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  • Guilty as Sin

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

A cold-blooded kidnapper has been playing a twisted game with a terrified Minnesota town. Now a respected member of the community stands accused of a startling act of evil. But when a second boy disappears, a frightened public demands to know: Have the police caught the wrong man? Is the nightmare continuing...or just beginning? Prosecutor Ellen North believes she’s building a case against a guilty man - and that he has an accomplice in the shadows. As she prepares for the trial of her career, Ellen suddenly finds herself swept into a cruel contest of twisted wits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Duplicate story

  • By Carolyne on 16-02-2019

Duplicate story

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2019

This book seems to be an exact duplicate of Night Sins with a slight twist in the plot and characters the same but with different names. The characters in Night Sins appear in Guilty as Sin as almost a ghost like quality, a one dimensional person. The actual plot is great but this is the first book by Tami Hoag that I won’t recommend

  • The Botanist’s Daughter

  • By: Kayte Nunn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant. She faces a perilous sea voyage, unforeseen dangers and treachery that threatens her entire family. In present-day Australia, Anna finds a mysterious metal box containing a sketchbook of dazzling watercolours, a photograph inscribed 'Spring 1886' and a small bag of seeds. It sets her on a path far from her safe, carefully ordered life and on a journey that will force her to face her own demons. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story and performance

  • By Carolyne on 02-02-2019

Brilliant story and performance

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

One. Reading error, when Anna arrives in London , at the Airbnb, the reader calls her Elizabeth.
What a truely wonderfully crafted story. A book I had to hear from cover to cover, thus missing a nights sleep and a days work. Thanks for the enjoyment

  • The Sentence Is Death

  • Detective Daniel Hawthorne, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Or, rather, he used to....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and humorous with two great main characters

  • By Roderic on 05-01-2019

One of the worst

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

Reviewed: 03-12-2018

This detective novel is a reasonably good story but the retelling of it with the faded character of the detective is as boring as hell. What a shame an author such as Anthony Horowitz has had to resort to such a style of writing to churn out books such as this.

  • Night over Water

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Russell Bentley
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night over Water is a feat of storytelling from the best-selling master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett. On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slow

  • By Carolyne on 12-09-2018

Slow

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

The story is as tedious as a trans Atlantic crossing would have been. Although the story was obviously well researched, it got totally bogged down in its attempts to keep the reader in the Clipper aircraft .
One of Ken Follets worst books

  • Con Law

  • John Bookman, book 1
  • By: Mark Gimenez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's 35, handsome, and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on talk shows, and is often mentioned as a future Supreme Court nominee. But Book is also famous for something more unusual. He likes to take on lost causes and win. Consequently, when he arrives at the law school each Monday morning, hundreds of letters await him, letters from desperate Americans around the country seeking his help. Every now and then, one letter captures his attention and Book feels compelled to act.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Keep listening

  • By Carolyne on 18-10-2017

Keep listening

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2017

If reading this you would skip the first ten or so chapters which are incredibly boring unless you were studying US law. The rest is a cumbersome read with a few highlights. A very disappointing story from a good author

  • The Bone Garden

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil - human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, medical student Norris Marshall has joined the ranks of local "resurrectionists".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Bone Garden

  • By Georgina D on 13-01-2019

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2017

The dual story was enthralling and caught and held the readers attention from the very beginning till the end.
Teas Gerritsen is a wonderful author and storyteller
Thank you

  • The Lion's Mouth

  • By: Anne Holt
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. She has been shot in the head. But was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? The death shakes the country to its core. The hunt for her killer is complicated, intense and gruelling. Hanne Wilhelmsen must contain the scandal before a private tragedy becomes a public outrage, in what will become the most sensitive case of her career...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Concentration

  • By Carolyne on 05-03-2017

Concentration

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

Reviewed: 05-03-2017

To grasp the character development and the often complex storyline one must really concentrate. For a listener like me it has kept me awake all night as I become so absorbed in the story I have to reach the end!,
A great story where the author does net tie up all the ends, she leaves some to the imagination of the reader/listener.

  • The Bone Field

  • The heart-stopping new thriller
  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

A new twist to a decades old mystery. 1990. A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand. She is never seen again. 2016. Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead. So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Want Some More!

  • By Beverley Kenna on 11-09-2017

Exciting but unrealistic in parts

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

Reviewed: 18-02-2017

Brilliant story and am awaiting follow up to quench my unease!
Keep releasing stories like this

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  • Miracle at Augusta

  • By: James Patterson, Peter De Jonge
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Travis McKinley is living the life he always dreamed of. He was an ordinary man living an ordinary life until a miraculous twist of fate led to him become a golf pro at the age of 50 and win the USPGA Senior Open. But recently Travis’ good fortunes have taken a turn for the worse, and his game is falling apart. Then, drunk in a bar one night, he gets into a brawl with a fellow golf pro, which is captured on camera and broadcast across America. Travis is hauled in front of the USPGA and banned from the tour for the rest of the season.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very in -Patterson like

  • By Carolyne on 12-02-2017

Very in -Patterson like

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

Reviewed: 12-02-2017

This story lacks any excitement, twists in the plot or really anything that makes for a good read. Perhaps there is one chapter that is ok and that is simply on the course at Augusta. Why is Patterson putting his name to these type of books?

  • The Winter Foundlings

  • By: Kate Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead. Britain's most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood high-security hospital for over a decade. Now more innocents are being slaughtered, and they all have a connection to his earlier crimes. Psychologist Alice Quentin is doing research at Northwood. She was hoping for a break from her hectic London life, but she'll do anything to help save a child - even if it means forming a relationship with a charismatic, ruthless murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Carolyne on 01-01-2017

Absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-01-2017

One of the best thrillers I have listened to in a very long time. The characters fulfil the story line and do not stand outside the authors voice. The story is fast paced and demands reading from start to finish in a sitting. Thanks for a great read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful