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  • The Rat Stone Serenade

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

It's December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home, and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming. But for whom, and from what?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By Donna on 03-21-19

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Reviewed: 03-21-19

I really like the series but this title is way too long. I suggest
buying this when you've been through the others. If you Like 20
foot snow drifts, slow speed vehicle chases, lots and lots of family with hangers on, more snow and very lucky police this your book. Both ghostly and
nonghostly interventions included.

  • Dark Suits and Sad Songs

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick, DS Scott, wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4

  • By Donna on 03-21-19

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Another adventure in this tiny rural town on the,west coast of Scotland- from which one can see Ireland. I had fun imagining the seagulls, the smell of the ocean,
the odd characters. This is a bit like getting off of a cruise ship and hanging around with different police officers,and their acquaintances- enjoying their stories and hopping into a squad car or onto a speed boat when calls come in. I like it. I'm reading my way through the bunch. Good narrator helps the folksy feeling.

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5

  • By Donna on 03-16-19

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Don't you love the title of this one? The book has to be good. A very good narrator reads an
engaging mystery. Scotland , my new favorite setting, rural
coastal tiny little town - big city cop sent in to clean up -what could go wrong ? I had fun listenning, met a host of interesting characters -- bring on
sequels. prequels, whatever.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Little Boy Blue

  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In a world where disguises and discretion are the norm, and where one admission could unravel a life, a killer has struck, and a man is dead. No one wants to come forward to say what they saw or what they know - including the woman heading the investigation: Detective Helen Grace. Helen knew the victim. And the victim knew her - better than anyone else. And when the murderer strikes again, Helen must decide how many more lines she's willing to cross to bring in a devious and elusive serial killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining series about a very flawed copper.

  • By Margaret on 11-12-16

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-12-19

This is a very good who done it.
The Helen Grace series is a cut above. I think it helps to read these in order but it's not a requirement. Very, very good.

  • Voices of the Powerless: Castles and Cruelty

  • York, William the Conqueror and the Harrying of the North
  • By: Melvyn Bragg
  • Narrated by: Melvyn Bragg
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
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    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with ‘Voices of the Powerless’, the BBC Radio 4 series in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at critical moments across the last 1,000 years. In the decade following the conquest, the north of England was one of the main focuses of rebellion. As a result, northerners suffered the retribution which William's men inflicted - the so-called ‘harrying of the North’, which began in 1069.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 3

  • By Donna on 03-12-19

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I was tempted to go out and play in the falling snow without a coat after listening to this one. I was so sure a book about a librarian would be soooo good. Oops.
This should be moved to the Romances with Bodies section.
it is a fine book: romance, strong Southern Women, not so strong SWs, a ghost, a sad tale, The Library and Archives- this part is interesting. I liked it, it just isn't my cup of tea.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Divided House

  • Dark Yorkshire, Book 1
  • By: J. M. Dalgliesh
  • Narrated by: Greg Patmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

DI Nathaniel Caslin’s life is a mess. He works the minimum, abuses substances to survive the day and drinks his nights away. A once-promising career is in freefall. Investigating the death of an ex-serviceman in police custody reveals the disappearance of a young family. No-one noticed. No-one seems to care. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4<br />

  • By Donna on 03-12-19

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Here is a book all dressed up, looking like the top of the line. My favorite genre: today's British
cop procedural. I like to think I'm keeping abreast of the latest cop
technology and this may be true here. Am I keeping up with modern trends in the criminal world? Or is this just 21st century white and black hats? I did listen to this twice, it is for sure a brain treat. a twists and turns - AND A CAR CHASE! I BELIEVE THIS IS MY FIRST AUDIO
CRASH BANG :-)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Promise

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 9
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell - a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young schoolgirl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead? As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4

  • By Donna on 03-07-19

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-19

What a relief to find Angela Marsens new book on audible's just released list. Her work is excellent - police procedural, tight, taut, intelligent,
with a few red herrings and surprise twists. Contenporary
British setting, no car chases, no bloody scenes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Creek

  • A Horror Novel
  • By: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Once a best-selling horror author, Paul Alenn is in a slump. His wife and daughter are across the country, moved away to the West Coast, leaving him alone in his Central Park-adjacent New York townhouse. When his sister calls, asking for help packing up his estranged mother’s house in his old hometown, Red Creek, he decides to put the past behind him and face his demons. What he finds back home is an ongoing mystery that stems from his childhood, a time he has no recollection of. When a boy is taken on his second night in the Creek, Paul starts to unravel a dark past....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story lacked... understanding

  • By Sara on 02-21-19

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Reviewed: 03-04-19

This average horror book is disappointing. Scary scenes are forced to life, they slog around
underground tunnels and seemingly die. Skip this one.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,145

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less sensational than advertised

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

This turned out to be pretty dull - just a listing of OMG signs of
ewho let this guy loose? I some times wonder why we could not send the dangerous who live among us to The Gulags or S Korean Labor camps.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Killing 2

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Thirty nine steps rose from the busy road of Tuborgvej into Mindelunden, with its quiet graves and abiding bitter memories. Lennart Brix, head of the Copenhagen homicide team, felt he’d been walking those most of his life. Beneath the entrance arch, sheltering from the icy rain, he couldn’t help but recall that first visit almost fifty years before. A five-year-old boy, clutching the hand of his father, barely able to imagine what he was about see…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • He writes stories about people who could be real.

  • By Arne on 08-08-13

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

Author gets one point for the long
book. It is awful! Narrator sounds as if he might be reading
names in an old phonebook. it sounds like he repeats the same line several hundred tines. author's fault, not his. what a boring book.