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  • The Other Wife

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

 

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this book

  • By Joan on 23-06-2018

Beautiful reading by Sean Barrett

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

Reviewed: 19-09-2018

Michael Robotham's writing never fails to impress me. The unlikely premise for this book became quite plausible under his great penmanship and with the assistance of Barrett's voice. A great story for those mystery thriller readers who enjoy going a bit deaper into the human psyche. Thoroughly recommended.

  • The Scarred Woman

  • Department Q, Book 7
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

The international number one best seller returns with his most captivating and suspenseful novel yet - perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. In a Copenhagen park, the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these acts of violence be related?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was entertaining but not his best work!

  • By Linda on 20-05-2018

4 or 5?

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2018

Any additional comments?

I have read all of the Department Q books so far and they have all, up until now, been 5 star reads. Now don't get me wrong, on second reading, I may well change this rating to 5. The reason on first reading I gave it 4 was because of the length of time it took me to 'get into' the book. Perhaps it was because I was distracted on a number of occasions, or perhaps because this book, was multi layered, with at least 2 easily discernible plots and they were both complex, and if any of the writing was missed, one had to backtrack to pick up the thread once again for it to make sense. I am actually in awe of Adler-Olsen's writing and the way he brings his characters to life; in this case with many more characters than usual. Recommended highly to those who enjoy original plots, excellent writing, mysteries & suspense.

  • The Dry

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

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

Fabulous Australian Mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-02-2018

Any additional comments?

Well drawn characters, artfully narrated, great writing; I want more, Jane Harper & Steve Shanahan.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable

  • By Karen on 03-07-2017

The title actually says everything!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2017

Where does Behind Her Eyes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Riveting psychological thriller that had me enthralled until the final chapters. It was as if the author just lost the plot and was at a loss as to how to finalise her story except by resorting to supernatural means. So, in effect you had a hybrid: 9/10ths of the book being a believable albeit highly dramatised psychological thriller and the last 1/10th being pure paranormal fiction. It just didn't gel with me.

  • Close Your Eyes

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing. Someone is coming. They're going to find me. A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good but ....

  • By ken on 28-10-2015

Michael R is one of the best writers today

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Along with all his books, it's one of the best books I've read. Boy, can he write superbly, with great emotion but certainly never flowery or overdone.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Close Your Eyes?

The last few chapters, following Joe's chase and then later, the dreadful sorrow.

Any additional comments?

get it, and the others, if you love suspense, mystery, real life relationships, and excellent writing; don't delay!