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  • Rotherweird

  • Rotherweird, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Caldecott
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Peter A Yates on 27-03-2019

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2019

What a weird and wonderful mystery this is!! Brilliantly narrated. Such a unique story, will definitely return to this author.

  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

  • By: Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, read by Juliet Stevenson. This voyage is special. It will change everything.... One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this story<br />

  • By Anonymous User on 16-11-2018

lovely story wonderfully read.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

Excellent glimpse into a different era brought about by excellent story telling . Original and thoroughly enjoyable.

  • The Bedlam Stacks

  • By: Natasha Pulley
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

An astonishing historical novel set in the shadowy, magical forests of South America, which draws on the captivating world of the international best seller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859, and India is ravaged by the disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By amanda on 03-03-2019

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-03-2019

Little slow to start but the characters are engaging and turned into a great read.
Narrator did an excellent job.
will definitely read another by this author.

  • 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 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

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 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508

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

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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 548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

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 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

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 878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 810

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

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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 637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

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
  • Great way to get to know these classic stories

  • By Anonymous User on 14-04-2019

loved it

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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.