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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,090
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,335
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,317

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a human story

  • By Amy Featherstone on 03-12-18

An inspirational read from an incredible Lady

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

I knew very little about the Obama’s and had minimal interest in American Politics, but this book is a fabulous ‘read’. I really liked that Michelle herself reads the book- you can sense the emotion behind her own words.

  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby

  • My Adventures into Motherhood
  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective and proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard, too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was very disappointed

  • By Caitlin on 19-11-18

Funny, heartfelt, honest and relatable

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

I was initially put off by the title; I thought this would be another one of those books which tell Mothers it's all their fault. One which prescribed recipes for eternally happy babies, who never cry and sleep all night (ha!). I was wrong, it's a lovely, frank, heartfelt account of early Motherhood. I would recommend if for Parents to be and Parents of the under threes.
It's particularly nice when a title is read by its author and Gi does an excellent job of narration.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,510

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

A fantastically narrated story, it grips you until the end. Far more gritty, full or suspense, and hard hitting than the cover suggests. I'd recommend it.

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Funny Book

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Some really funny parts and moving stories. But other parts seemed in there for padding and were a bit too detailed and I zoned out a bit (sorry!). It's great to be narrated by the author- the best performance on an audio book I've heard.

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  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex Intriguing Story

  • By Janet biglari on 15-11-17

An excellent story however....

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

... The story is great, but the recording is very odd- it's as though parts of the story have been missed out but then added in later in a different voice. It's a real shame as the book is really excellent. It didn't ruin my experience of the book, but is disappointing that such poor quality has been permitted to be sold.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Cows

  • By: Dawn O'Porter
  • Narrated by: Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181

The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Hippynat on 24-05-17

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Really great book, the story line is not predictable (unlike so many). It makes for a very entertaining and thought provoking listen and the narration is excellent

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 581

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By GKH on 02-01-17

Bizarre narration style

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

The narration is so bizarre I stopped listening, so probably didn't give the story enough of a chance to be able to score it. It's as though they are putting on mock voices in a children's pantomime. Very strange direction and meant I couldn't listen any further. Perhaps one to read instead

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Best of Adam Sharp

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: David Barker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66

Can you define your life by a single song? Adam Sharp - former pianist in a hip Melbourne bar, now a respectable IT consultant in Norwich - can. And it's 'You're Going to Lose That Girl'.... On the cusp of 50 and a happy introvert, Adam is content. He's the music expert at his local pub quiz, and he and his partner, Claire, rumble along. Life may not be rock n' roll, but neither is it easy listening. Yet something has always felt off-key.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and slightly tawdry

  • By Kaggy on 27-02-17

A very different book to the Rosie Project

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

I wrong (and probably unfairly) presumed this book would be similar to the previous two in the 'Rosie' series. The synopsis on audible also indicated this. It's not a simile book and I wouldn't have guessed it was the same author. I didn't mind it but it dragged on a bit and took a long time to get anywhere.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Narrator was excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Really excellent narration, she really built suspense. I enjoyed the book a lot, I felt it got rather predictable towards the end but a great little twist at the last minute. Would recommend