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  • Big Sky

  • Auteur(s): Kate Atkinson
  • Narrateur(s): Jason Isaacs
  • Durée: 11 h et 20 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for a suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him across a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • Écrit par Davena Ma le 2019-07-28

Good interwoven plot lines

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-08-12

I like Kate Atkinson, her books are always well written. The characters are not all perfect
but they make human decisions. The interaction between Brody and his son seems real.
The narrator was also not too over the top. Just right.

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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Amor Towles
  • Narrateur(s): Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Durée: 17 h et 52 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a lovely book, charming, entertaining, full of surprises

  • Écrit par Roberta Westwood le 2017-10-10

A very good performance of a very good story

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-08-01

The book was recommended, so I tried it. It took a while to get into it, but then I didn't want it to finish. Well written, without sensationalism. A mellow, thoughtfu,l well researched book. The narrator was excellent .

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  • Fire on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 9
  • Auteur(s): Joy Ellis
  • Narrateur(s): Henrietta Meire
  • Durée: 8 h et 51 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Fens are burning, and Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist. Someone is lighting fires. First they target homes and businesses, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes. More fires are lit. And at each one a single person dies. But the victims have led spotless lives, and apparently there's no connection between them. Meanwhile, the town is facing a very peculiar threat from a group of sinister Satanists led by a charismatic businessman. Who is burning with anger, and can Nikki stop them before anyone else dies? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well told good story

  • Écrit par Patricia Vaz le 2019-07-20

Well told good story

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

Évalué le: 2019-07-20

I enjoy all of Joy Ellis books She manages to keep the characters real, and the story is fresh.

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  • Beware the Past

  • Auteur(s): Joy Ellis
  • Narrateur(s): Antony Ferguson
  • Durée: 11 h et 3 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt's very secret private life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like it was written by Michael Scott.

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-02-04

Very Good

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-09

I have always liked books by Joy Ellis. This certainly did not disappoint. Unusual twist, and also a little sad.
Looking forward to reading, listening, to more by this author and narrator.

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  • The Anatomist's Wife

  • Lady Darby Mystery, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Anna Lee Huber
  • Narrateur(s): Heather Wilds
  • Durée: 11 h et 44 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage - a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down, as accusations and rumors swirl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the Scottish setting

  • Écrit par Patricia Vaz le 2019-06-24

Liked the Scottish setting

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-24

It was interesting to solve a mystery without any of the advances we take for granted now. Aprons with blood on would easily have led to an arrest with DNA evidence.
However, preconceived preduces, and the acceptance of most about the womans positions in society, led to an interesting and believable story.

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  • The Stranger Diaries

  • Auteur(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Narrateur(s): Andrew Wincott, Esther Wane, Sarah Feathers, Autres
  • Durée: 10 h et 32 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger”, left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the story lines of her favorite literature. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story got better and better

  • Écrit par Patricia Vaz le 2019-06-12

Story got better and better

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-12

It took a while to get into the book, bit I ended getting wrapped up in the mystery.
I like Elly Griffiths and look forward to hearing another episode in the life a Clare and Harpinder.

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  • The Stone Circle

  • Auteur(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Narrateur(s): Jane McDowell
  • Durée: 10 h
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 10

 

Dr. Ruth Galloway returns to North Norfolk in her latest chilling adventure. DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous yet somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of the Crossing Places and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a good book

  • Écrit par Patricia Vaz le 2019-06-10

What a good book

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

Évalué le: 2019-06-10

The story was very good, and the narration was excellent. I have always liked Elly Griffiths, her characters are vunerable and real . The mystery was not too far fetched. I'm looking forward to the next book

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  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • Auteur(s): J. R. Ellis
  • Narrateur(s): Michael Page
  • Durée: 9 h et 48 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 6

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? Then someone with vital information turns up dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story well narrated<br />

  • Écrit par Patricia Vaz le 2019-05-21

Good story well narrated<br />

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-21

I liked the use of the distinctive accent in the narration of this very good book. The story was good and came together we'll. The characters seem real and human with all the issues one would expect, and some that are different. I will listen to the next one in the series

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  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • Auteur(s): Joy Ellis
  • Narrateur(s): Richard Armitage
  • Durée: 9 h et 30 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Murder's Son by Joy Ellis

  • Écrit par Eveline Howells le 2019-03-07

Hard to stop listening to.

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-06

Well read and a very good story. Well rounded characters, with flaws and real insecurities.

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  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Joy Ellis
  • Narrateur(s): Henrietta Meire
  • Durée: 7 h et 13 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-04-18

realistic<br />

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-31

Harsh story line. I suspect not too distance from reality.
The characters are well formulated and believable.
I'm looking forward to hearing the next book