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  • Memoirs of a Geisha

  • By: Arthur Golden
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end..................

  • By Coleen on 09-01-06

Excellent my favourite book by far

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Fantastic listen , history , family true life . War
Beautifully narrated could listen to straight again now .
Thanks loved it Arthur Golden

  • That Woman

  • By: Anne Sebba
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified woman of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England. 'That woman', as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure for allegedly ensnaring a British king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Alison on 23-02-12

Very well read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Beautiful read. Very interesting and fullif unknown historical facts . Still can't say I have any sympathy for Wallis or the fate that befell them.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Requiem for a Wren

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Damien Warren-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents' quiet and reliable parlour-maid. A search through her belongings in search of clues leads to heart-breaking revelations about the woman's identity, the death of Alan's brother Bill, and, above all, the disappearance of his brother's fiancée, Janet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A poignant love story told with great restraint

  • By Trevor on 23-09-13

Excellent story and narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-13

Nevil Shute classic so beautifully crafted story and narration could not be bettered.

Would highly recommend this download

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Miracle in the Andes

  • By: Nando Parrado, Vince Rause
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he awoke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. Many were dead or dying. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier with no supplies and no means of summoning help. Struggling to endure freezing temperatures, forced to eat human flesh to avoid starvation, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book to make you think

  • By MJT on 08-12-07

5 star

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Well read and heartbreaking and inspiring account . Honest to the core.

Very interesting prologue from the author.

  • A Handful of Dust

  • By: Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

From sleepy rural England to decadent London and the jungles of Brazil, Waugh describes the fortunes of Lady Brenda Last and her husband Tony, as her infatuation with the man-about-town John Beaver leads to the break-up of her marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking social satire

  • By Mary MP on 16-04-11

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Great book read beautifully by Andrew Sachs. My favourite audible book by far ! 5 star