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  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Bee on 31-03-18

Interesting<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I found the point of view a little difficult to get used to, but the story is good. Very real, makes you think this must be based on someone's life.

Whispers
    
    
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        Heath Stallcup
    
    


    
    
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        Aaron Shook
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    5 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Whispers

  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shook
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Some loves transcend time. Some loves were never meant to be. Some loves are cut short by the evil of others. When Sheriff James Tolbert and his fiance were killed by a malicious rancher and his cutthroat minions, nobody could expect that the very passion that fueled their love would be the same passion that fueled ghostly revenge. When grave robbers unearth Sheriff Tolbert's tomb searching for Old West relics, a vengeful spirit is unleashed on a small Texas town hellbent on revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant vengeful ghost story

  • By PB on 16-09-15

Exciting!

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

Reviewed: 27-07-16

I've listened to three of Heath Stallcup‘s books and this one is the best!
It's actually fantastic.

It weaves the different characters and viewpoints together in a thrilling manner. All of the characters come to life in the refreshing, lively voice of the narrator.
It's one of those complex books I'll enjoy listening to more than once.

For all lovers of chilling ghost stories, don't miss out on this one.
I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Forneus Corson: The Idea Man

  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Rhett Kennedy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Nothing comes easy, and nothing is ever truly free. When Steve Wilson stumbles upon the best kept secret of history's most successful writers, he can't help but take advantage of it. Little did he know, it would come back to haunt him in ways he'd never have dreamt...even in his worst nightmares. With his life turned upside down, his name discredited, his friends persecuted, and the authorities chasing him for something he didn't do, Steve finds himself on the run with nothing but his wits and his best friend by his side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting plot.

  • By Hildur on 27-07-16

An interesting plot.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-16

Just imagine that there is a man who can make you a famous writer. It‘s a dream come true, isn't it? Of course, there is always a catch.
I loved the idea and the story. Overall, the book would have been better if it had been a bit shorter, because it dwells too long on some of the scenes. It was interesting enough to keep me listening, though.
Very well-narrated by Rhett Kennedy.
I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Boundaries: A Lesbian Romance

  • By: Jane Retzig
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Northern England 1979 - Social worker Elizabeth has finally plucked up the courage to end 14 years of unhappy marriage. Lost and lonely, she buries herself in work to keep her emptiness at bay. Then an unexpected phone call brings troubled teenager Jan to her door and Elizabeth shocks her friends and family by taking the traumatized young woman into her home as a lodger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very unusual love story.

  • By Hildur on 27-07-16

A very unusual love story.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-16

I've never read a love story like this. It's about a relationship between an older woman and a much younger one. The story is firmly grounded in reality and feels very real. It's in first person and the viewpoint switches between the two women easily.
It's nice, romantic, well-written, and well-narrated. It‘s an all around good read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Caldera
    Into the Fire Saga, Book 1
    
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        Johnny Mack
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    3 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Caldera

  • Into the Fire Saga, Book 1
  • By: Heath Stallcup
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

For years, the biggest threat that Yellowstone was thought to offer was in the form of its semi-dormant super volcano. Little did anyone realize the threat was real and slowly working its way to the surface, but not in the form of magma. Lying deep within the bowels of the earth itself, an ancient virus waited. Recently credited with wiping out the Neanderthals, the virus is released within the park and quickly spreads.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A really good zombie novel.

  • By Hildur on 27-07-16

A really good zombie novel.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-16

I love zombie books. This one includes the fast-running type of zombies, as opposed to the slow hoards. It's funny and packed with action.
In comparison to many of the other zombie books I've read, I found it to be realistic, within the context. There is a lot of interesting dialogue and communication between adults and teenagers who find themselves in this awful situation all of a sudden. The humor is really good, but does not take over the story.
My only complaint is that I got a little tired of the setting. The whole story is happening in a relatively small area in Yellowstone, so the different parties are often passing through the same area. I'm sure many readers will enjoy the different viewpoints, though.
The narrator, Johnny Mack, does a great job.

I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Wrong Woman

  • A Lesbian Mystery Romance
  • By: Jane Retzig
  • Narrated by: Anne Day-Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Kate is a rapidly rising star of the trauma therapy world - London based, shy, uptight, and with an air of aloofness that masks a deep sense of insecurity. When she has to relocate her "Traumatology for the 21st Century" conference to Horton Hill "Deluxe" Hotel and Conference Centre in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire, she is understandably horrified by the state of the place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Alice on 02-08-15

Very complex and interwoven

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Would you listen to The Wrong Woman again? Why?

It was interesting with some surprising twists and turns. Very complex and interwoven. The only downside was that there were so many characters, that I found it hard to keep track of them all. That also makes the story even more interesting the second time around.

What did you like best about this story?

The setting and the overall feel of it. So British.

What about Anne Day-Jones’s performance did you like?

Very good, suited the story very well. Heavy accent, makes the whole story so British you can almost taste it.

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

Smiles and surprises. Huh? Moments. Longing for a little more erotic scenes…

1 of 1 people found this review helpful