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  • The Last Girl

  • My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State
  • By: Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski, Amal Clooney - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to challenge the world to fight ISIS on behalf on her people. With a foreword by Amal Clooney. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy. But she has fought back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartbreaking and important.

  • By amotherandstudent on 23-11-17

heartbreaking and important.

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

shocking and truly heartbreaking. I cried alot. important and will stay with me I think.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Asking for It

  • By: Louise O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way. Until that night.... Now she's an embarrassment. Now she's just a slut. Now she is nothing. And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget. For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult. The award-winning, best-selling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An emotional, heart wrenching story

  • By Scott_T on 21-04-17

good story but sudden and disappointing ending!

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

I wanted her to have retribution! i was sad that the story ended this way.

  • The Cows

  • By: Dawn O'Porter
  • Narrated by: Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167

The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Hippynat on 24-05-17

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 14-10-17

very very funny with believable characters and a strong feminist message. I really loved it!

  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So lovely

  • By Emma on 02-09-17

Unusual, a proper tale for grown ups

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

Reviewed: 30-08-17

I really enjoyed this book, it was "different" and the narrator Imogen Church was excellent.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • In Europe's Shadow

  • Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond
  • By: Robert D. Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

In Bucharest, Romania's capital, Kaplan discovered that few Westerners were reporting on the country - one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War. In an intense and cinematic travelogue, Kaplan explores the history and culture of the only country in the West where the leading intellectuals have been right-wing rather than left-wing; a country that gave rise to the dictator Ion Antonescu, Hitler's chief foreign accomplice during WWII; a country where the Latin West mixes with the Greek East, producing a fascinating fusion of cultures.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Yelp Review of Romania

  • By P GEAMANU on 06-09-18

Fascinating history lesson

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

clearly written by someone who knows and loves Romania. fascinating and easy to listen to.