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  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

Clever, enjoyable and different

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

The development of the characters and the fact that both people are very unlikeable one just more so than the other.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Be careful who you love

Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama cover art
  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame - could have been so much better

  • By Chris on 24-12-15

Fast paced

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if you like fast paced thrillers with some predictable twists.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I certainly wanted to know what happened next.

  • Amortals

  • By: Matt Forbeck
  • Narrated by: Hayward Morse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

The very best person to catch your killer...is you. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to back up and restore a person's memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan Doonan is brutally murdered, he's brought back from the dead one more time to hunt his killer, but this time those who wanted him dead are much closer to home. Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on fiction and games since 1989. His work has been published in at least a dozen different languages.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing ending and weak story, sorry

  • By mrs on 03-06-14

Disappointing ending and weak story, sorry

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

Reviewed: 03-06-14

What did you like best about Amortals? What did you like least?

I disliked the ending.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

NO! I think the writer wanted to write a screen play and had his eye on this being made into a film. With rows and rows of clones and fights.

  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series

  • By Renee on 09-04-12

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 23-02-14

Would you try another book written by Suzanne Collins or narrated by Carolyn McCormick?

I've listened to the first book and was enthralled.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was a little too recap heavy for me. It was also repetitive and this lost some of my interest. It seemed like a bridge to the final book. I also lost some of my support for Katniss she seems to be very self absorbed in this book.

Did Carolyn McCormick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

I was not fond of the Katniss' voice, it sounded a little weak and whiny, which I'm sure was not the intention for the heroine of the story.

Was Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2 worth the listening time?

Yes it was worth the listening time.

Any additional comments?

I afraid I'm not going to listen to the third book in the trilogy but I'm sure it will tie up lots of lose ends. I just fear it will be another chance to revisit the old plot and stories.

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