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ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
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  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,760

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

Well worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 27-02-18

It took me a short while to 'get into' The Stone Man, but I persevered and am so glad I did. It was brilliantly thought out and very realistic.

  • The Sales Bible

  • The Ultimate Sales Resource
  • By: Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Jeffrey Gitomer's best selling work in which he shares his tips on how to be a successful salesperson has a new edition and is now available on audio. He provides motivational advice and practical techniques for initiating, maintaining, and closing a sales presentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soooooo freaking useful!!!

  • By Abdul on 23-02-17

Brilliant! Worth a repeat listen

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

Well written and narrated, loads of great ideas. He's straight up and gets to the point without waffling & I think I'll have to re-listen a couple more times to make sure I've got everything out of it - next time with a pen so I can write the key bits down!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725

You Are a Badass is the self-help audiobook for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, best-selling author and world-travelling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-size chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By m e n k on 26-04-17

I am awesome, I am a badass

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

I have just started to listen to this book for the second time - I feel like it's one I'll listen to again and again and keep taking more from it. Thank you Jen.
I am not in a desperate situation, I am in a good marriage, I am good with money and manage to save whist still enjoying life, and have just received a great promotion at work - a promotion I didn't think would ever be a reality.
My main childhood hangup is that I was raised to be a future mom & in my head I never needed to be a career woman because I would end up being a stay at home Mom.
Now that I'm 27 and currently have ZERO desire for children [view them as a lack of freedom, of pain, of not getting enough sleep and sacrificing so much of myself and my husband] and have this opportunity it's pretty scary, and my head tries to tell me I can't or I shouldn't, or if I do I won't be able to have kids because I will be too busy. blah.blah.blah.
Since reading this book I have created positive goals, I am thankful for achieving them, I am thankful for all the good that is happening to me and thankful that I am going to be an amazing career woman who can have it all [the awesome high paying job, the family, the supercar, the cleaner].
I even tried meditation, I don't think I've fully connected yet, but I'm going to keep on & be the best, most badass version of myself.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 26-12-16

Beautifully narrated - drew us into the story. Great to share with our family over a long Christmas day drive!

  • Touch

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

He tried to take my life. Instead I took his. It happened so long ago, I've forgotten the details. But he was desperate, hungry enough to kill. As I was dying, my hand touched his.That's when my first switch took place. I looked through the eyes of my killer just in time to see my own body die. Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. All it takes is a touch.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing to Follow

  • By Leah on 04-09-15

Confusing to Follow

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Any additional comments?

It was difficult to follow this book. There is a lot of character changes which the narrator preforms well, but there are also many jumps in time which confuses things.
For the first half of the book I was lost not understanding 'when' they were talking about. Maybe the time jumps would be conveyed better if you were reading text?
Story line tied together more at the end though there were some abrupt changes and jumps forward with little to no explanation of the lost time in-between.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dancing in the Moonlight

  • By: Rita Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

On her deathbed, Lucy Fallow's mother makes her twelve-year-old daughter promise to look after her four younger siblings and keep house for her father and two older brothers. When the Fallow menfolk lose their jobs they take work wherever they can. But it's not long before they are working on the wrong side of the law and under the watchful eye of Tom McKenzie. Meanwhile, through the hardship Lucy begins to form a relationship with Jacob McKenzie, the boy next door, and one evening they dance cheek to cheek in the moonlight and know that one day they will marry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weepy

  • By Patricia Nicklin on 29-05-18

Moving.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up Dancing in the Moonlight in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking, inspirational, lovely.

What about Anne Dover’s performance did you like?

Her voices were great and everything was seamless. She really pulled the emotion out of the words.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

American Gangster meets Oliver Twist.

  • Hollow World

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man, about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe, but faced with a terminal illness he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage. If it works, he could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative Futuristic Utopia

  • By Beanie on 26-04-14

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellis, his character was so complex and interesting, really tied all the others into place. Really well written.

What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

I thought his voices and accents were spot on. I imagine it's difficult to tell what future English will.sound like but he pulled it off.

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

When Ellis chose to stay with Warren instead of going with Pax. You just wanted to shout at him, "what are you doing? !"

Any additional comments?

Very well written and creative.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you want to listen to the end

  • By Joanne on 10-11-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

Where does The Husband's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3 at least, well written and amazing performance! Her voice isn't robotic like a lot of other books I have listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband's Secret?

Couldn't possibly give any spoilers!

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

Tess

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

No, I could have though - life doesn't allow for 10 hours straight listening.

Any additional comments?

Just get it, so good!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful