LISTENER

Tracey

  • 4
  • reviews
  • 0
  • helpful votes
  • 4
  • ratings
  • The Last Widow

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end...they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into thin air. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by the wail of sirens.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Far too repetitive

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-07-19

another great book from Karin slaughter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-19

was great to have a further installment of the grant county books. the return of will Trent and Sara Linton was welcome, and I could not stop listening! well worth the money

  • The Island of Sea Women

  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic introduction to a culture

  • By Miss Rona J Yard on 12-07-19

absorbing story

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

Reviewed: 25-06-19

overall the story was absorbing, however it was very slow starting and took a good few hours to become so. The narration is a little uninteresting, with no real variation in tone, but was very helpful when it came to the Korean words a phrases. Overall worth a listen

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,165

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

really good story and engrossing performance

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I really enjoyed this story, it isn't exactly a 'keep you guessing to the end' read, but the journey is engrossing once you establish who is who. the performances are really interesting without being too much... all in all an entertaining read

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,693
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,674

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

story was really touching and wonderfully narrated. The narrator enhanced the story subtly but did not overpower it.