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  • The Lives of Tao

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good idea poorly executed

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

Don't judge a book by its cover

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

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

Yes - it's one of those books you wonder why you hadn't read it sooner

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lives of Tao?

Just the bonding and growth of the 2 main characters

What does Mikael Naramore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The voices and suspense - impressed with his differences in tone and characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Better than you think - slow to start but boom its Amazing whoop!!

Dead Simple
    DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 1
    
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    Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    773 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Dead Simple

  • DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 502

Dead simple. It was a harmless stag-night prank. But a few hours later, the groom is left buried in a coffin and the four friends who know where he is are dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Keziah on 17-07-08

A page turner - very addictive

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

If you could sum up Dead Simple in three words, what would they be?

Warm glass of wine 😜

What other book might you compare Dead Simple to, and why?

Early James Patterson - great plot line and a very good first view of the main character

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The sections with the kid - I was left shouting out at the speaker lol

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Once you start - Roy Grace becomes a very additive and you can't stop - good news is that this is book one of 10 so many more hours

  • Second Life

  • By: S J Watson
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 214

The sensational new psychological thriller from the best-selling author of Before I Go To Sleep... She loves her husband. She's obsessed with a stranger. She's a devoted mother. She's prepared to lose everything. She knows what she's doing. She's out of control. She's innocent. She's guilty as sin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By trinity_all on 19-03-15

Another amazing book - I just couldn't put it down

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-15

Would have given it 5 but the ending just left me feeling a little bit disappointed it's like there is a chapter missing 😒

  • The Almost Moon

  • By: Alice Sebold
  • Narrated by: Joan Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

For years, Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now-grown daughters. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Zoe on 15-02-09

Is there a part 2 to this book?

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

Reviewed: 15-08-13

Would you try another book written by Alice Sebold or narrated by Joan Allen?

No but the narrator was enjoyable

What could Alice Sebold have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Give it a real ending something tangible its like i only downloaded part one!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes the narrator

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Go To Sleep

  • By: S J Watson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,536

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'Memories define us.So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This will keep you awake!

  • By MRS on 20-05-11

wow hard to imagine life without a yesterday

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-11

wow hard to imagine life without remembering yesterday A great book, didn't want the story to end. It had so many twists and turns.
Extremely hard to put down

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Water for Elephants
    
    
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        David LeDoux,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        John Randolph Jones
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    558 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world. Jacob introduces us to Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; to August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus' animal trainer); and to Rosie, a seemingly untrainable elephant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Water for Elephants

  • By Suzannah on 16-08-11

A true love story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-11

A true love story written to thrive in the 21st Centry, from the charactors to the plot line its well written and addictive.........

7 of 7 people found this review helpful