Tom Thorne
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  • 1
    Sleepyhead: Thomas Thorne, Book 1 | Mark Billingham

    Sleepyhead: Thomas Thorne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
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    (100)
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    (99)

    Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel and is aware of everything going on around her, but is completely unable to move or communicate. Her condition is called Locked-In Syndrome.

    Simon Prebble, the master narrator

    The book is good, the story is good but then again, when Simon Prebble narrates, I could listen to the DMV booklet or the medical encyclopedia. He is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2014 by Glenn (Oakland, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Scaredy Cat | Mark Billingham

    Scaredy Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Christopher Kay
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    An enduring top-ten bestseller, and genuinely gripping novel in the spirit of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George.... London-based detective Tom Thorne has his work cut out. The killer chose his target at Euston station, followed her and strangled her to death. The victim wasn't his first in North London, and Thorne realises the murders are happening simultaneously. This is not a serial killer Thorne is up against... this is two of them.

    Dark and disturbing story

    Considering that this is a murder story where the murderer is a psychopath, the storyline is quite good. It is quite dark and disturbing. I did enjoy ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 13 2013 by Beverley (North Riding, South Africa)
  • 3
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  • 4
    Burning Girl: A Tom Thorne Novel | Mark Billingham

    Burning Girl: A Tom Thorne Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (6)
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    X marks the spot - and when that spot is a corpse's naked back and the X is carved in blood, DI Tom Thorne is in no doubt that the dead man is the latest victim of a particularly vicious serial killer. It's morbid and it's messy - but it's a mystery with plenty of clues. This is turf warfare between North London gangs. Crime boss Billy Ryan is moving into someone else s patch - and that someone is not best pleased....

    A treatment for insomnia

    This might well be the slowest audiobook I ever had the misfortune of buying. The narrator speaks with such monotonous voice, at such slow pace, that ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 18 2013 by PAOLA (CORTEGLIA, Switzerland)
  • 5
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  • 6
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 7
    Death Message | Mark Billingham

    Death Message

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    (5)
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    (4)
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    The first message sent to Tom Thorne's phone was just a picture - the blurred image of a man's face, but Thorne had seen enough dead bodies to know that the man was no longer alive. But who was he? Who sent the photograph? And why?

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  • 8
    Bloodline: A Tom Thorne Novel | Mark Billingham

    Bloodline: A Tom Thorne Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    A killer is on the loose. The victims: children whose mothers can't protect them. The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past.

    Ambling it's way to a plot

    Like reading the unabridged version of Moby Dick. Seemed to drag on and on before a plot emerged.

    Reviewed on September 14 2016 by Cathy J Hunter (Broken Arrow OK)
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    Bloodline: A Tom Thorne Novel | Mark Billingham

    Bloodline: A Tom Thorne Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    DI Tom Thorne is back.... When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder - until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist, and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.

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  • 9
    From the Dead | Mark Billingham

    From the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    (10)
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    (6)
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    (5)

    When Donna Langford receives a very recent photo of her ex-husband in the post, she gets the shock of her life. Because she's just spent 10 years in prison for organising his murder. When her daughter goes missing, Donna believes there can only be one man responsible and hires Anna Carpenter, a determined young private investigator, to find him.

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    From the Dead: Thomas Thorne, Book 9 | Mark Billingham

    From the Dead: Thomas Thorne, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    It has been a decade since Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife Donna was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served ten years in prison. But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband.

    A good read!

    I enjoyed the story from start to finish! I liked the characters so much that I actually teared up at what one character experienced. The male narrat..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2015 by BarbBee ()
  • 10
    The Demands | Mark Billingham

    The Demands

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (24)
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    (20)
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    The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is a young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne. Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.

    Thorne worth reading

    DI Thorne is not an unusual character for British crime fiction but he is enjoyable. I got caught up with the BBC televised mini series and then latc..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 30 2015 by Joseph (Norwell, MA, United States)
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    Good As Dead | Mark Billingham

    Good As Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
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    (14)
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    (12)
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    The Hostage. Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand. The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody.

    Enjoyable

    As usual with Mark Billigham's books I enjoyed this Tom Thorne novel - however the author should not have narrated it. He should understand the charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 01 2011 by Adelheid (Pta, South Africa)
  • 11
    The Dying Hours: A Tom Thorne Novel | Mark Billingham

    The Dying Hours: A Tom Thorne Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
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    (16)
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    (15)
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    A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

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    The Dying Hours: Thomas Thorne, Book 11 | Mark Billingham

    The Dying Hours: Thomas Thorne, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Newly demoted after stepping out of line once too often, and struggling to adjust, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London is something more sinister. His concerns are dismissed by the murder squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone. Now, unable to trust anybody, Thorne risks losing those closest to him as well as endangering those being targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before: a man with nothing to lose and a growing list of victims, a man who appears to have the power to make people take their own lives.

    implausible
    Reviewed on August 09 2015 by Ms. (United States)
  • 12
    The Bones Beneath: A Tom Thorne Novel | Mark Billingham

    The Bones Beneath: A Tom Thorne Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
    Overall
    (10)
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    (9)
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    Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried 25 years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him. Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them.

    A Tedious, Boring Disappointment

    Yes, because I know all his other books and this comes nowhere near his usual standard.

    Reviewed on June 24 2014 by Sam Q ()
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    The Bones Beneath: Thomas Thorne, Book 12 | Mark Billingham

    The Bones Beneath: Thomas Thorne, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    In The Bones Beneath, the latest addition to the internationally best-selling Tom Thorne series, Thorne once again must confront Stuart Nicklin, a master manipulator and ruthless murderer. When Nicklin announces that he wishes to reveal the whereabouts of one of his earliest victims and that he wants the cop who caught him to be there when he does it, it becomes clear that Thorne's life is about to become seriously unpleasant. Thorne is forced to accompany Nicklin to a remote island off the Welsh coast which is cut off from the mainland in every sense.

    Billingham is fablous as both author and narrator.

    Mark Billingham is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers and it's especially a treat to have the author narrate his own work. He really underst..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2015 by Margaret (Saint Charles, MO, United States)
  • 13
    Time of Death | Mark Billingham

    Time of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Missing - Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up and from which she long ago escaped. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. The Accused - When it's splashed all over the press that family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner, Tom Thorne, head to the flooded town to support Bates' wife.

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    Time of Death | Mark Billingham

    Time of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mark Billingham
    • Narrated By Mark Billingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen's hometown. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognizes the suspect's wife as an old school friend and returns home for the first time in 25 years to lend her support. As his partner faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have got the wrong man.

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