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Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • New Moon: Twilight Series, Book 2

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realise their troubles may just be beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ilyana Kadushin - great narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-09

A really good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-09

I decided to purchase this book about 2 months after seeing the screenplay of Twlightlight. The story is both interesting and well read, the characters come to life and the tale holds your attention throughout. Special credit should go to the narrater who is the best I've heard yet. Well recommended if you enjoyed Twilight

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Time Traveler's Wife
    
    
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        William Hope,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    1,110 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: William Hope, Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Impossible but true, because Henry has Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his past, present, and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly engrossing - couldn't put it down

  • By Wendy on 11-11-05

A good read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-09

I listened to this audio book based on the recomendations. On the whole it was a good listen but there were times that I drifted away from it. When it was good, it was good. I enjoyed the flow of the time travel and how it all came together to create the tale but I thought that there was a lot of meaningless padding throughout. I would have given the book four stars was it not for the use of the 'c' word twice in the sexual scenes. There are far less offensive words to use and the book isn't an offensive book, so it was a little bit surprising and not really necessary.

  • The Associate

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Kyle McAvoy is one of the outstanding legal students of his generation: he's good looking, has a brilliant mind and a glittering future ahead of him. But he has a secret from his past, a secret that threatens to destroy his fledgling career and, possibly, his entire life. One night that secret catches up with him in the form of some bad men in a dark alley -- they have a deeply compromising video of the incident that haunts him. The men make it clear to Kyle that he no longer owns his own future.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing

  • By Michael on 09-03-09

Dissapointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-09

The story is good enough while it lasts but I felt that the ending was only half of the tale. Not enough goes on to make this a classic, I certainly couldn't see this making hollywood. It's well written with good dialogue but I felt let down with the ending

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Sue on 22-07-07

A classic cluedo style romp

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-09

Set within the estate of a wealthy family close to a small village, we have the makings of a classic cluedo style Agatha Christie mystery. With Meetings in the billard room, clues in the study and a cast of characters each with their own little secrets that all come together to enable the detective to solve the identity of the murderer of Roger Ackroyd. Great stuff!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Severed

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

When former soldier Dan Tyler wakes up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood, with no idea how he got there, he thinks he's stepped into someone else's nightmare. But he's wrong. This is reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listened start to finish non stop...KNACKERED!

  • By Glynn on 27-06-08

Another gripping Kernick Novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-09

This is the third Kernick novel I have come across. I first read 'Relentless' which I couldn't put down, then 'A good day to die' which I found equally absorbing.
What you get with Kernick are fast paced thrillers that grab you from page one and hold your attention throughout. In actual fact they grab you from the summary on the back page, that's certainly how I was drawn into his books.
If you are new to Kernick's work and like puzzling thrillers then I completely recommend them all. If you've previously enjoyed his work then you'll love 'Severed'
The novel immedietly starts with a puzzling situation that pulls you in and doesn't let go until the resolution. The characters that you meet along the way only add to the tale and will have you second guessing their roles as the novel progresses.
In short, it's a great novel, well worth reading and I can't wait for his next one.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful