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Lynne

Fleet, United Kingdom
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  • Delirium

  • Delirium Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years suffocated by a lie. There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC **********

  • By Alice on 03-02-13

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

What did you like most about Delirium?

Completely different from anything else I've read! Sarah Drew is a credit to the story and I enjoyed listening to her.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lena (the main character) plays a naive and imperfect girl who starts to discover the complexity of her world and how everything is not quite as it seems.

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

It didn't make me laugh or cry but I couldn't put the book down, but there's still two more books to come so you never know!

Any additional comments?

So far I think this would make a great movie series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Miracle on Regent Street

  • By: Ali Harris
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Sink into the romance and sparkle of snowy London, in this charming début novel. For the past two years, Evie has lived an invisible life in London. Her neighbours think she's just moved in, and even Evie's manager at work can't remember her name. But all that is about to change ...this Christmas has brought a flurry of snow and unimaginable possibilities into town. And when an accidental encounter with the handsome, enigmatic Joel gives her the chance of a whole new identity, she takes it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely ending

  • By Emmabyrne on 18-05-15

A delightful girly read.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

Where does Miracle on Regent Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book was a very easy listen, predictable in some places but a very sweet story - I wish I'd listen to it closer to Christmas! I wouldn't say it was a book that would stay with me forever but it was definitely a pleasant listen and and i would recommend it to any chick flick lovers.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Evie - she's naive and kindhearted and a little bit of a doormat and i enjoyed following her journey to her happy ending.

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  • Charm

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

It's Cinderella, but not as you know her...Charm is a beautiful re-telling of the Cinderella story which takes all the much-loved elements of the classic fairytale (the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the enchanted mouse, the beautiful girl and, of course, the iconic balls) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. This is fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Snow White and the Huntsman and more. Read by Katie Scarfe and produced by Peter Rinne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cinderella with a touch of Angela Carter

  • By Beccameriel on 09-10-13

Charming, sexy and funny!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

Where does Charm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very lighthearted entwined story. If Disney met 50 shades of grey this is what you'd get!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Charm?

Finding out the Princes secret!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I want to savour the little bits here and there in the mist of work and washing-up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Far too good to be left to teenagers

  • By Charles on 22-02-12

Approach with tissues!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

I have never read anything by John Green before but he did a beautiful job in writing this book. This is a very insightful book in to the world of youngsters with cancer and makes you feel eternally grateful for your good health. It is beautifully written, I couldn’t put it down and I was completely drawn in to the point that I could have actually been there. It will make you laugh, cry, wanna fall in love and go out and live life to the full.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

When Augustus makes THE kindest and most selfless sacrifice to make Hazel's dream come true – don’t wanna give too much away.

What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Kate did a superb job at portraying Hazels world and bringing the other characters to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book!

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Robin Sharma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an inspiring parable about a lawyer, Julian Mantle, whose out-of-balance life provokes a spiritual crisis. As he journeys to an ancient culture, he gains powerful and practical wisdom. The story offers a step-by-step approach to a life of balance, courage, abundance, and joy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I so wanted to enjoy this book

  • By Therese on 13-08-10

For a quick life make over, it’s a must!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

What did you like most about The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari?

I was recommended this book so I thought I’d give it ago and I’m glad I did. It very easy to listen to and makes some great insightful points in a very short space of time. It’s a motivation story and applicable without being dictating. It found it really makes you think about life and the choices we make be in an enjoyable way. I found Robins voice very easy to listen to, manly and not a single patronising tone. You could easily listen to it again and again. I would recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Philosopher's Doll

  • By: Amanda Lohrey
  • Narrated by: Tracey Callander
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

What happens when one partner in a relationship wants to have a child and the other doesn't? Lindsay Eynon, a philosophy lecturer, isn't ready to start a family yet; he has other plans. But Kirsten's biological clock is ticking and she sees the world differently. As their arguments intensify, so does the probability of the unexpected....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not at all what you expect!

  • By Lynne on 08-09-13

Not at all what you expect!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

Any additional comments?

This book is very down to earth and, by the title and book cover it’s not at all what I expected. Without giving too much away, I am at the stage in my life where I am thinking about a family so I thought this book would be perfect but it kind of put me off talking about it more with my husband! If you want a light hearted book with a happy ending this is not really the book for you.

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • By: Milan Kundera
  • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals - while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strives to be deep

  • By Ant on 30-07-13

Gave up half way

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

What would have made The Unbearable Lightness of Being better?

I just lost interest, wasn’t sure where the story was going and there a few disturbing themes at times. I did not enjoy it at all. Sorry.

Would you ever listen to anything by Milan Kundera again?

Probably not.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was very pleasant clear and I happily listen to her again.

10 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Beautiful but not for me

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

Reviewed: 14-08-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is very thought-provoking when it comes to human thoughts and behaviour but I found Don’s way of thinking too narrow and irritating but his best friend and Rosie kept my interest.

Would you recommend The Rosie Project to your friends? Why or why not?

I think the books humour was a little too dry for me but I was very intrigued to know how it ended. I would be more inclinced to recommend this book to my more mature and possibly male friends, definitley not for sci-fi or romcom readers.

Which character – as performed by Dan O'Grady – was your favourite?

Dan O’Grady was a pleasure to listen to, even though the book wasn’t for me I think it was partly him that kept me going, then Rosie!

Did The Rosie Project inspire you to do anything?

The Rosie project inspired me to be more spontaneous yet organised at the same time!

  • The Undomestic Goddess

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 679

Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career. She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Give the book a better chance

  • By kai on 01-05-11

A chilled out, funny chick read.

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

Reviewed: 13-06-13

This is the first book I’ve read by Sophie Kinsella and I loved it. I took it on holiday, ironically after leaving my long term job to start another job, and it was so funny, full of wit, romance and Bridget Jones moments! I would definitely recommend it to my light hearted friends and I’ve just started reading ‘Can you keep a secret’ and love that too… possibly more. Phoebe James narrated the book perfectly, couldn’t imagine anyone else doing it. The only reason I gave it 4/5 is because it wasn’t the of those books that touched my heart or changed my life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time of My Life

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Amy Creighton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she's been ignoring it and it needs to meet with her face to face. It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date: she’s much too busy despising her job, skipping out on her friends friends and avoiding her family. But Lucy’s life isn’t what it seems. Some of the choices she’s made – and stories she’s told – aren’t what they seem either

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Love Love it.

  • By CLAIRE on 13-12-14

An unsure read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-13

I did listen to the whole story, mostly out of curiosity because I had no idea what the book was about or where it was going. It was funny & narrated well but I think I must have missed the point. I thought that epilogue was the most enlightening part of the book, sorry.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful