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  • Sister of Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabra Waldfogel
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Tracey on 20-06-18

Loved this story

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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: 09-10-18

I loved this story and was hooked by it. Brilliantly read, lyrical in narration. Thoroughly recommended

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Good book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-18

This is a funny book that is a delight to listen too. I thought the reading complimented the book very well and enjoyed listening to it

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,865

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-18

This is a great book, brilliantly read - definitely one I would recommend as a great listen

  • A Storm of Swords

  • Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,187

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Storm of Swords. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Storm of Swords is the third volume in the series. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Time to say goodbye....

  • By A on 24-03-13

Excellent 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: 08-11-17

Traumatic, but excellent book! Gripping, and very well read, bringing the characters to life, and make no for an excellent audiobook. Thoroughly recommended

  • A Clash of Kings

  • Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,075
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,064

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Clash of Kings. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Clash of Kings is the second volume in the series. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, cringey narration

  • By Orlaith Holland on 04-09-17

Excellent Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Brilliant book, loved the first, this one equally as good. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Portrait of a Lady

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: John Wood
  • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • James's writing is sublime

  • By Mrs on 10-03-13

Henry James for first time

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

This was my first Henry James novel and I was a little disappointed. I love a classic, and had been listening to Middlemarch before this. James was amusing in his observations of life, but I di not think the storyline was very entertaining. Just my personal opinion.

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
  • Length: 32 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful reading

  • By Auguste Dupin on 12-05-16

Delightful listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-09-17

What a delightful well written book. It does start slowly, but is well worth sticking with. You can't beat an old classic, and it was brought to life brilliantly by Maureen O'Brian. I would recommend it to anyone

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,063
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,075

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

Excellent narration, made sense of tv series

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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: 08-07-17

What made the experience of listening to A Game of Thrones the most enjoyable?

Fab story

What does Roy Dotrice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The audible nature of the book, with good character representations, listened to whilst running