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  • The First Time Ever

  • Original, Character-Driven Crime Fiction’ (Ted Darling Crime Series, Book 1)
  • By: L M Krier
  • Narrated by: Christopher Corcoran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Ted Darling was about to kill a man. For the first time in his life... You’ve never met a copper like Ted Darling. He’s small, quiet. He doesn’t smoke. He’s packed in the booze. But he’s a Specialist Firearms Officer. With black belts in four martial arts. Then a shift in circumstances makes him swap guns for the CID. His first case is the brutal murder of a teenage girl. His new boss thinks he can wrap it up easily. Ted has doubts over the suspect. Has he made the right choice in switching jobs? Or has he, as his Firearms boss warned him, committed career suicide?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it

  • By Sharon on 31-05-2019

I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2019

Really good first book in the Ted Darling series. I have read the entire series and I have no trouble in recommending both the books and the audiobook. I was a little unsure about the narrator's voice but it grew on me.

  • 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 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Performance By Richard Armitage

  • By Kim Davenport on 20-06-2018

Really worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 20-08-2018

I finished listening to 'Their Lost Daughters' today and I have no problem in recommending it to others. It's a top story which is well written and well read. Joy Ellis' books are an auto buy for me - they can't come out quickly enough.
I'm just sorry that I have to wait until October for the next in the series.

  • Mahu

  • By: Neil Plakcy
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Mahu -- a generally negative Hawaiian term for homosexuals -- introduces a unique character to detective fiction. Kimo Kanapa'aka is a handsome, mixed-race surfer living in Honolulu, a police detective confronting his homosexuality in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force. A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness, and intense dedication to the people of Hawaii, Kimo is a hard-boiled hero you will never forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the price of admission

  • By Sharon on 24-08-2017

Well worth the price of admission

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

Reviewed: 24-08-2017

I'm a long time fan of Neil Plakcy and his Mahu series and I was very happy when Joel Leslie was given the task of bringing this story to life. I've been listening to it in the car and this has been making my long distance driving a real pleasure.
Joel's performance is excellent and and I cannot recommend this story highly enough.

  • Murder in the Rue Dauphine

  • Chanse MacLeod Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Greg Herren
  • Narrated by: Jerry L. Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A simple blackmail case goes south when Chanse finds the murdered body of his muscle-boy client in what appears to be a hate crime. But neither Chanse nor the police are convinced it was a hate crime, despite the frenzy being whipped up in the city by a charismatic-but-attention-seeking gay rights activist. The trail leads to a call boy ring, blackmail of wealthy uptown closet cases, and it's not long before Chanse's investigation has put not only his life at risk, but that of everyone he cares about!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren

  • By Sharon on 24-09-2016

Murder in the Rue Dauphine by Greg Herren

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

Reviewed: 24-09-2016

I've always liked Greg Herren's books and I was really pleased to find that Murder in the Rue Dauphine is now available as an audio-book. The book is well written and the storyline very engaging. It's been a couple of years since I've read the book so most of it was new again. I was engaged at all times and I was quite sorry when I had to turn my ipod off for a while.
Jerry Wheeler does a good job as narrator although I must admit to not liking Paige's voice. I really liked Chance's voice though.
My one complaint is nothing to do with the book but all to do with it's production. I think that the quality of the sound is not good - it sounds as if the narrator was working in a bathroom or an equally echo-y place. I did get used to it but every time that I turned my ipod back on the annoyance was there again. That being said I will be buying the next book in this format when it is released.

  • Murder at Pride Lodge

  • A Kyle Callahan Mystery
  • By: Mark McNease
  • Narrated by: K. C. Kelly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This is the first in a gay mystery series, the Kyle Callahan Mysteries. Who killed Teddy the handyman - if anyone killed him at all? Kyle and his life partner Danny Durban live in New York City, where murder never seems to be more than a subway stop away. In this first story, they head to Pride Lodge, their favorite getaway from the City, over what they expect to be a festive Halloween weekend. What they find instead is a web of murder, deceit, and revenge served cold as a knife blade

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder at Pride Lodge

  • By Sharon on 19-09-2016

Murder at Pride Lodge

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

Reviewed: 19-09-2016

Firstly, I consider Mark a friend. We're friends on FB and he has gifted me with book 2 in the audible series.
I think that this book to fit into the cozy mystery category. It's a murder mystery and one which invites the reader to snuggle down on a Winter's day with a warm drink and a blanket. Get the idea? I have previously read the book on my e-reader but I was more than happy to listen to as well. We pick up so much more when listening to a story. Admittedly, we are guided by both the author and the narrator but I don't mind this. I tend to pick up so much more when listening to a story.
Possible spoiler following so please do not read any further if you don't want to be spoiled.
I like the way that the story is presented and I enjoyed meeting the main characters. We know who one of the murderers is very early in the story but we can really sympathize with her. She has been through so much and I can really understand why she did what she did.
The second murderer was a mystery to me though. The penny didn't drop for quite a while.
I enjoyed both reading this book and then listening to it.
I love audiobooks and have no problem in recommending them and this book is well worth listening to.
It would be a good addition to your library.

  • Foxe Tail

  • A Skyler Foxe Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Haley Walsh
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Skyler Foxe is a brand new English teacher in his hometown of Redlands, CA. He loves literature, loves his students, loves his friends, especially his best friend Detective Sidney Feldman. But he doesn't love keeping his orientation a secret, afraid of the backlash in this conservative county. But will murder thrust him into unwanted limelight?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So happy!

  • By Reg Dare on 13-03-2016

Skyer Foxe is brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-05-2015

This is book one in the series and I'm already going through withdrawal. I finished listening to it about an hour ago and now I want more Skyler.
Skyler, an English teacher, gets caught up in murder and mystery at his school. He's young, enthusiastic, caring and gay but in the closet at his work. When he discovers the body of his principal's son outside of a nightclub, Skyler has to investigate. His friends - and particularly his best friend who is also a detective - warn him but he has to keep going.
Joel Leslie does an excellent job of narrating.
This book is definitely recommended.