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Rebekah Barton

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  • A Year of Marvellous Ways

  • By: Sarah Winman
  • Narrated by: Sarah Winman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

A Year of Marvellous Ways is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international best seller When God Was a Rabbit. Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous Ways is a 90-year-old woman who's lived alone on a remote creek for nearly all her life. Recently she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh what a book, what a story.

  • By Mrs S. on 11-09-15

Exquisite

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Everything about this book is beautiful, glorious, moving and leaves you wanting to live where Marvellous lives.
Just sublime

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 899

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Much More...

  • By Salter on 28-04-18

Hard to get past the bad accents

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

Why don't the audiobook producing companies check whether their narrators can do the accents asked of them?? His UK accent was almost Afrikaans, his Aussie accent got lost in Irish and Afrikaans, so much so , that you really got confused amongst the characters. Sadly, I am simply ploughing through it now because of this.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

What a joyful discovery

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

This book had me literally laughing out loud within the first 10 minutes. Excellent narration always helps.and this was perfect. But what a brilliant book. I think I had a smile on my face the whole time I was listening. Knowing. personally a few high functioning Asperger adults this was completely believable

  • Obscura

  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In the near future, a terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find a cure. She’s already lost her husband to the disease, and now her young daughter is slowly succumbing as well. After losing her funding, she is given the unique opportunity to expand her research. She will travel with a NASA team to a space station where the crew has been stricken with symptoms of a similar inexplicable psychosis—memory loss, trances, and violent, uncontrollable impulses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In two minds

  • By Rebekah Barton on 02-07-18

In two minds

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

A BRILLIANT story almost ruined by appalling narration. Pausing in the wrong places,causing srntences to make no sense, upwards inflections all over the place.Found myself talking back to her in frustration. Only the story stopped me from ripping the headphones out and giving up.

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle but engaging

  • By Ms on 17-06-12

Simply beautiful

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Just beautiful...Jim Broadbent is sublime. I cannot put into words how sublime this audiobook was.

  • They Both Die at the End

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shook

  • By burlesque_queen on 14-05-18

Emotional and Challenging

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

Reviewed: 20-12-17

I laughed and cried. This really makes you think about life. I loved Rufus and Matteo

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,628

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

A Great Discovery

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

Reviewed: 26-09-17

Gripping story, with good twists. Both narrators fling it with emotion and drama. Loved it

  • The Ritual

  • By: Adam Nevill
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 325

It was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. A shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling stuff

  • By Fergal on 27-02-13

Gripping..odd narration

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Kitchen things get tense, the narrator says "Chapter 10" in a "Here is Noddy voice "

  • The Providence Rider

  • A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 4
  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

The Providence Rider is the fourth installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying - and trying very hard - to get his attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew Corbett's adventures go beyond

  • By Mrs on 10-11-15

Another great sequel

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

Reviewed: 22-08-17

Would you listen to The Providence Rider again? Why?

Yes, because the whole series is full of great plot

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Providence Rider?

The head sawing off at the dinner table

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The underwater rescue

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

Both

Any additional comments?

The narrator is great, but make sure they can do the accents required..the Irish accent was cringeworthy

  • Sweetpea

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By D. Childs on 29-05-17

Challenging and gripping

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Shocking, crass, witty, challenging stereotypes and definitely taking you by surprise with twists and language