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Pamela

London, United Kingdom
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  • Before I Go To Sleep

  • By: S J Watson
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521

As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'Memories define us.So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This will keep you awake!

  • By MRS on 20-05-11

Superb Suspense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-11

This book was great; I literally couldn't put down my iPod until I finished it. The suspense is superbly built to the point where you find yourself sitting on the edge of your chair without realising it. I spent the whole time trying to figure out what was going on and the author excellently plants several scenarios in the background that keep you guessing. Also five stars for the narrator who does a fantastic job of capturing the panic of someone who wakes up every day without a clue of what's happened or how she got there. Fantastic, definitely worth a listen.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Black

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen.

  • By Elizabeth on 07-04-08

Spooky

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-11

I really loved this, so atmospheric and the narrator was great, he really captured the panic of the main character. I really loved to the language in this, so descriptive. You could nearly see everything happening in front of you as you listened. I would definitely recommend this, a great homage to the classic ghost story.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Discover the Gift

  • It's Why We're Here
  • By: Demian Lichtenstein, Shajen Joy Aziz
  • Narrated by: Demian Lichtenstein, Shajen Joy Aziz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Discover the Gift is the companion book to an upcoming film of the same name that introduces the Gift, a compelling concept that contains the wisdom you need to unlock your fullest potential. The insight and the life plan that Discover the Gift presents will definitely appeal to the millions who loved The Secret. This complete programme provides people with the means to find happiness and peace by living the life they were meant to live, resulting in a variety of possible benefits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Pamela on 21-07-11

Inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

I know a lot of people dismiss this kind of thing as mumbo jumbo and think that those of us that enjoy these titles are away with the fairies but I'll stand by the fact that I love it! When I'm having a really bad day and I think the world is awful and there is no hope then picking something like this up and listening to it is great because it's so inspiring and positive. It gives me the belief that life may not always be that crap and you can take control of your situation and become who you feel you want to be and who will make you happy. Brilliant stuff but if you are extremely cynical I would not recommend!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah Millican's Support Group: Complete Series 1

  • By: Sarah Millican
  • Narrated by: Sarah Millican
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Sarah Millican plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern day agony aunt, in this BBC Radio 4 comedy series. She wants you to live life to the utmost, and she's got tons of ideas of how to help in the same way as the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything and dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny

  • By Pamela on 21-07-11

Funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

Very funny, I really like this comedian. I have seen her on several panel shows over the last year or so and have been impressed by her so was keen to download this once I saw it. I was not disappointed; she has a great support cast also. The only thing I found on the negative side is that as I listened to the whole series in one go I found the formula became very apparent and slightly annoying by the last one. However the laughter made up for that.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains forty fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem of a book not to be missed

  • By Vivienne on 13-10-10

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

I absolutely love this! I have read this as well as listened to it three times. I love how easily digestible it is with most of the stories only lasting 2 or 3 minutes. However in that 2 or 3 minutes the most profound message can be communicated. Some have stayed with me more than others but I love them all. What an amazing mind David Eagleman has, I am envious of his talent and how he managed to create all these different Worlds and give them such life in the short space of time that each story lasts. Also with the all-star cast of narrators you will not be disappointed, I could not complain about any of them as they are brilliant.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Interview with the Vampire

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. From the Paperback edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greatest Vampire stories

  • By Pamela on 21-07-11

One of the greatest Vampire stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

I love this story, it is truly epic and a story you can really get lost in. It is so atmospheric and I love all the history involved. You come to loath Lestat and feel for the narrator who had to put up with him for so long. It is brutal at times but brilliant and I can't wait to listen to the next part in the series. The narration is excellent as well; his voice is so easy to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mindless Eating

  • Why We Eat More Than We Think
  • By: Brian Wansink Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you're eating, what you're eating, or why you're even eating at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • anyone got the munchies...?

  • By MISS S TABRAH on 18-06-07

Eye Opening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

This is a very eye opening book with great experiments to back up the information presented. It's a study on how we as a society really don't think about anything anymore especially what we consume food wise. We have become animals of habit and we are nearly automated in our choices plus we also succumb to the ever increasing advertising that we see on a daily basis without giving it a second thought. I would definitely recommend this title for anyone who is ready to become more aware about their food choices and who wishes to be proactive about living a healthier lifestyle.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unknown: A Special Edition of Out of My Head

  • By: Didier van Cauwelaert, Mark Polizzotti (translator)
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Martin Harris returns home after a short absence to find that his wife doesn’t know him, another man is living in his house under his name, and the neighbors think he’s a raving lunatic. Worse, not a single person - family, colleague, or doctor - can vouch for him. Worse still, the impostor shares all of Martin’s memories, experiences, and knowledge, down to the last detail. He is, in fact, a more convincing Martin than Martin himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly gripping

  • By Ian on 10-03-11

Unknown

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

This is a great thriller. I was attracted to this after I watched the film and as usual the book is always better. The narration was very good also, I would recommend this title.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Valley Confidential

  • Ten Years Later
  • By: Francine Pascal
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Ten years after graduating from Sweet Valley High, the Wakefield twins have had a falling out of epic proportions. When Jessica commits what can only considered a complete and utter betrayal, Elizabeth flees to New York to escape the pain and immerse herself in her lifelong dream of becoming a serious reporter. But her rift with Jessica is never far from her mind, and even putting 3000 miles between them can’t dull then pain of Jessica’s duplicity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Nostalgia

  • By Pamela on 21-07-11

Sweet Nostalgia

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

I was the biggest Sweet Valley High fan when I was a teenager so I nearly burst when I saw this was available in audio. It's not a perfect title in that you realise how basic the writing is which you would not have realised 15 years ago however I thoroughly enjoyed this and relished all the scandal that had gone in the then years we've been missing the Wakefield twins. The narration is suited to the story and characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By John on 02-03-11

Eckhart Tolle

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

Eckhart Tolle is an extremely inspiring man. I love this book and his other books also. His ideas are great and having implemented some of them already in daily life I feel a lot more positive than I have in the past. Releasing how far away we are from living life like we should in order to be happy and healthy is amazing. I'm not sure I could dive in like the author did and live happily homeless but I have definitely taken as much of his advice as I can. My only slight issue is that his voice is very calming and hypnotic to the point that I found myself getting a little sleepy while listening but that can also be reviewed as positive because he is very easy to listen to. I would definitely recommend this book.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful