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  • The Rosie Effect

  • Don Tillman 2
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O’Grady
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project. As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, different and intelligent!

  • By Ann D on 09-11-14

Not as good as the first

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

Reviewed: 06-03-19

worth a listen to complete the duo but this one didn't grab me like the Rosie project. I struggled to want to listen. it's ok.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,228
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,216

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

incredible.

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

Reviewed: 13-02-19

Stupidly maybe, it wasn't until I listened to the epilogue that I discovered this is a true story.
it is from a different angle to most Auschwitz stories/accounts which is maybe why I thought this was fiction based on accounts.
it also wasn't until the epilogue that I burst in to tears.
This book must be read or listened to. The narrator is perfect. The account is heart stopping and the final words are the true meaning.
My heart.....I'll never forget this book or the people in it. May they rest in peace.

  • Two Steps Forward

  • By: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

A romantic comedy from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife, Anne Buist. Two misfits walk 2000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable listen

  • By Anonymous User on 25-10-18

enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

Really enjoyed this book. it's easy to get in to and the characters are likeable and interesting.
it's a long walk undertaken but boring, lots of twists and turns and a bit of a love story thrown in.
The characters are "finding" themselves and there's an element of the reader/listener doing the same.
A really enjoyable and contemplative book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,739

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

addicted

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book and couldn't wait to plug myself in at every quiet moment.
really entertaining, great narration and a story j was hooked on. a great listen.