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  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,407
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,360

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

I Loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

I was very quickly hooked into this historic and amazing story. Michelle writes so beautifully, the words and story simply flow as if you were drifting off into another world and another time. I love her honesty and her discussions of feminism are so eloquent and insightful that the author knocks spots of many modern feminist thinkers.

Integral to the book is the history of black Americans and their struggle for equality. We still have some way to go on that. Barack Obama made history but it would not have been possible for him without this incredible woman.

I am overwhelmed by both of them and this account is so touching, warm, funny and sometimes gritty. A must listen as narrated by Michelle. I will be buying the hard copy as well. Thank you Michelle Lavon Robinson.

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 921

The Hypnotist's Love Story is about the mild craziness that lurks behind the facades we present to the world, especially when it comes to love. Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. She's a hypnotherapist who helps her clients deal with everything from addictions to life-long phobias. So when she falls in love with a man who is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend she's more intrigued than frightened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Catherine on 23-11-14

Hugely satisfying listen

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I loved this Audio. The storyline is a fascinating twist and turns tale that was so enjoyable I found myself having to stop so the book didn't finish too quickly. I always find getting used to Caroline Lee's narration tricky at first and I don't know why, but you are quickly in the story and then the narration is superb. It's an engrossing story that is very easy to listen too. Loved it.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,675
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,655

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

Engaging story

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

Traumatic listen in parts, nature of the story though. It was beautifully narrated and I was gripped from start to finish. I loved all the additional pieces of information about this story at the end too.

  • The Temptation of Gracie

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Gracie Burton is a grandmother living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past 40 years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered, with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her ageing mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant from start to finish!

  • By Shropshire lass on 03-08-18

Average & tiresome

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

Personally, I found this books so loaded with stereotypes, that it was tedious, overly fantastical. However, I did listen to it
so it must have held something for me.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

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

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

It took me a wee while to get into the story and to adapt to the narrator, who reads in the style of her social class of that era. Once adapted, I was hooked and found it difficult to stop listening. Ths is a classic tale with many morals and emotions touched upon. I am so glad I have finally read Du Mauriers - Rebecca.

  • The Queen of Bloody Everything

  • By: Joanna Nadin
  • Narrated by: Kelly Hotten
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the 14th floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter, Dido, tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido - aged exactly six years and 27 days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and intelligent, witty and honest

  • By Lu on 21-04-18

Engrossing literature

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

A beautifully crafted story of a dysfunctional family. Mother and daughter clashing at every corner and the sad, subsequent
trail of destruction for her young daughter. This was my first Joanna Nadin novel and she is a very clever writer. I loved her deep character descriptions, sucking me deep into the lives of them. I could barely stop listening as the excellent narrator brought this story to life. If you like an all-encompassing story with a sharp intelligent edge, you may well enjoy this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

Drivel

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

A rather silly story with stereotyped characters. Not much interest going on in this story at all and whilst I had nothing else to do, I persevered with the novel. Bit of a waste of time really. Not for me.

  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

  • By: Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, read by Juliet Stevenson. This voyage is special. It will change everything.... One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly beguiling and brilliantly believable.

  • By ms.t.s.hutchings on 20-02-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

I'd been looking at this Audio for a while, wondering if I would like it. Once I was engrossed in the story, which was quick, an interest in the story, characters, and that period in history grew rapidly. I found it fascinating and Imogen Hermes Gower, is a truly gifted writer. Her use of simile was entrancing in this carefully crafted, beautifully delivered novel. Excellent listen and I like others I was sad to say goodbye to the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anatomy of a Scandal

  • By: Sarah Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal, Luke Thompson, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,196

You want to believe your husband. She wants to destroy him. Gripping psychological drama for fans of Apple Tree Yard, The Good Wife and Notes on a Scandal. Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense, engrossing and very topical

  • By Kaggy on 06-02-18

Superb listen

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Beautifully written, this political thriller had me pinned to my earphones. The whole story is cleverly crafted and I found it difficult to stop listening. Brilliantly narrated. It’s one of the best audibles I’ve had for a while.

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, atmospheric mystery

  • By S. Dempsey on 23-06-13

Gripping Stuff

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Had this is my wish list for ages as I wasn’t quite sure. How wrong I was to hesitate. It’s a superb classic tail of love and deceit, brilliantly narrated. Couldn’t stop listening and had I the time, I would have listened in one sitting. Really excellent narrator Jonathon Pryce.