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Kirstine

Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom Member Since 2007
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  • "A slow-burner of a book"

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    At first there appear to be four separate stories: a young school-girl, Melody, unhappy about her family's move from Paris to the wilds of the South of France; a wealthy, homosexual antiques dealer in London yearning for change; his sister living in the south of France in a lesbian relationship; an aging Frenchman living in a crumbling mansion and his sister living resentfully nearby in a bungalow. Her life scarred by being sexual abused by her brother and father when a young woman. As you can see there's a morass of unhappiness to add to a slowing evolving story with tragic consequences. The title 'Trepass' gradually begins to make sense as the four sets of characters eventually come together in the South of France.
    At first I thought the book was just going to be about feelings and the evocation of the atmosphere of the South of France, but, as you'll find out, it's much more than this. The pleasure of the book is greatly enhanced by Juliet Stephenson's excellent narration: she uses her beautiful and expressive voice to bring the many characters to life.

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    Trespass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rose Tremain
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he's let his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin. Meanwhile, his sister, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London.

    Kirstine says: "A slow-burner of a book"
  • "A memorable family saga"

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    Gradually one gets to know the three generations of a family as the story swings back and forth in time. You have to be on your toes to keep track of the era being described as there are no chapter headings to give you a clue. The character whose life is at the centre of the book is Alice and her important relationship with John. For anybody who has lost a loved one the final chapters are very poignant but do ring true.
    A fine book describing family relationships with insight. Excellently narrated.

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    After You'd Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated By Lesley Mackie
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    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma.'AfterYou'd Gone' follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.

    Kirstine says: "A memorable family saga"
  • "A pleasant meander in Venice"

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    I enjoy these Brunetti books not because they are intense thrillers or clever investigations but for the characters who populate the pages as they seem like old friends whose foibles and day-to-day lives make pleasant listening. There is a crime to be detected in this book but it is incidental to the pleasure of hearing about Brunetti's famiiy, his colleagues, the lovely food he eats and the atmosphere of Venice that pervades these books. David Rintoul is a great narrator.

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    The Golden Egg

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Twenty-one years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992's Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon's novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption.

    Kirstine says: "A pleasant meander in Venice"
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Ant's greatest hits:
  • Vurt

    "The love child of Gibson and Burroughs"

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this futuristic tale of communal drug use. I found it thought provoking, cool and utterly enjoyable. It is fast paced with great characters and interesting concepts. However, it is written in that William Gibson style of introducing you, fleetingly, to strange new ideas and creatures with minimal explanation of the how and why. This sometimes leaves me feeling like a tourist in a breath-taking city being dragged around, opened mouthed, by a local to whom this is all commonplace. While I stand staring at the robo-dog or the smoke cop, the narrative has moved on and I'm rushing to keep up.
    I find this style of story telling exciting and enjoyable, but I can also feel for those who find it too distracting not understanding what is happening immediately.
    I found the narrator to add greatly to the story, giving the stash riders a perfect Mancunian swagger and pacing the narrative to add the requisite urgency.

  • Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

    "Defies a pithy title"

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    To enjoy this book I had to let go of the concept of following a story and simply revel at the stunning imagery invoked by the insane streams of descriptive prose.
    I found I could listen for about an hour in a sitting and then have to take a pause and sift through the broken images stuffed into my head. I have to say, not all of them were pretty images.
    I found it hard to imagine this book being written in the late 50's and easy to imagine it causing a moral outrage. I can see how the book split people into two camps and understand people finding it offensive, however, I fall into the camp of people who saw a dark beauty in it. It has some of the most amazing descriptive scenes I can ever remember reading.
    I will read it again and have more Burroughs on my wish list.

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    "There's a reason it's a classic"

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    I can't say that this is a story I really enjoyed, but it's one that I will remember. I will remember the characters, their thoughts and the way the author immersed me into their family to illicit my righteous indignation to their plight.
    The novel is a gritty look at the depression, it's causes and how such things are possible amongst humans in our current society. It occurred to me that if I was teaching this period in American history this book would be an invaluable asset in making the facts and dates very real to the students.

    I have book marked a few of the quotes from the book and recited them to friends and family due to the impact of the words on me - well worth the investment in reading something more challenging than pleasurable.

  • The Yellow Birds

    "Powerful and beautifully written"

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    I had no real idea what to expect from this book, so I was very pleased when, 5 minutes into it, I found myself gripped, both by the story and it's telling. Some of the descriptive passages are breath taking in their terrible beauty.
    The protagonist tells his tale with such brutal honesty that you are forced to believe that every word of this story is the absolute truth, that it is more of a confession without the hope of redemption. This draws you into the story to such a degree that it is very difficult to leave the tale until it is over. I started listening to this story on a short drive in the car, returned home and sat listening until the end, spell bound.
    This is not to say that this is an enjoyable story, it is a glimpse into the horror of war and it's terrible aftermath. In the preface to slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut recalls promising a friend's wife that his book would not glorify war. In his own way, Kevin Powers achieves the same. Highly recommended.

