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  • The Mister

  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn, Jessica O'Hara-Baker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections and money, he’s never had to work, and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read - I still have unanswered questions

  • By Mrs Sarah JL Leather on 28-04-19

Ouch!!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-19

Okay... so I brought the book to listen to the saucy parts and hoped for a story to fill the gaps. Sadly the buzz of Fifty Shades just wasn’t there anymore... it’s happened, I’ve lost my book mojo! The story was so unrealistic it was bordering silly! It was a mix of Cinderella, Fifty Shades and Taken ( films one and two)!... the performance was good with interchanging narrating... but seriously!! No!!
Like my grandmammy used to say... Keep your expectations low and you won’t be disappointed sweety!

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Joe came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House, everything suddenly changed. She is like no one he's ever met before. She doesn't know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping till the end

  • By naveed mir on 13-04-18

It’s really not all that!!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-19

I did not see the hype with this book, it was ok... just! It started off with opportunities in the storyline to thrive... however quite a few times I felt like asking for my credit back, but previous reviews had said to persevere. So I did! Even though it peaked in the middle, it was dire in the end. It was overwhelming, trivial and full of what felt like incomplete bits!
The ‘best parts’ award goes to the narrator!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Trust Me

  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Olivia Mace, Beth Eyre, Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Does Jessica know what the truth is? A stunning psychological debut with a shocking twist. When she arrives at work to discover every trace of the company she was working for has disappeared, Jessica's life spirals into free fall. Her romance with Michael, a celebrated criminologist, is already in trouble. He is sick of the unpredictable behaviour caused by her ADHD and is convinced she is a fantasist. When his flat is burgled and precious belongings that remind him of his dead wife are stolen, he blames her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by a quiet narrator

  • By FUNKYMONKY on 05-04-18

Patchwork story

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Sorry, but this book did not grip me at all... lots of times I found I was talking back at the book saying things like “and why would you do that?”, “is that really how a normal person would respond”, and “wow... that’s another unrealistic turn of events taking place right there!”.
The book lends itself to random summaries being told by one characters to another.... presumably to either help the listener make some sense of the disjointed storyline or because the author was starting to get bored of their story and also needed it finished!!
Not one of the greatest... sorry

  • The Heart Goes Last

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 559

Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around - and fast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but Atwood has done better

  • By Reena Kumar on 22-04-16

What is this all about??

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

Reviewed: 30-04-16

I have read a few of Margaret Attwood's books in the past and never noticed a chaotic story line in any of them... But this is hard to listen to, to follow or to gauge where the story is taking you. You need to go with the flow to get through this!
Characters do not present with realistic with blurred emotions and contradictions in their own values and localities. Sorry but it's a tough one!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • By: Lucia Jordan
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 84

Kendra is a bundle of nerves when she walks into the office of Sebastian Montoya. To say his reputation precedes him is a gross understatement. Immediately she sees that the larger-than-life architect has an even bigger ego. The mystery that surrounds him is hypnotizing. There is just something about him that draws her in. He oozes sexuality, and his lilting Spanish accent makes her insides flutter. But as she learns, architecture isn't his only talent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • holy hell

  • By Carien on 22-04-16

Terribly narrated by a teenager

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

Reviewed: 22-12-15

Not the sort of book you want to hear a child reading as though they're in front of a school assembly!! Nooooo!!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful