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  • Will to Live

  • Detective Kay Hunter, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Amphlett
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as "Suicide Mile", it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder. As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realizes the railway's recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer. With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth Will Out!

  • By MarisaReads on 11-08-17

Refreshing take on police procedural

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I really enjoyed this book and the first of the series. I am taking a time out to review before topping up my credits and buying the next and subsequent books. what I especially enjoy is the depth of characters, and they have grown since book one. I struggle with Kay's mum, so many parallels I can draw it actually made me edgy, but as difficult as that was for personal reasons, I applaud the writer's ability to execute her craft so well. I loved Kay's dad and related equally so. the plots are strong and well detailed, with few holes, which I love. I also am excited by the various story arcs that *spoiler alert* are not one book long, some I dread to think will go for so much longer yet (I use 'dread' only because I want to know now!!! lol). This is a well done series, tightly plotted and can't wait to listen to more.

  • The Heart of the Garden

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Morton Hall, with its beautiful, ruined grounds and its reclusive mistress, Emilia Morton, is full of mysteries. For freelance editor Anne Marie, the wild garden has become a serene and secret refuge from her loveless marriage. The only other regular visitor is Cape, the hall's part-time gardener, who is forbidden to tend to anything except the magnificent maze or to meet his enigmatic employer. When Emilia dies, Cape and Anne Marie are astonished to find themselves among an unlikely group of villagers named in her strange will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well told tale

  • By A. Parker on 09-16-18

Nice

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I really liked this one - I follow Jan Cramer the narrator and always check out what she is performing. I really liked the interactions of characters and the unfolding past was tremendous. There was more than enough mystery in this to fulfill a sequel or three so really hope the author does that....

  • The Marigold Chain

  • By: Stella Riley
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

England, 1666; the year all the prophecies said the world would end. For Chloe Hervaux, marriage to wild, unpredictable Alex Deveril offers escape from a home she hates. For Alex, waking up with an epic hangover, the discovery that he has acquired a bride is an unwelcome shock. But while the marriage remains in name only, other forces are gathering. England is at war with the Dutch, and Prince Rupert suspects that sabotage is at work in the fleet. Instructed to find and stop the traitor, Alex enters a dark, secret labyrinth of intrigue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent romance set during the Restoration

  • By noagnes on 02-23-18

Vintage Stella Riley

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

The Marigold Chain is a little different to other historical romance novels - it has a good mystery woven through the character's story and the hero is a little bit tarnished to say the least!

Without giving away key plot elements I truly loved Chloe, Alex, Matt, Danny and the rest of the ensemble. I can see plenty of room for a sequel or three :) and will be looking out for them.

Well worth spending a credit on - if you've never listened to Stella Riley's books before - you're in for a treat and if you have - then you won't be disappointed :)

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  • Play Dead

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A "body farm" investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Dawn on 05-30-16

Tremendous Killer Thriller Series - Awesome author

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Are you looking for a suspenseful police procedural whodunnit murder mystery killer thriller that's not just good but it's that series that gets into your soul and it's one that springs to mind when you are asked for your favourite book or your go-to book for a dark rainy night when you want to curl up with a good listen and just feel it all the way to your bones?
Well here it is - and Angela Marsons is the author for you with the help of Jan Cramer who gives voice to Kim Stone. Seriously - just do it - it's amazing.

  • Blood Lines

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 5
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up. When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME SERIES!

  • By T. McTier on 11-15-16

This series just gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I have reviewed every book in this series - I can't say enough what a great author Angela Marsons is and what a great narrator Jan Cramer is. You will LOVE this series.

  • Dead Souls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 6
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone. As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps. Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark, secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, Perceptive, Terrifying Thriller

  • By MarisaReads on 06-09-17

Better than chocolate and for me that's a lot!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I'm sad because I've got one more book to listen to (Book 7) and then I have to wait again. I binged listened to the first six one after another and was totally emersed in the world of Kim Stone and the rest of her team. I've been worried about them, I've been sad and I've been pissed off as you are with people you care about when they do stupid things - and that's just the tip of the iceberg as to what Angela Marsons will expertly take you through with this series. I've waited and now "Just" downloaded book seven - do not know the plot and don't care - because it's like gold to me - like chocolate and gold - it's the best thing that can happen.
Thank you, Angela and thank you Jan Cramer - I love what you've collaborated to bring us, the listeners. Mwah!
Now.... off to listen....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Girls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the curve balls!

  • By Amy on 12-21-15

The gift that keeps on giving - You need these!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I love this series so much! - Kim Stone is a character that has such complexity and such depth - I don't even bother looking at what the book is about now - just grab it, download it and lose myself in the world that Ace Author Angela Marsons brings us. The subjects covered in these books are not mundane or politically "nice" - their real, their gritty and they make you think of just what life is and is worth to some people. How Angela Marsons has come to write such a brilliant series with such story arcs that cover the whole series leaves me in awe. Such a real pleasure to listen to.

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept you interested

  • By Betty on 06-13-15

You had me at book one... Awesome

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I don't even bother to read the synopsis now - if it says Angela Marsons and Kim Stone Novel on it then you have me hook line and sinker. This author is stunning to read, expert at killer thrillers and clearly, so clearly has so much more to unfold to us the listeners. Kim Stone is a complex and damaged person that you want to get to know. Narrator Jan Cramer is the person that breaths life into Kim Stone and her cohorts and she is second to none at doing this - favourite narrator - big tick.

  • Silent Scream

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,145

Five figures gather 'round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood. Years later a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders that shock the Black Country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story and wonderful performance!

  • By David J Delaney on 02-21-16

Strap yourself in - amazing series

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Wow.
What a great author! - Angela Marsons I love your work! - I especially love this series with Kim Stone and applaud your head-on approach to difficult subjects. These characters are far from predictable and they are so well written and real! - They are real people with everyday stuff as well as complex relationships to deal with. A really great killer thriller! - you'll love it (and them!)

  • Secondborn

  • Secondborn, Book 1
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic. On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bella Swan's Cousin

  • By A. Capito on 02-14-18

I wasn't sure to start with - but so glad I did!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I wasn't sure to start with when I first bought this book - I wondered if I'd made a mistake.
I couldn't have been more wrong - it was brilliant. What starts out as a something that you think is predictable - it's anything but. I am thoroughly impressed with Kate Reinders as a writer and Amy A. Bartol did an amazing job as narrator. It's so important that in an audible book the writer and narrator mesh together - and mesh they did. I ache, no truly I do ache for the next book - it's one to watch for.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful