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Brought to life.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-20

Not only was this a brilliantly written book but the people narrating gave a fantastic performance. What a story...phew.

Awful narration

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

Reviewed: 22-03-18

What would have made The Perfect Girlfriend better?

Imogen Church narrating.

What was most disappointing about Karen Hamilton’s story?

Anna Friel narrating,

Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Friel’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I was really looking forwards to this book but all that swallowing and sucking is unbearable. I think Anna is trying to act the part but I really just want it read nicely.

Not for Audible

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

What would have made The Watcher better?

The story in itself would be reasonable to read in a book, but it's the kind of story that is so complicated with so many names you need to keep looking back which is not easy on ipod.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I felt the build up expeced a different ending. A bit flat really.

What three words best describe Catherine Steadman’s voice?

Catherine Steadmans voice was very good. No complaints there.
Three words.....varied voices distinct.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Just that, some books were not meant for audible, and this is one. The amazon reviews are variable and liken the book to marmite. I think it would be a good book to read but not listen to.

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More please

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

Reviewed: 24-02-17

Where does FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Amongst the top.

What was one of the most memorable moments of FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible?

There were many.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Albert.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh out loud.

Any additional comments?

Great entertainment. Fantastic narrators. Would happily pay for a full book of these short stories.

Hypnotic

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Where does The Hypnotist's Love Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks with the enjoyable, funny in parts with lots of feeling but not intense (which is what I like now and then).

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters were in their own way my favorites but Jack was a sweetie.

What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Caroline Lee is a very experienced reader and brings expression with total consistancy. If you are a person who is constantly on and off your audible, sometimes just for 5 minutes while peeling the potatoes then you will appreciate Carolines reading as it is easy to recognise which caracter she is narrating.

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

There were many but no spoilers here.

Any additional comments?

This book shows the reader the complications of people, proving that no one is born bad and that even when people do bad things, it is because they have had sad things happen in their lives. Also the author is spot on regarding hypnotherapy and clearly knows her stuff.

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Tedious

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Would you try another book written by Sam Baker or narrated by Jenny Funnell?

No to Sam Baker, yes to any narrated by Jenny Funnell.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sam Baker again?

No.

Which character – as performed by Jenny Funnell – was your favourite?

I gave up caring about any of them.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrator was very good.

Any additional comments?

The book dragged and was so repetative in Helens need to hide away. It took so long to get anywhere that I had given up caring. Not worth the cost of a credit. The end was even more dissapointing than I could have expected.

Excellent read.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

What did you like most about Behind Closed Doors?

The strengths and weakness of people.

What did you like best about this story?

The development of strength that comes from despartation.

What does Georgia Maguire bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The feelings put into the words.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

It was hard to put down, I just wanted to know how this situation could develop let alone end. Well work the credit.

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Slow start. Great end.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

What did you like most about Little Black Lies?

Good twist to the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Black Lies?

The twist (No spoilers)

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

All three were good. Liked having three voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

At first, I thought this would be a book I dont particularly like due to bleak setting and subject. As I kept with it, I realised it was worth listening to the end.

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Did not finish.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

What disappointed you about Pretty Girls?

The story was slow and dragging, I got past the first half of the download and could not face the second. The drawl of the Alabama accent was too much too.

Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Slaughter again?

No.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Woodward and Robert G Slade ?

None really, although I did not like the drawl, they worked well for the story.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pretty Girls?

Losts of dialogue between the sisters, they dragged on, and yes we get it that they had a bad past relationship.

Any additional comments?

I don't want to be too hard on the narrators, just because I did not like the accent, doesnt mean they were not good at what they did.

Haunting and amazing.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The story was great and gripping. The narrator brilliant and so good it was almost like listening to a BBC play.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them except (of course) James.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not so much a particular scene but the description and atmosphere was fantastic.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Impossible. I needed to have spaces between myself and the story as it is very dark and intense.

Any additional comments?

Yes. Huge credit to Katie Moore the narrator. So skillfully read. Not only did she have many different voices to change but ages too. Each time I listened, I knew who she was reading by her amazing talent with accents age and gender. Even sulky teen. All very subtle and not overpowering.

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