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Doll house addict UK 07/04/2013 Member Since 2008

Artist and miniaturist - I make tiny flowers and plants for collectors' dolls' houses, and sell them on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/Marianne26)

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  • "A Nostalgic Listen"

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    'Anne of Green Gables' was one of my favourite books as a child, read and re-read over and over, and listening again to it was a self indulgent treat. It was well narrated and lived up to memory. Could you ask more?

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    Anne of Green Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated By Arika Escalona
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    When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

    Doll house addict says: "A Nostalgic Listen"

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    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    Alison says: "Atmospheric war time classic"
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    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon's mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

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    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys - best friends - are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Kirstine says: "An amazing and memorable book"
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    A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

    ANDREW says: "Excellent reading of a great story"
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    Barbara says: "Ideal choice for listening"
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    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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    • By Karen Joy Fowler
    • Narrated By Katherine Mangold
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    The Testament of Mary

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    • By Colm Tóibín
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    Keith says: "Wonderful"
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    Caroline says: "All consuming"
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UNABRIDGED) by J. K. Rowling Narrated by Tom Hollander

    The Casual Vacancy

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    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
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    Ben says: "Stick with it"
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    Americanah

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    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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    Elizabeth says: "Another great story from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie"
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UNABRIDGED) by Vladimir Nabokov Narrated by Jeremy Irons

    Lolita

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    • By Vladimir Nabokov
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    Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.

    Sara says: "Excellent"
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    The Proof

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    • By Cheryl Colwell
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    Shrouded in mystery, a precious relic known as Il Testamento, or The Proof, circulated among the early Christians for centuries. Before their deaths, its guardians hid it from their adversaries, leaving only a crude map of its location. For centuries, it lay in darkness. Until now. Reports of its existence have resurfaced, inciting an ancient rivalry between a ruthless group that seeks to destroy it, and a secret association that lusts for its power.

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UNABRIDGED) by David Flusfeder Narrated by Lee Maxwell Simpson

    John the Pupil

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    • By David Flusfeder
    • Narrated By Lee Maxwell Simpson
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    John the Pupil is a medieval road movie, Umberto Eco seen through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino, recounting the journey taken from Oxford to Viterbo in 1267 by John and his two companions, at the behest of the friar and magus Roger Bacon, carrying a secret burden to His Holiness Clement IV. As well as having to fight off ambushes from thieves hungry for the thing of power they are carrying, the holy trio are tried and tempted by all sorts of sins: Ambition, pride, lust - and by the sheer hell and heaven of medieval life.

  • Running Wild (






UNABRIDGED) by J. G. Ballard Narrated by Ric Jerrom

    Running Wild

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    • By J. G. Ballard
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    A high-security luxury housing estate in the Thames Valley is the setting for a disturbing outbreak of violence in this compelling novella from the acclaimed author of 'Cocaine Nights' and 'Super-Cannes'. Pangbourne Village housing estate is exclusive, expensive and protected from the outside world by the very latest in security systems. It should be the perfect place to bring up a child.

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UNABRIDGED) by Rosie Garland Narrated by James Lailey and Alex Tregear

    Vixen

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    • By Rosie Garland
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    Devon, 1349: In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of protection. For Anne, the priest's arrival is an opportunity that at 16, she feels all too ready for. Convinced a grand fate awaits, she moves in as Thomas' housekeeper, though hopeful of something more. But his home is a place without love or kindness.

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  • Without You (






UNABRIDGED) by Saskia Sarginson Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis

    Without You

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    • By Saskia Sarginson
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    1984, Suffolk: When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her sister and bring her home alive. Close to the shore looms the shape of an island - out of bounds, mysterious, and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held captive.

  • Small Country (






UNABRIDGED) by Patricia Grace King Narrated by Casey Holloway

    Small Country

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    • By Patricia Grace King
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
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    Fleeing a turbulent Guatemala with her missionary parents, Penny returns to America and is forced to deal with a fresh kind of trauma: summer Bible camp for Mennonite teens. Along with her outspoken and rebellious friend, Gina, Penny struggles to deal with her past, the camp's fierce regulations, and the sexual energy that electrifies the air between the campers, counselors, and even visitors. This coming-of-age story offers an intimate look into a young girl's attempt to find her place and start figuring out which rules are worth breaking.

  • An Episode of the Reign of Terror (






UNABRIDGED) by Honoré de Balzac Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    An Episode of the Reign of Terror

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    • By Honoré de Balzac
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    Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) is arguably the greatest European novelist in terms of the range and power of his writing. Most of his short stories predate his long novels and are written in a different style. One of the earliest is An Episode of the Reign of Terror in which two nuns and a priest in hiding from the mob are visited by a stranger with a very peculiar request, and even odder motives behind it.