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  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 787

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and exciting

  • By Kim on 23-03-13

Read this if you want to understand the TV version

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Once you get past the narrator and slightly off recording quality, this is way better than the TV version. They rushed the final episode. Could’ve easily made two episodes out of the final one.

Anyway all the questions you had left hanging are in here.

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Grenny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewing long after listen because it has worked!

  • By CAROLINE on 27-02-14

Not often a book can genuinely be called life changing

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

Reviewed: 24-01-17

There are so many elements to crucial conversations that you can actually pick up and apply to your home and work life. It's not just theory. The book gives you new and real tools that you can use in so many different scenarios. It's by far my favourite development reading to date. I've learnt the most and changed the most because of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unsafe Haven

  • Surviving the Evacuation, Book 4
  • By: Frank Tayell
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

There are no reported outbreaks in the UK or Ireland. That's what the government broadcasted. Nilda didn't believe it. Not trusting the authorities, she, and her son, Jay, stay behind when Penrith is evacuated. After weeks of rationing, there is little food left in the small town and many other survivors competing for it. Choosing diplomacy over violence, she attempts to forge a community out of a disparate group. As zombies gather outside their walls, she realizes that they will have to seek sanctuary elsewhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't sure about a change in narrator but ended up loving it

  • By Sara England on 23-01-17

Wasn't sure about a change in narrator but ended up loving it

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

Reviewed: 23-01-17

I wasn't at all sure about a change in narrator but it's worked so well. I'm really enjoying the story from a different perspective, hearing how someone else chooses to deal with the outbreak and the consequences of their decisions. The style, whilst similar in some ways to the first three books seems sometimes as if it's written by a different author. I nearly gave up on the first book. So glad I stuck with it as I'm hooked now!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,591
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,542

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight!

  • By Simon on 24-11-15

Superb

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

Reviewed: 15-12-15

They've finally reached Audible & it was worth the wait. An essential purchase read beautifully by Stephen Fry.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful