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  • Cat O' Nine Tales

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

These 12 yarns are so satisfying because they are ingeniously plotted, include richly drawn characters, and have deliciously unexpected conclusions. They feature the mad, the bad, and the dangerous to know, as well as some more poignant and telling characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating stories from Archer's time in click.

  • By Dave on 21-05-19

I enjoyed the stories; narrator was excellent.

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

Reviewed: 19-01-18

I'd read the book when I was much younger and loved the stories. I enjoyed the narration even more.

  • Where Women Are Kings

  • By: Christie Watson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son. Elijah's birth mother Deborah loves her son like the world has never known. Elijah thinks it's his fault they can't be together. Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a shocking event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad and heart breaking ly good

  • By chickenmugger on 25-05-19

Captivating Story!

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

It was Adjoa Andoh's narration of my other audible books - Purple Hibiscus, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, etc. that made me aware of this book. Spirituality, and the common issue of people being termed 'witches' and 'wizards' felt very real being a Nigerian.

I thoroughly enjoyed Adjoa's narration and Christie Watson didn't fail to disappoint after capturing my heart with her Tiny Sunbirds Far Away.

Elijah's moving story touched me.

  • Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

  • By: Christie Watson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully words and narration

  • By Georgeia on 01-08-12

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

Moving story and excellent narration. Adjoa's narration is as good as always. I love her potrayal of the characters.

Though there's a lot of riches in Nigeria, you would not believe your eyes if you went to some places, especially the Niger Delta area.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Great story. Sad his mum isn't around anymore to see him become who he is today.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The narration brought the book to life, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Fantastic job done by the narrators.

  • Sons of Fortune

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

It is Greenwich, Connecticut, in the early 1950s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Davenport goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Cartwright, the son of a wealthy CEO and his wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Lusiwasi on 19-09-15

Loved it...

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

Reviewed: 16-11-16

...but I would have loved it more if they had publicly acknowledged each other.

Another great book from Archer.

  • Purple Hibiscus

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

In Purple Hibiscus, she recounts the story of a young Nigerian girl searching for freedom. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother, Jaja, are often punished for failing to meet their father’s expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is fantastic. The narrator made me want to claw my ears off

  • By Amber M on 25-06-17

Captivating story

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

Reviewed: 24-08-15

Third book from author; drawn to it as I thought it'd be narrated by Adjoa whose narrartion I love, but wasn't too disappointed. Liked how she not only showcased the fanatical Eugene's way of practising his religion, but also his sister's tolerant way even though both are Catholics.

Liked the fact that Ifeoma found out that the grass is not always greener on the other side after moving to America, which is usually the case.

Felt very sorry for his kids and was oftentimes moved to tears at what they had to go through in his hands.

Didn't quite like how it ended though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changing

  • By Diana John on 02-06-13

Lovely story and very good narration

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

Reviewed: 19-08-15

Came across this book only because I'd listened to Half of A Yellow Sun also narrated by Adjoa which I loved and wanted another narrated by her. I wasn't disappointed. Ìmpressed by her attempts at impersonating the different characters which were funny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Matilda

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 982

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cooooool

  • By Becky on 13-01-15

What's not to love?

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

What did you like most about Matilda?

I love every bit of the book. It's thoroughly entertaining and Kate Winslet was spectacular.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Matilda?

Several. I love Mrs Trunchball's encounter in class with smart Nigel 'unless-you-want my-middle-name' Hicks; the part where Lavender put the newt in her cup of water, and of course Matilda.

I think this is the best of Roald Dahl's books.

What about Kate Winslet’s performance did you like?

Everything, she made all the parts come to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed all the way through.

Any additional comments?

My children also loved it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Half of a Yellow Sun (Abridged Edition)

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Adoh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Nominated for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2008.
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2007.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.

This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader brings this story to life

  • By Tony on 27-11-07

Enjoyed it immensely

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

Where does Half of a Yellow Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Second only to Kate Winslet's narration of Matilda which had me laughing all the way.

What did you like best about this story?

Having read another book (a long time ago) about the Nigerian civil war, I thoroughly enjoyed this version as I thought it didn't have as much gory details as the other. I liked the story before the war broke out, but I thought the after would have been better if Kayinene was found.

Which character – as performed by Adjoa Adoh – was your favourite?

Every single one.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

None.