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  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

An enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 15-01-15

Beautifully written and well read. The characters are so well developed that you want it to end well for all.

  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a ripping yarn

  • By L on 25-02-12

Sherlock Holmes lives again!

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

Reviewed: 27-11-13

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

Anyone who enjoyed the Conan Doyle mysteries will enjoy this book.

Any additional comments?

Like all good mystery stories, there are a few twists that you never saw coming!

  • The Taste of Sorrow

  • By: Jude Morgan
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century. The Brontë sisters created a world in which we still live the intense, passionate world of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights; and the phenomenon of this strange explosion of genius remains as baffling now as it was to their Victorian contemporaries. In this panoramic novel we see with new insight the members of a uniquely close-knit family whose tight bonds are the instruments of both triumph and tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written, factually accurate

  • By Cat on 01-02-12

The Taste of The Brontes

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

Reviewed: 27-11-13

What did you like about this audiobook?

An excellent insight into the life of the Brontes.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Well narrated by Phyllida Nash.

Do you have any additional comments?

It is a well written and well read book but because it does not have a plot as such it sometimes does not hold your attention.

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  • Cutting for Stone

  • By: Abraham Verghese
  • Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Moving from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, Cutting for Stone is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and patients, temptation and redemption, home and exile - and a riveting family story, irresistibly charged with strange happenings, humour and pathos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding in Audio

  • By Elizabeth on 16-05-11

A wonderfully moving novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-13

Good books always leave you with a sense of loss when you get to the end! I think this is probably the best of a large number of books that I have listened to. A tale of human frailty, forgiveness and redemption, beautifully read by Sartaj Garewal. Makes Audible membership so worth while.

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