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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,429

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

loved it

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

Reviewed: 21-02-19

narrators voice range meant easy to follow. charcterisation heart warming, heart breaking, complex and very real. in short this book is incredible

  • The World Without Us

  • By: Mireille Juchau
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

It has been six months since Tess Müller stopped speaking. Her silence is baffling to her parents, her teachers and her younger sister, but the more urgent mystery for both girls is where their mother, Evangeline, goes each day, pushing an empty pram and returning home wet, muddy and dishevelled. Their father, struggling with his own losses, tends to his apiary and tries to understand why his bees are disappearing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • slow and steady

  • By Sarah on 07-02-19

slow and steady

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

there were a few times I wanted to give up with this book, the main character is painted as a troubled woman but actually is just selfish and self absorbed, neglecting her husband and her children. not to mention having killed people and broken hearts without any thought for anyone else. basically I couldn't stand the main character. looking back over the book it seemed to take a long time to not really go far.

  • The Woman Who Walked into Doors

  • By: Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Paula O'Leary is hugely popular with the boys from her working-class Dublin neighbourhood. But it is the charming Charlo Spencer who finally gets her. Yet after their honeymoon, everything changes. When Charlo first strikes her, she is stunned. But as his violent outbursts develop from slaps and bruises to broken fingers and knocked-out teeth, she gradually loses all self-respect, denying how bleak things are and drinking heavily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such insight!

  • By Steven on 26-11-09

quite horrific actually

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

the narrator was great, very believeable as Paula.
the story was horrific and the idea that this is some womens life right now made me want to donate to my local womens refuge

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 100 impossible things to do before breakfast

  • By Jill on 22-03-06

twisty

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

a good couple of twists that i didnt see coming, i enjoyed the story although the case went on abot yoo long for it to hold my attention. the narrator was ok but I could hear salvia type noises. once you notice it it is very off putting

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,819

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

a heartwatming christmas tale

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

traditional christmas fayre, the ending can be guessed about half way through, but a good listen none the less. Moppett did become cloying after a while, and I felt sorry for laddie and lassie the neglected children.

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  • Us

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Justin Salinger
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128

Douglas Petersen’s family is on the brink of dissolution. His marriage of twenty-one years to Connie is almost over. When autumn comes around, their son Albie will leave for college. Connie has decided to leave soon after. But before everything falls apart, there's still the summer holidays to get through - a Grand Tour of Europe's major cities - and over the course of the journey, Douglas devises a plan to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but….

  • By lou58 on 13-10-14

slow

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I struggled to finish this, it was slow, like living through the entire 25 year marriage one day at a time. The characters less than endearing.

  • A Place Called Winter

  • By: Patrick Gale
  • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

From the author of the best-selling Notes from an Exhibition comes an irresistible, searching, and poignant historical novel of love, relationships, secrets and escape. To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sectrets, love and loss with an epic backdrop

  • By T on 27-03-15

different

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

this unusual story of relationships, honour, honesty and secrets had some intensely emotional moments. highly recommend for an intelligent listen.

  • A Life Less Throwaway

  • The Lost Art of Buying for Life
  • By: Tara Button
  • Narrated by: Tara Button
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but we are damaging the environment at the same time. That is why buying quality and why Tara Button's Buy Me Once brand has such popular appeal. Tara Button has become a champion of a lifestyle called 'mindful curation' - a way of living in which we carefully choose each object in our lives....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Renata on 11-06-18

excellemt and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

narrator abit posh, but loved the ideas and information about how to be enviromentally and socially responsible

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • That's Not What Happened

  • By: Kody Keplinger
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse, Megan Tusing, Almarie Guerra, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story - that she died proclaiming her faith. But it’s not true. I know because I was with her when she died. I didn’t say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah’s parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight. Except Sarah’s martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don’t take kindly to what I’m trying to do.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good listen, not enough mystery

  • By Simon Price on 04-09-18

wow

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

really different and enjoyed alot. each character was rounded and interesting. i would recommend this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Highly Sensitive Person

  • By: Elaine N. Aron
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., is a world-renowned psychologist and speaker. The Highly Sensitive Person is an in-depth look at characteristics that define sensitivity. Through self-assessment tests and techniques, Aron shows listeners how to identify their own personality traits. This exceptional book can lead to remarkable results for many who suffer from constant stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting

  • By Sarah on 01-08-18

very interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

explaination of what it is like to be a HSP, and to parent, work with or train someone with this trait

2 of 2 people found this review helpful