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  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic story of love and life.

  • By John Nichols on 30-06-13

Wonderful<br />

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

As good as any contemporary physiological thriller. Suspence and twists and turns everywhere. I can see now why this book appears in so many top 20 lists

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,329

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Heart wrenching. Inspiring. Simply wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I couldn't stop listening and stayed awake all night to hear this wonderful, uplifting story that brought tears to my eyes and a warm glow to my heart.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,429

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

Don't waste a credit

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

A lame plot that is not particularly well written. The performance doesn't reflect this however, as it was strong and enjoyable.
Don't waste a credit
Don't waste your time listening to it.

  • Before I Go To Sleep

  • By: S J Watson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,529

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'Memories define us.So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This will keep you awake!

  • By MRS on 20-05-11

Captivating and brilliantly performed

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

The concept is far from original bit comes with clever twists and s brilliant climax. I'm definitely going to listen to this again.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,625

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Wonderfully read chiller

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Joanne Froggart's haunting yet authentic performanc ensures that the main character is both highly credible and one who was brought to life to the extent that I still feel that I know her. The story mostly moves along at an appropriate pace as we are invited into the life of woman who sacrifices everything for a child she barely knows. At times I was on the edge of my seat whilst in other places this chiller proved to be quite thought provoking. Definitely worth a credit

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

Entertaining, thought provoking and informative.

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

Fascinating in so many respects.
The audionook is well read and it's pleasant on the ear.
The content is outstanding.
A huge amount of good information presented in a unique and numerous manner
I'll definitely be listening to this again in the not too distant future

  • Radical Self-Acceptance

  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear and inspiring

  • By Saffy on 16-12-13

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 19-06-16

Read with loving kindness Tara takes on a journey to find true live. Self love. Practically explained in four beautiful steps whilst drawing much from the Buddhist tradition the knowledge imparted is applicable to us all.

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