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  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331

The brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times best seller Everything I Never Told You. Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An evocative and complex portrait of suburbia

  • By Suswati on 11-11-17

really enjoyable

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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: 11-04-19

really liked this one. the plot lines are nicely considered. nice artistic flair and we'll thought out characters.

  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,580

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder, and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself over and over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex but Brilliant. A Classic in the making!

  • By Martin on 03-08-18

loved it

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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

I'm hard to please but this plot was so complex and in-depth it kept me hooked the whole way though

  • A Tale for the Time Being

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery. In a small cafe in Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyber-bullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cerebral

  • By Miss daisy on 28-10-15

really enjoyable story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-18

with only a little magical realism in it it's very easy to get into and moves at a good pace

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 882

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you've seen the Amazon version, read this also

  • By Mark Brandon on 20-03-16

plot lines were thin.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I didn't enjoy the broken English it was written in. the author was trying to set the environment with heavy emphasis on Japanese culture but for me this detracted from detail that should have gone into the plot/ storytelling.

  • Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work

  • By: Michael Dodd
  • Narrated by: Michael Dodd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Difficult questions can be thrown at you from your first job interview through to challenges you get when you've made it to the top. If you find yourself on the firing line on a regular or occasional basis, this is the perfect go-to guide to help you turn tough questions into positive opportunities. Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work promotes a confident "win-win-win" mind-set for questioner, answerer, and wider audiences beyond. Author Michael Dodd provides golden formulae and proven strategies for constructing inspirational answers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • long stories to explain things. too much waffle.

  • By Anonymous User on 19-04-18

long stories to explain things. too much waffle.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-18

took too long to get to the point. I had switched off by the time he made any of his key messages

  • Michelle Obama: A Feminine Leadership

  • Strategies for Female Leadership Without Resorting to Male Skills
  • By: Austin Brooks
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Ellis
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

This book will teach you the strategies used by Michelle Obama to become a leader by using skills typically utilized by female leaders, such as compassion, communication, and solidarity; qualities that her male counterparts tend to lack. Leading as a man in the traditional sense often implies in the long run a deep discontent and restlessness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • awful - not a single strategy listed

  • By Anonymous User on 13-02-18

awful - not a single strategy listed

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

this is a brief overview of Michelle's life and some soundbites from reviews of her or from her speeches. it's got nothing in it which could even described as a strategy or approach and it doesn't even draw comparison between what would be a male approach Vs female. definitely does not do what it says on the tin.