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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 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

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

Over the top and very silly

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

The narration could have been cut to around 8 hours if the repetitive action scenes had been edited. I kept thinking I'd jumped back a couple of episodes - but no, just the same action happening in various parts of the boat or ocean.

I got the feeling the book was written with a movie in mind.

Now I've read the reviews I wish I hadn't just downloaded the audio book on the author's reputation alone - although to be fair I now realise the book was released 10 years ago so that may account for the stereotypes and gnarly story line.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genuinely Thrilling

  • By steellyn on 24-03-2018

Unbelievable characters and plot!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2018

Looks like I'm the only person here who didn't enjoy this book at all!
It started off Ok but then when the mother started telling her story it just unravelled into unbelievable drivel!! And when the Dad's story kicked in....well I gave up.
I'm not even sure why this rates as psychological thriller.
As you can tell I'm left underwhelmed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

"My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. I'm in a coma. My husband doesn't love me anymore. Sometimes I lie." Unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling, you won't be able to put this new thriller down. Set to be the most talked about book in 2017, it's perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train and The Widow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had me hooked

  • By Anonymous User on 18-07-2017

Cracking story with a brilliant twist

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

Any additional comments?

A really enjoyable story with a great twist that I didn't see coming at all. In fact it made me rethink everything I had already listened too. I can't say either character really appealed to me - but then maybe that is the whole point of the story? You love and loathe them both!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,314

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 start that spiralled into nonsense!

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

Reviewed: 19-01-2018

Would you try another book written by Sarah A. Denzil or narrated by Joanne Froggatt?

The narration was excellent and Joanne Froggatt did a great job of keeping the story line interesting and moving.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Initially I thought this was one of the best audiobooks I'd ever listened to - I was desperate to find out whodunnit it. But then the story very quickly took a nonsensical turn when the baddie was revealed - and the reason why. It was so disappointing - almost like the author was more interested in the buildup than the actual reveal.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No!

  • Touch & Go

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter, a gorgeous house, a great marriage, admired by all. Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone. But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've listened to in a long time!

  • By Nancy on 28-08-2016

Best book I've listened to in a long time!

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

Reviewed: 28-08-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a really gripping audio book with the narration keeping the suspense and story flowing flipping between the two female characters. All the way through I was trying to work out who the baddie was and I thought the twist was handled really well.

Any additional comments?

I only wish the first book in the series was available to listen too as events are referenced throughout book 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Doll's House

  • DI Helen Grace 3
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Scott Joseph
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Doll's House, the third installment of the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series by M. J. Arlidge, read by Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph. A woman wakes. Immediately she knows she's not in the bed in which she slept. It's just the beginning of her nightmare. Across town a child discovers a woman's body buried beneath the beach. Then another victim is found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling central character

  • By Nancy on 18-04-2016

Compelling central character

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The first 2 books had only one narrator, Elizabeth Bower, so it's distracting to say the least to have another narrator join series and it doesn't really add anything to the enjoyment of the series.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story line is ok and I'm interested in the development of Helen Grace but not sure I'll be going back for book 4.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's Ok for running to, but not one that I can't stop listening too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Black

  • Jessica Daniel, Book 3
  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Someone has left a severed hand in the centre of Manchester, and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long, black robe placing it carefully on the ground. With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, she has plenty to deal with - and that's before a detached finger arrives for her in the post.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too similar to the other books in the series

  • By Nancy on 18-04-2016

Too similar to the other books in the series

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2016

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

After 3 books I've come to the end of the road with this series. The actual storytelling and build up is OK, but the wrap up of the whodunnit is over and done with so quickly it's actually quite trite and secondary to the first 3/4 of the book.

Any additional comments?

The series promised well but I'm moving on!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Vigilante

  • Jessica Daniel, Book 2
  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Dead bodies are piling up for Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel. Usually when a serial killer is on the loose, the pressure would be building to find the perpetrator, but the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The national media can't believe their luck with an apparent vigilante on the streets while Jessica's new boss seems grateful someone else is doing their job for them. But things aren't so straightforward when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening who dunnit

  • By Nancy on 09-03-2016

Easy listening who dunnit

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's an easy going who dunnit - good old fashioned police work without any gore or violence. The narrator is great and keeps the story line moving along nicely. There isn't a big twist and you won't be shocked - it's just a nice book to listen too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessica the lead character is well drawn - flaws an all she's very believable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unseen

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn’t want Dr Sara Linton – the woman he loves – to find out. He’s gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth. But when a young Macon patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on. Soon both of their lives are in danger.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator made it unbearable.

  • By Vicky on 15-11-2015

Trust the reviews - the narration is terrible!

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

Reviewed: 20-01-2016

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have bought all of Karin Slaughter's audiobooks and have been enthralled with Sarah's life after her husband died. They are great books to listen to when running BUT jeez, the narrator on this one is terribly off putting. Her characters change tone and accent half way through a conversation and her deep voice is distracting - and just terrible.
What a shame. All I can think of when I'm listening is how did this get released.

Any additional comments?

Love the series and the characterisations. The plots are all different and keep me interested. Disappointed with this one - it shouldn't have been released in it's current format.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful