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Sarah

Sarah GLASGOW, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "Kharmic Fields"

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    This wasn't what I expected it to be at all. The story began quite serenely then delved into deeper, troubled fields. An Irish family, the only boy among five sisters is trying to cope with pretty trying obstacles - bullying, terminal illness, first love, unwanted love. Give it a listen, it's well worth it.

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    The Fields

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kevin Maher
    • Narrated By David McFetridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (22)
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    Dublin, 1984: Jim Finnegan is thirteen years old, the youngest in a family of five sisters. After a drunken yet delicate rendition of 'The Fields of Athenry' at a party, Jim captures both the attention of the beautiful Saidhbh Donohue and the unwanted desires of the devious Father O'Culigeen.

    Sarah says: "Kharmic Fields"
  • "Scots Whahey"

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    Another hidden gem here, not having had any interest in history, audible has further boosted my learning with this tale of two fellow Scots moving to Montana.

    We learn of their heartbreaking battles with the climate and the demands of mother nature on body and mind. Your dreamy picture of a sunny Montana is harshly sullied by the bleak depictions of the winters. A real eyeopener, you'll love it and its characters.

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    Dancing at the Rascal Fair

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ivan Doig
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
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    Dancing at the Rascal Fair by National Book Award nominee Ivan Doig captures the passion and tenacity of turn-of-the-century immigrants struggling to build new lives amidst Montana's windswept Rockies. The tale unfolds into a contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill-kept apart by obligations-as they and their stormy kin vie to tame the brutal land.

    Sarah says: "Scots Whahey"
  • "Generational Differences"

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    This is my favourite listen of the year so far.

    We are introduced to the McCullough family and a narrator covers each generation with each chapter. I particularly enjoyed Will Patton's reading of Eli, the ten year old kidnapped by Commanche Indians. The thing I noticed was that we are always told how terribly the Native American Indians were treated, and this is pointed out here; but we are also shown how the Indians retaliated and this was pretty graphic and brutal.

    The story veers close to Dallas territory when oil is introduced, but luckily doesn't morph into soap opera theatrics. Give it a go and travel from 1840 to present day, you'll love it!

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    The Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
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    (50)
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    Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Love, honour, children are sacrificed in the name of ambition, as the family becomes one of the richest powers in Texas, a dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege.

    michael says: "Great book"
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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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    (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."
  • 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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    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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    (21)
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    (20)
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    (19)

    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"
  • 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"
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  • The Goldfinch (






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
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    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"
  • The Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike, Book 1 (






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"
  • Complicity (






UNABRIDGED) by Iain Banks Narrated by Peter Kenny

    Complicity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Iain Banks
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
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    A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy of tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - in fact, just a regular day at the office for free-wheeling, substance-abusing Cameron Colley, a fully paid-up Gonzo hack on an Edinburgh newspaper. The source is pretty thin, but Cameron senses a scoop and checks out a series of bizarre deaths from a few years ago - only to find that the police are checking out a series of bizarre deaths that are happening right now. And Cameron just might know more about it than he'd care to admit....

    Alison says: "Why do I like this so much? ...."
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  • A Place of Greater Safety (






UNABRIDGED) by Hilary Mantel Narrated by Jonathan Keeble

    A Place of Greater Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Jackie says: "Loved it!"
  • Look Who's Back (






UNABRIDGED) by Timur Vermes Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt

    Look Who's Back

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Timur Vermes
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
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    Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen.

    Tob says: "Hilter Springer Show"
  • The One Plus One (






UNABRIDGED) by Jojo Moyes Narrated by Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, Steven France

    The One Plus One

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
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    Saffy says: "A compelling, uplifting listen"
  • The Hidden Cottage (






UNABRIDGED) by Erica James Narrated by Clare Corbett

    The Hidden Cottage

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Erica James
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Joanna says: "Enjoyable if a little predictable"
  • Mahlzeit! Ein Leben im Büro (






UNABRIDGED) by div. Narrated by Iris Berben, Christoph Maria Herbst, Andreas Platthaus

    Mahlzeit! Ein Leben im Büro

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By div.
    • Narrated By Iris Berben, Christoph Maria Herbst, Andreas Platthaus
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    Iris Berben und Christoph Maria Herbst erklären einen Ort, an dem sehr viele Menschen den größten Teil ihres Lebens verbringen, einen Ort mit merkwürdigen Ritualen und gefährlichen Untiefen, an dem das Montagmorgengefühl zu Hause und die Zeit boshaft ist: Das Büro. Schon immer hat es auch die Dichter beschäftigt und zu grandiosen Texten wie Melvilles "Bartleby, der Schreiber" geführt. Moderiert von Andreas Platthaus.

  • Naked Rose: Memoir of a Vixen (






UNABRIDGED) by Rosalie Banks Narrated by Shonda James

    Naked Rose: Memoir of a Vixen

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rosalie Banks
    • Narrated By Shonda James
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  • Psycho Save Us: The Psycho Series, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Chad Huskins Narrated by Michael Greene

    Psycho Save Us: The Psycho Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Chad Huskins
    • Narrated By Michael Greene
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UNABRIDGED) by Rachael Herron Narrated by Barbara Edelman

    Fiona's Flame: A Cypress Hollow Yarn: Cypress Hollow Yarn, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Rachael Herron
    • Narrated By Barbara Edelman
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    As the owner of the Cypress Hollow gas station and garage, Fiona Lynda is not one for pretty dresses or fussy make-up. In fact, most days she forgets to brush her hair. But she does have one guilty little secret - she's been in love with Abe Atwell for over 10 years. Problem is, Abe - the town's handsome harbormaster - barely knows she exists. But then Fiona petitions the council to demolish a deserted old lighthouse, just as Abe is equally determined to preserve the local landmark.

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  • Punch, Brother, Punch! (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Twain Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    Punch, Brother, Punch!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    We've all had songs that we can't seem to get out of our heads. It's maddening. Mark Twain faced the same issue, but instead of a song, it was a rhythmic poem. All who came in contact with the poem seemed to be possessed with the same malady. This is where Twain's trademark humor makes its inevitable appearance. A classic short story from Mark Twain narrated by Glenn Hascall.