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  • The World Walker

  • The World Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall. In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion. Across the world, individuals and organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand. At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Those who have ever heard a woman speak, beware...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-18

Loved the book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-19

Decided to try the book as it was on offer. Glad I did, good story line and I couldn't put the book down. Definitely going to read the whole series, pity it is only 3 books!

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting - enjoyed it much more than the paperback

  • By Dawn on 20-05-10

Interesting

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-19

Interesting book but so true, we owe a lot to our parents! A recommended listen.

  • Before I Go

  • Maria Kallio, Book 7
  • By: Leena Lehtolainen, Owen F. Witesman - translator
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

When Petri Ilveskivi is murdered in the street on his way to a city-planning meeting, Maria Kallio, commander of Espoo's Violent Crime Unit, and her team are first on the scene. Almost immediately, her focus is on the band of skinheads who brutally attacked the Finnish commissioner and his husband three years earlier. Did they finally finish the hate crime they started? But the trail soon reveals a web of lies - secrets Petri was keeping from even those closest to him - and a long list of suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-03-19

Excellent listen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-19

Good story and series. Enjoy listening to the books and will download the next book

  • False Impression

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death - a priceless Van Gogh painting. It's a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a joy!

  • By Leycesteria, Surrey on 08-01-15

Great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-18

Brilliant listen and read, just what you would expect of a Jeffrey Archer book. .

  • Duplicity

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared? The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads - was Max's incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fab twist!

  • By Jo Ridley on 16-02-17

Great listen

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Reviewed: 22-12-18

This is the first book I listened/read from the author. Enjoyed it and are planning to read other books from the author.

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,508

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Interesting book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Working in health care I found this book interesting. The saying the more you practice the luckier you get is true!

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • O my

  • By simplyswing on 08-12-18

Okay book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-18

I read the book because I love the previous books but this one was not as good. The focus was too much on police work and procedures and there was little of Eve's personal life and group of friends. Only one interaction with little Bella, not enough Summerset and Dallas insults and it feels as if Peabody was an afterthought. Looking forward to the next book to see if my favourite characters play a bigger part.

  • Rip It Up

  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Most self-help books encourage you to think differently, to think yourself thin, imagine a richer self or visualize the perfect you. This is difficult, time consuming and often doesn’t work. Drawing on a dazzling array of scientific evidence, psychologist Richard Wiseman presents a radical new insight that turns conventional self-help on its head: simple physical actions represent the quickest, easiest and most powerful way to instantly change how you think and feel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wise words

  • By Michael J Dawson on 26-05-16

Love Richard Wiseman's books.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Enjoy listening to the books. Turns day to day believes in its head! Good narrator.

  • Quirkology

  • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Laura Y. on 10-05-16

Interesting listening!

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Reviewed: 29-04-18

Really interesting and amusing. Even my teenage children ended up listening to it and deducted that it is better to ask advice from a. 4-year old than an adult!

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  • Dark in Death

  • In Death, Book 46
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little disappointed

  • By Anonymous User on 27-03-19

Can't wait for the next book

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Reviewed: 19-02-18

Eve is as always brilliant and entertaining.
Loved it, can't wait for the next book.