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  • The Winter of the Witch

  • Winternight Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya's shoulders. But she may not be able to save them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect ending<br />

  • By Mrs U on 12-01-19

great trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-19

loved this series, gutted that I've come to the end of it today. It's made me laugh and also broken my heart. would definitely recommend.

  • Misogynation

  • The True Scale of Sexism
  • By: Laura Bates
  • Narrated by: Laura Bates
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

A collection of essays from best-selling author and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates. Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and best-selling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her international Everyday Sexism Project. Drawing attention to both hidden and blatant sexist acts and attitudes, Laura has exposed the startling truth behind misogyny in our society: systemic, ingrained and ignored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This. Every word of this.

  • By Katie on 23-09-18

So relevant, excellent and informative work

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Reviewed: 25-08-18

excellent and informative book by Laura Bates, has encouraged me to go back and purchase everyday sexism by her. Would recommend to any woman or man

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,059

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Good story well narrated

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-18

I did enjoy the book overall, didn't like the main character at first but as the story progressed I began to sympathise with her situation and experience. End of the book seemed a bit rushed but was still an okay ending.

  • The Girl in the Tower

  • Winternight, Book 2
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, read by Kathleen Gati. For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic.... The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile, bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good sequel

  • By Anonymous User on 03-07-18

loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

love this trilogy so far! don't want to wait until August for the final installment!!! would recommend for those who love grown up fairy tales

  • The Bear and the Nightingale

  • Winternight, Book 1
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

In a village at the edge of the wilderness of Northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, the father hides the gift away, and his daughter, Vasya, grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shades of good and bored

  • By S on 19-03-17

great story - glad it's a trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-18

really enjoyed this, have powered through it over the last few days! glad the second part of the trilogy is out in a few weeks!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,089
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,186

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

great audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-17

really enjoyed, loved Greek myths since I was a child. would highly recommend, Stephen Fry is witty and brilliant both as author and narrator.

  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,041

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

another good one from Matt Haig

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-17

really enjoyed the story and narration. Would recommend to others to give it a go.

  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of his phenomenal word-of-mouth best seller, The Girl With All the Gifts, for the very first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So clever. Tension all the way...

  • By Robyn on 05-02-18

Great listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-17

I've really enjoyed all the books I've listened to by M R Carey. Additive listening and gutted it's come to an end. Great stuff!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,306

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Just excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-17

Gave this story a go on a whim. So glad I did, such a beautiful, funny, heartbreaking listen. Gutted that it came to an end. The narrator was brilliant too, really brought the characters to life. Will definitely be listening to this again. Would highly recommend.

9 of 9 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

great story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-03-17

really enjoyed this story, the narrator really brought it all together well. really liked the characters and I'm glad the book has a sequel