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  • Anatomy of a Scandal

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal, Luke Thompson, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Sophie's husband, James, is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Men behaving badly

  • By RueRue on 02-28-18

Amazing Story, gripped me from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I enjoyed this book immensely , didn't want it to end but couldn't stop listening. I haven't come across this author before but have promptly bought another of her books. Briefly this is a story of privilege and how it is so easily taken for granted and abused, a story of wrong doings covered up and the protection provided by the old boy network. It is also somewhat a story of redemption where one of the main female characters finally come to terms with her past , while the other finally sees her perfect marriage for the sham it is.
Great read, I highly recommend the book because the characters and plot are so well developed and the narration is pitch perfect.

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,855

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Great story, beautifully narrated

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Compulsive listening, fabulous story, great insight into a troubled mind. Couldn't stop listening and recommended it to friends who also loved it. Definitely the best Micheal Robotham so far, he presents a very believable female perspective.

  • A Tapping at My Door

  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,996

From the best-selling author of Cry Baby, the beginning of a brilliant and gripping police procedural series set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham. A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Star Start, Wowed.

  • By green ice cream garden on 06-28-16

Wonderful Liverpool police procedural

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was totally engrossed by the story and the skilled narration which made the characters live.I wish this author had written more books, there seems to be only one other available on Audible. There is humour and humanity among the gruesome murders. I totally enjoyed the book and can't wait for more by this author. The narrator's Liverpool accent was brilliant too.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Tapping at My Door?

I loved the anticipation with the first victim who was enjoying her wine and Sleepless in Seattle movie when evil came tapping.The transition from relaxed evening in to helpless victim was well done.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many favourites to identify just one although I enjoyed all of the interactions between Cody and Megan and the rapport they had together.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wanted to ration it out so that it wouldn't be over too quickly because it was so enjoyable and so much fun to listen to.

Any additional comments?

A great book, and a surprise. I have never heard of this author David Jackson, although I knew that the narrator was excellent from listening to other books he has recorded.

  • No Name Lane

  • By: Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by: David Leon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

The hunt for a serial killer unearths an unsolved cold case from over 60 years ago. Young girls are being abducted and murdered in the Northeast. Out of favour detective constable Ian Bradshaw struggles to find any leads - and fears that the only thing this investigation will unravel is himself. Journalist Tom Carney is suspended by his London tabloid and returns to his home village in County Durham. Helen Norton is the reporter who replaced Tom on the local newspaper. Together they are drawn into a case that will change their lives forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Lot to Like, but Weak Narration

  • By Carole T. on 07-18-16

No Name Lane is brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

What made the experience of listening to No Name Lane the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed this book tremendously. The characters were fresh and vivid but also very human and believable. I also thoroughly enjoyed the narration and the authentic sounding northern accent.I have just bought another Howard Linkskey book from Audible, only wish there were several more. I have a new favourite author and series to follow,I hope Linskey is a prolific writer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Name Lane?

It was all amazing and engaging and totally held my attention for over 12 hours.

What does David Leon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great Durham County accent and authentic pronunciation of the local speech. The pace and the rapid change of scene and characters kept me totally focused on the story as it developed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I practically did finish it in one go, it was too hard to turn off before the story ended.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to more books by this author, it's exciting to find a new writer with this much talent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!

  • By Diana on 01-20-11

Brilliant Novel

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Where does The Woodcutter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best, in the top 3.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Part of the pleasure involves anticipating the pay back revenge planned by a very clever character.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Beautiful command of the range of accents from within the UK.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A dish best eaten cold.

Any additional comments?

Can't believe I waited so long to buy this one. Sorry that master writer Reginald Hill is no longer with us.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,935

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please let this all be fiction.

  • By B.J. on 08-08-14

The best thriller I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already recommended this book to several friends. I can't believe it hasn't generated more buzz. It is a superbly crafted thriller, intelligent and highly engaging.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The two main characters, one a U.S.A secret service agent and the other a terrorist working alone to destroy the western world are both well developed characters, who elicit the reader's respect because of their single minded determination and commitment to their very different objectives. The hotel manager in the Turkish resort provides comic relief via his unique delivery of the English language.

What about Christopher Ragland’s performance did you like?

The narrator is well suited to the story he tells. His voice is pleasant and well modulated and surprisingly matter of fact regardless of the scene he is describing.He is a perfect fit for the novel, and is able to tell the story in a manner that is engaging, low profile and very convincing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A new brand of terrorism that makes suicide bombing seem benign.

Any additional comments?

This was an amazing listening experience. It was a long novel but I was so engrossed in the plot the time flew by and I didn't want the book to end.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Song for the Dying

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

A heart-stopping crime thriller from the author of three consecutive No. 1 bestsellers, including Birthdays for the Dead and the DI Logan McRae series. He's back... Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man' murdered four women and left three more in critical condition - all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. And then the killer just … disappeared. Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot can change in eight years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MacBride knocks it out of the park.

  • By 6catz on 01-22-14

Fast paced and thrilling

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

Reviewed: 04-26-14

Where does A Song for the Dying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A terrific thriller, there was even humour hidden among the blood, gore and twisted minds. Far fetched, certainly and very gritty but highly entertaining and beautifully narrated by Ian Hanmore. I am really looking forward to the next book by Stuart MacBride, hoping to meet up with the same characters again.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I was engrossed in this book from the start although I found some of the characters very harsh and some of the scenes were brutal. I loved the problem solving skills used to untangle the crimes and the way the team each pitched their unique skills to arrive at the truth. The plot reminded me of Ian Rankin with the gloves off, clever, intuitive, gritty and at times funny.

Have you listened to any of Ian Hanmore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard Ian Hanmore before but love his Scottish accent and would like to hear more of him narrating .

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

At times the book made me laugh but the humour was secondary and almost covert.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, it captured my imagination and managed to be both far fetched and totally believable at the same time. The considerable talents of the writer and the narrator
combined to make this a wonderful audio experience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful