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  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Naomi Alderman, Thomas Judd, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053

'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.' Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral, Stirring and Inspirational

  • By Raine on 29-12-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 14-06-17

Great story. Really good performance by the narrator. Wish the ending was a bit less fuzzy but it's stIll a brilliant book. Listen to this story.

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  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! I am officially obsessed!

  • By Kloe on 17-05-17

Average

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

I didn't know this was a series so was a bit annoyed to discover it was. The writing is ok. Standard for YA dystopian fiction. Characters are somewhat enjoyable. The heroine isn't completely useless but it's not going to knock your socks off. Not sure why this received such high ratings. If you're an existing fan of the author you'll probably enjoy this. I was not and found it to be a bit 'meh' and a wasted credit.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Descent of Man

  • By: Grayson Perry
  • Narrated by: Jonny Philips
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

Grayson Perry has been thinking about masculinity - what it is, how it operates, why little boys are thought to be made of slugs and snails - since he was a boy. Now, in this funny and necessary book, he turns round to look at men with a clear eye and ask, what sort of men would make the world a better place for everyone? What would happen if we rethought the old, outdated macho version of manhood and embraced a different idea of what makes a man?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truely brilliant!!

  • By Amanda on 25-01-17

Excellent reading. A MUST READ for both sexes

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

Reviewed: 17-02-17

I am not a Perry fan. I don't dislike him but other than knowing he was a transvestite artist I didn't really follow him. This book however is excellent and a very thoughtful analysis into the struggles that men face in this age. As a feminist. I found this enlightening and educational and bolstered my belief that men (as well as women) deserve equal rights. And by equal, I mean freedom to be themselves without the toxic pressure of masculinity. I cannot recommend this book enough and if it doesn't change you for the better. It will at least provide you with honesty insight will go a long way to help you understand that gender is a everyone's issue.

  • Only Ever Yours

  • By: Louise O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Emma Weaver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76

Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award. Eves are designed, not made. The School trains them to be pretty. The School trains them to be good. The School trains them to Always be Willing. All their lives, the eves have been waiting. Now, they are ready for the outside world. Companion...concubine...or chastity. Only the best will be chosen. And only the Men decide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A narrator who can't read?!

  • By "epaggelia" on 30-01-18

Great story. Terrible narrator.

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

Reviewed: 30-01-17

Was definitely not the right person to narrate this. She reads too quickly at times and the speed makes it uncomfortable and make you feel kind of anxious (which I didn't like.) Try the sample to see if you can deal with it. If not, but the book instead.

  • #Girlboss

  • By: Sophia Amoruso
  • Narrated by: Sarah Jes Austell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, read by Sarah Jes Austell. The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion. It was a stolen book. At age 17 she was a dumpster-diving, shoplifting anarchist. By 29 she was the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a $100 million-plus fashion empire. Filled with brazen wake-up calls ("You are not a special snowflake"), frank observations ("Failure is your invention"), and behind-the-scenes stories....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating Montone Narration

  • By Sarah on 10-05-17

It's not just the same crap you've read before

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

Reviewed: 23-06-16

I was apprehensive about buying this. I thought it'd be the same self help/ fluffy motivational crap I've read before. It's not. Well... Not quite anyway. It's honest. Sweary. Modern and relatable. It's the right advice for the new age of young independent minded women and if you're just starting to climb the career ladder. Well worth a read.