Sunday, 10 February 2019

Two from Audible this February

I’ve enjoyed two new releases from Audible this February, that are well worth your time; two books enriched by professional narration with high production values that help one escape from the reality that surrounds us.

The power of the narrator is key in enhancing the experience of listening to a thriller, and that’s what makes audiobooks so engrossing, and useful to fill up gaps in our time, as we can listen while “on the go”, from our phones.

We reviewed THE SUSPECT, the third novel from Fiona Barton, a story that is as prescient as it is disturbing

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. 

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years since he left home to go traveling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think.

Fiona Barton’s debut novelThe Widow, was an instant bestseller and its successor The Child was the must-read 2018 pick of the Richard and Judy book club. Now comes her third novel, The Suspect, which is surely heading in the same direction.

It’s the third case for Kate Waters, journalist – the author’s own former career – and DI Bob Sparkes is also once again on the case. But this is a case with a difference. This time Kate has a personal interest in it as well as professional.

Read the full review from Shots Here

The production from Audible studios is performed by Clare Corbett, Mark Meadows, Sian Thomas and Ria Zmitrowicz, who bring this dark tale to life and here’s the cast discussing the adaptation –

Richard Armitage has become prolific as a vocal actor working on many dramas as well as poetry on Audible. His work with Joy Ellis’ thriller novels is extraordinary, and the new work THE GUILTY ONES is no exception.

The Guilty Ones is fourth novel to feature DI Jackman and DS Evans – their most disturbing investigation -

Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons.

DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past.

Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances.

What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?

DI Jackman and DS Evans of the Fenland police face a battle against their most dangerous and deadly adversary. And in a case so close to home can Jackman keep his feelings under control?

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the thrilling ending. Set in the atmospheric Lincolnshire Fens, whose isolated villages hide many dark secrets.

Joy Ellis was one of Audibles breakthrough authors of 2018, she started work in the 1960s as an apprentice florist in Covent Garden before opening her own flower shop in Lincolnshire. Later in life, she began to consider a career change towards crime writing and attended a workshop in Greece led by Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole. Ellis has now left the flowers behind and dedicates her life to writing gritty crime thrillers set in the Fens, where she lives with her police officer partner. 

Both these two standouts are available from and part of Audible’s £7.99 / Month membership which entitles members to one audiobook download per month.
And remember Audible’s commitment to the Crime Thriller Genre and a thriller that we wrote about earlier, Simon Booker’s Animal Instinct HERE

About Audible

Audible, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 250,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.

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