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An Ordinary Woman
    
    
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        Susan Sallis
    
    


    
    
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        Anne Dover
    
    


    
    Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
    11 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • An Ordinary Woman

  • By: Susan Sallis
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

When Rose was four the scandal broke about her head. She was really too young to understand what was happening - only that her mother was in disgrace and that they were returning home to England. The following May, Joanna - Jon' - was born. Rose and Jon were totally different. Jon was vivacious, liked a good time, and always got what she wanted, even when what she wanted happened to belong to Rose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Ordinary Woman by Susan Sallis

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-09

An ordinary book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-12

This book was fine, but the story was quite dull in places, rather dated and predictable. Some parts were unnecessarily drawn out. The narration was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cloudstreet

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home Sick

  • By William on 06-10-13

Magical

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-12

A life-affirming, rollicking book, wonderfully narrated. Very highly recommended. Will be looking out for more by this author

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shatter

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984

A naked woman is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By blueskythinker on 13-12-08

Gripping!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-12

An exciting and gripping thriller, excellent narration. The first book I've come across by Michael Robotham - will certainly listen to more. Highly recommended.

  • The Meaning of Night

  • By: Michael Cox
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, 2006

A cold October night, 1854. In a dark passageway, an innocent man is stabbed to death. So begins the extraordinary story of Edward Glyver, book lover, scholar and murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By Annelli on 12-11-06

OK

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-11

The story is overlong and however hard I tried I never really warmed to the main character,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 444

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic reading of a great book

  • By Sarah on 20-08-06

Great!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-11

Fantastic narrator and a great story, even if the hero is too brilliant to be true! Loved it and will be trying more by the same author/narrator combination

  • Wildflower Hill

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Scottish accents

  • By Joanna on 28-12-11

Awful Scottish accents

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-11

This may be a good story, but the narrator is hopeless at regional British accents and this really ruins the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, atmospheric mystery

  • By S. Dempsey on 23-06-13

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-11

A wonderful story and excellently read by Jonathan Pryce. I have read the book a couple of times, but having it read to me was a real luxury. It was hard to tear myself away.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Daughter Game

  • By: Kate Long
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Anna is a married teacher in her 40s. Her one regret in life is that she doesn't have any children. When 15-year-old Kali arrives in her form, Anna feels a connection with her at once. But it soon becomes clear that Kali doesn't feel the same way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Joanna on 21-01-11

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-11

I really enjoyed reading The Bad Mother's Handbook by the same author, but The Daughter Game is dull and the characters all seem unpleasant. I couldn't be bothered to listen to the second half.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful