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  • The Last Girl

  • My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State
  • By: Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski, Amal Clooney - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to challenge the world to fight ISIS on behalf on her people. With a foreword by Amal Clooney. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy. But she has fought back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartbreaking and important.

  • By amotherandstudent on 23-11-17

A story everyone should read

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Nadias tale is an absolutely eye-opening story of bravery and fighting against the odds that everyone should read. One brave lady.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,514
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,605

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

A thought inducing read.

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

This book really brings to light the loneliness that can be felt by some, even when surrounded by other people and the difference that can be made to someone's life through the smallest gestures of kindness or empathy. Eleanors view on the world is unique due to her circumstances. I laughed and cried with her in equal measure! A great read.

  • Mystery in White

  • By: J. Jefferson Farjeon
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92

"The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house." On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shiveringly cold ...

  • By Jayne Baker on 20-09-16

An enjoyable festive read

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

A good fireside read for the festive season. I enjoyed the atmosphere the author creates. Excellent narration.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,253

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Kept me guessing!

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

Reviewed: 21-02-16

Really enjoyed the 'whodunnit' theme of this book. Good narration also. A very riveting read!

  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

Enjoyed the story.

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

Reviewed: 14-02-15

Loved that it kept me guessing for a while and liked the twists. My only criticism is that the ending was maybe a twist too far. Perhaps leaving things open for the next book though? I would read!