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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All you need is Ove

  • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

deceiving

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

It's a second book by Backman that I've listened to and I have to say I much prefered Britt-Marie Was Here. I found this one quite boring. And this story of an old grumpy man who is "brought back to life" by good people and life's circumstances, I had the impression to hear for a thousend time since Dickens ! The performance is good.

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

Boring, boring, boring...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-18

Almost 13 hours of going around one, not particulary interesting event is just too much! The performances are ok although Deni Francis reads some parts - God knows why - in half whisper which is quite anoying. I chose this book on the ground of many very good reviews and I'm seriously wondering now if it's possible that those people are paid by Audible to write them...

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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 764

The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambiance while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal? These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like this book at all

  • By sabine on 21-10-18

great

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

This is a winning duo Liane Moriarty and Caroline Lee. And this new book is no exeption. Liane Moriarty knows things about human soul that not every writer knows and she puts it in words beautifully. And Caroline Lee reads like nobody else. This audiobook is a rare treat.

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of my favourite storis

  • By Zoska on 06-04-16

lovely story beautifully read

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

A classic, sweet story. You will have Audrey Hepburn's face in front of your eyes while listening. Michael C. Hall reads almost as good as Armie Hammer and that definitely adds to the general impression.

  • Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Hours With Tom Hanks

  • By Agatha on 28-10-17

disappointing ?

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I wanted to write "disappointing" but then I though - why? Why would I expect the great actor Tom Hanks to be also a great writer? The stories are ok, but there is nothing original about them, the performance is ok, but I prefere to see Tom Hanks playing than to hear him reading. Go and see a Tom Hanks' movie instead of listening to these stories.

  • Carry On, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: 'Jeeves Takes Charge 'Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest', 'The Artistic Career of Corky', 'The Aunt and the Sluggard', 'Clustering Round Young Bingo', 'Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg' and 'The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger to other motorway users

  • By C.J. Martin on 30-10-17

very English and quite funny

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I enjoyed it although found the style a bit repetitive. The performance is excellent and the whole quite enjoyable.

  • The Only Story

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Guy Mott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

'Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.' First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at 19. At 19, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love's Labour Lost?

  • By Rachel Redford on 21-02-18

not my favourite love story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

It was wrongly recommended to me as "one of the most beautiful love stories of the XXI century". It is rather common love story even though it is well written and well performed. It contains some interesting statements and observations about love but most of the time it was just boring.

  • Never Mind

  • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 1
  • By: Edward St Aubyn
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

At his mother’s family house in the south of France, Patrick Melrose has the run of a magical garden. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient, five-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with care. His father, David, rules with considered cruelty, and Eleanor, his mother, has retreated into drink. They are expecting guests for dinner. But this afternoon is unlike the chain of summer days before, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute treat!

  • By bookylady on 11-06-18

very disapointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Maybe I'm not Enflish enough but this was just tremendously boring... The performance is good but the story itself has nothing to it... It's not scandalous, it's not original, it's nothing at all really. Do not waste your time and money.

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  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
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  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • tres médiocre

  • By Czarniecka on 29-04-18

tres médiocre

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-18

Un autre bestseller complètement incompréhensible ! Plein de clichés, l'histoire qui pourrait être intéressant est racontée d'un façon plat, banale qui manque du profondeur et de l'originalité. C'est triste et inquiétant de voir que c'est des livres comme cela qui se vend le mieux...

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 435

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring and funny

  • By Czarniecka on 22-04-18

inspiring and funny

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

It can sound in certain moments like a babbling of a member of a new-yorkee intelectual micro-cosmos but actually there is much more to it. It's funny, true and it's worth every minute of listning thanks to Meryl Streep's outstanding performance.

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