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M. T. Bennett

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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,145

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-19

I just loved this book from beginning to end. Some parts were so sad but others made me laugh!

  • The Last Widow

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end...they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into thin air. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by the wail of sirens.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Far too repetitive

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-07-19

Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 24-06-19

Absolutely wonderful! Enjoyed every word. Will and Sarah hold this book together brilliantly. Highly recommended.

  • The Shape of Lies

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

Yesterday, Scott was dead. Today, he’s back. And Anna doesn’t believe in ghosts. Scott was Anna’s boyfriend. She loved him, but he ruined her life. When he died, she should have been free, but today Scott is on the radio, threatening to spill her secrets. Anna is a mother, a wife, and head teacher of a primary school. And she’s a good liar. She made one mistake, and now she is having to pay for it. Scott is the only person who knows the truth about her past, but how can he be alive? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Intense and Velvety Smooth!

  • By Simon on 16-04-19

Unlikely ending!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

Hated the ending! No spoilers but it was too unrealistic for me. I did enjoy the characters and expected sorting more believable although Scott 's death was a bit dubious as well.

  • City of Friends

  • By: Joanna Trollope
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202

The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or, at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings but instead long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a disappointment

  • By Liz on 27-02-17

Good book for holiday reading.

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

No real plot or story. Good for reading on the beach - not at all challenging!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Alexandra Burt
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed? Dahlia Waller's childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions. In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for a slow walk in the woods.

  • By M. T. Bennett on 25-05-17

Perfect for a slow walk in the woods.

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

Reviewed: 25-05-17

Very predictable but enjoyable with no surprises. A gentle but violent story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

  • The Watcher

  • By: Ross Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102

Lily Gullick lives with her husband, Aiden, in a new-build flat opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen bird-watcher, she can't help spying on her neighbours. Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars, and soon her elderly neighbour, Jean, is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strange

  • By Andrea on 10-01-17

Struggled.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-17

Couldn't persevere to the end of this. just not my cup of tea. Maybe go back to it sometime.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ruthless

  • By: Cath Staincliffe
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A blaze at an abandoned chapel in impoverished Manorclough turns out to be more than just arson when the body of a man who has been shot twice is discovered in the ashes. For the Manchester Metropolitan police team it’s the start of a gruelling and complex case that exposes the fractures and fault lines of a community living on the edge. DC Rachel Bailey, recently married, is trying to come to terms with her new status and deal with the fallout from her chaotic family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lived up to expectations.

  • By M. T. Bennett on 10-08-16

Lived up to expectations.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Couldn't stop listening. Love the way Cath intertwines the personal lives of the women with their professional live.

  • The Kept Woman

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

The latest novel in the Will Trent series from number one best-selling author Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's happening

  • By Christine on 17-07-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-07-16

Lived up to expectations! couldnt put it down. Already looking forward to the next one.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful