never found. Almost two decades later, political pressure sees the cold case reopened and Detective Ella Marconi inherits the job. Ella attacks the case with vigour, determined to shake off the memories of her last investigation, which ended with her being shot in the line of duty. But she knows it won’t be easy - after all this time the murderer is probably long gone, and the memories of any witnesses are fading.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the wait

  • By Jane on 24-03-2019

Worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2019

I've loved all the books in this series, but this one, the last to be recorded, is probably my favourite. Great story and flawless narration.

  • The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy

  • By: B M Carroll
  • Narrated by: Kirsty Gillmore, Jane Drinkwater, Natasha Jacobs, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

She's the victim. But is she so innocent? Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance at work. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable and a family man. He's tough, too; the army requires it. When these two strangers are brought together in a devastating incident, Sophie's life is left in ruins. Her family wants to see Aidan pay for what he did. Aidan's prepared to sacrifice everything - including his marriage and his child - to fix the mess he's made.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book!

  • By Boho Bookworm on 27-09-2018

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

An entertaining, at times gripping, story with very real, believable characters. Narration of Sophie was excellent but Dee and Jasmine were awful! Made me dislike these characters, especially Jasmine who was downright irritating! But overall I really enjoyed it.

  • Secret Keeping for Beginners

  • By: Maggie Alderson
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

The lives of three very different sisters collide in this witty new novel from best-selling author Maggie Alderson. Recently divorced Rachel is juggling her new dream job in interior design PR with the demands of two young daughters. She's full of creative ideas, but - even with a colourful childminder or two - some days she can't make it into the office in time and in matching shoes. Her life is balanced more precariously than she cares to admit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By Jane on 11-12-2018

Couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

This started out well but the constant flitting between each character's thoughts mid paragraph was too distracting. Characters were one dimensional. It could have been so good, and normally I love Maggie Alderson, but I couldn't finish it.

  • Then We Came to the End

  • By: Joshua Ferris
  • Narrated by: Ian Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Then We Came to the End is about how we spend our days and too many of our nights. It is about being away from friends and family, about sharing a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers we call colleagues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant narration!

  • By Jane on 09-12-2018

Brilliant narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

This novel captures the ridiculousness of corporate life with great wit and a touch of compassion. The narration is absolutely outstanding - the best I've ever heard - and brings every character to life perfectly.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 812

Could 10 days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out.... The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By srouch on 30-09-2018

Entertaing

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2018

At first I was ready to give up listening and buy the book because the narration was so slow, but it picked up a couple of chapters in. Well written, interesting characters, bizarre at times, but a good, fun story.

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