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  • Malice

  • Kyoichiro Kaga
  • By: Keigo Higashino
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Acclaimed best-selling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • really interesting

  • By Irene P on 08-03-15

Average

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Nothing like Devotion of Suspect X but listenable nonetheless. The characters were not as well crafted as in Devotion and the story while it had the twist that is Higashino's speciality, fell flat in the end. It is an average crime story. Nothing spectacular.

  • Go

  • By: Kazuki Kaneshiro, Takami Nieda
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

As a Korean student in a Japanese high school, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai. Immersed in their shared love for classical music and foreign movies, the two gradually grow closer and closer. One night, after being hit by personal tragedy, Sugihara reveals to Sakurai that he is not Japanese - as his name might indicate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By Yoshay on 22-07-18

Brilliant!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-18

Powerful narrative. A coming of age story in a world full of anger, hate, confusion and loss.

  • Snow Country

  • By: Yasunari Kawabata
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

The story of the doomed love affair of a wealthy sophisticate, Shimamura, and the geisha Komako, at a mountain hotspring resort in western Japan, one of the snowiest regions on earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eloquent like an undisturbed surface of water

  • By Yoshay on 17-07-18

Eloquent like an undisturbed surface of water

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-18

I really enjoyed this quiet narrative about a powerful and tragic love between the wealthy but lonely male protagonist Shimamura from Tokyo and Komako a provincial geisha in the remote town of Yuzawa. Wonderfully narrated this is a tale that leaves one wistful and sad

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely mesmerizing

  • By W. M. Koolstra-dekker on 06-03-18

Engaging read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-18

Enjoyed it a lot. Fast paced and full of suspense. The characters were credible and once started, I didn't want to put it away.

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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,085

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Everyone must listen to this book ♥️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

This book is so delightful. It's funny, it's heart wrenching and it will keep you laughing and crying throughout. I have been on a fantastic journey with this book. Honeyman makes such a promising debut. I hope all of you get to listen to this book because the narration makes it come so much more alive. Cathleen McCarron is an amazing narrator

  • No Time to Lose

  • A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Joanna Rotte
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In No Time to Lose Pema invites listeners to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior", explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A treasure

  • By Tout en chantant on 26-01-19

Eye opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Full of wisdom and guidance. It naturally makes you want to contemplate and reflect. Fantastic narration. Loved it!

  • Mindfulness in Action

  • Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action - mindfulness applied throughout life - can help us work more effectively with life's challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!! Enlightening!

  • By Yoshay on 04-03-18

Fantastic!! Enlightening!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Great insightful guidance. This is a very important book for each and every one who are on the path of mindfulness

  • Don't Bite the Hook

  • Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
  • By: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Pema Chödrön
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children - and before we know it, we're upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow... excellent

  • By SJRod on 18-01-18

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Reviewed: 20-02-18

Insightful and great explanation to Shantideva's teachings. Wonderful guidance on how to work with anger and other negative emotions

  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 82

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A funny Buddhist

  • By Pamela on 20-01-10

A must listen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Truly thought provoking and eye opening. This is my first to Pema Chödron's discourse and I was completely captivated. I have read almost all of her books and now listening to her was a brilliant experience. Full of insight, guidance with a dash of humour, this is indeed a must listen ♥️

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took me by surprise ♥️

  • By Yoshay on 15-02-18

Took me by surprise ♥️

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

What an amazing story and a fantastic narration! The best audio book I've listened to so far. Ty and Gemma are carved deeply into my heart. Stockholm syndrome explored like never before. Just loved it. Christopher's style is fresh and grabs you right from the beginning never letting go.