Interview with Mystery Thriller Week Narrator Jake Urry

First, let’s meet Jake Urry!

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Jake Urry is a British narrator and actor that I luckily stumbled across right as I began to enjoy suspense and mysteries. In fact, he was one of the reasons I gave thrillers a chance. I had gone all this time believing that thrillers were like horror stories and that honestly is a little too gory for me. However, I saw Jake on Twitter and he offered to share an audiobook for new listeners. I love to review new things so I was intrigued. I had only done a handful of audiobooks and they were all romances. After listening to the John Nicholl’s White is the Coldest Colour, I was hooked. I raced around trying to find out about this amazing voice. I located an online interview with Jake so I knew that he has a history of live theater and co-founded and performs in his own company. He, with his talent for voices, is perfect for the audiobook industry. I believe his face is perfect for the stage, so he is one complete package of talent and skill.

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Audiobook Review: A Boy called Christmas by Matt Haig

A Boy Called ChristmasA Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

  • Written by: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Series: A Boy Called Christmas, Book 1
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:11-01-16
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: Miracle on 5th Avenue, by Sarah Morgan

    Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love, #3)Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (December 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: November 29, 2016
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZ67NSI
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Christmas Cottage, by Samantha Chase

    The Christmas Cottage / Ever AfterThe Christmas Cottage / Ever After by Samantha Chase

  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 26, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O4CPOI8
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review:Portraits of the Dead, by John Nicholl

    Portraits of the DeadPortraits of the Dead by John Nicholl

  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 14 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: John Nicholl
  • Audible.com Release Date: October 18, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M6WXWJF
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    My Review:

    I have come to expect severe psychological depravity when I read John Nicholl’s books. This book did not disappoint in that aspect. The evil kidnapper has taken and killed at least five other women before he took Emma. Emma is held in a darkened area without knowing day from night, hours from days and days from weeks. He insisted on servitude from her while he tortured her and taunted her. It was chilling and sickeningly fascinating. John Nicholl has a history of working as a social worker and uses the terror he faced in that career in his own stories.

    While Detective Inspector Gravel searched for Emma not knowing if she was alive or dead. Reaching out to the serial Killer while looking for few clues. With trusting people listening to vague and erroneous clues, the police struggle to find this serial killer.

    This book is intense. It is just so cold and creepy. I read it on Halloween and was then a little nervous about being out and about at night with the little trick or treaters. It was just that good.

    The Narration:

    It is truly chilling listening to Jake Urry in his concise and gravelly voice. It takes the story to a new level when Mr. Urry narrates a thriller such as this. He does an amazing job with the voices of women, older adults, young women. His range is amazing. I am really impressed with the narration.

    My Recommendation:

    If you are a fan of thrillers, this one is a great one to read and delve into the mind of a psychopath. The telling is sinfully delicious and the story is well plotted and full of misdirection. It helps that you come to know about the serial killer one revelation at a time. I am such a fan of John Nicholl and Jake Urry. When they work together it is a masterpiece.

    Where to Find, Portraits of the Dead:

    The audiobook, paperback and Kindle formats are available at your favorite retailers and by clickign the links below.

    Audiobook Review: Portraits of the Dead, by John Nicholl

    Portraits of the DeadPortraits of the Dead by John Nicholl

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: FeedARead.com (August 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786972670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786972675
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Impetuous Heiress, by Jane Ashford

    The Impetuous HeiressThe Impetuous Heiress by Jane Ashford

  • Mass Market Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; First Edition edition (June 5, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451129687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451129680
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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