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  • Calypso

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris' cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rrpeat repeat

  • By P. Lee on 08-06-18

Brilliant as always

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Funny, interesting, well written with a beautiful turn of phrase. Great narration as it is always better read by the author

  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fabulous

  • By Mrs J ramsdale on 09-03-19

Light and feelgood

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

Fun story that I enjoyed listening to, the narrator was very good, making the voices subtlety different but not distracting as some can be. Good for a lighthearted read

  • Bricking It

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Ann D on 05-06-16

Shockingly bad narration

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

Reviewed: 15-03-19

So so bad, cringeworthy narration, the story was not much better, overall pretty poor rom-com.

  • The Pants of Perspective

  • One Woman's 3,000 Kilometre Running Adventure Through the Wilds of New Zealand
  • By: Anna McNuff
  • Narrated by: Anna McNuff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Anna was never anything like those "real" runners on telly, but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometer-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder...perhaps being a "real" runner was overrated. Maybe she could just run it anyway? The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colorful, and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story that will lead you on a roller-coaster ride through fear, vulnerability, courage, and failure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, inspiring, down-right brilliant!

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-19

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 10-03-19

Inspiring and uplifting; inspiring to improve fitness but also to improve your mental wellbeing, this woman’s achievement seems to be happiness.