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  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,096

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Excellent listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Would you listen to The Girl on the Train again? Why?

Bought this on a bit of a whim and was so pleased I did. The story is so gripping that I sped through and will definitely need listen again to catch all the bits I missed in my eagerness!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its hard to pick a favourite character as they all have things to hate about them! If pushed I would probably say Megan.....

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

I think Megan's character was particularly good.

Any additional comments?

I didn't enjoy the narration of Anna, she sounded a bit like a newsreader - a bit too clipped and false - however it didn't detract too much from the overall enjoyment.

  • Revival

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

In a small New England town, in the early '60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-30s, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been so much better

  • By KE on 11-03-16

A compelling listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Enjoy the narration immensely, and found the characters highly engaging. Its been a week of cooking 'proper' meals, early nights, ironing and minimal TV so I could maximise my opportunities to listen!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Revival?

The development of the character of Charles Jacobs, you keep hoping.....

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably the revival!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Initially I felt the climax was a little bit of a let down, maybe due to the big build up, however I kept listening and somehow the epilogue reeled it back from being a tad too outlandish.

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a truly spellbinding and brilliant book

  • By Tom on 04-05-10

Enjoyable, well read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

I enjoyed this narration by Jeremy Iron's but the subject matter is rather disturbing. Still very enjoyable.

  • Whispers Under Ground

  • Rivers of London, Book 3
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderful narration

  • By Jane on 04-07-12

Another cracking book well narrated

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

I really enjoy the folly series from Ben Aaronovitch and I love Kobna Holdbrook-Smith this next installment didn't disappoint.

  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long and absorbing

  • By Tom on 20-07-10

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

This is a good story and a good narration. Its was long enough to keep me going for a while and good enough to ensure that no matter how busy I was I made time (driving, lunch away from my desk for once! Cleaning the kitchen whilst listening and bedtimes) to listen. A good buy.

  • Magyk

  • Septimus Heap, Book One
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Who is Septimus Heap? A lost child? An ordinary hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here. The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads listeners on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Septimus Heap - Brilliant!

  • By Peter on 27-11-08

Easy Listening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

I like all of the Septimus Heap books although I am not this particular narrator's No.1 fan I think I was a bit unfair to him in my review of Eragon as I managed to listen to all the Septimus Heap books. It's not a masterpiece but it's entertaining, enjoyable and humorous would be wonderful for kids on a long car journey.

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  • The Erotic Reader

  • Selected Excerpts from Banned Books
  • By: Anonymous
  • Narrated by: Stan Winiarski, Kathleen Butler
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

From the finest Victorian texts to the scandalous adventures of celebrities, from initiations into the pleasures of sex to the most notorious of all erotic confessions, this compilation offers a peephole into the most famous works of European erotic literature. It includes excerpts from The Diary of Mata Hari, Flossie, Pauline the Prima Donna, Memoirs of a Young Don Juan, Confessions of an English Maid, and The Loins of Amon. Each of these works was once banned for its explicit treatment of sexuality.

For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice selection

  • By Ms. H. Morris on 25-09-12

A nice selection

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

I liked this selection of erotic stories, some a bit similar but all enjoyable. Not as keen on the male narrator hence the 4 stars.

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  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

Another enjoyable Stephen King

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

This is a suspensful novel that keeps you engaged. It wasn't what I was expecting from reading reviews but I really enjoyed it and love the depth of characters. I also liked the narrator (once I got used to him). 5 stars!

  • The Talisman

  • Talisman, Book 1
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 28 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise, and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Nightmare Trip

  • By Mrs Eastwood on 23-03-08

Thoroughly enjoyable - 2nd Book Please!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-12

I really enjoyed this audibook, I love Frank Muller as a narrator and he is well suited to Stephen King. Anyone who likes the Dark Tower will also like this however I was massively disappointed to find that I cannot get the second become because of a licensing restriction that affects the area I love (Yorkshire). Absolutely gutted about this and sadly audible haven't been much help. 5 stars for the story ZERO for the customer service.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Very Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-12

Never read the book but really enjoyed this - well read (at times slightly annoying narrator) but the story is good enough that it doesn't matter and it wasn't so annoying that it prevented rapt listening!