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ascot, United Kingdom
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  • Wild

  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Exceptional Story

  • By Colin on 30-01-15

Great read

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

Reviewed: 15-05-15

i felt as if was hiking the trail with Cheryl , well described ,great narration , sad and happy parts to the story a very inspiring book I would totally recommend it.

  • Twisted

  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Judi Spiers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

When Amy arranges a sleepover with a school friend one weekend, neither parent sees the need to be in touch with her. Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning pass before Lena - seething from her first, unexpectedly confrontational, meeting with Marcus's divorce lawyer - phones Amy. Straight to Amy's voicemail. She must be in lessons. Lena sends a text. She waits. No reply, no contact whatsoever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a great read

  • By fiona on 21-03-15

Just a great read

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

Reviewed: 21-03-15

just loved this latest Lynda la plante book ,the story line is inventive and keeps you guessing throughout .the narrator had a great voice which kept me hooked.
Did the whole book whilst painting my living room ,a great read and can highly recommend the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Damage Done

  • Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison
  • By: Warren Fellows
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious Bang Kwang prison - better known as the Bangkok Hilton. It was the beginning of 12 years of hell in a place where sewer rats and cockroaches are the only nutritious food, where prison guards laugh as they deliver pulverising blows, and where the worst punishment is the khun deo - solitary confinement, Thai style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Sharon on 11-08-13

Truly horrific and spin chilling

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

Reviewed: 14-05-13

From the moment I started listening to this book ,I could not get the dreadful stark images from my head, an incredible story told in such a way as to keep you thoughly engrossed and just wanting the hell to finish for this unfortunate guy .
A truly good read.....

2 of 2 people found this review helpful