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  • Amy and Isabelle

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Strout
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

With compassion, humor, and striking insight, Amy and Isabelle explores the secrets of sexuality that jeopardize the love between a mother and her daughter. Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student in a small mill town, falls in love with her math teacher, and together they cross the line between understandable fantasy and disturbing reality. When discovered, this emotional and physical trespass brings disgrace to Amy's mother, Isabelle, and intensifies the shame she feels about her own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story about relationships

  • By Nancy Bowring on 19-11-14

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 17-12-17

Beautifully written. Real, honest and makes you question your own moral compass. My 2nd E. Strout book and just off to purchase my next!

  • The Empathy Problem

  • By: Gavin Extence
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Driven by money, power and success, Gabriel has worked ruthlessly to get to the very top of the banking game. He's not going to let the inconvenience of a terminal brain tumour get in his way. But the tumour has other ideas. As it grows, it appears to be doing strange things to Gabriel's personality. Whether he likes it or not, he seems to be becoming less selfish, less mercenary, less unlikeable. Once he could dismiss the rest of humanity as irrelevant. Now he's not so sure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful beyond words

  • By Kaggy on 28-02-17

Wow!

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Reviewed: 15-02-17

Thank you Gavin & Jack. This book will will stay in my memory x

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