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  • The Guilty Ones

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past. Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances. What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from Joy Ellis!

  • By Wayne on 03-04-19

Thank you again Joy Ellis and Richard Armitage

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Another brilliant addition to the Jackman - Evans series. I think I've beaten the platitudes to death over the last 3 regarding the stellar writing of Joy Ellis and the otherworldly brilliance of Richard Armitage. This partnership must continue for many more.

  • The Hiding Place

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Tudor
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang - the betrayal, the suicide, the murder - and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horror with a touch of wisdom

  • By Elizabeth P. Fowler on 02-09-19

Get it.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

This was a thrilling, chilling listen. I found myself feeling sadness but also laughing out loud at times. CJ Tudor wrote characters that were so beautifully human and flawed and then they were brought to life by the always brilliant Richard Armitage. Once you start listening to this you'll be hard pressed to stop.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,837

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

New Christmas Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

What a beautiful Christmas gift and I daresay a new Christmas classic. Thank you Audible and thank you Richard Armitage.

  • The Fourth Friend

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work, but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a disappointment

  • By Maine Knitter on 12-24-18

Brilliance Again From Joy Ellis & Richard Armitage

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Again another perfect example of a serendipitous pairing of author and narrator. The characters and story are gritty and human and then you have Richard Armitage just draw you in with him warmth and humanity. He takes beautiful stewardship of these "lives".

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 811

From an early age, it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all?

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-18

Heads We All Win with This

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Another example of a compelling and exciting story paired with brilliant narration. Run do not walk to pick this up. Again Richard Armitage can do no wrong.

  • The Snowman

  • Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

When James wakes to see snow falling one December morning, he is delighted and rushes outside to make a snowman. With coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose, he is perfect and James can hardly bear to go inside and leave him. In the middle of the night, he wakes and creeps out to see his snowman again - and to his amazement, the snowman comes to life.... This special tale of true Christmas magic will bring everyone's favourite childhood festive character to a brand-new audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic bedtime story, warm-hearted performance!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-18-18

Rediscover your inner child

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I'm crying. Wonderful story and Richard Armitage is just... Well he's just magical like THE SNOWMAN.

  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

5 Stars Not Enough

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

The Joy Ellis /Richard Armitage partnership continues to be a brilliant one. This story is absolutely enveloping and the characters like your neighbors. Richard Armitage again can do no wrong. He breathes life and warmth into each character. Loved this.

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  • Murder on the Orient Express [Movie Tie-in]

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Possible Version of the Classic Whodunit

  • By Brian Abel Ragen on 11-10-17

Bravo Branagh

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

One of the classic Christie mysteries and if anyone can fill the big "moustache" from David Suchet it's Kenneth Branagh

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer book

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-31-13

I want a rake like Damerel

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Just the most delightful and entertaining story. Venetia is someone I think I'd like to know and Damerel.. Well I'd really like to know. Richard Armitage kills it again. When doesn't he really. The seduction in his voice as Lord Damerel is worth the price of admission.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

Joy Ellis + Richard Armitage = Pure Gold

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

It goes without saying Richard Armitage is so far beyond a narrator and he proves that again with his reading of Their Lost Daughters. He breaths life and humanity into these wonderful characters created by Joy Ellis. The story is mesmerizing and terrifying and I loved every minute. . I could not recommend this highly enough.