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  • 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 581
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

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

How Far Will Friendship Go

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

This is the best Jackman/Evans book yet and they have all been incredible. I was captivated from the very first and could not stop listening even though my heart grew heavier as the story unfolded. Carter McLean is carrying a huge burden in this installment of the series and it turns out the true burden isn't what you expect. What are you willing do for your friends? Even if it leads into a darkness from which you may not return? As always, Richard Armitage draws you in to the power of the story with his masterful use of voice and dialects. I most certainly hope there is more to come from both Ms Ellis and Mr. Armitage.

  • 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 1,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

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

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

This is another fantastic offering by Joy Ellis. It is a believable story with characters you grow to be so intimately involved with that you talk back to them while listening. I was constantly asking myself what would I do in the myriad situations presented in the plot. Would I have acted as Skye did? Would I have made the choices Daniel did? Where are the dark places in my mind capable of leading me? Then, of course, there are the choices faced by Jackman and Evans. How far to you trust your mind rather than follow your gut? The main plot is paralleled by the tale of a bent copper and a young cop trying to survive. This tale is deftly woven into to the main story to great effect.

Richard Armitage's narration grabs you and carries your through the harrowing tale with a vast range of emotion from shock, horror and disgust to heartrending compassion. His voice weaves his usual magic as he carries you deep into the hearts and minds of the characters. Congratulations to both Ms. Ellis and Mr. Armitage for another stellar project. I look forward to December and installment 3 of Jackman and Evans.

52 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087

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

Gripping from the start

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Joy Ellis has written a gripping tale. A parent's worse nightmare, a cautionary tale for teens testing freedom and a policeman's haunting case...all these are woven into a tale of mystery, generational pain and institutionalize corruption. When you first meet Jackman and Evans, you can't help but be touched by their passion for justice and their dogged determination to find the killer or killers before another daughter becomes a victim. You know these coppers and their team will never allow these girls to become statistics. The names of the missing and abused become central to the story as it twists and turns through the plot. You feel the frustration and anger of the police and of the parents. You smell the salty air and hear the moans carried on the wind across the Fens. Something terribly wrong permeates the landscape and Jackman and Evans won't rest until they have the answers.

Richard Armitage captures your imagination with his excellent performance. His talent for voices is just wonderful. Each voice becomes so familiar, you always know who is speaking. The characters move, breathe, love, rage within the context of the story and you are right in the middle of it all. As this is a thoroughly British tale with thoroughly British expressions, what better narrator could have been chosen to sweep you away than Richard?

I have already pre-purchased the next two books due out in October. There is obviously more to this story...

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Bloody Chamber

  • By: Angela Carter
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 530

A collection of short stories, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories was first published in 1979 and awarded the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. This Audible exclusive adaptation is narrated by legendary actors, Richard Armitage and Emilia Fox, who take on different chapters of the audiobook. Among these are 'The Bloody Chamber', 'The Courtship of Mr Lyon', 'The Tiger's Bride', 'Puss in Boots', 'The Erl-King', 'The Snow Child', 'The Lady of the House of Love', 'The Werewolf' and 'Wolf-Alice'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fairy tales by Angela Carter

  • By Elizabeth P. Fowler on 03-20-18

Surprised myself

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I don't usually go in for this genre, but the promise of outstanding performances by the narrators led me to give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. Probably not fully won over either, but it was a good use of a credit for "Puss-N-Boots" alone. I laughed out loud repeated as the story unfolded in such an amazing retelling. That Richard Arnitage was having such an obviously wonderful time with the story was the best part. His voice tone for each character were delightful and I know I will return to listen again and again. The dark nature of the other tales demanded you ask some hard questions of your own morals and worldview. I found that challenging and even uncomfortable at times. Congratulations to Audible for another successful audio-book and to Ms. Fox and Mr. Armitage for their brilliant work.

44 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 359

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Recording Technical Issues are distracting

  • By Anna E. on 02-21-18

The Power of Love

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I see where some have mentioned the technical problems. Do not let that affect your decision for this incredible book. It is all resolved less than a third of the way through and it is Mr. Armitage's voice anyway. To review the book is to pour out one's heart for the horror and the hope found in this story. It is a testimony to the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of love that two people can survivor such an ordeal and make such a difference by risking life daily to alleviate the suffering of others along the way. As always, Mr. Armitage's passion for a good story permeates his narration. In a place of nightmares where one has to hold emotion in check lest you betray yourself, Richard brings a depth to the dialogue that draws you in and makes you a part of the lives of Lale and Gita. You weep with them, tremble for them, hope with them. The best part of the book for me was the afterword by their son...a full testimony to the beautiful lives of his parents. This is a must read for anyone interested in Holocaust history. This generation is passing and we must remember...we must always remember.

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Audible presents a special edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde narrated by Richard Armitage. With Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Richard Armitage tells the story of a conflicted man who seeks a remedy to free the monster inside him from the clutches of his conscience. Following his celebrated performance of David Copperfield, Armitage delivers another powerhouse performance as the narrator of this Gothic tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my understanding of processing literature

  • By Brent W on 11-02-17

Mesmerizing...Dare to Look Inside Yourself

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

It had been a long while since I'd visited the world of Jekyll and Hyde. I had forgotten the power of the story. Hearing it again as an adult has been a thrilling experience. Do we dare look inside the darker places of the soul and face our demons? Why is it so much easier to be bad than to be moral and upright? Why does it take us so long to realize that the more we give in to our baser instincts, the harder it is to be the men and women we truly desire to be? Can you divide your soul in two and expect to ever be whole again? Mr. Armitage takes the listener on a visceral journey, at once thrilling and chilling. The power of his voice to transport you between the gentle Jekyll and the feral Hyde captivates the senses. Dare to listen to this old tale that still speaks to the world in which we live today.