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Wolverhampton, WEST MIDLANDS
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  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Marielle Newton on 26-09-18

OMG THE NARRATOR IS A GENIUS

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

Reviewed: 21-02-19

This was such a pleasant read. I couldn't stop listening.
I was so pleasantly surprised by the narration. I've never found it easier to tell characters apart through their voice. Every character has such a unique tone, the narrator deserves immense praise.
I new I would love the book because I also enjoyed the movie, but the book surpassed my expectations by far. I feel young, refreshed and excited to purchase the rest of the series.
I would also recommend her other book series "the summer I turned pretty" I read those 5 years ago but I intend to read then again because of how much I enjoyed listening to this book now.
I would 100% recommended to anyone who is looking for a lovely and exciting high school romance story. So cute!

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  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

  • By: Mackenzi Lee
  • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious, heartbreaking, honest & beautiful

  • By Jamie on 18-07-17

A bit dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I read all the great reviews about this book and to be honest I was quite dissapointed. It's a fine book and the narrator is brilliant but the story wasn't immersive enough. I am not sure what exactly was wrong about it. I struggled so much to finish this book, when other books twice its size I have finished way sooner.
I think I didn't particularly enjoy the way it was written, and the story overall is not anything extraordinary.
To put my review into perspective I quite preferred the writing in "Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe".

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  • By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship - the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most wondeful story I've read this year

  • By Lis on 14-09-17

Adorable and real

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

I loved this book. A way to describe it is the pg13 version of "call me by your name".
This is a nice and insightful story of two boys discovering themselves. It is very well written. I've finished it in less than 2 days which is a new record for me.
I liked the performance but I kind of differed with his voice choices for Dante. He makes him sound weaker than I would have liked. I think I would have preferred if he did not make his voice as high.
Otherwise it was an extremely pleasant read and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 14-15!

  • The Host

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive

  • By indigodreamer on 14-11-11

Great and addicting

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

I've read this book in the past and wanted to revisit it.
what made this time around special was the incredible acting of the narrator. It might not seem so at first but once the protagonist arrived where the rest of the humans where the new voices she acted were so different and easy to identify.
Such a new story. Well written and exciting.
I'm so glad to have bought this book.
I have no doubt that I will revisit it once more in the years to come.

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and bittersweet

  • By Vicky on 04-11-17

Art at its purest form

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Everything about this book is extraordinary. Absolutely flawless. And Armie Hammer was an incredible narrator.

  • After

  • After, Book 1
  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa...Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh.

  • By Laura Croft on 25-02-19

guilty pleasure

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

although it's very poorly written, many narrative mistakes, characters wearing different clothes within the same scene, mentioning the passage of time and then speaking of a previous even as if it happened yesterday...
apart from that, this is such an addicting story, target audience are teen girls and all that matter to the story is the romance. it's a teen version of 50 shades, however much more interesting and characters with more depth. you empathise with them.
the narrator is fine, but her voice is a bit annoying. performance though is descent. nothing special.
it's one of those books that make you listen for hours. I will certainly listen to the next two and looking forward for the movie.
if you are looking for something light and simple to listen to this is nice. It's not literature, but it serves its purpose.
huge dissandvantage is the top many sex scenes. it should skip at least half of them. it becomes annoying after a while.