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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,249

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

The Best Remedy

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I laughed out loud and heartily many times whilst listening to this book I loved it and would recommend it to anyone however it is also sobering and poignant.
It would not have hit home quite so hard if it had not been read by the doctor himself.
It was also quite an eye opener in many ways so if you think you’ve had a crap day read this have a laugh and be SO thankful for the dedicated staff everywhere working in the NHS.
I really hope there’s a follow up to this!

  • How Hard Can It Be?

  • By: Allison Pearson
  • Narrated by: Poppy Miller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Kate Reddy is back! This is the follow-up to the international best seller I Don't Know How She Does It, the novel that defined modern life for women everywhere. This time she's juggling teenagers, aging parents and getting back into the workplace, and every minute will have you laughing and thinking: it's not just me. Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is 50, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life's Rollercoaster

  • By Allison on 11-10-17

Utterly fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Don’t even think twice about getting this one ladies I absolutely loved it - the narrator was perfect and I will be seeking out more by Poppy Miller but Allison Pearson totally nailed this story I am not about to give any spoilers it’s a tale of modern life so well observed and written particularly dealing with the sandwich generation - women in their 50s dealing with everything family can throw at them.
I also loved the author’s original book I don’t know how she does it which deals with younger family life and juggling careers.
Allison Pearson does not seem to release books very often but when she does boy it’s worth the wait! This is a wee stoater and I don’t know what to do now it’s finished I suppose I’ll just have to start it again!

  • Close Your Eyes

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing. Someone is coming. They're going to find me. A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastating, brilliant and thrilling

  • By Cabaspre on 26-08-15

This is quality

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

Reviewed: 19-08-15

Oh thank God a decent book at last! I thought I was condemned to read crap books forever.
I don't want to spoil anything for other readers so I will be brief.
The narrator was first class and the story was a very good murder whodunnit. This is the latest in the series featuring psychologist Joe O'Laughlin and for me the best thing is the continuing dynamics of the characters and the emotional connections between his family and his partner.
I loved it give this a go!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Absolute Scandal

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

It's the glittering 80s and Lucinda Cowper, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Flora Fielding feel happy and secure in the power and pleasure of wealth. Nothing could have prepared them for a devastating financial scandal, which turns the boom to bust. The crash takes away their hope, their self-respect, and for some, it destroys even more. Facing bleak futures, affairs begin, lies are spun, relationships are pushed to breaking point, and within the year someone will be dead. But who? And why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen which compelling and unputdownable!

  • By Lynda on 17-09-13

Family saga

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

This is a departure from my usual type of read.
However it was very good if you like all loose ends tied up then try this.
I enjoy this writer very much - this takes place in the 1990s and is based around a scam at Lloyds Bank in London. It's about very rich English upper crust people taking a hit financially but the characters are engaging and you do want to know what happens to them.
It doesn't tax your brain an easy read and I'm off to download some more.

  • The Slaughter Man

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon is a gun for stunning cattle, leading Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Ad the bad on 23-09-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

This is the second DI Max Wolfe book which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Love the narrator he seems to get the character spot on.
This is unashamedly good v bad a good detective story perhaps not for the faint hearted.
A well to do family are slaughtered in their home and the only survivor a young child is abducted.
Thereafter DI Wolfe is on the case. We are gradually learning wee snippets of his personal life and it leaves you wanting more.
Love this series - next one please.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Beach Hut next Door

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

The sun is out, and the beach huts at Everdene Sands are filling up once again. Jemima is artist in residence for the summer, capturing the antics of the holiday makers on canvas. But it's not long before she becomes embroiled in their tangled lives.Vince and Murphy are best mates, and misspent their youths in the waves and bars of Everdene. Now they are making plans for The Lobster Shack, eager to make their fortune.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By S on 12-11-14

Easy relaxed reading

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

Reviewed: 19-05-15

Great narrator and excellent story. This is a fab book for lazing in the sun and relaxing with. I have also read The Beach Hut by the same author which I thoroughly enjoyed.
It comprises of stories of the characters in a seaside resort who all own beach huts but the stories intertwine.
Well worth reading and I'm going to try some more by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Blackhouse

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779

The Isle of Lewis is the most desolate and harshly beautiful place in Scotland. When a bloody murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. Since Fin himself was raised on the island, the investigation represents not only a journey home but a voyage into his past. Each year twelve island men sail out to a remote and treacherous rock called An Sgeir on a perilous quest to slaughter nesting seabirds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Flint on 09-04-16

Fabulous

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-15

Great narration good characters and story.
I think this is the first one in the trilogy of detective Fin MacLeod who is returning to his home on the Scottish Isles after many years in Glasgow. He is sent back to work on a murder and is confronted by his own past and demons in the process.
An excellent read well worth a go.

  • 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 22,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,265

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

Long and borin

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

I persevered with this book because I had invested time in it and kept hoping it would improve.
I have tried to analyse why I disliked it so much and I think it was a combination of two things.
Firstly the narrator was quiet and monotonous and almost put me to sleep.
However I think the main point is just that I had no sympathy with any of the characters whatsoever. Pathetic clingy alcoholic Rachel, paranoid Anna and weak nutty Megan. The only one with any redeeming qualities was Cathy.
By the end I could not have cared less what the outcome was.
Too long by far I can't think of anything positive to say other than do yourself a favour and give this one a miss.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Doll's House

  • DI Helen Grace 3
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Scott Joseph
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Doll's House, the third installment of the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series by M. J. Arlidge, read by Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph. A woman wakes. Immediately she knows she's not in the bed in which she slept. It's just the beginning of her nightmare. Across town a child discovers a woman's body buried beneath the beach. Then another victim is found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another one please and quickly!

  • By Loz on 25-03-15

Great series

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Having read Eeny Meeny And Pop goes the Weasel this is the third book where we meet DI Helen Grace and her Team. It begins when a body is found on the beach and thereafter they are on the hunt of a serial killer.
I love these books as the hero is female and jealousy of her female boss adds another element. Great characters and good narrator.
If you like a good detective novel look no further but I would start the series in the correct order so you get to know the characters.
Excellent waiting for the next installment!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Ice Twins

  • By: S. K. Tremayne
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan, Angus King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

One of Sarah's daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A terrifying psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone. A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, died in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity - that she, in fact, is Lydia - their world comes crashing down once again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nauseating mother

  • By Rosie's reviews on 03-04-15

An atmospheric rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

I enjoyed this book it is the tale of a family who relocate to an island in the north of Scotland to help them deal with the tragic loss of one of their twins. I don't want to spoil it so will refrain from saying any more. I would class it as a psychological thriller with a hint of the paranormal.
The only reason I gave the performance 4 stars is that although very good one of the female narrators occasionally lapsed from Scottish accent to Russian! Don't be put off by what is a very entertaining read.