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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,993
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,843

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

bloody brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-18

this has to be my favourite book of 2018 . The book had me hooked within 10 minutes it was so much better than the movie. if I had read the book and then watched the movie I would have been well disappointed. Glad I saw the movie before I read the book. There is so much more interesting context in the book than the movie. It was just a constant run of drama. Really good narrator as well

  • Tales of the Unusual

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

From the author of the Audible #1 bestsellers The Stone Man, The Physics of the Dead, and In the Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You. Five more stories from Luke Smitherd to keep you intrigued, shocked, and asking what you would do...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't stop listening

  • By Joy Murphy on 30-01-17

Luke Smithered

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Reviewed: 20-08-18

I do love Luke Smithered his books are so intriguing what a mind for something different he has. The only thing I struggled with was realising when he was onto the next story. If you ha e not listened to one of his books you are missing out on a unique listen

  • When God Was a Rabbit

  • By: Sarah Winman
  • Narrated by: Sarah Winman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

This is a story about a brother and a sister. It's a story about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy, and everything in between. More than anything, it's a story about love in all its forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first review

  • By Lou on 20-04-11

God

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Reviewed: 13-08-18

Started out really well then it lost its way quite a lot. Which was a bit disappointing but the start of the book was really good and well read

  • The Hospital

  • By: Barbara O'Hare
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

Barbara was 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital Aston Hall in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But during her stay, Barbara was systematically drugged and abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner. Somehow, eventually, she started to campaign for answers. This is a shocking account of how vulnerable children were preyed upon by the doctor entrusted with their care.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • captivating

  • By SARAH GREENWOOD on 08-02-18

The Hospital

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-08-18

Much much praise for this ladies bravery and determination. Everyone needs to listen to this. Inspirational sad happy I felt every emotion. The whole facts about this hospital should hopefully come out. I hope the staff have as many nightmares. Just as many as we have as survivors ¦¦¦

  • Look Who's Back

  • By: Timur Vermes
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb satire on modern life

  • By Evolutionary Artefact on 16-09-14

Look who's back

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Reviewed: 23-07-18

Genius book excellent narrator he actually creepily sounded like hitler. Well worth a credit. Could easily have listened all at once

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Wake Up

  • By: Liz Lawler
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 981

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist. Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I"ve read for ages

  • By Mary Thompson on 21-10-17

Do Wake Up

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-06-18

This is just brilliant you are willing the victim to wake up and the people around her. Kept me listening so long I burnt the tea. Well worth a credit

  • The Stranger on the Bridge

  • By: Jonny Benjamin, Britt Pflüger
  • Narrated by: Jonny Benjamin, Neil Laybourn, Britt Pflüger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him - a decision that saved Jonny's life. Fast-forward to 2014 and Jonny, together with Rethink Mental Illness, launched a campaign with a short video clip so that Jonny could finally thank that stranger who put him on the path to recovery. More than 319 million people around the world followed the search. ITV's breakfast shows picked up the story until the stranger, whose name is Neil Laybourn, was found, and - in an emotional and touching moment - the pair reunited and have remained firm friends ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read

  • By Suzanne on 17-06-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 20-05-18

It's about time this awful illness was talked about so many of us suffer and its soul destroying. Hats off to Johnny for bearing his soul and letting the world know how much stigma surrounds mental illness

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Bee on 31-03-18

Moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Brilliant book. Quite a big mixture of emotions. Brutally honest most off the things that happened to this lady other people would just give up. She never gives up amazing well worth a listen

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

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

A mixed bag

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Lots of emotions in this audio book. Lots of twists and anticipation for next part. Joanne Froggatt is an amazing narrator she brings life to audio books. This is the second audio I have listened to I wish she had done more. I'd quite gladly listen to her narration on every book. The Key is. Very good hard to stop listening to I stayed in car longer after engine off j is there to listen to end of chapter

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Only Child

  • By: Rhiannon Navin
  • Narrated by: Kivlighan De Montebello
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, six-year-old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school. A gunman has entered the building and, in a matter of minutes, will have taken 19 lives. In the aftermath of the shooting, the close-knit community and its families are devastated. Everyone deals with the tragedy differently. Zach's father absents himself; his mother pursues a quest for justice - while Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and drawing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very powerful and emotive

  • By Moarando-san on 15-03-18

Wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-03-18

Narrated by a very talented young lad. Narrated with such passion I could vividly see everything going on around him. Sadly at this time in our world this book is a reality for a lot of parents. It's heartbreaking. We need time stop this from happening in our world. Totally addictive listening sad happy a world of emotions overall excellent