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  • The Age of Miracles

  • By: Karen Thompson Walker
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an 11-year-old girl grappling with emotional changes in her own life? One morning, Julia and her parents wake up to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just don't

  • By MRS A MCSTAY on 04-11-16

Brilliant read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-12

Seen through the eyes of a teenager, the story captures your imagination from start to finish.

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable listening

  • By GlaswegianLassie on 23-12-12

Disappointing read

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-12

Expecting to laugh out loud, only the urge to get to the end got me through this. It does have some good reviews but just not to my taste in humour.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  • By: Deborah Moggach
  • Narrated by: Nina Wadia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his disgusting and difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: "Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away." His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dunroamin!

  • By Susan on 10-04-12

Surprisingly brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-12

Who knew stories about OAPs could be so funny and captivating. An excellent read.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • About Last Night

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

How far would you go for you best friend? For thirty years, best friends Stephanie and Philippa have been practically inseparable. There's nothing they would not do for one another. Until a few simple words change everything. 'I need you to say that I was with you.' Both women have always believed that friendship is built on mutual selflessness, compromise and trust. Are those beliefs now to be tested beyond endurance?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • GET TO THE POINT FOR PITY'S SAKE!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-11-13

Excellent read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-12

A captivating read, showing that friendships can be tested in many ways. It captures your imagination.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Fall

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

They say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Miss on 23-11-12

Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-12

The story captivates you from the start, capturing the horror of bullying and what one person will do to save another. Excellent read

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Last Letter from Your Lover

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband.... In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely book

  • By Kirstine on 01-04-12

Brilliant and touching story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-12

The book swings between the 60s and current dates and focuses on two women having affairs and the emotional impact it has on both them and their families. I couldn't stop listening. A very touching story which will have you wishing for a happy ending from the first chapter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When God Was a Rabbit

  • By: Sarah Winman
  • Narrated by: Sarah Winman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 384

This is a story about a brother and a sister. It's a story about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy, and everything in between. More than anything, it's a story about love in all its forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first review

  • By Lou on 20-04-11

Colourfull and well worth a listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-12

When God was a rabbit is not your normal fiction. The story features dysfunctional families and how the past can shape the future.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,430

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

The Help is brought to life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-12

The characters are really brought to life in a fantastic audio book. I listen to audio books whilst driving and, the hours just flew by. Well worth listening to.

  • Sister

  • By: Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by: Juanita Mahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 422

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooooo gooood!

  • By Ann-Marie on 03-03-11

Well worth a listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-12

Although the book starts off slow, it quickly gathers pace and keeps you enthralled throughout. A great book.

  • One Day

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 583

He is Dexter Mayhew, tall, dark, and (she can't deny it) handsome. She is Emma Morley, bottled red hair, wilfully badly dressed, all principles and no action. Could this be the dawn of the rest of their lives? Or are Dex and Em living proof that - despite an unlikely beginning - men and women really can be just good friends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh, you'll cry.

  • By Charles on 09-12-09

Tugs at your emotions

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-12

I couldn't stop listening to this book. The characters come to life and tug at your emotions. A great book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful