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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

beautifully written and read

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

lovely story beautifully written. i thought it might be a little predictable but it wasnt at all. lovely characters

  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Bee on 31-03-18

fascinating insight into a person's life story,

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

Reviewed: 15-05-18

ran out of steam a bit towards rhe end but i will remember the characters .sign of a good book

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,981
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,033

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

excellent really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

great characters. good story which was well read. the main characters really engaged me and i cared what happened to them. thats what makes a good book for me

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

  • By: Muriel Spark
  • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

"You girls are my vocation... I am dedicated to you in my prime." So says Miss Jean Brodie, a teacher unlike any other. She is proud and cultured. A romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. When she decides to transform a select group of pupils into the 'crème de la crème' at the Marcia Blaine School they become the Brodie set. In exchange for their undivided loyalty the girls earn a special place of honour and privilege within the school. Yet they are also introduced to a startling new world of adult games....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp wit that doesn't date

  • By Adrienne on 23-12-12

gentle story and good performance

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

enjoyed it's gentle style and winding tale. nice if you want a cosy listen. the performance was very good as you would expect from a great actor

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,907

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

keeps you guessing to the end

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

another great performance by robert glennister. good plot and storyline. enjoyed guessing who the murderer was

  • The Real Katie Lavendar

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

At 30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life's surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she's not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from her deceased mother that literally changes everything she ever knew about herself...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The real Katie Lavender

  • By Marie on 05-02-12

easy to listen to didn't have to think too much

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

i liked the story line. the performance was engaging. i think it would make a good film actually. did it make me rush to listen to the next chapter? no.. but overall was a nice easy listen

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  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Interesting stuff!!!

  • By lynsey Patina on 22-12-15

classic thriller excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

i loved this audio book. the subject matter was hard to hear at times but the twisting plot and great characterisation drew me along so i couldn't wait to hear the next chapter and the next. fab twist at the end that i wasn't expecting, would definately recommend to thriller lovers

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

cracking who dunnit

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

enjoyed the pace of the book. a couple too many characters for me to keep up with but that may just be my age! it's a book within a book which I liked. will recommend definately

  • Perfect

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Paul Rhys
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

In 1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.Then Byron’s mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I gave up

  • By Kirstine on 25-08-16

very good if a little laboured at the end

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

the characterisation is lovely. you really care about the characters, for me the story could have ended a couple of chapters earlier really

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  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic indeed; totally enchanting.

  • By D. Menashy on 29-11-15

another brilliant Mitch Albom story

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

lovely story about a talented man's tumultuous life. Told by the talent of Music. sounds strange but is beautifully crafted, the book sings a song to the reader as the man's life moves through different stages. the reader is well matched to the story and is very easy to listen to, and the voices of the famous musicians are an added bonus to this lovely book