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  • The Soul-Breaker

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 236

Three women go missing without a trace. A week is enough for the psychopath known in the press as the 'The Soul-Breaker' to destroy them. By the seventh day the women are psychologically dead, like bodies without a soul. Shortly before Christmas, The Soul-Breaker strikes again, this time in an exclusive psychiatric clinic. The clinic has been cut off by a snowstorm, and The Soul-Breaker is in their midst. Trapped in the clinic, staff and patients band together to protect each other, but in a night of unimaginable terror, The Soul-Breaker shows them that no one is safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sound of Fitzek!

  • By Simon on 23-08-18

Not liked

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I do not like the background sound track, I find it very distracting. I would like to return this book

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crash

  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

When Jed Allen wakes up at a desk in New York City, he has no idea who he is. The evidence around him shows he's a hotshot architect, and a photo in his wallet reveals he has a beautiful girlfriend named Cassie. But when he goes home to seek her help, Cassie is nowhere to be found. Self-penned notes remind Jed that he's been suffering bouts of amnesia since a car crash nine months ago. As he plays private detective with the facts of his own life, he discovers more and more about his character.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing

  • By janet goudie on 04-03-18

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I found this book troubling. I found I was unable to keep up with who the characters were. As an older person, with a poor memory, it was not a good theme for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Little Sister

  • By: Isabel Ashdown
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

After 16 years apart, sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns, and before long Jess has moved into Emily's comfortable island home. Life couldn't be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess' care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart. Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dire, absolutely dire.

  • By Mrs Kate Evans on 30-07-17

Well written

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

An excellent portrayal of what jealousy can cause especially between siblings. A gripping story of love and hate.

  • Foreign Fruit

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

Merham is a well-ordered 50s seaside town - the kind of town where everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift is an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family and loves Merham. The Holden's daughter Celia, however, chafes against the constraints on the town and longs to escape....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow burner but stick with it!!!

  • By bronagh on 16-11-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I usually enjoy the books by Jojo Moyes but sadly I found this one rather boring. Not my style at all.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Way Back to Us

  • By: Kay Langdale
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Since their youngest son, Teddy, was diagnosed with a life-defining illness, Anna has been fighting: against the friends who don't know how to help, against the team assigned to Teddy's care who constantly watch over Anna's parenting, against the school who refuse to let Teddy start until special mobility specifications have been met and against the impulse to put Teddy above all else - including his older brother, the watchful, sensitive Isaac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very sad and moving story

  • By janet goudie on 10-09-17

A very sad and moving story

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

A very good insight into the thoughts and feelings of everyone concerned. Tears rolled down my cheeks as listened.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, loved it!

  • By Ann D on 07-02-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 13-06-17

Yellow Crocus is a moving and absorbing story, one I couldn't put down. I was transformed to a different time, a world very unfamiliar to me. I hope to discover more by the same author and narrator. Wonderful!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Jo Hall, Anna Bentinck, Steve Crossley, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,912

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, be inspired & provoked to think...

  • By Rachel on 24-01-12

Spellbinding!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

I lived through every minute of this spellbinding story. I felt as though I knew each character personally and felt all the various emotions of each one. A wonderful, real narration, so easy to listen to.