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  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

Oh it's a love story...

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

Reviewed: 11-07-19

It's a love story. With some humour thrown in. Unfortunately I never got brought in to the main character and apart from a couple of exciting moments the story was pretty dull (and done before) if you are looking for a light harted, no thinking, book read it... although just be aware the narration is pretty terrible.

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By madeleine davitt on 06-05-18

Binge read this one...

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

Reviewed: 11-07-19

Really fun adventure story. Really enjoyed the mix of Greek mythology with a modern sorry telling.
Couldn't wait to see how the story unfolded and was very satisfied.

  • Possession

  • A Romance
  • By: A. S. Byatt
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-03-19

Mostly enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 21-06-19

A good read, but got repressive and long winded at the end. Most of all I loved the side stories, the poems and retold fairy tales, just for these is work a read.

  • The Quiet American

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Simon Cadell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler finds it hard to stand and watch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and War in Indo-China

  • By Kirstine on 27-07-10

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-19

Was on my to read list for a while and I hadn't bothered to get round to it thinking it would be stuffy and a bit of a chore. It was anything but. I loved the wiring style, the disruptions and I really brought into the 'hero', his mind set and principles (who would annoy me outright in life). Very much worth a read.

  • Wise Children

  • By: Angela Carter
  • Narrated by: Tracey Ullman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Angela Carter's last book, Wise Children, was written and published whilst she was dying from cancer, in 1991. Transcending her physical deterioration in admirable fashion, Carter made this a most life-affirming novel, in support of the vitality of 'otherness.' This Audible exclusive production, expertly read by Tracey Ullman, stands in celebration of a legendary author known for the richness of her imagination, wit and feminist insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bottled joie de vivre

  • By Ms on 22-08-18

Easy going

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

Reviewed: 22-05-19

A easy going book that flows along and a pleasure to listen to. I know that the ending should not spoil the enjoyment of the whole book, and it hasn't, but I really really didn't like the last few minutes. It was completely unnecessary, and not sure why it was put in apart from to continue the story. Forgiving/ forgetting this, the book is a good read.

  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 869

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 11-04-19

I had to fast forward through some of the start as it was a bit too evocative of the black death. Was an interesting plot line and I was hoping for an adventure story. There is a bit of adventure but mostly it's a reflection of the main character and a lot of chat over food.
I also didn't enjoy some of the violence and the descriptions.
If the performance was better it would be more bearable but I also feel the wiring style got lazy towards the middle and end of the book.

  • Together

  • By: Julie Cohen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart. Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing - but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives. But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is amazeballs!!!

  • By Mrs B on 06-12-17

A good start but the rest left me cold

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

Reviewed: 11-04-19

The book starts really well. Has an interesting premise and flow, but as i got more and more into the book the less I liked it. Without giving anything away hard to write why bit let's just say the events didn't really tie in /make sense to why the main characters ended up where they are with the wider family group in England.
I ether missed it or some of the plot was simply not resolved which was annoying around the son of the main character.
I hate to say but I doubt I will remember this book.

  • A Far Cry from Kensington

  • By: Muriel Spark
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

First published in 1988 and described by Ali Smith as 'one of Muriel Spark's most liberating, and meditative novels' - A Far Cry from Kensington shows Muriel Spark at the mature height of her powers.The narrator is one Mrs. Hawkins. She writes from Italy, a far cry from Kensington indeed, taking us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. As a young, rather fat war-widow she spent her days working for a crazy, almost bankrupt publisher; and her nights offering advice from her boarding-house in South Kensington.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an absolute joy

  • By StoryLady on 21-03-18

My first slice of life book

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

Reviewed: 11-04-19

Have never read a book which focuses on a slice of life. I did enjoy it but not knowing about this style was initially confused. Would recommend and would read something else in this style (had to have my sister explain the style to me thought)

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By I OFarrell on 06-10-15

So much better then the film!

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

Reviewed: 21-02-19

Yes, I watched the film... years ago. thought it was fine and had some time in my hands to read a short story.. so glad I downloaded this. what a fantastic piece of writing. Wonderful characters who you can't help but care about and a great glimpse into New York glitz and scum. if you have a couple hours spare, read it.

  • Lost for Words

  • By: Stephanie Butland
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people, and her job in a York bookshop is her refuge. If you look carefully, you might see the first lines of the novels she loves the most tattooed on her skin, but there are secrets Loveday will never share. Into the bookshop come a poet, a lover, a friend and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories she wants to forget. Turning the pages of her past will be the hardest thing Loveday has ever done. Can she trust those around her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Special

  • By Jordan Brewitt-Taylor on 13-08-17

It's ok if this was sold to me as a teen angst

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

Reviewed: 21-02-19

Oh it's a romance... I can't say I'm impressed. I was not brought into the main character, I found her... well a bit wet and with the same emotional robustness as a teenage girl (although she is 25) . If this was sold to be as a teen angst I would have given this book the benefit of the doubt, but as an adult fiction it was not what I expected or wanted to read.
By the way the story develops there is a lot of expectations on events and when all the events finally come out in the last 25 minutes you feel like you went through a patchy rainfall and came out cold.
This is also the second audio book that I heard read my Imogen, unfortunately she cannot do male voices which is a real shame as her normal voice and pace is quite pleasant.
All in all, if you are looking for a teen angst, this is 'ok'