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  • Banker

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Internationally popular Dick Francis packs his equestrian mysteries with as much breath-taking suspense and danger as any neck-and-neck thoroughbred race. In this New York Times best-seller, he combines the hazard of investing in horses with the calculated risk of high finance to create a plot that twists and turns around every corner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Finances, Deception and Murder!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-17-15

I wish I had read Dick Francis sooner!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I have come very late in life to read Dick Francis books. I was convinced I wouldn’t enjoy them as I have no interest in Horse racing.How wrong can you be. His books are great thrillers that encompass so much more than horse racing. Each book delves deeply into another world for example the wine trade,Investment banking or photography. So you always come away learning something.His heroes are likable usually finding themselves thrown in at the deep end. What I really admire is the strong female characters in his books. Always intelligent and independent and contribute to solving the crime or problem. Dick Francis obviously liked women and had great respect for them which is even more admirable when you think that some of his books were written in the 60’s and 70’s when women were not always treated this way by authors. The main thing is the books are gripping and entertaining and Simon Prebble reads them beautifully. So don’t be like me and wait years to start enjoying them!

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  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 544

In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying two days!

  • By Wendy on 09-30-18

wonderful !

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I love Kate Atkinson's books and this was no exception. Beautifully written with a wonderful cast of Characters. I could not stop listening. The narrator was excellent with a lovely voice.

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,510

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

wow! Loved this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I have so enjoyed this series but I think this has been the best yet.Firstly Robert Glenister does a wonderful job as narrator. This book had so many twists and turns. It is long, which I like, with murder, a recollection of murder from long ago , intrigue in the House of Coommons and among the higher echelons of British society. Also Robin's story is moved along quite A bit.A great read can't wait for the next one

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,066
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,989

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Great fun !

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Easy to listen to, wonderful cast . Best of all was free from Audible. Love Moulder and Scully!

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  • The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Seventeen-year-old Eleanor Parker wakes up cold and alone in the river that twists through her quiet village. She has no memory of how she got there. But she does know that another girl was drowned in the same river the summer before, held under the water by an unknown killer. Determined to unlock the mystery of what really happened to her, Eleanor can't escape the feeling that something awful links her to the previous summer's murder. But will she find out the truth before it’s too late?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By CM on 08-21-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I love Kerry Wilkinson’s books and this was no exception beautifully written and narrated. A fantastic mystery / who done it with a twist !

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  • Kiss of Death

  • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7
  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

A Deadly Hunt. DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a videotape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. A Dangerous Game. Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what will happen now !!

  • By CM on 08-17-18

what will happen now !!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I love these books by Paul Finch they are a bit gruesome in places but so well written and fast paced that they are a joy to listen to especially as the narrator Paul Tornley is perfect, he is DS " Heck " Heckenburg and he does a great job with all the other characters. No spoilers but this book ended on a huge cliffhanger hence "What will happen next" can't wait to find out so hurry up Paul Finch!

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,185

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Wow! Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I love Neil Gaiman's books but had not read this one.Don't be put of by the YA catagorie this book is for everyone.The ensemble cast of narrators was excellent they really took you into the graveyard and the cast of characters is wonderfully drawn. I did not want it to end! and kept thinking of Bod I hope Mr Gaiman may write a sequel. By the way there is a discription by the author of how he came to write the book included.

  • Bolt

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

The privileged world of horse racing, filled with sleek thoroughbreds, burnished leather, and the silken sheen of jockeys’ colors, is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Let best-selling, internationally-popular author Dick Francis take you to the immaculate stables of the de Brescou estate, where dark forces are lurking. Someone is killing the de Brescou racehorses with a “bolt” gun, shooting them silently, leaving no clues. Before the noble family, which includes his fiancée, is torn apart, jockey Kit Fielding must find the assassin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent writing and excellent narrator.

  • By Customer on 08-28-16

A new discovery !

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Of course I new all about Dick Francis for years but was never tempted to read his books. I had teconceived ideas I suppose. Thrillers about horse racing were not my cup of tea at all I like murder mysteries, police procedural etc. How wrong I was. I read the first book in this series ( this is the second one) because it was on sale and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I was so wrong there is murder and mystery a fantastic hero who is sensitive and a winning jockey. Simon prebble is the most amazing narrator and I did learn a lot about horse racing which may come in handy in another life! I was surprised at how beautifully Dick Francis writes and I appreciate the depth and understanding he gives his female characters he obviously likes women and admires there strength not something you always come across in thrillers . Read “Break in “ First.

  • Dreadful Company

  • By: Vivian Shaw
  • Narrated by: Suzannah Hampton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen - and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera. Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires - and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay but too many vampires and self-righteousness

  • By Peyton Starr on 08-16-18

This author writes beautifully

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I loved the first book in the series and this second installment is even better. The Author although the book is set in modern times uses a Victorian kind of dialogue, I can't think of a better way to put it, but it helps a lot of the other characters in the book are over 100 years old . The narration was excellent.

  • Seven Bridges

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

It's been five months since a killer walked free, and DCI Ryan is preparing to leave Newcastle to hunt him down - this time for good. But Ryan's plans are scuppered when events take a dramatic turn and he is forced to stay and face his past one last time or watch a friend suffer the consequences. Amid the chaos, another killer is preparing to strike. When the Tyne Bridge explodes, Ryan's team are faced with a frantic race to uncover a deadly foe who won't stop until every bridge is burned, along with everybody on it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 08-22-18

Love this Series!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I did enjoy this book the most recent in the series. I come from Newcastle so my enjoyment is enhanced because I recognize so many of the places in the books. Of course they still are great books even if you have never been there. The series has interconnected stories so I advise reading them in order. LJ Ross has created great characters and knows how to keep the tension mounting. She also is quite capable of delivering surprises you didn’t see coming.

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