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  • Thérèse Raquin

  • By: Emile Zola
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet ( The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping and vivid

  • By Rebecca on 08-04-12

EXCELLENT!!!

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

Reviewed: 16-06-19

I have found this book to have been an excellent choice. I hadn't read E. Zola before and I was a bit weary, no specific reason why. I kind of expected the book to be tiring due to the fact that it was written so long ago but I loved the style of the writing. The story is gripping and I still find it hard to believe the detailed descriptions of the psyches of the characters written of over a hundred years ago!!! An excellent psychological thriller

Kate Winslet is just amazing

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,230

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

!!!

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

Reviewed: 22-05-19

I really really enjoyed this book. It was fun, it was interesting, it was compelling

  • How to Be a Tudor

  • A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life
  • By: Ruth Goodman
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times, what was life really like for a commoner? To answer this question, the renowned 'method historian' Ruth Goodman has slept, washed and cooked as the Tudors did. She is your expert guide to this fascinating era, drawing on years of practical historical study to show how our ancestors coped with everyday life, from how they slept to how they courted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FULL OF INTERESING INFORMATION

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-06-17

Very informative

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

Reviewed: 10-05-19

Full of details about Tudor lives this is an excellent book. Still, as a listen I found it to be a bit tiring. The amount of detail the author goes into, whilst it would gave worked for me in a hard copy it produced the opposite result as an audio. I would definitely recommend it though for someone to read!

Short Stories Collection
    
    
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        Evan Long
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    7 ratings
    Overall 2.6
  • Short Stories Collection

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Evan Long
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Elizabeth Gaskell was a regular contributor to Charles Dickens's weekly magazine, Household Words, from 1850 through to 1858. In addition to three serialized novels, Cranford, North and South, and My Lady Ludlow, Dickens published 18 shorter works by Gaskell, which made her the major literary contributor to the magazine apart from Dickens himself. This collection brings together all of the short stories and non-fiction pieces that Gaskell published in the magazine between 1850 and 1853.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evan who?? More appropriately, Evan why?

  • By Alphi1847 on 05-09-18

Terrible narration

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-19

I love Elisabeth Gaskel, the narrator IS however terrible. There is NO way I can get through the first chapter even

  • A Very English Scandal

  • Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment
  • By: John Preston
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

It's the late 1960s, and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives and embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed our society forever: it was the moment the British public discovered the truth about its political class.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By C Hall on 13-08-16

Only one word: EXCELLENT!

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19


the reading, the story, the characters... EXCELLENT. It's difficult to imagine it actually happened, and yet it did... and yet, through it all you can see the human aspect in them all with all the flaws. I also loved the way the book closes -no spoiler here, you need to find out for yourselves

  • Genius Foods

  • Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
  • By: Max Lugavere, Paul Grewal
  • Narrated by: Max Lugavere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatly written, endless nutrition and health gems in this book

  • By adam smith on 26-04-18

Interesting but difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

If I could read it I would probably feel differently towards it, but listening to alla the information was just chaotic for me... by the time I reached the next chapter I had forogotten how to relate things in the previous.

  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 853

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

Very moving

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

The book seemed to be a bit slow in the beginning but it gained traction as the chapters passed. I suspect this is partly due to the fact that we know and can identify more with centuries closer to our times than those far away. I am sure that the story is woven in such a way to incorporate historical facts with fiction, but apart from that I found that as the story unfolded it made me think a lot about today's events and what the future holds for us, travel in space, medical discoveries and A.I. in our lives. It made me realise that within barely the first 20years in my life (now I am closer to 40) our lives have changed I an unimaginable way...

  • Slaving Away (Series 1)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Narrated by: Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes, Hugh Dennis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 569

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fruity Chuckles!

  • By Simon on 13-06-18

Absolutely perfect

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

Loved every bit of it. Brought a smile on some very cloudy days. Thank you

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 737

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting plot but ...

  • By Lulu M on 17-01-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 14-12-18

I am more than half way through this book but I will stop reading-listening. I could easily let it go on until the end and I wouldn't have minded but at this point the effort of the author to create some suspense and throw us off the scent of who done it is showing. To cause the suspense our heroine is making some ridiculously wrong choices on how to proceed with investigating her amnesia. So no. I will put this book down :/

  • The Hidden Life of Trees

  • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World
  • By: Peter Wohlleben
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-16

Absolutely amazing

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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: 25-09-18

an amazing way to discover what you didn't know and could never imagine, about trees. excellent story telling.