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  • Tell the Truth

  • By: Amanda Brittany
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

From the best-selling author of Her Last Lie comes a chilling new thriller you won’t want to miss! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What’s not to like?

  • By GillyD on 06-03-19

What’s not to like?

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

Reviewed: 06-03-19

Great story, great narration and kept me guessing till the end. Main character engaging and totally believable. I thoroughly recommend.

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever...2006. Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Fantastic read

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-18

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

At last...an author who finishes a story off properly! Well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns with everything coming together at the end!

  • My Husband's Wife

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Abigail Thaw, Lily Bevan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,208

When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amanda W on 29-09-16

Started well...

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Was quite enjoying this to begin with but it went downhill a bit for me and the end was too drawn out. Characters were a little erratic and relationships a little far fetched. Not one of my favourites

  • The Other Wife

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

 

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really excellent

  • By mollyeyre on 16-06-18

Another great listen

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

Love these books and love the narration. Joe McLaughlin is such a great character I don’t know why he has such bad luck with women. Michael is a great author, I just wish his descriptions of women in their sixties were a bit more accurate!! They all seems to wear tweed skirts and cashmere jumpers or silk blouses!! A bit outdated these days. I am
In my 60’s and none of my friends wear this sort of outfit and neither do I. Thoroughly recommend

  • Never Greener

  • By: Ruth Jones
  • Narrated by: Sharon Small
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

When Kate was 22, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it. Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife, Belinda, are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10/10

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-18

Great story but with reservations...editing

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Never Greener to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I haven't read it, no time which is why I use audible as I can get on with other things while listening

Who was your favorite character and why?

Didn't have a particular favourite, they were all believable

Would you listen to another book narrated by Sharon Small?

Yes if the editing is sorted out.

Any additional comments?

I will echo what so many people said. The story and narration were really good but the editing...somebody needs to sort this out. The chapter numbers are barked out with no hesitation and really ruin the otherwise great performance, the last word of each chapter is then followed in some cases without even a pause and a loud 'Chapter **' which completely breaks your enjoyment. It starts as a minor irritation but as the book progresses it really does start to spoil what is actually a great story with believable characters. I really hope someone will read this and act on it for future listeners' enjoyment

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, atmospheric mystery

  • By S. Dempsey on 23-06-13

Love Daphne du Maurier

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

Reviewed: 24-06-17

It's a long time since I read this book and this new version doesn't disappoint. Brilliantly narrated by Jonathan Pryce it is a very well told story that keeps you guessing right to the end

  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Diana Quick
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By GillyD on 27-08-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 27-08-16

Where does Behind the Scenes at the Museum rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I think this is so well written and really evocative of the fifties which is when I was born. Diana Quick narrates this so well. I debated which version to buy as there is also one narrated by Susan Jameson which is much longer and I can't work out why as both versions were unabridged.

What did you like best about this story?

An interesting story with twists and turns to keep surprising you and a story really well told.

Have you listened to any of Diana Quick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were moments that moved me but not one in particular

Any additional comments?

Listen to it!

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 791

The Hypnotist's Love Story is about the mild craziness that lurks behind the facades we present to the world, especially when it comes to love. Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. She's a hypnotherapist who helps her clients deal with everything from addictions to life-long phobias. So when she falls in love with a man who is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend she's more intrigued than frightened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Catherine on 23-11-14

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hypnotist's Love Story to be better than the print version?

I had never heard of Liane Moriarty before joining Audible and now I am rattling through her books! The narrator is very good, this is a light hearted read but all the characters are totally believable and I just love the style of writing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Of Marriageable Age

  • By: Sharon Maas
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

A spellbinding story of forbidden love. Three continents, three decades, three very disparate lives: Savitri, intuitive and charismatic, grows up among the servants of a pre-war English household in Madras. But the traditional customs of her Brahmin family clash against English upper-class prejudice, threatening her love for the privileged son of the house.... Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India, finds life in London heady, with girls and grass easily available.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is terrible

  • By Claire on 08-02-17

I think I have already read it

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

Would you try another book written by Sharon Maas or narrated by Anne Flosnik?

I think the author is very good, I am sure I have read this before but the narration was terrible. It was narrated in a very strange way, nothing wrong with the narrators voice but it sounded electronic like the narration on a kindle. I found it so irritating I couldn't proceed with it.