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  • Sleep No More

  • Six Murderous Tales
  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the golden age of crime writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, published here together for the first time. As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By lola on 16-04-2019

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2019

Storyline and characters as only P D James can write. Very believable and scary but enjoyable.

  • Forbidden Fruit

  • Corinna Chapman Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Louise Siversen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Corinna Chapman, owner of Earthly Delights, detests Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive. Neither of which, this perfect size 20 with a genius for baking breads finds congenial. She's dreaming of quiet, air-conditioned comfort but instead finds herself dealing with a rose-loving donkey named Serena, a maniacal mother with staring eyes, a distracted assistant searching for the perfect muffin recipe, her friend the fearless witch Meroe, and the luscious Daniel with whom she'd like to spend a lot more time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Corina

  • By lola on 18-03-2019

Love Corina

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2019

Wonderful as usual with anything written by Kerry Greenwood. Melbourne comes alive under Kerry’s pen. Wonderful alive characters and storyline.

  • A Quiet Flame

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Posing as an escaping Nazi war criminal, Bernie Gunther, Berlin's hardest-boiled private eye, arrives in Buenos Aires. When he reveals his real identity to the local chief of police, he discovers that his reputation as a detective goes before him. A young girl has been murdered in peculiarly gruesome circumstances that strongly resemble Bernie's final case as a homicide detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful as usual

  • By lola on 28-01-2019

Wonderful as usual

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

Reviewed: 28-01-2019

I would love to meet Bernie. He is a complex and interesting character who has a complex and interesting life!

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clifton Chronicles Revisited

  • By Hugh on 16-11-2018

Not Archer’s best

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2018

Good storyline to start but then became very disjointed. Ending very predictable and disappointing. Characters not realistic.

  • Red Storm Rising

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

When Moslem fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralise NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuvers to cloak a crash military build-up. When Soviet tanks begin to roll, the West is caught off guard. What looks like a thrust turns into an all-out shooting war, possibly the climactic battle for control of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Craig on 09-04-2019

Very long and technical

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

Reviewed: 09-11-2018

Very long and boring in parts. The narrator was wooden and difficult to listen to.

  • The Bluebell Killer

  • By: Frances Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Kings Richington is an affluent, self-satisfied little town, nestling on a quiet stretch of the Thames. So when a mutilated body is found floating in the river, the influential residents close ranks and demand a discreet police cover-up. DI Jack Dawes is assigned to the case and soon upsets some powerful people but their attempts to put a stop to his intrusive enquiries are foiled when the town is shaken by more murders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story

  • By lola on 20-10-2018

Entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2018

Wonderful characters and good storyline. Inspector Dawes is someone to watch for. Loki g forward to reading the next story in series.

  • Painting the Moon

  • Chilton Crosse, Book 1
  • By: Traci Borum
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Trullo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

When Noelle Cooke inherits a quaint English cottage and an art gallery from her famous Aunt Joy, she welcomes a departure from her San Diego routine. But the lure of the Cotswolds, combined with a locked cottage room and a revealing journal, entice her to stay and discover more, including a way to save the gallery from financial ruin. And that means remaining in England.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • OK storyline

  • By lola on 05-10-2018

OK storyline

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

Reviewed: 05-10-2018

Storyline OK. Narrator was awful!!! Made all characters appear neither male or female only mentally deranged. The accents were horrible and made it difficult to listen to.

  • Hell's Corner: Camel Club, Book 5

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The Camel Club returns in the breathtaking follow up to Divine Justice from the Number One International Bestselling author. On the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime Minister, Oliver Stone witnesses an explosion as the motorcade leaves the White House. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not good

  • By lola on 03-10-2018

Ok but not good

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

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

Repetitive I’storyline and predictable characters. Became boring at the end not one of the best

  • The French Perfumer

  • By: Amanda Hampson
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious Hammond Brooke. Living in a small, exclusive hotel among eccentric and unpredictable aristocrats and struggling to gain her employer's trust, she soon realises that nothing is as it seems. Initiated into the mysterious world of perfume, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and deception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By lola on 31-08-2018

Great read

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2018

Good characters and most enjoyable written in the first person. Interesting topic and excellent background

  • The One from the Other

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Munich in 1949 is a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work. It fills Bernie Gunther with disgust - but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet. Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - he's a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful storyline

  • By lola on 27-08-2018

Wonderful storyline

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2018

I love Bernie. He is believable and someone I would like to meet. Recommended sereis