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Taylor, the misfit angel

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  • In Bloom

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Rhiannon Lewis has successfully fooled the world and framed her cheating fiancé, Craig, for the depraved and bloody killing spree she committed. She should be ecstatic that she’s free. Except for one small problem. She’s pregnant with her ex-lover’s child. The ex-lover she only recently chopped up and buried in her in-laws' garden. And as much as Rhiannon wants to continue making her way through her kill lists, a small voice inside is trying to make her stop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant follow on from Sweat Pea

  • By Mrs. S. Phillips on 21-10-18

Darkly delicious

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I loved this. A sequel that doesn't disappoint. An absolute page turner that managed to keep me wondering what would come next to the ultimate anti hero of 2018 literature, but also darkly comic enough at points to have me giggling guiltily. I don't know if Skuse is planning to carry on Rhiannon’s diaries, but I look forward to her next offering, what ever it may be.

  • Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker

  • By: Francesca Simon
  • Narrated by: Miranda Richardson
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Four fabulously funny stories that will invoke every family's worst Christmas nightmares, as Horrid Henry sabotages the school play, tries to do his Christmas shopping without spending his pocket money, ambushes Father Christmas with some serious accusations, and endures Christmas dinner with the guests from hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The world's worst, yet best, Christmas

  • By Taylor, the misfit angel on 09-07-18

The world's worst, yet best, Christmas

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Well, there was many a Christmas when I, a sheltered yet devious child would shut herself in her room, press play, and turn up the volume of this wonderful audio book, then on CD. Now, at twenty, my opinion hadn't changed. These books have definitely stood the test of time.
Unlike the TV series and the movie, these books have a certain adult charm. In my generation, there wasn't a boy or girl who didn't want to rebel like henry, and this would've probably been the same for adults of past generations, only with characters such as Just William and The Naughtiest Girl, even if they never acted on it. Simon is able to capture this long buried desire with adults, and the present desire with children. This must be why she is so popular. I think the thing is about the Horrid henry books is that Simon doesn't preach to children. She just writes fun and riotous stories that fulfill every child's deepest and darkest desires. Children don't want morals shoved down their faces when they read. They're already taught how to act by adults, and just the same as some books take children to previously unexplored caves and castles, Simon allows children to explore an equally unthinkable desire.
However, I'm not sure if I wouldn't even bought these books again is it wasn't for the flawless narration by Miranda Richardson. I don't think I've ever heard a better children's book narrator, and that's no exaggeration.
Some books are better left in the recesses of your childhood, but these books in my opinion do not apply. I'm not surprised little me loved them so much, but I will be surprised if these books do not turn out to be classics as the Just William books are now.

  • If I Was Your Girl

  • By: Meredith Russo
  • Narrated by: Samia Mounts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with. Amanda has a secret. At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenally flawless

  • By Taylor, the misfit angel on 01-01-17

Phenomenally flawless

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

It's hard to try and muster up the words to describe this book. Okay, it isn't realistic in Tiley, as the endnotes says, and in my opinion,the note at the end is just as important as the book itself, but the story… it's a romance, it's A self discovery novel of self acceptance, it is in my opinion, a future gem for LGBT readers. Please if you are considering listen to this, Go ahead. If the romance aspect puts you off, don't worry, I hate romances. I despise them with a passion, and that is no exaggeration. But this, this is the romance that even I ruted for, and when you crack me, the hardest of the lot when it comes to romance, you know you've done a good job. And, just when I was getting bored of the romance aspect, the author seemed to know and brought the focus away from Grant for a bit. It was creepy, like she had read my mind. Guys, I am gender queer, and take this from me, it does not disappoint. It was everything I wanted and more. Thank you Meredith. And Side note, I think the authors note at the end is actually read bye Russo herself, so for that reason and the content with it's reassuring message and advice and knowledge, please, please listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Gillian Burke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was 16 years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous.... The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wow

  • By Mr. S. Wallace-jones on 18-07-16

Not quite sure

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

Reviewed: 21-11-16

The book itself seems really good, it's just the fact that the book itself doesn't seem to match to my taste. When I read the synopsis, I was hoping the story would focus on how The main character hope lives on a day to Day basis, and the challenges she faces, such as getting a job, dating, and other such things. Whilst all these things are mentioned in the book, the story seems to be more of a mystery or a thriller than just an interesting piece of fiction, which is good, but not really something I'm interested in, especially with the book being so long. I'll probably come back to it later, but I'd rather move on to a book with a plot that holds my interest instead at this moment. This is the advice I give to customers who just prefer stories that focus more on realistic issues and character development instead of drilling mysteries and heists, as you may be a bit disappointed. To anyone who is into that kind of thing though, I'd highly recommend the book, as it is truly seeming to be a good book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Northern Lights (Dramatised)

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening installment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book, shoddy dramatisation

