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Angela

White Peak, Australia
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  • The Blood Road

  • Logan McRae, Book 11
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

What drives someone to murder? Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the drivers seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. They buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant narration of a brilliant novel

  • By Andrea Thompson on 17-09-2018

Brilliant author & best narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-07-2018

Stuart MacBride is so entertaining. You actually know his characters so well. They absolutely come to life especially with Steve Worsley narrating. My life grinds to a stand still with every new MacBride book. I just have to stop and listen. It’s impossible not to become engrossed. Always a treat. Bring on the next one

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Small northern town low budget police melodrama

  • By Philip on 28-08-2018

Very Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 24-06-2018

Excellent story, lots of unexpected turns. Characters who you could really engage with. Brilliant rendition by Richard Armitage. Can’t wait to listen to the next in the series

  • The Truth

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

A thrilling tale of suspense from the CWA Diamond winner and best-selling author of the Roy Grace series, read by Matt Addis. Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other, and life is perfect but for one thing - they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man's child won't harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business - everything they've worked for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderfully scary

  • By Graham Buckton on 05-09-2018

Good Disturbing Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-05-2018

Not sure about this. I was riveted but more because most of the characters were not really likeable. They were disturbing. Well written as always by Peter James but very unsettling. The decent people seemed to make a rapid exit and I was left with a feeling of hopelessness. Keen to hear others thoughts

  • I'll Keep You Safe

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Peter May at his Best

  • By Angela on 07-02-2018

Peter May at his Best

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

Reviewed: 07-02-2018

If you loved the Lewis Trilogy this beautiful story will not disappoint. It is difficult to describe the beauty of May’s writing. His words are so evocative that you can almost taste and smell the islands, and you can certainly feel the grief that Niamh is experiencing and the descriptions of the landscape, weather, characters, buildings - everything is just faultless. Flashbacks to the characters as they grew up gave a perfect background to the story and their stories were so warmly told that you almost felt you had grown up with them. Perhaps I am biased but I do think Peter May is a master of his craft and ‘I’ll Keep You Safe’ for me is definitely on par with The Lewis Trilogy. An absolute treat to hear, the narrators are brilliant. I just got lost in it.

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  • Safe with Me

  • A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even. Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close - she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day, Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific "page turner"!

  • By Jane S on 22-03-2017

Enjoyable Listen Brilliant Narrator

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

Reviewed: 26-01-2018

Whilst I enjoyed this listen it certainly wasn’t riveting. You know very early on what the ‘twist’ is going to be even though you don’t have the finer details. The ending felt very rushed as if the writer had had enough and just wanted to wrap it all up in an Agatha Christie type final explanation. Enjoyable for a lazy Sunday but not the psychologicsl thriller it had promised to be.

  • Now We Are Dead

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace - that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he's back on the streets, and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. The Powers That Be won't listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she's got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny!

  • By Lauren on 06-01-2018

Another Winner

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

Good story, plenty of humour and all delivered perfectly by Steve Worsley who manages to bring every character to life. I attracted a few strange looks from passing motorists because I was alone in my car laughing until I cried at some of the dialogue. Cannot wait for the next MacBride offering.

  • Secrets of the Dead

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 2
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When a young mother is found drowned in the bath, clutching a receipt saying 'all debts paid', Detective Robyn Carter knows it's just the beginning of a harrowing case. She recognizes the signs of a serial killer, and when a second victim with a receipt is found, her worst fears are confirmed. With the local press whipping the public into a frenzy, Robyn is under pressure to solve the crime yesterday. But her team can't find a link between the two bodies, and the cracks are starting to show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • story Great, narrator not my cup of tea

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-2017

Enjoyable Audiobook Don't Like this Reader

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2017

Enjoyable audiobook. Plenty of interesting characters but I personally can't get engrossed due to the reader's style. I find it monotonous and robotic. Her insistence on pronouncing 'a' as in 'a cat' as 'ay' makes the conversations very stiff and more like a lecturer trying to emphasize points. Eg read the following aloud 'if we had ay car we could get ay map and go to ay park for ay picnic'. It just doesn't sound natural. For me it ruins the story because it annoys me as I find it very noticeable and it detracts from the content

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Girl Lost

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Audiobook Awful Narrator

  • By Angela on 29-09-2017

Good Audiobook Awful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

Good story but difficult to enjoy the reading. The narrator has an atrocious robotic style lacking expression. I won't buy the next in the series if it is read by the same person. It made it hard going

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely addictive listening.

  • By eloise on 28-01-2016

Very Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 24-09-2017

This book is described as a psychological thriller but I disagree. The killer was obvious from the beginning. The 'widow' is a weak insipid character who is pathetic because of her husband but remains pathetic after he is dead. Sad characters who it seems can't do anything to improve their lives. I stayed with it until the end thinking that there must be a huge twist coming but alas - nothing. This audiobook left me feeling quite dejected.

  • The Thirst

  • Harry Hole, Book 11
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nesbo Hole Classic

  • By Angela on 16-05-2017

Nesbo Hole Classic

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2017

So worth the wait. Harry Hole fans will not be dissapointed and Sean Barrett is such a talented reader. Every character is well defined and his rendition of Nesbo's words brings every facet of this book to life. It's so easy to visualise everything which at times can be quite disturbing. Be prepared to find yourself stopped in your tracks engrossed in the narrative. Took me twice as long to do my housework last weekend as I found myself just sitting or standing - engrossed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful