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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,429
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,419

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
  • Heart-rending story, sensitively narrated.

  • By bookylady on 01-03-18

Love conquer s all!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

What a wonderful inspirational story , superbly written and read so well . It made me cry, it made me smile, and it made me wonder at the triumph of love over the most dreadful evil. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially as it's based on a true story, think it would make a great movie! Would recommend any one to read it Christine Lamb.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Shop Girls of Chapel Street

  • By: Jenny Holmes
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Shop Girls of Chapel Street by Jenny Holmes, read by Janine Birkett. Orphaned young, Violet Wheeler has been brought up by her aunt - but after Winnie's death, she feels like she's lost everything. With no-one to turn to, she has to rely on the goodwill of the community to help her out. At the Jubilee drapers, amongst the spools of ribbon, skeins of silk and latest 30s fashions, Violet finds a refuge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

  • By Hazel on 28-03-18

boring plot

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

Found this to be quite a boring predictable plot Even the ^big secret^ was a let down, and I had figured it out well before it came to light! The characters were boring, and the story reminded me of those old fashioned melodramas. This was not my type of story , I prefer a more complicated plot, where I can't foresee the ending, but, each to his own,
Some people may enjoy this kind of old fashioned romance, with an old fashioned villain, and heroine.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Catch a Dream

  • The Breckton Novels, Book 1
  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Can she follow her dreams when she has lost everything? Young Bridie O'Hara is torn away from her native Ireland by her father - a freedom fighter turned traitor - when he has to flee the wrath of the republicans. Violated by those who should protect her and betrayed by her dashing gypsy lover, Seamus Finney, she struggles to find her way in Victorian England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Dave on 12-08-17

A walk down misery lane!

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

Found this to be very disappointing. Too much misery not a bit of humour, and had no sympathy for the main character at all. Found her to be very unlikeable, and mostly deserving of all the ills that befell her. I was completely depressed at the end of it, and was hoping that the ending would have a little bit of joy in it, but , no, just as depressing as the rest of it! and I also found the language and phrasing, quite irritating. Not one for me!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cragside

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party - a Victorian murder mystery evening - it's all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man's life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star murder mystery

  • By Timi on 19-10-17

Too slow!

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

Loved the last book in the series, but a bit disappointed with this one, found it quite slow moving, and had none of the high drama of the others in the series. There is a bit of a twist at the end, which could bode well for the next instalment, but the twist was about the most interesting part of the whole book. This one was not for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Trespasser

  • Dublin Murder Squad 6
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Antoinette Conway, the tough, abrasive detective from The Secret Place, is still on the Murder Squad, but only just. She's partnered up with Stephen Moran now, and that's going well - but the rest of her working life isn't. Antoinette doesn't play well with others, and there's a vicious running campaign in the squad to get rid of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Variably engaging

  • By Kirstine on 21-02-17

It^s all about me!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Found it very tough going , seemed to be all about the detective, and her feelings, rather than the actual solving of a murder. By the end I just didn't care ^whodunnit! ^ I actually skipped a couple of chapters towards the end, just to get it finished.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Insomnia

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Eli Wallach
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

You'll lose a lot of sleep.... Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death. That's when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control - dangerously so. And why his hometown is about to become the new Armageddon....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying music!

  • By Puddytat purr on 11-10-16

music

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

Reviewed: 21-09-16

excellent story and performance, spoilt only by the very distracting and annoying background music

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Scream

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

Five figures gather 'round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult-sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken, but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood. Years later a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders that shock the Black Country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, dreadful narrator.

  • By G. Willoughby on 04-10-15

more to come?

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

Reviewed: 19-10-15

great story , good characters, hope there is more to come soon. the twist at the end was excellent, and I do so love a happy ending!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Disciple

  • By: Steven Dunne
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

DI Brook thought the nightmare was over - but the Reaper has left behind a horrifying legacy…. When an accidental drowning is found to be murder, Brook’s past relationship with the victim makes him the prime suspect. A fact made worse when he receives a chilling message urging him to continue the work of the serial killer The Reaper, the deranged vigilante who had previously terrorised the UK.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved all the twists and turns!

  • By christine on 14-10-15

loved all the twists and turns!

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

Reviewed: 14-10-15

absolutely brilliant! gripped untill the very end. can't wait to hear the next in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful