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  • Scarlet

  • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

The second thrilling audiobook in the best-selling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other. Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story is exciting

  • By Noreen on 03-02-19

Story is exciting

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

This is the 2nd book in this series and so much more exciting than the last book. The story continues with Cinder and then introduces Scarlet. The story gradually unfolds and you discover why these girls are connected. I need to read the next book to see what happens. This is a great read.

  • The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

  • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends - the League of Pensioners - have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long, they are up to their old tricks and with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the casinos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • League Of Pensioners Win Again!

  • By SARA on 02-05-16

Another Brilliant Read

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

This second book in the series was as good as the first one. The robberies were so ingenious that I wonder if these were really carried out!! Lovely story about the older generation where I am in life right now. Loved that you are kept hanging on a thread to see if they get away with it all.

  • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

  • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous, and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way! 79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifestyle. Along with her four oldest friends - otherwise known as the League of Pensioners - Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great for the first two hours...

  • By ElizabethLovick on 31-12-14

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 14-10-15

The escapades are very funny. The story unfolds gradually and then you are sucked in till the end. I read this because of the previous reviews and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not just a group of old 'fuddy duddies'.

  • The First Phone Call From Heaven

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

The gift of heaven on earth. It will become the biggest story in the world... When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. This is a story about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you would expect.....

  • By mollymoon1 on 08-07-14

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I loved this story. Liked how the mystery slowly unfolded. I was gripped till the end. A good reader too

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Island

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.

Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book

  • By Ragen Nelson on 02-02-08

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 16-01-15

A great read. So much sadness for one family. Yet they carried on with their lives. Could not leave it down

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Fallen Angels

  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter - and spending time with her new boyfriend, Jace. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city - only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realising that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day - if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Leslie on 08-07-11

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 28-01-14

Would you listen to City of Fallen Angels again? Why?

The story line continued with what happens in the love lives of all the characters.The story was so exciting. I felt like I was watching a film A great end to the series

What other book might you compare City of Fallen Angels to, and why?

I have not read a series this exciting, where I felt I had to read the next book.

What does Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Did not like the narration at all. I had got used to the narrator of the previous 3 books. Why did you change? And why 2. Both were poor readers. I nearly bought the book to read myself.

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

Yes. I could not leave it down. The pace of the story increased in the last few chapters. Great read

Any additional comments?

As I listened to the previous 3 books I knew the characters and felt comfortable with the story line. This book was so poorly read, I only stuck with it so I could discover the ending. These books were well written. I was completely drawn into the world of Shadowhunters, Downworlders and Demons. A great ending!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • City of Glass

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves, and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic conclusion

  • By Nadia on 15-07-10

Loved the whole series

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

Reviewed: 16-01-14

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

Would recommend this group of books. This 3rd book, City of Glass really gets your mind racing. I could not leave this book down. An exciting finish.

What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Glass?

When Jace and Clary finally discover what the different characters were trying to tell them, throughout the story.
( I don't want to spoil this for a new reader)

What about Natalie Moore’s performance did you like?

Her voice was strange at first, but you get used it.
I have started the next book and she is not reading it.
I miss her voice

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

I loved this book.
I feel in tune with the characters, completely.
The story was very well told.

Any additional comments?

When can I get the film in the UK.

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By John on 02-03-11

I now live in the present

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

Reviewed: 08-12-13

Would you listen to The Power of Now again? Why?

This was recommended to me as a book I should read. I am glad I did.
The book explains how we rush about in our daily lives, earning money and supposedly living. But how often do you sit and think about what you are doing 'now'.
I have learned to enjoy living in the 'now'
To listen to the sounds of nature and actually see nature growing.
There is so much beauty around us.
I would listen to the book again, if only to remind me, if I should forget, to live in the 'now'

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Now?

The most memorable part was actually realising that I can listen and be in the present and it is peaceful and calm.

What about Eckhart Tolle’s performance did you like?

Eckhart's voice is calming. He pauses several times to allow you to take in what he is saying.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I listened to this book in 2 days. When the author told me to enjoy the moment, to listen, feel and taste the now, I felt that my life is suddenly going to be richer in experiences.
This has proved to be so in many experiences since.

26 of 30 people found this review helpful