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C. Campbell

West Midlands, UK
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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,841
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,822

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

A real life look at the Obamas

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

I enjoyed the book giving history encouragement and hope to everyday people just like me .

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ambitiously promises a lot which it can’t quite de

  • By Victoria on 19-07-13

fantastic history lesson in story form

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-18

Three stories all intertwined with horror and intrigue with history and food and loveable characters.

  • Ep. 8: Naked Mole Rat (Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals)

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The naked mole rat reveals everything, as Sue Perkins welcomes us back to Earpedia for more laugh-out-loud natural history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting facts

  • By C. Campbell on 23-10-18

interesting facts

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

I enjoyed learning about the animals and their little foibles and habitats and what they eat and live on

  • The Brighton Mermaid

  • By: Dorothy Koomson
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Acheampong, Pippa Bennett-Warner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Brighton Beach, 1993. Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman, and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears. Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was - and what happened to her best friend that summer. But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but another great book! Thanks Dorothy

  • By Miss E on 02-06-18

another great read

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

filled with mystery and intrigue, who do you trust and who do you believe, I didn't get any clues to what was going on which was revealed chapter by chapter.

  • The Cows

  • By: Dawn O'Porter
  • Narrated by: Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164

The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Hippynat on 24-05-17

a very good page Turner

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

I enjoyed and had a chuckle and then love hate characters which we all do in real life sometimes. fab storyline kept me at the edge of my seat.

  • Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible

  • By: Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené
  • Narrated by: Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené, Nneka Okoye, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

Black women in 2018 are well past making waves - we’re currently creating something of a tsunami. From authors to politicians, to entrepreneurs, to artists, black women in the UK continue to thrive against all odds and well outside of the world’s expectations. Women who look like us, grew up in similar places to us and talk like us are shaping almost every societal sector, from the bottom and, finally, from all the way up at the top. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Carla Segvic on 01-08-18

Well needed book that documents our journey

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

a thoughtful relevant read for myself my friends and my daughter's, bravo I love it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Small Great Things

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Noma Dumezweni, Jeff Harding, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

The new audiobook from number one best-selling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First but not last

  • By TinaàRaven on 12-01-17

fantastic very difficult relevant subject

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

This book very relevant and made me feel heard and acknowledged as a black woman in this world. Well executed. and look.forward to discussion In my book club with @thefunnyone

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,569
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,232

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read

  • By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17

interesting and heartfelt look at South Africa

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

I enjoyed hearing the real life, sometimes funny life of a young mixed heritage man growing up in a mixed up South Africa. Well written and narrated

  • The Note

  • By: Zoë Folbigg
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably that he is 'the one'. But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya. Eventually she plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. And so begins a story of missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK book

  • By Babs on 24-12-17

a gentle easy read of love longing and hope

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

I enjoyed the relationship aspect of meeting.a stranger and also the intricacies of old relationships

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Read!

  • By Mrs A Obozuwa on 09-02-18

realistic portrayal of life

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

Reviewed: 23-02-18

the narrative was beautifully put together a d each voice was heard and I empathise with, I loved it.