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  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful

  • By captainsjo on 09-03-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

The storyline is excellent and beautifully narrated! Sensitively written and not too gory, I felt that I knew each character and could picture them in my mind's eye!
I always feel a little sad when I come to the end of a book that I have been totally absorbed reading..a kind of bereavement!

  • Resthaven

  • By: Erik Therme
  • Narrated by: Randi Larson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt - especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety - only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes "bump in the night" is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Iain Hart on 17-10-17

A good read!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

Very well written and, clearly and pleasantly narrated, I found this book to be both original in storyline and entertaining holding my interest right to the last page!

  • Our Haunted Planet

  • By: John Keel
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In the classic Our Haunted Planet, John A. Keel brings into chilling focus strange truths about the Earth and its mysterious inhabitants. Could an unseen, prehuman race have taken careful measures to remain hidden from surface dwellers? Are they still watching us from their secret hiding places, manipulating and misleading us, using us for their own entertainment, and controlling our actions?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of the Unknown. . .!

  • By SaxonSpirit56 on 31-08-15

very interesting and, thought provoking!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Although quite deep for bedtime listening I became fascinated in the amount of historical, geological and other factual information written in this book and, eagerly looked forward to each new chapter!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lasting Damage

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Emma Kay, Simon Slater
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

It's 1.15 a.m. Connie Bowskill should be asleep. Instead, she's logging on to a property website in search of a particular house: 11 Bentley Grove, Cambridge. She knows it's for sale; she saw the estate agent's board in the front garden less than six hours ago. Soon Connie is clicking on the 'Virtual Tour' button, keen to see the inside of 11 Bentley Grove and put her mind at rest once and for all. But she finds herself looking at a scene from a nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unnecessarily complicated

  • By Patrick on 01-03-12

not my taste

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

not to my taste and I struggled. hlUnfortunately couldn'tfinish it as I was totally uninspired!

  • How Shall I Tell the Dog?

  • By: Miles Kington
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

This is Miles Kington’s last book, full of his characteristic and much-loved humour. It is also a final testament to his professionalism and dedication, and a permanent and moving reminder of how bravely he faced his fatal cancer. In the few months before he died, Miles wrote a series of letters to his friend and literary agent, Gill Coleridge, proposing a stream of increasingly absurd ideas for books he might write about his cancer. In reality, of course, the letters themselves are the book, as Miles always intended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished business

  • By Monsieur Ghost on 02-09-12

Not at all for me!

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

Reviewed: 27-08-17

not my cup of tea! Found the whole book pointless and repetative! Didn't bother to read the last 3 chapters! was glad to finish with it!

  • Anarchy Rising

  • The Survivalist, Book 2
  • By: Arthur T. Bradley
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

After the worst pandemic in mankind's history, anarchy threatens to break apart the United States. The government is years away from providing even the most basic necessities. Militias, gangs of convicts, and rogue soldiers face off in a violent free-for-all as they vie for power. Few safe havens remain. Big cities have been overrun with deformed survivors of the Superpox-99 pandemic. Smaller towns are being overtaken by authoritarians and lawless thugs. And congested interstates have become thoroughfares for desperate travelers and bandits seeking to capture women and supplies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am thoroughly enjoying the series

  • By Diane on 14-08-17

I am thoroughly enjoying the series

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

Holds my interest with excellent storylines!
I can't wait to start book 3.
The audio is excellent too and I am thoroughly enjoying the series!

  • Abigale Hall

  • By: Lauren A. Forry
  • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 31

Amidst the terror of the Second World War, 17-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister, Rebecca, have had their share of tragedy, losing their mother to the Blitz and their father to suicide. But when they are forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr Brownawell at Abigale Hall, they find that the worst is yet to come....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling and atmospheric debut

  • By Sandra on 25-04-16

not my cup of tea

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-17

unfortunately I couldn't get into this book and found the storyline monotonously boring! Sadly I lost interest!

  • From Baghdad, With Love

  • A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
  • By: Jay Kopelman
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Love and hope often arrive in the strangest places and in the strangest ways. During his tour of duty in Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman of the U.S. Marines endured the emotional stress common for those involved in bloody battles for freedom. Although the rules forbid pets, Kopelman and his comrades adopted an abandoned puppy left behind after the battle for Fallujah. The dog (named Lava) befriended the Marines and journalists, and was eventually smuggled out of Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book

  • By Mrs. H. A. Jeffs on 19-04-12

beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

A moving story! Well narrated! Suitable for anyone who appreciates the bond that forms between man and dog!

  • Afterlife: A Psychiatrist Exploring Life Beyond Death

  • By: Marcel Westerlund
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Many in the scientific community shun life after death, considering such experiences impossible. Marcel Westerlund is the exception. Pills may curb depression, but Westerlund discovers that delving into people's past lives provides a healing force that he could never accomplish through regular medicine. He talks candidly about his job as a healer as well as the importance of the spirit in mental recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My beliefs confirmed!

  • By Diane on 25-03-17

My beliefs confirmed!

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

Reviewed: 25-03-17

After reading this book, I have become even more certain of "The purpose of our lives on earth". I couldn't' put this book down and now that I have finished it am wondering what I can read next. How can I continue in the spiritual education and development of my soul? I have always wondered why my life has been so full of painful experiences from as far back as I remember! I feel that regressive relaxation would help me to heal and move on with what is left of this present life I am living on earth!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Hope

  • The Color of Heaven Series, Book 3
  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Diana Moore has led a charmed life. She's the daughter of a wealthy senator and is living a glamorous city life, confident that her handsome live-in boyfriend is about to propose. But everything is turned upside down when she learns of a mysterious woman who works nearby - a woman who is her identical mirror image. Diana is compelled to discover the truth about this woman's identity, but the truth leads her down a path of secrets, betrayals, and shocking discoveries about her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Diane on 08-02-17

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I found that I couldn't put this book down, so to speak! I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and am quite addicted to this Author! Looks as though I will be reaing the next book in the series!