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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,076
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,071
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,046

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a human story

  • By Amy Featherstone on 03-12-18

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

A truly gripping, absorbing and inspiring book.Michelle reading it herself really enhanced it, as it became very personal and utterly sincere. I am English, and have only visited the USA on holiday, but as our close partner, I watch in horror as the Trump administration dismantles the very fabric of America.

  • Beware the Past

  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt's very secret private life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • love Joy Ellis hated this -

  • By Gen on 22-07-18

So many unexpected twits and turns,

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

This book really gripped me, the characters are well described and the unexpected ending was enthralling. Have read many Joy Ellis books but this is her best.

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  • The Preacher

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 2
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Easy Listening

  • By Ann on 21-04-11

Too long

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

Reviewed: 19-04-18

This is a good story, but at over 12 hours long, I found it difficult to hold my attention. I think it would lose nothing from some intelligent editing