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  • The Dead Ex

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Honeysuckle Weeks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

He said in sickness and in health. But after Vicki was attacked at work and left suffering with epilepsy, her husband, Daniel, left her for his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's gone missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that Daniel is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it. What really happened on the night of Daniel's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence when she's not even sure of it herself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anonymous User on 16-07-2018

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

I loved it, I was engrossed from the very start and the story never disappointed me.

  • Dead Woman Walking

  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sophie on 30-06-2017

Brilliant read

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

Reviewed: 21-08-2018

Absolutely loved it. So many twists and turns which kept me unable to put it down. Interesting story of crimes and intrigues. The ending was considered and satisfying which is often lacking.

  • He Said/She Said

  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent, Helen Johns
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend, Kit, call the police, and in that moment it is not only the victim's life that is changed forever. Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, the events that follow have taught her that you can never see the whole picture: something - and someone - is always in the dark....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow start but good

  • By maree on 13-08-2017

very satisfying

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2018

I loved the story and character development and could not stop listening. I liked the narrators and look forward to reading/listenting to more of Erin Kelly.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,390

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller of the year...? Nope.

  • By Anonymous User on 30-10-2017

Nail biting! a great listen!

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

Reviewed: 19-11-2017

I really enjoyed this nail biting story where all sorts of things crossed my mind as to the outcomes of the story - all were incorrect and the twists and turns held my interest - I just could not stop listening. The story was well read and did it justice!

  • Blood Sisters

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Zoe Thorne, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour one of them is dead. Fifteen years later Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can't speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her there or her life before it. Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. When a job in a prison comes up, she decides to take it - this is her chance to finally make things right. But someone is watching Kitty and Alison. Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day. And only another life will do....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The worst!

  • By kylie_marree on 26-10-2018

great story

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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: 14-08-2017

I could not stop listening... well written and well narrated... interesting and captivating right to the end

  • Women I've Undressed

  • A Memoir
  • By: Orry-Kelly
  • Narrated by: William McInnes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Found in a pillowcase, the fabulous long-lost memoirs of a legendary Hollywood designer - and a genuine Australian original. Orry-Kelly created magic onscreen, from Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon to Some Like It Hot. He won three Oscars for costume design. He dressed all the biggest stars, from Bette Davis to Marilyn Monroe. He was an Australian. Yet few know who Orry-Kelly really was - until now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow-moving and dull

  • By jacqueline rozenfeld on 25-11-2017

So interesting

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

Reviewed: 25-09-2016

I loved it and could not stop listening. The perfect narrator in William McInnes who brought it alive. I found Ory Kelly's story so interesting with much warmth along side incisive reflections of the people he met and worked with. A hidden Australian well worth recognition.

  • The Ballymara Road

  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

On Christmas morning Kitty Doherty gives birth to her baby - who is immediately taken away for adoption in America. But Kitty's life is hanging by a thread, her only hope a dangerous journey through snow to Ballymara and her Irish family. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Sean and Alice try to set up a new life far away from the families they have deserted in Liverpool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book and series

  • By gtbs on 31-01-2019

A really good story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2016

Great fast paced trilogy with many strands.... needed editing a bit more for repetitive vocabulary.. narrator did very well bringing it alive.

  • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

  • By: Chris Cleave
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate, Alistair, unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very predictable.

  • By Jennie Howard on 20-05-2019

A story of great beauty

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

Reviewed: 28-05-2016

I couldn't stop listening...beautifully narrated .. I thought that the story brought a great depth of the human condition from a time where society had no words of a deep experience and left so much between the lines...the war changed so many.. as a post war ex-Londoner I found the story moving

  • The Girl from Krakow

  • A Novel
  • By: Alex Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

It's 1935. Rita Feuerstahl comes to the university in Krakow intent on enjoying her freedom. But life has other things in store - marriage, a love affair, a child, all in the shadows of the oncoming war. When the war arrives, Rita is armed with a secret so enormous that it could cost the Allies everything, even as it gives her the will to live. She must find a way both to keep her secret and to survive amid the chaos of Europe at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Special story

  • By Ursula on 17-08-2017

An epic journey of survival in WWII

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2016

Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl from Krakow to be better than the print version?

Possibly.

What did you like best about this story?

The historical details intertwined in the story of Rita's survival were interesting and I have read enough about WWII to know they would not be exaggerated

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I found it hard to get into the story as I was distracted by the reader's harsh voice. As the story gained more importance than the reader I was able to engage better - the different accents were I thought good.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, I was very engaged and was emotionally invested in Rita's journey of survival.

Any additional comments?

Initially I did not know wether the author was a man or a woman and guessed (correctly) the sex scenes were written by a man especially as later scenes seemed just wrong - so male - I think they should be rewritten as the protagonist is a women and a woman's interpretation is needed - brave try but off key. Also they were probably a bit clumsy and did not need to be so graphic - I am no prude but given the rest of the story were a bit out of place - I think the author was trying to inject that side of humanity which is often missing in these stories of war, and which should be included as an important part of the human condition.

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Kate on 26-01-2016

Riveting unveiling

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2016

Would you consider the audio edition of The Widow to be better than the print version?

I love the audio and the readers voice brought it to life, I reckon they would be on par.

What other book might you compare The Widow to, and why?

Funnily I thought of the Girl on the Train, but probably because of the closeness of the protagonist's voice being so strong and the unravelling of the other characters.

What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

I loved Clare Corbett's performance all the way through and I was totally engaged with each character through her interpretation, she was so good as the widow's voice.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What secrets does she hold?
Caught in her husbands web..
The traps we find ourself in when we seek a relationships are many more than we realise...

Any additional comments?

The idea of downtrodden yet loyal wife is interesting and nowadays is seen as abusive by some and endured and managed by many - at what point does a woman become true to herself, is she ever able to? This is an aspect I find fascinating to contemplate. A thoughtful read and I reflect on the themes of entrapment that weaves its way through the book that touches each character in some way or another as the entrapped and the entrapper.

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