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Caroline Mitchell

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Tense, chilling thriller

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Reviewed: 06-06-20

I love nothing better than curling up with a good thriller. Throw a hint of supernatural into the mix and I'm in my element. Stephen King is one of my favourite authors, and I saw something similar in The Whisper Man. I loved this book. I listened to it on audible so with Christopher Eccleston as a narrator I was in for a treat. I enjoyed the relationship between the characters and it was well written from multiple points of view. Jake was such an endearing character, and the story galloped along at a fast pace. A tense, chilling thriller that I could not put down.

Relaxing

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Reviewed: 03-06-20

I've never heard of ASMR but it's a terrific way of slowing the mind when you're trying to get off to sleep. It totally takes you out of your worries as you're delved into a relaxing sensation of sounds and descriptions. Very sensual and relaxing. Loved it.

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Recommended

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Reviewed: 28-01-20

I've been trying to learn Spanish for over a year now and this audiobook has really helped. Everyone learns in their own way and this really works for me. I love the nice relaxed style of learning and the narrator's voices are very soothing. My advice is to keep listening to the chapters over and over rather than purposefully trying to learn after listening to it the first time around. After a while, the earworm will set in. Now I hear the words when I'm drifting off to sleep! I'll buy all the Spanish books in this set, I hope they produce more.

A great way for the words to sink in

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Reviewed: 28-01-20

I've been trying to learn Spanish for over a year now and this audiobook has really helped. Everyone learns in their own way and this really works for me. I love the nice relaxed style of learning and the narrator's voices are very soothing. My advice is to keep listening to the chapters over and over rather than purposefully trying to learn after listening to it the first time around. After a while, the earworm will set in. Now I hear the words when I'm drifting off to sleep! I'll buy all the Spanish books in this set, I hope they produce more.

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 09-03-19

Gripped me all the way. This story is so well written and narrated. Highly recommended.

Evocative And Haunting

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Reviewed: 03-11-18

I loved this book! I adore novels with a creepy edge and The Lingering was such a treat. I listened via audiobook and the narrators did such a great job of bringing the characters to life. The story focuses around three main characters, Ali, her husband Jack and Angela, who all stay in a commune - a former psychiatric home with a very dark past. I adored Angela, with all her theories on the supernatural and funny little quirks. Halfway through the book, the story took a turn - although I won't spoil the surprise for readers here. Just to say that you'll know when you get to it. It was such a great twist to the tale and I raced through the rest of the book. S.J.Holliday is a fantastic writer, she has such a talent for drawing out the darkest emotions in her characters in The Lingering and describes the spooky settings with great poetic flair. The Lingering is evocative and haunting, a truly nerve-tingling read.

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The funniest thing on audible

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Reviewed: 28-04-18

I raced through this series, it's absolutely hilarious. I hope there is a second series planned. The characters are amazing and so brilliantly narrated, I could have listened to them all day. This would make a brilliant TV comedy series. Seriously, just download it. If you have a pulse and an open mind you'll enjoy this.

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Brilliant

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Reviewed: 20-04-18

A brilliantly written and narrated book, invoking many emotions. Highly recommend this thought provoking read.

An Excellent Way To Learn

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Reviewed: 14-03-18

I'm not the sort of person who can pour over a textbook. Such methods of learning don't work well with me as it doesn't sink in. I've been dying to learn Spanish for ages at a pace that suits me. This audiobook is a great aid. I started off using Rosetta Stone online but became frustrated as while it's OK, it teaches you with pictures only and doesn't actually explain the words. I bought this audiobook due to the excellent reviews. I really like the author's steady style and no-nonsense approach. The two narrators who work with him are so easy to listen to and they pronounce the words in a style that is easy to pick up. At first I was getting annoyed with myself as I couldn't pick up the words straight away. But now, a few hours into the course I understand what the narrator meant when he said not to stress out over remembering things straight away as they will come around again. It's so true, as I find everything starting to sink in. I've not had to touch a textbook but I'm putting sentences together and understanding a lot more. This is a great aid to learning and I recommend it to all.

Enchanting

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Reviewed: 14-01-18

I listened to this book on audio and in my opinion, it's the best way to enjoy it. The narrator's voice was amazing, full of depth and emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Funnily enough, I've been watching 'Outlander' on Amazon prime, so this book tied in nicely. I've never been to Scotland but I've always been in love with it - which may sound quite strange! Perhaps it's my own Irish upbringing that lends me an affinity to the rugged landscape, dark and enchanting waters and people who are brimming with character. Jessamine brings all of this to life and more. It is a gentle read, and such a pace invites you to get to know all the characters as you walk with them on their journey. I enjoyed each and every one of them, and the story played out in my mind as if it were on screen. I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this book, it has supernatural undertones but those which enchant rather than scare. For me, it is a love story which is beautifully brought to life by the author, who has a wonderful way with words. A warm and mystical read - I highly recommend this book.

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