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  • Here and Gone

  • By: Haylen Beck
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She's taken the family car, and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. She keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in the Arizona desert. Looking for a safe place to stay for the night, she spots something in her rearview mirror. A police car is following her, and the lights are flickering. Blue and red. As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 stars! Suberb!

  • By Ann D on 16-07-17

READ THIS BOOK NOW

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

What was one of the most memorable moments of Here and Gone?

The whole book

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book makes your blood run cold.

Any additional comments?

This is such a good read. The narration is fabulous.
The story is every parents nightmare and scary as its possible.
I will definitely look out for more books by this author.
Read this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Sellout

  • By: Paul Beatty
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 548

Born in Dickens, Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's memoir will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed, he discovers there never was a memoir. Fuelled by despair, he sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever, enjoyable satire on racism in todays USA

  • By bookylady on 25-10-16

Loathed this book

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The only thing that would have made this book any better was a shredding machine.

What character would you cut from The Sellout?

All of them

Any additional comments?

It was soooo boring

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 892

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One yapping dog. It's a normal weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book the authors best work

  • By Mrs on 30-07-16

I love her books

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Would you listen to Truly Madly Guilty again? Why?

No i wouldn't listen again. But few books are worthy of a reread.
This is an absorbing can't put down book.
Cant wait for her next book.

Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listen to all her other books and her voice suits the text perfectly

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes definitely

Any additional comments?

Fabulous read.xxx

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,256

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 19-08-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is a brilliant read. I love the way that its written. Peoples lives intertwine until you get to the climax.
I read the Husbands secret which was great. Recommended to my book club, everyone loved it.
I think this is better. Will be looking for more novels by this author. Enjoy.

What did you like best about this story?

The ordinary people, with extraordinary events, and coincedences.

What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

It is read in a very dry pithy way. The delivery is perfect.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No Started steady and by chapter 10 couldn t put it down.

Any additional comments?

READ THIS BOOK

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you want to listen to the end

  • By Joanne on 10-11-13

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 15-05-14

What made the experience of listening to The Husband's Secret the most enjoyable?

This was such a good book. Its pulls the different strands of the story together in such a clever and subtle way.