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  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely listen

  • By Susanna on 03-01-11

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

The story was enjoyable, I liked the way it went from year to year but didn’t enjoy the music in between chapters it was annoying!
The narrator told the tale very well too.

  • The Song of Achilles

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing. As they grow into young men their bond blossoms into something far deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping and beautiful

  • By mrs on 07-04-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

This is a wonderful story and very addicting, I couldn’t stop listening, I laughed and cried at the content.
It was beautiful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Binding

  • By: Bridget Collins
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing, breath taking, heart wrenching

  • By Tiina on 15-01-19

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

What a great story! Well narrated and very well written, I really enjoyed the book.

  • Once Upon a River

  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science? An exquisitely crafted multilayered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s best seller The Thirteenth Tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By jlbenefield on 04-02-19

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

I really enjoyed this story, it was very well written and excellently told!
Couldn’t ask for anything more.

  • Touched: The Complete Series

  • By: Elisa S. Amore
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Emma Galvin, Caitlin Kelly, and others
  • Length: 67 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Only true love can survive a journey through heaven and hell. My name is Evan, and I’m a Soldier of Death. For centuries I’ve killed mortals in order to ferry their souls to the other side. Until I met her. Her fate is sealed - I must take her soul. What never occurred to me was that I would fall in love with her. If I don't kill her, the forces of heaven and hell will be unleashed, and others will come to take her.... Will I be able to protect her?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love story

  • By john carter on 30-11-18

Wonderful tale

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

Reviewed: 23-02-19

I really enjoyed these books, they made me laugh and cry!
The story is very good and the narrators were great.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,823

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

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

What a wonderful story and narrated beautifully.
I really enjoyed it and it was a wonderful free gift from Audible so thank you.

  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,120

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 14-12-18

This was a really good story and narrated very well! I really enjoyed it.
its a good take on time I think lol

  • The Blood Mirror

  • The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759

The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks. Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Mr. W. Inskip on 07-11-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 13-12-18

I’ve really enjoyed every book, but the finish unless there’s another book was sad but not really finished!
I hope there will be another book soon.
The narrator was excellent!

  • Lifemarked

  • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 5
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen. In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret, must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked. The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon number-one best-selling series!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He does it again - thanks David ;.)

  • By Skyla on 11-03-19

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

These are a great set of books and a lovely story, I really enjoyed them all!

  • Harbinger of Doom (Epic Fantasy Three Book Bundle)

  • By: Glenn G. Thater
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Epic fantasy featuring Norse gods, valiant knights, powerful sorcerers, otherworldly demons, and the undead! This series appeals to fans of Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings.

This three book bundle includes the first three volumes in the acclaimed epic fantasy series, Harbinger of Doom.

Mad wizards wrenched open a gateway to hell on Eotrus land. A gateway that's determined to stay open.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than you think

  • By Mihai Romano on 18-04-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

Not a bad story but a very very long and not really needed introduction!
I got board.