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  • 13 Minutes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

I was dead for 13 minutes. I don't remember how I ended up in the icy water, but I do know this - it wasn't an accident, and I wasn't suicidal. They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you're a teenage girl, it's hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I'm sure of it. But that doesn't mean they didn't try to kill me. Does it? 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manipulation and the power of the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down

  • By Stephen Eedle on 21-03-16

Disappointing ending

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

I was glued to this audiobook but the ending was one that left me saying "are you serious?"

  • Time's Convert

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the 18th century. Over 200 years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself. But her transformation will prove as challenging now as it was for Marcus when he first encountered Matthew de Clermont, his sire. While Phoebe is secreted away, Marcus relives his own journey from the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, through the treachery of the French Revolution, to a bloody finale in New Orleans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inferior narration, good story.

  • By Em on 05-10-18

Another chapter

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

Another chapter in the Clairmont history . This time focusing on Marcus . Can’t wait for the next instalment

  • The Book of Life

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Patrick on 17-07-14

Elgripping, addictive

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

Reviewed: 22-12-18

I am sad this trilogy has ended. The characters become real people and the voices are good.
I was slightly addicted to this series.
The voice at first , I wasn’t sure about but then the story hooks you and the voices become familiar. I can’t wait to see the dramatisation of this.
Fabulous book

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A surprisingly mature paranormal romance

  • By Caroline Marks on 01-03-11

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I decided to get this after starting to watch A Discovery of Witches on Sky. As is often the case this has more detail and the storyline is different to the show, although key parts are the same in the end. Once I was used to the voice, this was a book I had to listen to at every opportunity. This could be called a page turner. Straight on to next book in series

  • S.U.M.O (Shut Up, Move On)

  • The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life
  • By: Paul McGee
  • Narrated by: Paul McGee
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. It's a phrase to say to ourselves (and sometimes others) when we are acting or thinking in a way that is hindering our ability to succeed. It doesn't necessarily mean "get over it" or "pull yourself together" (although there may be occasions when both responses are necessary): "Shut Up" means stop what you're doing, take time out to reflect, let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential; "Move On" means tomorrow can be different from today, look for new possibilities, don't just think about it, take action.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to absorb as an audiobook

  • By Reebs on 16-03-13

Everyone needs to try and live the SUMO way

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

Reviewed: 29-10-18

I bought the hardback version of this book and decided the audiobook would be better for commuting. It helps with not only any ambitions you have but generally how to give yourself piece of mind and how to change perceptions. I may not need all the advice given but I found it really useful and have already recommended it to 4 others when brave purchase it

  • The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All over the Place

  • The Art of Being Messy
  • By: Jennifer McCartney
  • Narrated by: Erin Yuen
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book - an entire book - written on the topic of tidiness and how magical and life-changing it is to neaten up and throw away your belongings. Yes, you read that correctly. It's time to fight that ridiculousness and to start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Jennifer on 24-09-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

As a messy person I found this hysterical. It is told perfectly and has many laugh out loud moments. Will be relistening

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  • The Rotters' Club

  • By: Jonathan Coe
  • Narrated by: Jeff Rawle
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Jonathan Coe's new novel is set in the 1970s against a distant backdrop of strikes, terrorist attacks, and growing racial tension. A group of young friends inherit the editorship of their school magazine and begin to put their own distinctive spin onto events in the wider world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny in places

  • By Jennifer on 20-07-15

Funny in places

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Where does The Rotters' Club rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it was mediocre I enjoyed it but not one I had a hankering to listen to continuously

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Okay

Which character – as performed by Jeff Rawle – was your favourite?

No particular one

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

This was an enjoyable isten but nothing brilliant

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jonathan Andrews on 13-08-15

Great Twist but very graphic

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Pretty Girls to be better than the print version?

I much prefer listening to Karin Slaughter than reading them now and as it's unabridged you don't miss anything.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pretty Girls?

Can't tell you they are all plot spoilers

What about Jennifer Woodward and Robert G Slade ’s performance did you like?

the narratters of this book have the perfect voices and tones for Pretty Girls.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me gasp a few times

Any additional comments?

Pretty girls is one of Karin Slaughters most graphic novels I have read. I really enjoyed some of the plot twists when I thought I'd worked it all out

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  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,897

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

I enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Robert Glenister is a perfect audio book narrater for me. This book was a great follow on from Cuckoo . I had worked out who but not how so great twists