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  • Roar

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aisling Bea, Adjoa Andoh, Lara Sawalha
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Original, honest and thought-provoking, Roar is Cecelia Ahern's unforgettable story collection. With her trademark honesty, Cecelia Ahern gives us 30 linked stories, all titled 'The Woman Who...', that capture the different facets of women's lives. Humorous, moving, surreal and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration, intimidation, exhaustion - the private moments when they feel the need to roar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book and amazing narrative - feminist genius

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-01-19

Disappointed with this one

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I usually love this author but this book fell seriously short of the mark. Sad because I was desperate for her next book. Never been disappointed by Cecelia Ahern before.

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  • The Image of You

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar. Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems. The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • you just will not see it coming

  • By Nyssa B on 05-11-17

crazy mind twists

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Insane twists, mind messes and emotional coaster. Its a hit or miss but for me, a decent listen.

  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really thought provoking story

  • By Frances Locke on 25-02-18

accents are at times painful but the story is fab

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

Reviewed: 17-08-18

Really good story, the story telling is brilliant. im looking at more books by this author now.

  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

beautiful story, read perfectly

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Such a heart-warming story. A range of emotions will wash over you from start to finish. Amazing characters you cannot help but love and wish them their happily ever afters. Stories intertwined and laid out so well they flow perfectly. I'm in love with this book!

  • With All My Love

  • By: Patricia Scanlan
  • Narrated by: Deirdre Purcell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

On a crystal clear Mediterranean day, Briony McAllister sits playing with her four-year-old daughter, Katie, while she waits for her mother, Valerie, to join them. Valerie has recently moved to a picturesque town in southern Spain to finally leave behind her turbulent past and find a peace that has always eluded her. Briony has no idea that in a few moments time, her relationship with her mother will change irrevocably. As Katie plays, Briony pulls from her bag an old photo album, found in a box in her mother's new home. As she begins to study the faded photos, a letter falls to the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • slow burner but one that will see you through

  • By LM on 07-02-18

slow burner but one that will see you through

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Its a very slow burner this book tp start. Hard to get into but take the time because its worth it. wonderful book with beautiful themes running through. It will pull every emotion out of you but leave you feeling joy.

  • The Memory Shop

  • By: Ella Griffin
  • Narrated by: Deirdre O'Connell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Daydreamer Nora has inherited all of her grandmother's worldly belongings. Nora dreads seeing her beloved grandmother's possessions go, but she's determined that item by item, memory by memory, she will find the perfect new owners. When she opens The Memory Shop in the front of her grandmother's house, the community is gradually drawn inside, and Nora begins transforming the lives of those around her through the objects she pairs them with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interwoven lives

  • By S. C. R. Roberston on 01-01-18

beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 23-12-17

love this book, gripping from the first line. love the sentiment and the intertwined stories of all the characters.

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  • Flawed

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aysha Kala
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well liked by her classmates and teachers and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found Flawed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this book had me gripped

  • By Mrs. K. Rarity on 12-04-16

beautiful

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

yet another fantastic book that I cant put down. Cecelia has done it again. love it

  • Lyrebird

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her and who you are after. A documentary crew discover a mysterious young woman living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful, she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of their story and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By L Bagnall on 16-01-17

beautiful story again by Cecelia.<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

Love Cecelia and this is no different. loving told by Aoife, beautiful accents, you can tell the difference in characters by the voice she makes for each. Not just a boring monotonous voice, Aofie uses her charm and knowledge of the characters to deliver a beautiful story.