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    • I'll Keep You Safe

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Lovers and business partners Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed. Their fabrics have become internationally sought-after in the world of fashion. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at a Parisian fabric fair, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with a Russian fashion designer they work with - a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame. With Niamh a prime suspect in the murder, the Parisian police hound her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book from Peter May

    • By CM on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Dry Bones

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,677

    What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet—one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging hero, stellar narration

    • By Janice on 11-01-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Chessmen: The Lewis Trilogy

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Living again of the Isle of Lewis, the ex-detective inspector Fin McLeod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate, Fin encounters elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill. But while Fin catches up with Whistler, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon - a "bog burst" - that spontaneously drains a loch of its water, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fanastic-but where is the first book?

    • By Alysha Ann Olsen on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $36.51

    • The Firemaker

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A grotesquely burned corpse found in a city park is a troubling mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan. Yan, devoted to his career as a means of restoring the respect his family lost during the Cultural Revolution, needs outside help if he is to break the case. The unidentified cadaver in turn provides a welcome distraction for forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Campbell, married to her work and having left America and her broken past behind, throws herself into the investigation and before long uncovers a bizarre anomaly.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Lewis Man

    • The Lewis Trilogy
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh - including his wife and his career in the police force - the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a detective story

    • By Kevin on 08-15-15

    Regular price: $36.51

    • Blowback

    • The Enzo Files, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    When France’s top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world’s press to make a shattering announcement, rumors abounded that he was about to lose one of his three coveted Michelin stars. Instead, on arrival at his remote restaurant on a volcanic plateau in central France, they were greeted with the news that the troubled genius had been murdered, and the message he intended to deliver was never made. Seven years later, his killing and the identity of his killer still remain an enigma.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fine entry

    • By Mark on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Entry Island

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal. Only two kilometers wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of just more than 100 inhabitants, the wealthiest of whom has just been discovered murdered in his home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable once I adjusted my expectations

    • By Janice on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $36.51

    • The Chessmen

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal-game hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • check mate

    • By Jeanette on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Snakehead

    • China Thriller 4
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in Southern Texas. Pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. Detective Li Yan - an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell - has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal labourers.

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Lewis Man

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former Detective Inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to the Blackhouse which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis triology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Visit the Outer Hebrides

    • By dumbclub on 02-10-12

    Regular price: $17.15

    • The Firemaker

    • The China Thrillers, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Endless Worlds Volume 1

    • By: Ken Mann, Peter Koevari, E. R. Robin Dover, and others
    • Narrated by: David Swanson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A fantasy, science fiction, and horror anthology featuring seven short stories by well-received authors. They may scare you, thrill you, and capture your imagination. If you enjoy high-quality short stories that will excite you, then this is for you! E. R. Robin Dover’s “The Trees” (horror): In a remote desert region of southwestern New Mexico, centered along the Rio Grande, is an ancient grove of trees permeated with an evil that has always existed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good Anthology of current Science Fiction themes

    • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Killing Room

    • The China Thrillers, Book 3
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Eighteen mutilated women in a Shanghai mass grave. But this is only the beginning of a horrific case for Investigator Li Yan and Mei Ling, head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Ling is a formidable woman, and she appears to threaten Li Yan's relationship with pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell discovers that the victims were subjected to live autopsies, she knows she'll need all the help she can get.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Critic

    • Enzo Macleod 2
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Gaillac, southwest France. Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine. For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty's mysterious reviews - which could make or break a vineyard's reputation.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Runaway

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Glasgow, 1965. Headstrong teenager Jack Mackay cannot allow for even the possibility of a life of predictability and routine. The 17-year-old has just one destination on his mind - London - and successfully convinces his four friends and fellow bandmates to join him in abandoning their homes to pursue a goal of musical stardom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of adventures - past and present

    • By Karen on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $36.51

    • Chinese Whispers

    • The China Thrillers, Book 6
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    His victims are young, beautiful, and viciously mutilated. He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. The media and terror-stricken public are demanding the killer's arrest, and Li Yan, the head of Beijing’s serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is asked to perform an autopsy on one of the victims, and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the level of May's island books

    • By William Michael Dunn on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Blackhouse

    • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By Mtorvik on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Coffin Road

    • Tödliches Vergessen
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Lontzek
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Wenn du jemanden getötet hättest, wüsstest du das - oder? Ein Mann wacht am Strand der kleinen schottischen Insel Harris auf, ohne zu wissen, wer er ist. Er trägt eine Schwimmweste und ist vollkommen durchnässt. Von den Inselbewohnern erfährt er, dass er offenbar Neal Maclean heißt und ein Buch über drei Leuchtturmwärter schreibt, die im Jahr 1900 von einer benachbarten Inselgruppe verschwanden. Auf der Suche nach seiner Erinnerung landet Neal schließlich genau dort, auf den unbewohnten Flannan Isles, wo er eine schockierende Entdeckung macht: In der verlassenen Insel-Kapelle liegt ein Mann mit eingeschlagenem Schädel.

    Regular price: $19.70

    • The Ghost Marriage

    • A China Novella
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads - Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing's serious crime squad and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security - with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon. When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell's own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin.

    Regular price: $5.32

    • The Runner

    • The China Thrillers, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition. Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will only trust one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell. When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun, and outwit, an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

    Regular price: $24.51

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