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  • The One-in-a-Million Boy

  • By: Monica Wood
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A one-in-a-million story for anyone who loves to laugh, cry, and think about how extraordinary ordinary life can be. Not to be missed by those who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Elizabeth Is Missing or The Shock of the Fall. Miss Ona Vitkus has - aside from three months in the summer of 1914 - lived unobtrusively, her secrets fiercely protected. The boy, with his passion for world records, changes all that. He is 11. She is 104 years, 133 days old (they are counting).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Kate on 15-04-16

An amazing story of friendships

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

Reviewed: 14-11-16

This is wonderful story of several unlikely friendships: between an 11 year old boy who I think is aitistic; a 104 year old very independent lady; and the boy's parents, and the complex relationships of all of them.
Beautifully written and excellently narrated.
A truly one in a million story which I will certainly listen to again.
Just beautiful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Hour

  • By: Kate Riordan
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Daniel Weyman, Eve Webster, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan, read by Eve Webster, Rachel Bavidge, Andy Secombe, Roy Mcmillan, Helen Fraser, Daniel Weyman and Steven France. Nineteen twenty-two. Grace has been sent to the stately and crumbling Fenix House to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Shadow Hour

  • By Anita Shrirve on 04-03-16

A 'Chick Flick' read

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

Not what I really like to read. But entertaining enough. The story was intriguing but somewhat predictable. A little twist at the end was unexpected though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Sleep

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620

Stephen King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special 12-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Doctor Sleep

  • By jennifer on 26-12-13

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 22-08-16

When it finished I felt like I'd lost touch with friends. Will Patten brought the characters to life, which to be fair is not difficult with Mr Kings stories.
Fantastic story which still haunts my thoughts.

  • Try Not to Breathe

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Lucy Middleweek, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut: an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you can get over annoying irritating inflections in speech of two readers it's worth listening to.

  • By Pete on 02-12-16

A fascinating story.

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

Reviewed: 13-06-16

This had me gripped from the start. A crime story in a very different way.

  • The Gone-Away World

  • By: Nick Harkaway
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out - but there's more to the fire than meets the eye. A story of love and loss; of ninjas and pirates; and of a friendship stretched beyond its limits. But it is also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes - however unlikely they may seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take a walk on the... well... almost every side

  • By Andrew on 08-01-15

A fascinating tale

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

Reviewed: 24-05-16

So many twists and great characters. Just as you think you know where it's going, the story changes direction. A brilliant tale that I will do again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Angelmaker

  • By: Nick Harkaway
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

All Joe Spork wants is a quiet life. He repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. The bills don't always get paid and he's single and has no prospects of improving his lot, but at least he's not trying to compete with the reputation of Mathew "Tommy Gun" Spork, his infamous criminal dad. Edie Banister lives quietly and wishes she didn't. She's nearly ninety and remembers when she wasn't. She's a former superspy and now she's... well... old. When Joe fixes one particularly unusual device, his life is suddenly upended. It's a 1950s doomsday machine....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now that is a great book. just so clever. you will

  • By Gavingks on 29-03-13

So good I had to do it twice

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

Reviewed: 30-04-16

Brilliant story of secret service and crime in a steam punk style. Superb characters. I listened to this last year and just had to do it again. and second time round it was like a new story. no doubt I will do again next year!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Splinter

  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Ben Crowe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

An insanely fast-paced psychological thriller with a killer hook, from the international bestseller and master of terror, Sebastian Fitzek. The Clinic is a world leader in memory research, they say they can permanently erase your traumatic memories, leaving you free to start a new life. Marc Lucas killed his pregnant wife in a car crash. He carries the memory of her death with him everywhere - a splinter of glass stuck in his neck. His life is a nightmare from which he can't wake. Should he visit the clinic? Or has he been there already? The problem is, he can't remember....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story that keeps you guessing

  • By Sparrow on 22-03-15

A confusing story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

I kept getting lost in the story and had to rewind several times. I was disappointed with the ending.

  • The Finding of Martha Lost

  • By: Caroline Wallace
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Martha is lost. She’s been lost since she was a baby, abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris. Ever since, she’s waited in the station's lost property for someone to claim her. It’s been 16 years, but she’s still hopeful. In the meantime, there are mysteries to solve: secret tunnels under the station, a suitcase that may have belonged to the Beatles, the Roman soldier who appears at the same time every day with his packed lunch. Not to mention the stuffed monkey that someone keeps misplacing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I got this to last a month; I didn't turn it off!

  • By KateS on 22-03-16

A very moving story

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

A Beautifully narrated, wonderful story with amazing images. I think I may have even cried.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,425

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Interesting stuff!!!

  • By lynsey Patina on 22-12-15

A gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 23-03-16

Well acted and a truly unexpected storyline. A gripping tale right from the start.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Up the Bodies

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Maddy on 02-06-12

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 21-06-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it were easier to understand which characters were speaking.

What will your next listen be?

Robert Galbraith Silkworm

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I just didn't get on with him

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I tried twice but found I drifted and had to rewind so many times I just gave up. That's not happened before, and I listen to lots of audio books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful