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  • He Will Find You

  • By: Diane Jeffrey
  • Narrated by: Claire Trusson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Kaitlyn Best is stuck in a rut. So when she discovers she's pregnant after a one-night stand with Alex, her school crush, she throws caution to the wind and accepts his offer to make a new life together in the depths of the Lake District, far from her home...and her demons. But Alex is not what he seems. And when Kaitlyn's world begins to crumble before her eyes, she realises she barely knows the man she has agreed to spend the rest of her life with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Jolene on 14-03-2019

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

This book kept me guessing with lots of twists but at times, I was annoyed at Kaitlyn for putting up with his abuse. I couldn’t stop listening.

  • Don't Tell

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Desperate Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive husband was to stage their deaths. Now all that remains of her former life is at the bottom of a lake. As Caroline Stewart, Mary Grace has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago. Slowly she has learned to believe that her new life, and new identity, is here to stay. Then her husband uncovers her hidden trail. Step by step he's closing in on her and everyone she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First

  • By Chris on 23-08-2018

Quite good

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

Reviewed: 06-08-2018

I didn’t expect this book to be as good as it was based on my first impression of the front cover but I was pleasantly surprised. The narrator was very good except for imitating female voices which could be expected.

  • Life or Death

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is. For 10 years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Pamela on 01-09-2016

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2018

Wow! Couldn’t believe the twists & how it intertwined together. Excellent narrator too. Definitely one of my favourites.

  • What Happened That Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Block
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards, Karissa Vacker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

She doesn't remember that night. But she will never be the same. One moment, Dahlia is a successful Harvard student; the next, she wakes up from a party, the victim of a brutal assault. Her life veers into a tailspin, and what's worse - her memory of the attack has been ripped away, leaving a cold rage in its wake. Now, years later, Dahlia is a tattooed paralegal suffering from PTSD and still haunted by that night. Until one day, a video surfaces online, and Dahlia sees her attack for the first time. Now she knows what happened to her. And she knows who is to blame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Jolene on 31-07-2018

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2018

Excellent narrator using different accents making it easy to define characters. The storyline kept me intrigued, I didn’t want to stop listening. It was well written & there wasn’t too much graphic detail. Looking forward to other Sandra Block novels.

  • Never Look Back

  • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 1
  • By: Clare Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Karl Prekopp, Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level. DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-12-2018

Full of twists & great narration

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

Reviewed: 20-07-2018

Really enjoyed this book. It was very well written, it felt like you were watching a movie. It kept me guessing the whole way through right until the final twist at the end. Different voices were fantastic too.

  • Pretty Baby

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Elise A Hinkley on 03-01-2016

Quite good

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

Reviewed: 17-07-2018

Very good twists that I didn’t see coming. Different voices were good to differentiate between characters too.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 24

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the breakup of her marriage. Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come. Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia, and her world slowly unravels. It is only through the retelling of her story that we piece together what has led her to become a mere shadow of the woman she once was.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-08-2018

Bit disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2018

Wasn’t what I’d expected. I still didn’t really know what this was about & was waiting for an answer which only came 45 minutes before the end. The ending was the twist but it seemed quite rushed. I was planning on giving only two stars but increased it because of the end & the narrator was good.

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all - until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other. Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed but......

  • By Annie on 04-08-2018

LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2018

Exceptional storyline, I couldn’t put it down. So many twists & what an unexpected ending! This was one of only a few of my absolute favourite books.

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BORING!

  • By Jolene on 05-07-2018

BORING!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-2018

I try to give good reviews but had to be really honest. I painstakingly listened... hoping for SOMETHING to happen... the whole story was basically about normal people leading a normal life. The “secret & lie” were certainly nothing to write home about. Definitely not in the same category as “Try Not to Breathe” which I gave 5 stars. It was great for insomnia though.

  • Come a Little Closer

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left. Soon they won't be strangers, they'll be family....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed fan of my latest Audible choice

  • By Anonymous User on 24-06-2018

Not as good as expected

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

Reviewed: 22-06-2018

I love Rachel Abbott’s books but sadly not this one. The start was fantastic but then the whole main part wasn’t. The ending was better so I gave it 3 stars instead of only 2.