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  • Into the Water

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 599

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, read by Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge and Laura Aikman. The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times Number One best seller and global phenomenon. In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't wait to finish this dragging disjointed story

  • By Jane S on 11-05-2017

Gripping, well crafted listen

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2017

This is a book that is particularly well suited to being listened to. With multiple characters speaking from their own viewpoint it can get confusing. Thankfully the vocal talent in this rendition is outstanding and makes each character instantly recognizable. Highly recommended.

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  • Rules of Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Mystery, Book 1
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

For Maddog, the killer who had Minneapolis in a grip of chilled terror, satisfaction came from the thrill of the contest. After each grisly murder he would leave behind one of the rules he had devised: Never kill anyone you know. Never have a motive. Never follow a discernible pattern. He was no textbook psychopath. But Lieutenant Lucas Davenport was no ordinary detective. To bring an end to Maddog's trail of death, he would have to play by his own rules.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow burn, excellent crescendo

  • By Shayna on 12-07-2015

Slow burn, excellent crescendo

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2015

Slightly formulaic cop/superstar thriller. Grisly crimes - not for the faint hearted.
Neat ending - a little too neat for my liking, but an enjoyable read overall.

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  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 43 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Julia on 02-08-2014

Never ending dramatic and unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 16-06-2015

This book should have been broken into three novels. At the bare minimum.

I felt like it just never ended.

The flowery descriptions of everything together with the 'deep and meaningful' philosophy throughout the book made it hard to read.

The never ending action and frankly unbelievable trials, tribulations and adventures that the main character goes through was all that kept me reading.

I felt there were so many characters it was hard to keep up with. Each character always deserved their own description as well, which sometimes made it all too much to bare!

It will be interesting to see how they adapt it to film.

I'm glad it's over!

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,049

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, pretty good overall

  • By Rod Swift on 16-02-2015

Wild ride after a slow beginning

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2015

What an amazing, rollicking ride of mystery and intrigue set in suburban London. The voice acting is superb and the plot is believable and well constructed. I enjoyed every minute.

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