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  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,453

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Absolutely wonderful

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Download it!! Wonderful story and fabulous narration. I had to wait in the car for a chapter to finish rather than drag myself away. I have already recommended it to friends

  • Almost Love

  • By: Louise O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89

When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's 20 years older. That he sees her only in secret. That slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job. But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn't it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession and objectification - dark tale

  • By K. J. Noyes on 07-03-18

Awful narration really let's down the story.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Struggled to finish this audibook. I had to make myself finish listening to it rather than not wanting to stop listening. The story centres around a flawed protagonist who has very few redeeming qualities. The main character is really well thrashed out and you get to understand her well. We all have personality flaws that many will relate to in her character. Unfortunately the rest of the characters are really lacking in depth- in particularly the father and the new boyfriend.
What really let this book down was the narration. I found the 'country bumpkin' accent very intolerable. I had to play the audio book on at a higher speed in order to make it tolerable. I would not recommend the audio book but the story is fine.

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