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  • The Girl on the Stairs

  • By: Louise Welsh
  • Narrated by: Jane Wymark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Jane Logan is six months pregnant and has moved to Berlin to live with her long-term lover, rich banker Petra. The women's chic new apartment is in a trendy part of the city but Jane finds herself increasingly uneasy there. She conceives a dread of the derelict backhouse across the courtyard and begins to suspect something sinister is happening in the flat next door, where gynaecologist Alban Mann lives with his teenage daughter, Anna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense, multi-layered thriller

  • By Mike on 12-08-14

Meh

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-13

Jane, the main character, just annoyed me for most of the book and the story was okay but I didn't feel engaged with any of the characters so ... to me, there seemed to be potential but the surface was only scratched.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wool

  • Wool Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Niamh on 23-01-13

Unusual and compelling read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-13

I totally loved this audiobook. The story grabs you and holds on tight - Hugh Howey is so imaginative and a fabulous writer. Susannah Harker reads so beautifully and her voice is a pleasure to listen to.

  • The Playdate

  • By: Louise Millar
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Single mother Callie has come to rely heavily on her best friend Suzy. But Callie suspects Suzy's life isn't as simple as it seems. It's time she pulled away - going back to work is just the first step towards rediscovering her old confidence. So why does she keep putting off telling Suzy about her new job? And who will care for her rather frail daughter, Rae, while she is gone?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected joy

  • By Saffy on 23-12-12

Excellent "listen" !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-12

Clare Corbett is an exceptional narrator - her characterisation is wonderful - such an enjoyable listen and the book itself is "keeps you guessing" one ... really found it hard to stop listening when I got to work or home ... thoroughly enjoyable.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • On the Island

  • By: Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When 30-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this was a phenomenon. I loved it so much, I cry.

  • By Andre on 23-12-16

You won't be able to stop listening !!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-12

Such an excellent book - the story had me hooked from the moment I started listening and I was plugging into my i-Pod whenever I could. The characters are brilliant and likeable and Tracey Garvis Graves weaves their story in a believable way.

The only slight downside is the narration at the beginning - Heidi speaks way too fast - I just kept thinking "SLOW DOWN" but she settles into it, so persevere.