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  • Force of Nature

  • Aaron Falk Series, Book 2
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

Five women reluctantly leave the city for a challenging hike across the rugged Giralang Ranges as part of a corporate retreat. Only four come out the other side. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't quite live up to The Dry

  • By sarah on 16-10-2017

Not as good as book 1

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2019

If I hadn't been introduced to Aaron Falk and enjoyed his character in book 1 I don't think I would have enjoyed this book. Maybe a female should have read it because of all the female characters...having said that the narrator is fantastic.

Read The Lost Man...left me breathless.

  • The Dry

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421

A story of desperation, resolution and small-town prejudice played out against the blistering extremes of life on the land. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, a farmer turns his gun on his family and then himself. As questions mount and suspicion casts a long shadow over the parched town, specialist investigator Aaron Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him 20 years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good book.

  • By Lisa on 29-11-2016

Very Australian

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2019

Great story/mystery....believable.
Excellent narration.
Main character is exquisitely flawed.
Scenes easily visualised due to excellent writing.

  • The Lost Man

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cam. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Congratulations

  • By Anonymous User on 03-11-2018

loved it 👏👏👏👏

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

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

Great mystery, fantastic characters brilliantly brought to life..
Enjoyed the interview at the end ...thanks audible.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pacey and enjoyable

  • By Lyn on 26-09-2018

Spoilers

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

if audible had said this was a ghost story I wouldn't have bothered..I enjoyed the authors past books because I thought them almost plausible the characters more real...this is spiritistic nonsense.
Having said that the narrator is brilliant.

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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 683

Could 10 days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out.... The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By srouch on 30-09-2018

Always a good read

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2018

Beautiful narration..As good as all her other books Liane Moriarty makes you and makes you cry.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Of The Series... So Far!

  • By Anonymous User on 20-12-2018

Another excellent read

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

Reviewed: 16-10-2018

Wonderfully narrated. These great characters keep you enthralled and entertained from start to finish..5 stars all the way.

  • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

  • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm, and others
  • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By amanda on 02-10-2018

loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

apart from the plays that start without titles brilliantly produced and acted..great way to enjoy Dickens.

  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's like Conan Doyle has been reborn.

  • By amanda on 19-08-2018

It's like Conan Doyle has been reborn.

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

Reviewed: 19-08-2018

A must read for Sherlock fans...brilliantly contrived, totally fits into the original Holmes series...wonderful narration.

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  • Arm of the Sphinx

  • Books of Babel, Book 2
  • By: Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship as the hunt for his lost wife continues. But the Tower of Babel is proving to be as difficult to re-enter as it was to escape.

Hopeless and desolate, they turn to a legend of the tower, the mysterious Sphinx. But help from the sphinx doesn't come cheaply and, as Senlin knows, debts aren't always what they seem in the Tower of Babel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Amy on 13-12-2018

Just as good as the first installment.

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2018

What a fantastic story...Volume ends with you wanting more...the reader is wonderful...Highly recommend this series...it rivals any fantasy I've ever read...

  • Senlin Ascends

  • The Books of Babel, Book 1
  • By: Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Mild-mannered headmaster, Thomas Senlin prefers his adventures to be safely contained within the pages of a book. So when he loses his new bride shortly after embarking on the honeymoon of their dreams, he is ill-prepared for the trouble that follows. To find her, Senlin must enter the Tower of Babel - a world of geniuses and tyrants, of menace and wonder, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. And if he hopes to ever see his wife again, he will have to do more than just survive...this quiet man of letters must become a man of action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Amazing!

  • By Jackson on 27-02-2018

Can't wait for the next one.

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

Reviewed: 17-04-2018

A fantastic story brilliantly narrated. Unique and well written, unusual characters. Grabbed me at the first chapter.