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  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gracie Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets, including how she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is very funny

  • By Matthew on 10-08-08

Hilarious

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This audiobook made me laugh throughout. I've had many entertaining car journeys with this story. Sophie Kinsella is fantastic at making you feel like you are right there with Emma amongst all her embarrassing moments. As well as the funny bits there is a lovely romantic story to keep you hooked and make you relate to her life. A great light hearted romantic comedy.

  • The Host

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive

  • By indigodreamer on 14-11-11

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I have listened to this audiobook 3 times already and would listen again. This is such and unusual story and even thought the very beginning is hard to get into the first time it is completely worth it. I love Stephanie Meyer's ability to make you feel the desperate never ending love these characters have for each other. The detail in the story takes you straight there to Melanie and Wanderer. I make time for this book, in bed, in the car, while I'm working. Kate Reading narrates this book wonderfully.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,968
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,208

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

A wonderfully entertaining story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I could listen to this book over and over again. It's fascinating to hear about the dramatically different lives these people lead in the 60s. I was captivated by Skeeter's, Aibileen's and Celia's stories. More than that I could listen to the narrators voices all day every day. This story made me laugh put loud, brought tears to my eyes and filled me with elation. This is a must listen!

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  • Twenties Girl

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Lara has always had an overactive imagination, but now the spirit of her great aunt Sadie has appeared to make one last request: she must find a missing necklace. Lara's got enough problems of her own: her start-up company is floundering and she's just been dumped. But perhaps Sadie's ghost could also be the answer to Lara's problems?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant!

  • By Dee on 03-09-10

Fabulous and funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Sophie Kinsella is entertaining as always. I loved listening to this story, even after reading it once before. As well as making me laugh every 5 minutes this story made me really think about how the life of each individual person is passionate and awe inspiring in its own way. I loved being taken through Sadie's life and wished I could have known her. twenties girl is as great as the whole Shopaholic series.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,382

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

Best science lesson ever

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I think I learned more from this audiobook than I ever did at school. I found it so fascinating and wanted it to keep going. It made me want to be a cosmologist, a geologist and an archeologist all at once. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is curious about all things science. Narrator William Roberts has a great enthusiastic voice which encourages you through the detailed, difficult facts. I have never been more eager to learn than since listening to this book.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immaculately crafted tale

  • By Vivienne F on 29-11-14

Amazing story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I absolutely loved this audiobook. I hadn't got around to reading it and had be told how wonderful it was. At first I thought the jumps in time would be confusing, but it flowed so well and I fell in love with the characters straight away. I could be convinced this story was real and never wanted it to end. The two narrators worked perfectly together. I giggled, sighed and cried. I even made my car journeys longer just to keep listening. I will be picking up the book next.

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  • It's Not Rocket Science

  • By: Ben Miller
  • Narrated by: Ben Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Black holes. DNA. The Large Hadron Collider. Ever had that sneaking feeling that you are missing out on some truly spectacular science? You do? Well fear not, for help is at hand. Ben Miller was working on his Physics PhD at Cambridge when he accidentally became a comedian. But first love runs deep, and he has returned to his roots, to share with you all his favourite bits of science. This is the stuff that you really need to know, not only because it matters, but because it will quite simply amaze and delight you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Science for Every-one

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-12-12

Great way to learn about science

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

A fantastic way to learn about all things science. Ben Miller mixes his background of science and comedy in a way that makes you wish you paid more attention at school. For some reason the cake story resides in my mind although it hasn't helped my ability to bake! I love the way you hear his passion for this subject coming through his words. The low, steady timbre of his voice has kept me going through many long car journeys. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys the scientific workings of the world, but gets boggled by detailed facts.