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  • I'll Keep You Safe

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

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

He’s written far better

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

Reviewed: 24-02-2018

Unfortunately this was a disappointing story although written beautifully. The storyline was weak and didn’t progress very far. It was more a set of reminiscences. The protagonist was unlikeable as a character and the conclusion far fetched and unsatisfying. Peter May has written some beauties - this is not one of them

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunted Hotel

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Wilke Collins was the author of two of the greatest mysteries ever written, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. However, like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, he shifted easily from rational domains to the 'superrational'. Like them, he often preferred to indulge his occult predilection, a lifelong indulgence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful recording.

  • By Anne on 27-01-2015

Awful recording.

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2015

What s terrible shame this wonderful story was totally ruined by a terrible recording with an American narrator trying to speak with a British accent.