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  • A Place for Us

  • By: Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Deepti Gupta
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, read by Deepti Gupta and Sunil Malhotra. A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family as they prepare for their eldest daughter’s wedding. But as Hadia’s marriage - one chosen of love, not tradition - gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A simple story beautifully written.

  • By Miss on 03-08-18

A simple story beautifully written.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I didn’t want it to end. I chose this book as it’s the first of Hogarth’s publications in partnership with SJP. Her recommendation was enough but I enjoyed it so much. It’s a story of a family. I use the word ‘simple’ in my headline because it’s the beauty of the writing, the descriptions and the warmth that stand out. The story is a part of it. I hope that makes sense and that you enjoy it as much as I did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

  • By: Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Breton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at a drab bistro in the unremarkable small French town of Saint-Louis. But one day, she simply vanishes into thin air. When Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate the girl's disappearance, Manfred's repressed world is shaken to its core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing Tale

  • By Deirdre More on 04-08-18

Great story- shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 28-04-18

I enjoyed the story and characters but boy the narrator spoilt it I’m afraid. He has this daft way of pronouncing words like ‘’little’ as ‘littwl, ‘bottle’ as ‘bottwl’ ???!!! it was so irritating. He’s well-spoken and has a nice tone to his voice but his pronunciation thing nearly made me abandon the story. Oh and he says ‘simi-ultaneously instead of simultaneously.

23 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • After the Crash

  • By: Michel Bussi, Sam Taylor - translator
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. Out of 169 passengers. 168 are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a newborn baby. But the identity of the child is unknown, and two families - one rich and affluent, and the other poor - step forward to claim her. So begins a private investigation that wil go on for the next 18 years.... The novel opens on the eve of the girl's 18th birthday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THE STORY DIDN'T ENJOY THE NARRATOR AT ALL

  • By MIKE on 19-02-16

What a brilliant story! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This is such a clever story with an unexpected end! The characters are so believable (one of them, Malvina) really made me laugh!) and the performances and voices are brilliant. I’ll miss it!

  • Till the Dust Settles

  • By: Pat Young
  • Narrated by: Star Phoenix
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Two women will never meet, but their lives are about to collide. As Lucie leaves the house on the morning of September 11th, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Centre, the unthinkable happens. On a street in New York, choking on the dust in the aftermath, Lucie stumbles upon an unexpected opportunity. But starting again is rarely that simple. Sometimes, what lies ahead is far more deadly.... An unmissable debut thriller from an exciting new crime writer who's taking the charts by storm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By S. Lloyd on 31-12-17

Loved This

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Great story. Clever. Gripping. Excellent narrator too with a very nice accent. I really recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When the Dead Cry Out

  • By: Hilary Bonner
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

One summer day Clara Marshall vanished without trace. A few days later, her children, six-year-old Lorraine and five-year-old Janine, also disappeared and were never seen again. Richard Marshall, Clara's heartbroken husband, claimed he had discovered his wife was having an affair with an Australian backpacker and that she had run away with him, taking the children with her, destroying the family for ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Reikisue on 16-11-14

Liked the story but poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

Where does When the Dead Cry Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is not the best - no real mystery - but the plot and story were good and I did enjoy it!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I didn't have a massive reaction either way. I did enjoy this book.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator's voice spoiled it for me. You could hear her opening and closing her mouth. Also, the way she said the word 'trousers' had me groaning...'trousies' ..and 'tea-chers' instead of 'teachers'...

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but it was enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Keep Your Friends Close

  • By: Paula Daly
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married. Rock solid in fact. So when Natty's oldest friend, Eve Dalladay, appears - just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France - Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with Sean to help out at home. Two weeks later and Natty finds Eve has slotted into family life too well - her husband has fallen in love with Eve. He's sorry, he tells her, but their marriage is over. With no option but to put a brave face on things for the sake of the children, Natty embarks on building a new life for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Collapse of a family

  • By Jill Besterman on 08-08-14

Great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Fantastic narrator. Great accents. The story didn't have twists but it was very enjoyable nonetheless. It just demonstrates how vain men can be!

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous debut!

  • By Ann D on 09-05-15

Grim but gripping

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

Reviewed: 15-06-15

A great twist, fab narration, grim subject matter. I swallowed hard with emotion a couple of times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Met

  • By: Lucie Whitehouse
  • Narrated by: Polly Whitehouse
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage. Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband fails to come home... The more questions Hannah asks, the fewer answers she finds. But are the secrets that Mark has been keeping designed to protect him or protect her? And can you ever really know what happened before you met?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth Reading

  • By katy on 29-09-14

Quite gripping but a slightly strange story..

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

Reviewed: 24-03-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It is good at times. I liked the disappearance of the husband - loved that bit. It has some quite laboured descriptions in it though.....'the hotel looked as if there'd been a tornado in Miami, swept up everything and deposited it in the lobby? something like that....

What did you like best about this story?

The missing husband part at the beginning

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Polly Whitehouse?

Someone who knows what a 'stong Liverpudlian accent' sounds like!!! 'Hers was Brummie... Oh please! Her pronunciation was poor at times - she prounounced 'plaid' as 'played'...

Could you see Before We Met being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Yes definitely. Mark could be played by Clive Owen. And Nick ....hmmm....someone who's a bit of a villain...leave that with me...!