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  • 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 2,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530

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

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I had had this book in ebook format for ages and as much as I was enjoying it I couldn't fully gst into it which is why I got this format. I am so glad that I did because I was fully immersed in the story due to the skill of the Narrator in voicing each of the characters. This meant that I was finally able to finish what is a fantastic book and I can't wait to read "The Rosie Effect" the next book in the series.

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  • Wild Swans

  • By: Jung Chang
  • Narrated by: Pik-sen Lim
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 658

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular best seller and a critically acclaimed history of China that opened up the country to the world. Through the story of three generations of women in her own family - the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother, and the daughter herself - Jung Chang reveals the epic history of China's 20th century. Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece that is extraordinary in every way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerising and haunting at the same time

  • By Busy of Devon on 29-04-16

wow amazing book

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

Reviewed: 22-11-16

First started reading this as a paperback but found it hard to get into so then I got the kindle book format of it. However I still couldn't get into it so I purchased this copy and I'm so glad I did as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The combination of Jung's writing & Pix-sen's narration kept me wanting more and it was immensely interesting learning about China's Social Political history. With particular reference to the effects its politics had on its people.

  • Rachel Morgan: The Hollows (2) - The Good, The Bad, and The Undead

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

During the last few months, former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has been rather busy. Having escaped relatively unscathed from her corrupt former employers, she's not only acquired a vampiric room-mate called Ivy, faced werewolf assassins, and battled shape-shifting demons, but she has also found the time to pick up a boyfriend (even if he is only human) and to open her very own runner agency. But cohabiting with a vampire, however reformed, has its dangers....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the 1st Book!

  • By Annaik M on 26-01-17

fab. book

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

This is an amazing continuation to what is going to be a fantastic series. Well written and amazingly well narrated. I loved learning more about Rachel, her life and her friends/family. The plot had me gripped from the start and I'm really glad that I listened to it as it meant that I was immersed in the story even more than I would have done had I read it in eBook format.

  • A Day at the Office

  • By: Matt Dunn
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

Julie kissed Mark at the office Christmas party. She doesn’t seem to remember but he’s not been able to forget. What better day to jog her memory than Valentine’s Day? Calum’s found the girl of his dreams on the internet. Trouble is, he’s not been completely honest about himself. Tonight he’s meeting her for the first time but will it also be the last? Nathan’s organized his usual Anti-Valentine’s party for the office singletons. Sophie’s going - again. Though this year, if she gets her way, they might just be leaving together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like listening to the football scores

  • By Catspaws on 16-02-16

fan book

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

This was only my second audio book and I loved it, I can see why people love audio books. The Narrator was brilliant because he voiced all the characters so well that when I switched to reading I was able to hear his voice in my head.
All the characters were well developed and multi faceted so they were beleivable. Which meant that I was able to connect with all of them in different ways and for different reasons.

I loved the basis of the story, the feelings of different people in an office about valentines day and about relationships due to their experiences. It was developed fully and in a way that made it really believable. It also meant that I was able to visualise things that were happening easily.

I will read/listen to this book again as I loved the story and narration so much. The author will be an auto buy/read author and the narrator will be an auto buy/listen to narrator. Without doubt and unreservedly I will both recommend the book to others and buy it as a gift for anyone I know who I think will enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful