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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 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199

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

Confusing thriller

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

I considered giving this book up several times, but managed to stick to the end. The narration was excellent, and the acting quite good (apart from the not-so-belieavable screams throughout), but the story lacked solidity. I never really understood anything of what was going on, other than that people in an asylum were being chased around and murdered by someone unknown to them. It was meant to be scary, but actually, the only thing that gave me the bumps was the background music. Perhaps if I listened to it one more time, things would become more clear, but I doubt I'll have the patience to listen to it again.

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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

A psychological drama right to the end and beyond.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Ok, either you hate this book, or you love it! I loved it, because it was different than all the other books I've listened to, and the narration was very good. Go on and listen to it if you are not one of those who will analyse it to pieces (because there are some issues, albeit tiny ones, but they don't stand out if you don't think too much ;-)
I thought the story was great, the pacing excellent, and most importantly, I enjoyed the ending, which wrapped the book up nicely.

  • First One Missing

  • By: Tammy Cohen
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

There are things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter goes missing - you are haunted by her memory. Even close friends can't understand what you are going through, and only in a group with mothers of other lost children can you find real comfort. But as the parents gather to support each other in the wake of another disappearance, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again. Welcome to the club no one wants to join.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not see that coming

  • By Caron on 08-08-16

Weird and wonderful...

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

I expected a story of murder and mystery, which in effect it was, with its dark and evil context of missing and abused children, but at the same time, the story was one of love, intrigue, drama and comedy. I'm still not sure if the "slap stick" humour fits this genre, but I guess it made it a little easier to listen to, psychologically. I felt that the narration was a little forced at times. But all in all, it was a good story, with a nicely resolved ending.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ross Poldark

  • Poldark, Book 1
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't tell...

  • By Amanda Isbell on 13-04-15

Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Well, what can I say… I had been looking forward to this book, but the narration was so bad I couldn't continue with it!! The story is probably interesting, but I couldn't rate it with more than one star since I didn't get to listen to all of it. Sorry Audible, but I did give it a good try!! :-(

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,859

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

My favourite so far!

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

This book was brilliant!! It's like a mixture of comedy, drama and sci-fi, with warm humour throughout the whole story. A mathematician has a nervous breakdown and thinks he's from another planet, then he has to learn about being a human. The narrator has done a fantastic job, making the book a treat to listen to! An absolutely well spent credit if you want a book that takes you on a deeper level despite sticking to the surface! :-)

  • The Sense of an Ending

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour, and wit. Maybe Adrian was more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sense of an Ending

  • By Carol on 01-09-11

A poetic mystery love story

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

Reviewed: 16-07-15

I remember seeing Julian Barnes interviewed on TV once, talking about his book, "The sense of an ending", and I was thinking "wow, I want to read that one day!". And now I have and all I can say is "wow, I'm so glad I bought it on Audible!" Because it is a wonderful, powerful, poetic story about a man's life, which leaves you wanting more after you have finished it. And that's what good books should do. The plot is bizarre, yet uncomplicated (when you (like the main character Tony) finally get it). The narrator is the perfect choice. All in all, it is a book well worth a credit, if you enjoy deeper leveled novels.

  • When Mr. Dog Bites

  • By: Brian Conaghan
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Dylan Mint has Tourette's. His life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed. But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mum, Dylan discovers that he's going to die in March. So he makes a list of things he must do before he dies: First, he wants to have real sex with gorgeous Michelle Malloy; Second, he's got to find his autistic best friend Amir a new best bud; Third, he's got to get his dad back home from the army so they can say goodbye properly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tourette's for young adults

  • By Kaggy on 25-11-14

F-f-f-f-fantastic!!!

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

Reviewed: 28-08-14

This is a truly lovely story about a boy (Dylan Mint) with Tourette Syndrom, who struggles to accept his condition, but has everlasting support in his best mate at school (for children with various issues). It doesn't help that he finds out he is going to die in March and that his mother's new boyfriend, the taxi driver, keeps parking in his dad's parking space. The book is full of wonderful characters, who all seem to have their own agendas, but yet are closely knit and dependent on each other. You get to like them all - except for the bullies! The humour throughout the book is both dry and sweet, but is put to good use as Dylan Mint is full of hormones and bears at times profound thoughts about sex to do with that girl he is so in love with… "When Mr.Dog Bites" is a warm and funny story about friendship, honesty and having to cope with rare conditions, such as Tourette.

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  • Restless

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping and thoughtful book

  • By Tom on 03-11-07

Brilliant - as always.

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

Reviewed: 28-08-14

I love Boyd's books. They are captivating, informative, romantic, dramatic and beautifully written. "Restless" is of course no exception! You get thrown straight into a juciey, pacey thriller; it's like opening a bag full of your favourite lollies and it takes you over 10 hours to finish it! Sit back, or do what ever you do when you listen to audio books, and ENJOY! :-)

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,055

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Let's hope it doesn't come to this!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-14

I can't say I imagine the world ending like it does in this book, but the story did keep me entertained throughout -despite the fact that I don't particularly like sci-fi/zombie type literature. The positive fact is that we aren't exactly being spoon fed any of the important information - we are always left guessing until the appropriate moment when things are explained…and everything gets explained in short bursts throughout. Some information went straight over my head though, like the doctor's medical garble, but somehow I knew this wasn't going to ruin my experience of the book. I might in fact listen to it again now that I know it better…it's like when you see a film for the 2nd time and get those extra bits of information that makes it even more enjoyable to watch over again. Speaking of movies, I could easily see this book being made into a movie. It has that sort of feel to it; good guys/bad guys fighting the evil forces side by side; people being chased by man-hungry non-humans; finding food and shelter in an apocalyptic setting, with quite a number of lucky escapes thrown into the equation..etc.

"The girl with all the gifts" is a very appropriate title, but at times I felt this girl was a little too intelligent for a 10 year old, and as for her being trained to use radios and weapons during what felt like a short coffee break…well, these parts made me chuckle slightly. But oh well, let's just say that M.R. Carey has written a nice and pacey sci-fi thriller, which some will hate and some will love, and some will sit on the fence not quite knowing whether they liked it or not (like me).

The narration was good, although I felt it lacked a more appropriate voice, someone who possibly could have managed to create even more tension and mystery, and be able to divide the characters a little better. Or even better, a full cast audio production, with sfx similar to "The Child" would have made it totally awesome… Next time, maybe?

  • Learn Spanish with Paul Noble - Part 3

  • Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Learn Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.     

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good ALONGSIDE studying Spanish

  • By Steve K on 20-12-15

What a great way to learn Spanish!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-14

I have enjoyed all 3 Learn Spanish books equally, and although I'm aware there is a 4th, I would like to see further books for learning more advanced Spanish language. From what I understand, the 4th book is a review of the first three books, but I am hungry for more challenges and to delve deeper into the grammar and vocabulary! Paul Noble- if you read this - make some more please! 3 (or 4) aren't enough!! :-)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful