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knittyboot

knittyboot Member Since 2010
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  • "I loved it!"

    Overall

    First let me say that if you dislike crude language I would avoid this book as it treats sex and prostitution quite unflinchingly and describes the world it deals with in a way that I found to be refreshing but may offend some. Normally prostitutes in fiction are depicted as "tart with a heart", sexy siren or cold hard witches. They never seem quite real but this book breathes life into the world it depicts; it evokes sights, smells and characters of this world in sometimes alarming detail. I loved the introduction, the story and the narration. It was quite wonderful

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    The Crimson Petal and the White

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Michel Faber
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss. 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them....' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen, and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can.

    knittyboot says: "I loved it!"
  • "Great book"

    Overall

    I normally choose unabridged titles but in this case I made an exception and I'm so glad I did! Tim Pigott-Smith's reading is brilliant; the rendintion of various accents and character deliniation are spot on. Bernard Cornwell creates a world that you want to believe in and peoples it with characters you can really care about or really hate depending on who we are taking about. This wonderful story is the second of the trillogy starting with the Winter King and ending with Excalibur. I would recomend you listen to them in order as you really do need to know the characters stories from the begining.

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    Enemy of God

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (39)
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    The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy that began with The Winter King. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life.

    Arthur is a man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership.

    Mr says: "The Arthurian legend given substance"
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  • Too Much Information (






UNABRIDGED) by Dave Gorman Narrated by Dave Gorman

    Too Much Information

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dave Gorman
    • Narrated By Dave Gorman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
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    Nowadays, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it's on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks it's time to have a closer look, to find out how much nonsense we tacitly accept. Suspicious adverts, baffling newspaper headlines, fake twitter, endless cat videos, insane TV shows where the presenters ask the same questions over and over.

    M says: "Made me laugh, very entertaining."
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (






UNABRIDGED) by E. L. James Narrated by Becca Battoe

    Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
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    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Ada says: "Over hyped and dreadfully narrated"
  • The Bone Clocks (






UNABRIDGED) by David Mitchell Narrated by Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, Steven Crossley, Laurel Lefkow, Anna Bentinck

    The Bone Clocks

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
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    (13)
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    One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking.... The Bone Clocks follows Holly's life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air, and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

    Antti says: "Detached Admiration"
  • The Paying Guests (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarah Waters Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

    The Paying Guests

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Frances had been picturing her lodgers in purely mercenary terms - as something like two great waddling shillings. But this, she thought, was what it really meant to have paying guests: this odd, unintimate proximity, this rather peeled-back moment, where the only thing between herself and a naked Mrs Barber was a few feet of kitchen and a thin scullery door. An image sprang into her head: that round flesh, crimsoning in the heat.

    Hazeladams says: "Wonderful"
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  • EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged) (






UNABRIDGED) by Conn Iggulden Narrated by Robert Glenister

    EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
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    On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

    Georgina says: "Emperor The Gates Of Rome (unabridged)"
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UNABRIDGED) by Donna Tartt Narrated by David Pittu

    The Goldfinch

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    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
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    Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

    Tara says: "Narrator Hand Picked By Tartt- Outstanding!"
  • The Children Act (






UNABRIDGED) by Ian McEwan Narrated by Lindsay Duncan

    The Children Act

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Lindsay Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    (7)

    Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life.

    M. Clark says: "A KIND NARRATIVE"
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UNABRIDGED) by Robert Galbraith Narrated by Robert Glenister

    The Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
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    When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

    Dragon says: "Entertaining and likeable"
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  • EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged) (






UNABRIDGED) by Conn Iggulden Narrated by Michael Healy

    EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    Overall
    (58)
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    (48)
    Story
    (51)

    Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody... Rome's great hero has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death.

    gary says: "Terrible narration"
  • EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged) (






UNABRIDGED) by Conn Iggulden Narrated by Paul Blake

    EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Paul Blake
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    The fourth volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.

    James says: "Changed the Reader!"
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UNABRIDGED) by James Oswald Narrated by Ian Hanmore

    Natural Causes: An Inspector McLean Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By James Oswald
    • Narrated By Ian Hanmore
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of James Oswald's gripping new Inspector McLean crime thriller Natural Causes, read by the actor Ian Hanmore. A young girl's mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago.For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority - but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death.

    Mrs says: "Brilliant"
  • EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged) (






UNABRIDGED) by Conn Iggulden Narrated by Robert Glenister

    EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

    Martin says: "Epic Adventure (start of)"
  • Per dieci minuti (






UNABRIDGED) by Chiara Gamberale Narrated by Chiara Gamberale

    Per dieci minuti

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Chiara Gamberale
    • Narrated By Chiara Gamberale
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    Tutto quello con cui Chiara era abituata a identificare la sua vita non esiste più. Perché, a volte, capita. Capita che il tuo compagno di sempre ti abbandoni. Che tu debba lasciare la casa in cui sei cresciuto. Che il tuo lavoro venga affidato a un altro. Che cosa si fa, allora? Rudolf Steiner non ha dubbi: si gioca. Chiara non ha niente da perdere, e ci prova. Per un mese intero, ogni giorno, per almeno dieci minuti, decide di fare una cosa nuova, mai fatta prima.

  • The Collins Case: Heartfelt Cases, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Julie C. Gilbert Narrated by Kristin Condon

    The Collins Case: Heartfelt Cases, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Julie C. Gilbert
    • Narrated By Kristin Condon
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    Although not officially assigned to the case, Ann and her partner, Patrick Duncan, take up the cause of finding Rachel, Jason, and Emily Collins. As if that task wasn't enough, Ann and Patrick also have a baffling case of internet thievery to investigate. Who is Christopher Collins and what about his past is endangering his family? Where are Rachel and the kids being held? Where is God in the midst of chaos? Will Ann and Patrick arrive in time or will they find only pain?

  • Enforcer (






UNABRIDGED) by Ryleigh Rhodes Narrated by Jenifer Krist

    Enforcer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ryleigh Rhodes
    • Narrated By Jenifer Krist
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    After surviving Iraq, Claire finally has her life on track. The nightmares have stopped along with her need for physical therapy. She has friends and a husband she wouldn't trade for the world. Nearing the end of her residency, tragedy strikes with the loss of her husband in Afghanistan. Friends rally around her, but will her heart ever fully recover? Left to pick up the pieces and raise her twins alone, Claire struggles to rebuild herself.

  • Protected by the Alpha: A BBW Werewolf Shifter Romance, The Cull, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Renee George Narrated by William Houseman

    Protected by the Alpha: A BBW Werewolf Shifter Romance, The Cull, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Renee George
    • Narrated By William Houseman
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    Braden Jackson wants Eve Taylor from the moment he sees her naked and confident, strolling around the tribe's lands in the Ozark Mountains. The newly culled female is the only woman - human or lycanosapien - who makes him want to howl. There's only one problem. And his name is Tom Ellis. The first generation lycanosapien has more muscles than brains, not to mention some serious control issues when it comes to the human woman he culled.