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Halmstad, Sweden
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  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390

The brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times best seller Everything I Never Told You. Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An evocative and complex portrait of suburbia

  • By Suswati on 11-11-17

A really great story

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I really enjoyed both the story and the narrator. It is well worth the time.

  • Invisible Women

  • Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
  • By: Caroline Criado Perez
  • Narrated by: Caroline Criado Perez
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

In her new audiobook, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've read in ages

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-03-19

Great and important

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

This book should be mandatory for everyone in legislation to read.

Women are not the second sex. Women are the first.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Milkman

  • By: Anna Burns
  • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,610

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, Very Good

  • By David M on 20-10-18

Horrible boring

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

Before I bought the book I read the reviews and it seemed like a great book. I kept waiting for anything to be interesting but nothing happened.

My maybe boyfriend, third brother-in-law, Milkman, the real milkman.. It felt like forever and alla I wanted was for the book to end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Klansman

  • By: Ron Stallworth
  • Narrated by: Ron Stallworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story. In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a PO box for interested enquiries. All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community. What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK. So he does. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not a wast of time

  • By Anonymous User on 24-11-18

This is a very important book!

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

I think that this is a piece of the history, the present and the future that needs to be told over and over again. We need to learn!

  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an important read

  • By anna on 19-05-18

A very important book

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I found this book to be an amazing listen. It is such an important part of history to be told and read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but found it slow.

  • By Elizabeth B on 12-06-18

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Both the story and the narrator is great. I've really enjoyed this book from beginning to the end.

The Handmaid's Tale
    
    
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        Joanna David
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    4,240 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,788

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favourite

  • By Raison on 10-11-13

I am not thrilled about it

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

The dystopian story itself is important and it could have been interesting. However, the narration makes the book very slow and it took several hours before I could enjoy the book.

The person who is performing the reading is really dull to listen to and I wasn't sure if I would have finished the book or not.

The importance of the book at the time we live now, when men wants to control female bodies is the reason why I finished it.

  • Built on Values

  • Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition
  • By: Ann Rhoades
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Most leaders know that a winning, engaged culture is the key to attracting top talent and customers. Yet, it remains elusive how exactly to create this ideal workplace one where everyone from the front lines to the board room knows the company's values and feels comfortable and empowered to act on them. Based on Ann Rhoades years of experience with JetBlue, Southwest, and other companies known for their trailblazing corporate cultures, Built on Values reveals exactly how leaders can create winning environments that allow their employees and their companies to thrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • motivating

  • By Charlott on 18-04-18

motivating

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

I felt encouraged when I've read it. It should be a must read for everyone in leading positions.

  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,599

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in world events!

  • By JenniferL on 28-04-18

I don't like the narrator!

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

Overall it is a well written book, but as a Swede I did not appreciate the sloppy way the narrator pronounced Hans name. The narrator took no time to learn how to pronounce the authors name. How embarrassing!

This lack of interest in getting names right was all over the book, which I didn't like at all.

Reading Hans Rowling is a privilege and I am happy that I've picked up the book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Undomestic Goddess

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 700

Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career. She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Give the book a better chance

  • By kai on 01-05-11

I didn't like the protagonist

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

Reviewed: 14-07-17

I could not finish this book. The main character drove me mad and I hated the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful