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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  • By: Emily M. Danforth
  • Narrated by: Beth Laufer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to - that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. When she’s eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to “cure” her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long winded and only half a book

  • By shopaholic on 13-12-17

Miseducation of Cameron post

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

Reviewed: 26-12-16

An interesting book with an important storyline. I am looking forward to seeing the film version which is currently being filmed

  • Lyrebird

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her and who you are after. A documentary crew discover a mysterious young woman living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful, she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of their story and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By L Bagnall on 16-01-17

Lyrebird

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

I have loved Ahern's books in the past so I thought I would give this book a go. The narrator was great at bringing the characters to life and I felt like I was there with Laura as she met and went through a whirlwind. I will recommend it to fans of Ahern.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wildflower

  • By: Drew Barrymore
  • Narrated by: Drew Barrymore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy,and healthy place she is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew is my new BFF

  • By Mrs on 17-11-15

Wildflower

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I really enjoyed Drew Barrymore's narration as she is so expressive and a really positive speaker. The book is comprised of stories from her life and her reflecting back on her past experiences.

  • Lily and the Octopus

  • By: Steven Rowley
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

When you listen to Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the listening, and we don't want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • sweet story

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-11-16

Lily and the Octopus

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

Reviewed: 27-07-16

This book is strange but enjoyable. It tells the story of Ted, a gay guy from Los Angeles and his one true love, his dog, Lily!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

  • By: Matthew Quick
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last? 18-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour, a teenage violin virtuoso, a pastor's daughter and a teacher. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Cheshire Jazz on 22-02-18

Forgive me leonard peacock

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

Reviewed: 25-06-16

An interesting exploration of mental health, i will recommend this to all teens and young adults as it is a book that will help us understand others better!