  • By Louise on 26-03-11

Stunning dramatisation

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

Reviewed: 26-10-16

So, before I purchased this, I saw some negative reviews saying that the story was cut very short and the details were not fine enough or true to the original book, and honestly, I would hath to disagree. Okay, it is obvious looking at the two products that the book is significantly longer than the dramatisation, but having read the book and listen to this, I would go so far as to say that in my opinion, all of the details that really count when listening to the story are still here. That, along with an absolutely stunning dramatisation from the BBC, which I can honestly say, is the highest quality of dramatisation I have ever heard from them. Taking both of these points into account, I would say this is definitely worth the money. It just blew me away. The actors were absolutely brilliant. Okay, this is an adaptation, so things are going to be a bit different from the book, and they are. In the book, the angel narrating the story is introduced in the second book, but they have chosen to include it here, and I noticed one name change in this production, but it doesn't detract from the brilliance of the production at all. However, I would recommend that you read the book 1st, as there is a lot you might miss, but if you have read the book, this is brilliant to listen to and will really fire up your imagination. I especially loved the actor who played Lyra. So give yourself a treat and download this, you will not regret it. You're welcome.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The List

  • By: Siobhan Vivian
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn't matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, "pretty" and "ugly." And it's also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept, well written.

  • By Roseiix on 06-07-14

Brilliant book, horrible ending

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Okay, so I know the title of this review makes it seem as if I didn't like the book so much, but really, this was a brilliant book, which tackled a lot of issues that Young people have to tackle today. To be honest, there were a few relatable characters for me in the book, which is pretty rare I find, me being such an odd ball. But I adored the book. My only pet hate is the ending. Why the cliffhanger!!! Okay, so I can get why the author put the cliffhanger there, but still, it just made me so sad and kind of angry. I wish there was more, and there were so many characters I wanted to know more about and what happened to them all after the homecoming dance, especially Jennifer. Jennifer is ending was really unsatisfactory for me, but I can appreciate why the ending was like that, the book is meant to show the consequences of labelling and the pressures upon young girl today, and not to give us a Disney happy ending, but still, it just… overall though, I loved the book. I read it a few years ago and loved it, and this is my second time reading it, and it's still going strong for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rockoholic

  • By: C.J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

Jody’s in love with a rock star. At Jackson Gatlin’s concert, she’s right at the front. But when she’s caught in the crush, Jody’s carried backstage. Throw in concussion, a super-wired superstar and a Curly Wurly - and she finds herself taking home more than a poster. OMG! Jody’s kidnapped him. But what happens when the rock god in her garage doesn’t want to leave? Jody’s stuck between a rock idol and a hard place!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Taylor, the misfit angel on 13-07-15

Good

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

Reviewed: 13-07-15

I got dead romantic about two years ago and loved it. I wasn't disappointed, although I guess the plot wasn't very meety, but it was still good to read. I liked all the raw emotion in it, and you can see the journey that Jody goes threw in the book. I thought the ending was a little naff in one sense, but it didn't ruin it. Overall, an entertaining roller coaster ride of a listen, with an easy plot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slaving Away

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Miranda Kane, Unusual Productions
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dennis, Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 452

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat, where she services clients with flogging, extreme correction and (if she’s lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming. And when she’s not delivering 30 lashes to the sensitive parts of religious zealots or doing step-aerobics in stilettos on the buttocks of retired army officers, she is just trying to get on with the neighbours....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Really New

  • By Fred on 07-07-15

Best one

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Loved it. Funny and awkward. Has loads of potential as a series, obviously not one for children lol. I would definitely buy this.

  • The Uncynical Cannibal

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Dewi Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Richard Glover, Simon Kane, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, and others
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 236

A gloriously mad desert island romp - complete with zombies, walrus pirates and a talking goldfish called Albie. Like Robinson Crusoe on acid, it follows the adventures of Isaac, a shipwrecked sailor whose boat is sunk by a excess of radio sound effects and is then washed up in a tropical paradise where warring tribes compete to pay homage to a giant sea beast called Gary. A fast-paced gag fest which is a splendid mix of music hall and surreal nonsense, which is fresh, intriguing and laugh-out-loud funny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully executed...pun intended.

  • By TamTam on 09-07-15

Just not for me

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Basically just not my thing. I couldn't really listen to this for more than five minutes. I new I wouldn't really like this, but I was curious about the alleged sound effects, maybe that came later I'm not sure. I just didn't get on with the storyline at all, and personally I didn't think the acting was very good. Sorry audible, not for me.

  • The Hub

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Bruce Windwood
  • Narrated by: Susy Kane, Alex Kirk, Howard Gossington, and others
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 271

Deep underground, in a top-secret location, the war against Terror, Anarchy and Foreigners in General is being waged. Inside The Hub, where intelligence gathering blends seamlessly with state-of-the-art, counter-terrorist hardware, dedicated professionals work day and night to keep us safe...and somehow always manage to totally screw things up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, but fairly enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-15

Not my style

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

I didn't like it. It all just seamed like a standup comedy performance between loads of people, with a lot of talking and not much going on. I found it a bit laborious. I couldn't finish it. This is just my opinion though.