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  • The Wives

  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Laura Benanti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game and fast. She holes up at the home of her oldest friend, Miriam, in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam's friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband, Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice easy book.

  • By carol on 23-09-18

A nice easy book.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-18

This was a nice easy listen. If you want a chicklet for a weekend away it's perfect.

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifically superb!

  • By Ann D on 07-01-17

very good book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This is a great book , the characters are very well developed. I couldn't put it down. Just when you think you know where it's going it surprises you.

  • The Ballroom

  • By: Anna Hope
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

By the acclaimed author of Wake: Where love is your only escape.... Nineteen-eleven: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet it is a dance that will change two lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant summer read

  • By Julie on 11-06-16

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-08-18

I loved this book, it is beautifully written and beautifully preformed. I couldn't put it down.

  • White Chrysanthemum

  • By: Mary Lynn Bracht
  • Narrated by: Greta Jung
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyeo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea. One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the day's catch on the beach. Her mother has told her again and again never to be caught alone with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as hard as she can for the shore. So begins the story of two sisters suddenly and violently separated by war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • White Chrysanthemum

  • By Amanda on 25-02-19

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

This was an excellent but heart breaking book. I didn't know anything about the Comfort Girls. The audio book is beautifully presented.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly enjoyed it

  • By Amy Connolly on 22-01-18

I loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This is a fabulous book. It is a sad story beautifully told. I loved this book.

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,481
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,471

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story, sensitively narrated.

  • By bookylady on 01-03-18

Very good book.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

This book really brings home the horrors of Auschwitz but alongside a love story. It is a beautiful book.

  • Red Notice

  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 850

November 2009. Sergei Magnitsky is led to an isolation cell in a Moscow prison and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million in taxes. Magnitsky’s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated to this day. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the Russian authorities responsible for the murder, slicing deep into the heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazement, disbelief and tears

  • By musiclover on 19-08-16

Interesting and moving.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

This a a great book and a lovely tribute to a good and noble man. It is very different to what I would normally listen to or read. I learned a lot from it.

  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

Nice easy listen.

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

This was a nice easy listen, a little bit far fetched but heart warming and enjoyable.

  • The Lightkeeper's Daughters

  • By: Jean E. Pendziwol
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Elizabeth's eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her, but her mind remains sharp, and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness. When her father's journals are discovered on a shipwrecked boat, she enlists the help of a delinquent teen, Morgan, to read to her. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, Elizabeth is carried back to her childhood home - the lighthouse on Porphyry Island, Lake Superior - and to the memory of her enigmatic twin sister, Emily.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • awful audible

  • By Jacqueline Smith on 29-07-17

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-17

This is a lovely book. It's a little bit different and I didn't know what was coming. It is beautifully written. I loved it.

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt a lot about ice hockey!

  • By elaine blaus on 01-09-17

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-17

OMG this book was brilliant. I couldn't stop listening it was fantastic. I loved this book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful