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The Slowest Bookworm

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  • Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3)

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 750

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything?What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Helen Greatrex on 07-07-14

Allegiant

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

Reviewed: 06-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this whole series to anyone who loves the dystopian genre. Before I listened to this book I heard lost of bad thing about the ending, but for me it was perfect. Sometimes not liking what is happening in the story is not the same as not liking the book and I think some people confused the two. Personally I think this is the best series I've listened to all year.

What other book might you compare Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3) to, and why?

The Hunger Games series. Another of my favourites and I think if you enjoyed that one, you'll love this too.

What about Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford’s performance did you like?

I thought the narration was perfect for the characters.

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

I wanted too, but time restraints and family life meant it took me 5 days to get through.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a series worth using your credit on!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely listen

  • By Susanna on 03-01-11

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-09

One of the best books I have listened to in a long time! Great characters and a storyline that kept me listening well past my bedtime every night! I'll definitely be looking out for more of Kate's books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dear Fatty

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Liza Tarbuck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the west country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous

  • By Christine on 02-12-08

Dear Fatty

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-09

A book to make you giggle, LOL and cry. It does go on a bit in some places, but an excellent listen. My only negative thoughts on this book were that I wished Dawn had narrated it herself.

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  • Twilight

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It sucks you in

  • By Tamara on 15-12-08

Brilliant Listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-09

Definitely one not to miss! Can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

  • The Owl Service

  • By: Alan Garner
  • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

After hearing scratches in the attic, Alison discovers a dinner service covered in an intriguing floral owl pattern, and a series of events are set in motion that will change her life forever. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are forced into a cyclical replay of the tragic Welsh legend of Blodeuwedd, in which a woman is turned into an owl as a punishment for betraying her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About this book

  • By David on 02-11-10

Different

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-09

This is the second book by this author I have listened to and I have to say that if it had been the first, I probably wouldn't bother reading any more of his. An odd book, but one I had to finish. Definitely not in the same league as The Weird Stone of Brisingamen.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Island

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.

Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book

  • By Ragen Nelson on 02-02-08

The Island

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-08

I found this book fascinating. Very interesting characters. The locations are beautifully discribed. Lots of facts and information along the way. I couldn't stop listening and was quite disappointed when I got to the end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837

In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

  • By Paula on 30-01-08

Amber Spyglass

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-08

If you enjoyed Northern Lights then you will enjoy this one just as much. A compelling listen. Great characters. Very well narrated. Excellent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of the Wind

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: James Wilby
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the "cemetery of lost books", a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out La Sombra del Viento by Julian Carax.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shadow of the Wind

  • By Lynne on 14-07-06

Not for me

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-08

This book totally lost me. I gave up 3/4 of the way through. I kept forgetting where the characters were and who they were with/what character said/did what, with all the foreign names and places. Definitely not my kind of story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Falling

  • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Narrated by: Alan Bates, Diana Quick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Henry Kent is in late middle age, is almost without means, and lives on a dank houseboat. When Daisy Langrish buys a cottage not far from where he moors the boat, Henry becomes interested in her. She seems alone...and vulnerable. But when Henry starts work tending to Daisy's garden, her daughter is suspicious: there's something not quite right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Emma on 10-06-08

Falling

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-08

A strange but original story. The main male character gave me the creeps but I was compelled to keep listening to the end. Not one of my favourite books and I doubt I would listen to it again, but an easy listen.

  • The Baby Group

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Meet the Baby Group: Natalie ran her own design company until baby Freddie unexpectedly came along. Now the capable person she once was is trapped inside a crazy woman's body, longing for just one decent night's sleep and words of more than one syllable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you've got kids...

  • By The Slowest Bookworm on 23-09-08

If you've got kids...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-08

You will see yourself in so many of these characters! I loved this book. I laughed and laughed. I became one of the baby group whilst reading this book. Lovely, easy and funny listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful