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Amalia

PERAHORA, Greece
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  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 855

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By frozentoes on 07-02-17

I'm still trying to decide

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

Ok, I just finished this book. I need to be clear. The narration was perfect. The story is another thing. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say that although the book had me gripped all the way through and couldn't put it down, after I finished it I was so angry... but I can't decide what I'm more angry about. That I actually bought it in the first place? That I spent so many hours immersed in this crazy story? That I liked it up to some point only to crash down after? I can't tell you. Would I recommend this book? I don't know, really. If you like stories that are really REALLY out there, then sure. All I know is that if this was an actual book I'd thrown it against the wall as soon as I had read the last page. I feel like I should've bought a paper copy only to be able to tear it, I'm that angry. Then again, when books are able to make you THIS emotional about a story, isn't that alone a huge success? I knew it was a mistake writing this right after I finished it, I'm outraged and not thinking straight but I had to, I need a release and I don't have many book lovers around me to talk about it.

I'm really sorry, I know this review is no help at all, but I can't say anything more without giving away stuff that will spoil your reading if you decide to read this book. Now I'm going to read a nice normal story to balance my brain.

  • Killing Cupid

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland, Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Alex Parkinson is in love with his writing tutor, Siobhan. He has never loved anyone like this, but how can he convince Siobhan that they are meant to be together? So Alex stalks her on Facebook and finds out where she lives, buys her presents using her own credit card and sends her messages telling her exactly what he wants to do to her. He breaks into her house, reads her diary and secretly listens to her while she takes a bath. Isn't that what all lovers do?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Reflections of Self-Awareness

  • By Simon on 26-11-16

The 2nd overall star is for the narrators...

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

...who did a great job. But the story? The characters? Are you frigging kidding me? Both characters are so unlikable, so despicable that I can't even begin to understand the favorable reviews in here. That should teach me not to rely so much on star reviews, people who seriously liked this book boggle my mind.

It starts ok, it's a story that's been said many times. But then it gets so weird and stupid I kept rolling my eyes every 5 minutes. And it made me dislike the female character so much more, if I met her in real life I'd seriously kick HER ass rather than Alex's.

And this was the work of TWO writers? Are you frigging kidding me?

Don't bother with this book.

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  • The Twisted Sword: A Novel of Cornwall 1815

  • Poldark, Book 11
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

The Twisted Sword is the 11th in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1815. Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons - and travel to Paris with his family as an 'observer' of the French armed forces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As always, an amazing performance

  • By Amalia on 08-08-18

As always, an amazing performance

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I will not talk about the book since it's the eleventh in the series and if you get this far you obviously like it.
I need to talk about the narrator. When I first bought the series I was very reluctant since I suspected I couldn't listen to that actor because he IS George in the TV series and I hate him.

BUT. He is an AMAZING narrator I don't know how he does it. You forget after a while that it's only one man reading. Voices, accents...the man is a genius and among my top 5 narrators ever.

I will buy any book he reads, are you listening dear Audible?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful