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Nancy

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  • The Risk of Darkness: Simon Serrailler 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    Following on from the child abduction in her previous novel The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror.

    Nancy says: "Nail biting story and brilliant narration"
    "Nail biting story and brilliant narration"
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    I found the first book in the series quite difficult to get into, but once I did I was hooked and am now in the middle of Book 4. I like the fact that the main character, Simon Serrailler is quite socially awkward and has many contradictions, and but most of all I think the narration is the one of the best I've heard. Steven Pacey is excellent and the story moves quickly through many twists and turns.

    This is a great audio to run to and I've found this last week I've gone a km or more out of my way to keep listening. Would definitely recommend.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Black Fridays

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Sears
    • Narrated By Erik Bergmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    Sometimes a man can be redeemed. But not in the way he expects. Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid the price with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He’s unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who died recently in an accident. What he discovers is big - there are problems, all right, the kind that get you killed. But it’s not his only concern. Stafford has another quest as well: to reclaim his five-year-old son, "the Kid", from his unstable ex-wife, and then learn just what it means to make a life with him.

    John says: "I enjoyed it. I loved the end!"
    "Good pace and excellent narration"
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    I have never heard of the author before, or indeed the title so this was something of a risk for me but I wasn't disappointed. I listen to my books whilst I'm running so the stories I choose must keep my attention and not let my mind wander and this one certainly did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Ray Lonnen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (347)

    Michael Robotham's Suspect, hailed as "a lightning-paced debut" by Entertainment Weekly, was an international best seller that raised the bar for thrillers. Now two characters from that acclaimed novel, Detective Vincent Ruiz and psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, return for the electrifying Lost. When Detective Ruiz is pulled from the Thames, he has a bullet in his leg, a photograph of a missing (and presumed dead) girl in his pocket, and absolutely no memory of what happened.

    Lauren says: "EXCELLENT"
    "Great story, difficult to follow narration"
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    Having listened to Shattered and thought it the best audible book I had listened to so far I was eager to start at the beginning of the series. To be honest I found the narration very one dimensional with no real distinction between the characters.

    I listen to my books whilst running and normally I can switch off and concentrate on a story for up to an hour - with many audible books I actually keep running until the end of the chapter just because I don't want to wait til the next run to hear what happens. I was so disappointed with this one I couldn't finish the book - next time I will listen to the sample before downloading.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2967)
    Performance
    (2605)
    Story
    (2613)

    Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

    Jean says: "Action Packed"
    "Same old"
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    Having listened to the first Gray Man book and read the second I had high hopes for the third, but was disappointed with the story line - a bit "same old, same old" and try too hard for my liking.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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