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  • Somebody I Used to Know

  • By: Wendy Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58, she had to say good-bye to the woman she once was. Her career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook and run - the various shades of her independence - were suddenly gone. Yet Wendy was determined not to give in. She was, and still is, propelled by a need to live in the moment, never knowing which version of herself might surface tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Anne H. on 07-03-18

Inspirational!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

What a truly amazing lady. I wish I'd had the knowledge I've learnt from Wendy's story when I was looking after my lovely dad with dementia. Thank you Wendy and I send you all my love and admiration. From Debbie x

  • Never Greener

  • By: Ruth Jones
  • Narrated by: Sharon Small
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

When Kate was 22, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it. Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife, Belinda, are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10/10

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-18

Ruth Jones at her best!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I love this ladies talent for writing and telling a story on television.
Her humour is amazing and her ability to have you crying one minute and laughing the next is truly a gift and she's done it with this story!
Loved this book and please please write some more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Me

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331

Lou Clark knows too many things.... She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend, Sam, in London. She knows her employer is a good man, and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt. Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 26-01-18

Beautiful, poignant and heartwarming.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Absolutely loved where this beautiful story took us.
I laughed, cried and desperately didn't want it too end!
Thank you Jojo and please please hurry up with another one of your awesome storytelling sagas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shine

  • Mageri, Book 5,
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In the short span of a year, Silver has gone from becoming a Mage to discovering the truth about her unique genetics. Logan Cross went from being her mortal enemy to becoming her immortal lover, but a threat is fast approaching like an inevitable storm. Attacks are under way against the Mageri, and one man is behind it-an elusive foe who is an unstoppable force. Nero is not Silver's only concern, as someone close to her has been arrested for treason.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series, this isn't one of the best books in it though

  • By Debra on 28-09-17

Love the series, this isn't one of the best books in it though

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

Series is fantastic and I've been glued to every book so far. This book lost a little of my interest in parts, which is unusual for the author and series. But it also has some great parts in this book too. So

  • Bricking It

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Ann D on 05-06-16

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 30-01-17

Woman's voice was too upper class and totally different to her brothers!
And why have a female and a male narrator for them to narrate both lead voices very differently. Ruined the story for me and didn't finish it

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,100

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

I have pondered over buying this book for ages. Now the movie is out I got it before watching the film.
I couldn't connect or empathise with the main characters. They just didn't seem very nice!
Also very poor that two narrators used completely different voices for the psychiatrist, one being soft and warm with a foreign accent (he was foreign)and the other sounded like a stiff upper lip Englishman!
Having said that the narration overall was excellent.
Although It didn't help that a short way into the book I predicted who'd dunnit so after that found it well "predictable "

  • Room

  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

The story of a mother, her son, a locked room, and the outside world. It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • reasonable

  • By Caroline on 29-01-11

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Loved this story and the narration was brilliant. The author really captured a child's thought process and logic. This is one I'll remember!

  • Never Look Back

  • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 1
  • By: Clare Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Karl Prekopp, Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 666

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level. DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent debut

  • By Saffy on 25-04-14

promising first book.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-16

enjoyed listening to this story but was annoying that 2 narrator's read the same characters!

  • Gone Astray

  • By: Michelle Davies
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

Gone Astray is a tense psychological thriller from debut novelist Michelle Davies. When Lesley Kinnock buys a lottery ticket on a whim, it changes her life more than she could have imagined.... Lesley and her husband, Mack, are the sudden winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter, Rosie, to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives - and friends - as they are catapulted into wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tense, spine chilling story

  • By Marissa on 08-07-16

Great first book.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Enjoyed this story and the narrator was excellent, I'll be looking for more by her.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series

  • By Renee on 09-04-12

Good

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

Reviewed: 28-06-16

Not as good as first book, but still a great listen. Narration is done well.