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Janette Gorman

Australia
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  • After the Blast

  • By: Garth Callender
  • Narrated by: Nick Farnell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

A very Australian story of heroism and healing. In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was deployed to Iraq. He quickly found his feet leading convoys of armoured vehicles through the streets of Baghdad and into the desert beyond. But one morning his crew was targeted in a roadside bomb attack. Garth became Australia's first serious casualty in the war. After recovering from his injuries, Garth returned to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's security detachment in Baghdad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen.

  • By Matt on 21-02-2017

Great read

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2019

I Enjoyed this book. It’s good to read a military book with out the author going all gung ho.

Excellent Narration by Nick Farrell. A great Aussie narrater

  • Any Ordinary Day

  • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
  • By: Leigh Sales
  • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-2019

Fantastic read. I couldn’t put it down.
Well written, thoughtful and brilliant narration by Leigh Sales

  • Murder Mile

  • Jane Tennison, Book 4
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Anna-Louise Plowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Can Jane Tennison uncover a serial killer? The fourth in the Sunday Times best-selling Jane Tennison thrillers, Murder Mile is set in 1979 at the height of the 'Winter of Discontent' when economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain. Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets begins to pile up, so does the murder count: two bodies in as many days. There are no suspects, and the manner of death is different in each case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Janette Gorman on 13-01-2019

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 13-01-2019

Enjoyed this story. My first Book by Lynda La Plante. Well written and a great story line.

Fantastic Narration by Anna Louise Plowman. I will keep an eye out for more of her books.

  • Dead in the Dark

  • Cooper and Fry, Book 17
  • By: Stephen Booth
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Ten years ago Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied. Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower's remains, and the case against him collapsed. But now memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper - because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not get into this one

  • By Janette Gorman on 19-12-2018

Could not get into this one

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-2018

I have enjoyed this series thoroughly but for some reason I could just not get into this book. I don’t know if it was the fact that Fry had more of a role at the start.

Either way I will definitely pick up the next one to be released

  • The Hanging Tree

  • Rivers of London, Book 6
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Adrianne Jerrett on 29-11-2016

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-2018

These just keep getting better and better. Awesome storyline and a fun interview at the end of the book.

Great narration as always

  • The Shadow Killer

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason, Victoria Cribb
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason, read by Sean Barrett. Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans, and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just could not get into it

  • By Janette Gorman on 06-12-2018

Just could not get into it

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

Reviewed: 06-12-2018

I had high hopes for this book but could just not get into it. I will try another one from the same Author though.

  • Secrets of Death

  • Cooper and Fry, Book 16
  • By: Stephen Booth
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Secrets of Death is the stunning new Cooper & Fry thriller from master crime writer Stephen Booth. Set in the beautiful and atmospheric Peak District. Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire's E Division are back to solve a puzzling new mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Janette Gorman on 25-11-2018

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2018

Not a bad book. It was an interesting topic, one you don’t find in many books.

I have been listening to these in no particular order Alas I think I will move to an earlier one now.

Love the detailed description of the landscape and history behind the town.
Cheers

  • 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 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

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
  • Awesome

  • By Jeff White on 24-01-2019

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

Another great McRae adventure..
Happy to see the old team assembled and a great story

Great narration as always

  • The Corpse Bridge

  • Cooper and Fry, Book 14
  • By: Stephen Booth
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The old Corpse Bridge is the route taken for centuries by mourners from villages on the western fringes of Derbyshire to a burial ground across the River Dove, now absorbed into the landscaped parkland of a stately home. When Earl Manby, the landowner, announces plans to deconsecrate the burial ground to turn it into a car park for his holiday cottages, bodies begin to appear once again on the road to the Corpse Bridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Janette Gorman on 02-11-2018

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

Enjoyed this book. The second one in the series I have listened to.
Great narration by Mike Rogers

  • The Devil's Edge

  • Cooper and Fry, Book 11
  • By: Stephen Booth
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 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

The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy. Usually they don't leave a clue. This time, they've left a body.The first victim is found sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another corpse is discovered, dead of fright. As the toll rises, it's up to DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry to track down the killers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Janette Gorman on 13-10-2018

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2018

This is the second Cooper book I have listened to. Thoroughly enjoyed both.

Great narration by Mike Rogers. A new one for me to keep an eye out for.