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  • Japanese Parallel Audio: Learn Japanese with 501 Random Phrases using Parallel Audio - Volume 1

  • By: Lingo Jump
  • Narrated by: Lingo Jump
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

We've specifically developed our language courses for audio learning, so you can complete other tasks while learning Japanese. You can learn while you are running, working out, walking, driving, or even when you are doing chores. Our parallel audio learning system teaches you wherever you are, without requiring a reference manual. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for beginners by any means

  • By Hazel on 03-12-18

Not for beginners by any means

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Silly me for assuming volume 1 meant at beginners level it does not. I have been studying Japanese for a year now and this audiobook was far to advanced for me. I also really disliked the supposedly 'native speaker' he did not sound native at all to me the 'r's were far too defined for any native l have ever heard.

  • Practicing Normal

  • By: Cara Sue Achterberg
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Charles Constant, Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Turners know in their hearts that they're anything but normal. Jenna is a high schooler dressed in black who is fascinated with breaking into her neighbors' homes, security systems be damned. Everett genuinely believes he loves his wife...he just loves having a continuing stream of mistresses more. JT is a genius kid with Asperger's who moves from one obsession to the next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Hazel on 27-11-18

Loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-18

This was a terrific book, three different narratives from mother father and daughter and their interactions on what turns out to be a very interesting woven pattern. Their lives all interact in some great storylines and its just like being a fly on the wall. I loved the wife 'kate' her narrator was so soft and it really did feel like we were in side her brain and hearing all her decisions and thought processes (right and wrong). The characters were very true to life and realistically flawed which l really loved. I Am so bored of books with perfect 'cant do a thing wrong no flaws at all' characters. This was a refreshing read.

  • The Good Samaritan

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Charlotte Cole, Matthew Lloyd Davies, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die. Laura hasn’t had it easy: she's survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn't love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it. But now someone’s on to her - Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Problem Like Laura

  • By Simon on 21-04-18

Best book i've read in a long time

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-18

Top marks from me. The story was deliciously dark and lots of twists turns and gasps!. I loved the female narrator for 'Laura' very smooth, calm and a joy to listen to!....the only thing that spoiled it for me was the male narration of 'female voices' . I have no idea why they had to be spoken in such clipped plumby 1940's Queens English, it was horrible to listen to....they sounded robotic. But over all a fab read looking forward to reading more from this author.

  • The Visitor

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

Holly never thought she'd move back to her hometown, but then something terrible happened. She doesn't know if she can recover. But she knows she can never tell another soul. People say her neighbour, David, is 'different'. He doesn't go out much, and never after dark. But in David, Holly finds just what she needs: a friend. Someone who's always there. No-one knows Holly's secret or where she lives. She has left the past behind. So why does she feel as though she's in terrible danger?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Drama That Doesn't Quite Deliver

  • By Simon on 16-05-18

Very childish

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

A bit too immature for me. Maybe the author is young but at times its definitely like reading a high school kids English creative writing essay!.. really missing the realistic touch. None of the character were likeable...all very superficial and trying too hard to be extra specially clever with final twists which just didn’t work.

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  • Home

  • By: Matt Dunn
  • Narrated by: James Clamp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

It's been eighteen years since Josh Peters left dreary, dying Derton - the seaside town where he grew up - and headed for the bright lights of London. Now his dad is sick and his mum needs him, so he's back - though he's promised himself he won't be staying for long.... Then Josh finds himself unexpectedly detained in Derton, living in his cramped teenage bedroom, with simmering family tensions a little too close for comfort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Dominique on 08-01-17

Cancer jokes can get tedious.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-18

The jokes anout cancer and dying were ok for the first chapter or so but after a while it just gets really tedious and boring. I know it is supposed to be a comedy but it became predictable. The narrator also spoke far to fast, absolutely no feeling emotion or dynamic to his voice.

  • Keep Your Friends Close

  • By: Paula Daly
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married. Rock solid in fact. So when Natty's oldest friend, Eve Dalladay, appears - just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France - Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with Sean to help out at home. Two weeks later and Natty finds Eve has slotted into family life too well - her husband has fallen in love with Eve. He's sorry, he tells her, but their marriage is over. With no option but to put a brave face on things for the sake of the children, Natty embarks on building a new life for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Collapse of a family

  • By Jill Besterman on 08-08-14

Loved this book!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

One of the best books i have ever read Especially the ending.!! The main character was fabulously real! Her flaws were so refreshing to read about ...at points she seemed to be digging her own grave and messing things up which again was refreshing for a main character.

  • Love Me, Love Me Not

  • By: Katherine Debona
  • Narrated by: Isabella Inchbald
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Today isn't the first time I've thought about killing my best friend, but it is the first time I've done something about it. Since they were teenagers, Jane and Elle had been inseparable. Until the day that Elle stole the love of Jane's life. Now everything has changed. Jane wants him back, and with a little help from her horticultural obsession, she may just have found the perfect solution.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started well ...all down hill from there.

  • By Hazel on 03-09-18

Started well ...all down hill from there.

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I enjoyed this book up until the last section where it all went a bit ...stupid. It appeared the author wanted to throw in all the draft endings and mix them ALL in. Confusing? Just a tad!! It was like the writer had hired a poet to finish the last 4 chapters....rhyming verses and all!!.

  • Mother

  • By: Hannah Begbie
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Cath had 25 perfect days with her newborn daughter before Mia's deadly illness was diagnosed. As her life implodes, Cath’s despair drives her to a parental support group where she meets a father in a similar situation, the dangerously attractive Richard - charming, handsome and adamant that a cure for their children lies just over the horizon: everything Cath wants to believe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your average fiction

  • By Hazel on 09-08-18

Not your average fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I absolutely loved this book! very well written on such a fraught subject. Deliciously dark in places where choosing the right path becomes so imperative it has a nail biting quality.

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  • No Further Questions

  • By: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister, read by Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, Jan Cramer, Penny Andrews, Cassie Layton, Rachael Beresford and Malk Williams. The police say she's guilty. She insists she's innocent. She's your sister. You loved her. You trusted her. But they say she killed your child. Whom do you believe? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Gabby on 15-07-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Just a bit let down by the narrators. They are supposed to be sisters but had such opposite voices to the point of it being comical. one spoke like a chipmunk the other sounded like a sloth under sedation. The most annoying part was having to turn the volume up when sloth spoke and turn it back down when the chip monk spoke

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  • Lying to You

  • By: Amanda Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers, Jane Collingwood, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The best-selling author of Close to Me returns with another stunning psychological drama. Full of secrets, obsession and betrayal, Lying to You will hold you in its grip till the final, breathtaking twist. Perfect for fans for He Said/She Said, Close to Home and The Husband's Secret. The lies we tell ourselves are the worst kind, for we have all the time in the world to convince ourselves they are true.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration

  • By Gaynor Jones on 01-06-18

The narration let this one down

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-18

The story was ok but l was really put off by the narrators. The lines for Jess were constantly 'spat out' she spoke so quickly no emotion or feeling just raced through every line. The male part was read so incredibly mechanical! Every. Word. Spoken. Robotically. On. Its. Own. It really got on my nerves after a while. Bad choice of narrators if you ask my humble opinion.

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