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Eve Johnston-Ryde

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  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a black woman let me say this!

  • By Anita Solanke on 26-09-16

A try inspirational listen

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Inspiring inspiring inspiring Inspiring inspiring inspiring Inspiring Inspiring inspiring inspiring . Every employer should listen to/read this book

  • Tipping the Velvet

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.' A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victorian London brought to exuberant life

  • By T on 14-10-14

Brilliant and Unique

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

I love this story about a girl's journey of sexual discovery, gender fluidity and self discovery. Sarah Water's is a born storyteller

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greats.

  • By Simon on 05-10-15

Addictive Listening

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

Reviewed: 21-05-15

If you could sum up To Kill a Mockingbird in three words, what would they be?

Inciteful unique powerful

What did you like best about this story?

A big subject seen through the eyes of a child

What about Sissy Spacek’s performance did you like?

Good Deep South accent. Good reading pace

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It's already done

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  • Sweet Tooth

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • McEwan Takes Us Back To The Seventies

  • By GC on 15-10-12

Truly Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 19-05-15

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sweet Tooth?

The long long scenes about books a character has written

Any additional comments?

This story meanders and crawls on with no real purpose. We are told from the outset that the protagonist gets sacked. And so you wait, and wait for something interesting to happen. You get taken down every dull grey alleyway at a depressing speed. I found it intolerable. I really do not understand why this story was rated so highly.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful