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  • Kiss Me First

  • By: Lottie Moggach
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Leila has never met Tess, but she now knows more about Tess than anyone in the world. She’s read all of her emails, researched her past and asked Tess for every detail about her friends and family.Tess has never met Leila. But if she wants to slip away from the world unnoticed, she needs to trust Leila with her life.At first, Leila finds it easy to assume Tess’s identity, and no one has any reason to distrust her. But as Leila is soon to discover, there is much more to a person than the facts and there are things about life you can learn only by living it...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding debut

  • By Saffy on 18-07-13

very entertainig and captivating

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

Reviewed: 05-02-14

Where does Kiss Me First rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First

What did you like best about this story?

its unusual plot and how deeply and well construed were the characters

Have you listened to any of Imogen Church’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Had never listened any of her previous performances, and I thought this was fabulous

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

happy with the format

Any additional comments?

Totally recommend

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,066
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,857

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Over hyped and dreadfully narrated

  • By AdaT on 29-06-12

A total and frustrating waste of time

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

Reviewed: 29-01-14

What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

The narrator in the first place; the ending; the characters! Oh! The lack of dialogues and the excessive and repetitive uninteresting insights from the main female character.

Has Fifty Shades of Grey put you off other books in this genre?

Not necessarily.

What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

So many things that I don't want to waste more time in explaining, but mainly her voice and interpretation.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

I would cut all the inside thoughts from Ana Steel.

Any additional comments?

The narration was very disappointing and really made me want to stop listening to the book so may times. If this was a movie, it would happen in 30 minutes, yet this book goes on forever with unnecessary details, endless shallow, uninteresting, utterly immature and boring insights from the character. Not much actually happens in the plot. Only at the very end I started to like the characters a bit (just a bit), but then the book ends abruptly, with a very freak situation (yet again) and leaves you with a complete dissatisfaction and frustration that the characters simply never evolved. All the one star reviews I read express exactly what I felt about the experience of reading the book (reading the very funny reviews (after I have just read the book, so I could compare experiences) has actually been the most enjoyable part of this all). And what frustrated me the more, is that the majority of the conversations/dialogues are really the inner thoughts of Ana Steel and it made me want to shout at her so many times: "why don't you just ask the bloody question directly to Christian Grey!" or her endless questions to herself, which were so obvious, ridiculous and shallow! Pretty much every time she asked herself a question, I wanted to yell back at her. I agree with reading it at 1x5 speed. Any less is exasperating.

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  • Bridget Jones

  • Mad About the Boy
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 928

With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed reading/listening experience!

  • By Ann D on 07-11-13

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 16-01-14

Would you listen to Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy again? Why?

Yes. Loved the story, greatly entertaining, fabulous characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

loved how it ends

Which character – as performed by Samantha Bond – was your favourite?

Toy boy, Bridget, Thaleta (not sure spelling) and Billy

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

Happy to have listened during various days

Any additional comments?

very enjoyable story, very funny; i have found the negative reactions towards author (because of absence of Mark Darcy) quite unfair. The story is great. I really hope to see it as a movie as well! 100% recommended to anyone fan of Bridget and keen to have a great time!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful