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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful audiobook!!

  • By Philip on 13-02-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 23-01-18

The narration by Thandie Newton for this Bronte book is absolutely outstanding. If she wasn't already an actress, she could easily become a voice artist. Switching characters and accents so effortlessly that you forget it's read by one person. I really cannot praise her efforts here enough. The book itself is obviously a classic and one of my personal favourites. The characters are surprisingly modern in temperament, even by today's standards. A must listen to novel, worth Audible credit or £.

  • 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 4,382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,008

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

A funny viewpoint of a man's struggle to succeed.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchase this book. I was hoping it would be funny and it did not disappoint, I had a few belly laughs during the course of listening. It's quite an interesting look at a man's struggle to succeed from humble beginnings. Well worth your time if you are a fan of Kevin and even if you're not, it's a good into.

  • His Bloody Project

  • By: Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Cameron Mowat
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

A brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of 17-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? Presented as a collection of documents, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers, which offer conflicting impressions, throwing Macrae's motive and his sanity into question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much, Much Better than the Sample Suggests

  • By Alex on 18-11-16

Murder in the highlands.

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

Reviewed: 29-05-17

A well put together accounting of murder in the highlands. A pieced together narrative that has you gripped throughout. This book is quite different in that you get to hear versions of what happened and assessments from the key players themselves (minus the victims). This will have you pondering how you view these types of crimes. Exceptionally well read and narrated. You will not be disappointed, even if the authors initial voice over is a little jarring for you ears in tone and pace.

  • The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

  • Now filmed as The Mercy
  • By: Nicholas Tomalin, Ron Hall
  • Narrated by: Philip Bird
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

In 1968 Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe 'round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product. Few people knew that he wasn't an experienced deep-water sailor. His progress was so slow that he decided to shortcut the journey, falsifying his location through radio messages from his supposed course. Everyone following the race thought that he was winning, and a hero's welcome awaited him at home in Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many Lessons In This Excellent Book

  • By Simon Zohhadi on 07-01-17

A man taken to the brink

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

This book is a fascinating look into the 'mind' of an intelligent and articulate man, who was brought to the very edge of sanity. The narrative is carefully constructed so that you can understand how Crowhurst got from A-B. B being the final scenario we are left with. Well written (although slightly meandering at times) and well read by the narrator. A perfect voice and pace for this subject matter. Crowhurst very much appears to be a jack-the-lad with a conscience. A victim of his own internal moral code.

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  • High-Rise

  • By: J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 848

From the author of the Sunday Times best seller Cocaine Nights comes an unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on "enemy" floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for riots and technological mayhem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing Fable

  • By G. K. Lowell on 14-05-15

Probably not that far from reality..

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

Excellently read by Tom, with just the right pace and tone. The story itself, about the tenants of a super high-rise and their slow decent into organised chaos, is probably not that fat from what would happen in real life, given the right circumstances. The book is well worth your time, it's different to what I've 'read' before, (in a good way). The characters are interesting and just detailed enough for you to want to follow them to the close of their parts.

  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic brilliance.

  • By mollymoon1 on 08-03-11

A modern spin on a classic tale.

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

Reviewed: 14-02-16

This book is one of my favs. It's much better than the film of the same name. One man's struggle as the (seemingly) only person left uninfected in a world overrun by vampires. Chores by day and maintaining sanity by night. I applaud the effort made by the author to offer a realistic attempt for his character to understand the 'vampire' by means of scientific study. You can easily see yourself in that position and the hardship to interpret fact from fiction.

  • The Bat

  • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,731

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction to Harry Hole.

  • By Richard on 04-12-12

No Hollywood endings here..... Refreshing change.

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

Reviewed: 14-02-16

This was nicely read by the narrator, the right tone and tempo. I enjoyed the folktales within the story. I would have marked this higher had it not been for the cliché of a detective with alcohol issues. If you read a lot of crime books, it can start to get tedious, although give the author their due, it felt more realistic as far as that goes. I'm also glad they didn't go Hollywood with the content (well may be a tiny bit at the end) I think I'll be sticking around for book 2 😊

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  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 657

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely incredible

  • By MsRanPan on 05-12-15

Is this for teenagers or adults!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

This is a strange book, not for the story but because I feel, it doesn't know who the target audience is. It's a fantasy concept told through the medium of two teenagers and a young kid, just with adult swearing and the odd sexual fumble scene. This definitely isn't a grown ups story and throwing in the odd swear word and some adult concepts can't change that. I would say this is more for 16 to 19 year olds. I personally didn't enjoy it (know doubt my age) BUT is was competently performed by the cast. If your 25+ I probably wouldn't bother with this one.

  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 753

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and exciting

  • By Kim on 23-03-13

Unnerving and not in the good way.

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

Reviewed: 14-09-15

This felt weird and uncomfortable. With the depiction of the kids in this story, you would think they were 15/16 NOT 13, which is a more realistic age for what we are expected to go along with. I take issue with the characters more than the writing style, which is usually spot-on in both counts from this author. I loved Gone Girl and Dark Places but this one was not for me. I didn't enjoy the narrators voice either, one minute it was shrill tones and then babyish sounding when reading the grown ups parts.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,190
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,161

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

This is a book for everyone..

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

This is a book for everyone... Well may be not for people who read romance novels, but everyone else. Really engaging and funny, you don't even notice that you have no clue what the tech terms mean. This is different to other books I've read/listened to. The narration is totally on point and pace.