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  • Beneath the Surface

  • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Jo Spain
  • Narrated by: Brian Tynan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

From top-10 Irish best-selling author Jo Spain comes the second novel in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series. Ryan Finnegan, a high-ranking government official, is brutally slain in Leinster House, the seat of the Irish parliament. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder. As the suspects start to rack up, Tom must untangle a web of corruption, sordid secrets and sinister lies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, dear, what a shame about the narrator

  • By Cecile on 13-05-2018

A good book ruined by dreadful narration

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

Reviewed: 19-01-2019

I usually enjoy books by Jo Spain but this one was a real chore to listen to because the narration was so appallingly bad. Spain’s good story, strong characters, interesting setting and plot twists were almost completely overshadowed by the narrator’s poor delivery, incorrect emphasis and incomplete and inconsistent character differentiation.

  • Southern Ruby

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Forbidden love. Family secrets. A twist of fate. The stunning new generational saga from Belinda Alexandra, best-selling author of Tuscan Rose and White Gardenia. In New Orleans - the city of genteel old houses covered in Spanish moss, of seductive nightlife, of Creole, voodoo and jazz - two women separated by time and tragedy will find each other at last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Alisha on 14-03-2017

Couldn’t stop listening

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2018

I absolutely loved this book. I found it thought provoking, riveting, illuminating, romantic, educational, insightful and a darned good read.

  • High Noon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED this book!

  • By Kate on 09-08-2016

Great all around

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

Reviewed: 04-05-2018

As usual, a superb, well written story from Nora Roberts and Susan Ericksen is an absolutely brilliant narrator.

  • Carolina Moon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. But after Hope's brutal murder, Tory's life fell apart. Now grown, she's trying to find a measure of peace. But Hope's killer is still nearby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, badly performed

  • By Leonie on 15-04-2018

Excellent story, badly performed

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2018

Another well written, absorbing story from Nora Roberts but almost ruined by sub-standard narration. The reader has an annoying voice for straight reading but also fails to differentiate voices between characters. Add to that, her incorrect emphasis and phrasing, and my enjoyment of a good book was considerably diminished .

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  • The Wife's Tale

  • By: Christine Wells
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

An unforgettable audiobook that transports the listener from modern-day Australia to the windswept Isle of Wight and the courtrooms of London in the 1780s. With her marriage on the rocks, workaholic lawyer Liz Jones agrees to visit Seagrove, a stately home on the Isle of Wight, while she quietly investigates its provenance on behalf of a client. When she discovers Seagrove is linked to a notorious eighteenth-century court case, Liz becomes fascinated - not only by the house and its history but also by its current owners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting take on a 'romance'

  • By Vanessa Young on 06-06-2016

What an amazingly good read er...listen

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

Reviewed: 12-02-2018

I really loved this book and simply couldn’t. put it down. Best ever narration and a beautifully written story with more than a few unexpected twists. Hope to find more from both the author and narrator.

  • Black Hills

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

A summer at his grandparents' South Dakota ranch is not 11-year-old Cooper Sullivan's idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he's discovered the neighbor girl, Lil Chance, and her homemade batting cage. Even horseback riding isn't as awful as Coop thought it would be. Each year, with Coop's annual summer visit, their friendship deepens from innocent games to stolen kisses, but there is one shared experience that will forever haunt them: the terrifying discovery of a hiker's body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by this author.

  • By Leonie on 01-01-2018

Another great book by this author.

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

Reviewed: 01-01-2018

Fabulous narration of an enthralling story in a remarkable setting. Great love story too. Loved it.

  • The Fix

  • Amos Decker, Book 3
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix. Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Anonymous User on 29-07-2018

Another great read from David Baldacci.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2017

I'm a huge Baldacci fan and love this series. Amos Decker is a unique character and his interaction with the other members of his team and the world in general are always interesting and often amusing. Looking forward to the next book in the series.