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Lulu M

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  • Learn Portuguese with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 1: Introduction to Portuguese

  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: Braden Chase, Thássia Costa
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 12

Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not at all what it promised to be

  • By Sarah Worrall on 18-02-16

No wonder it’s free

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Downloaded this free. There’s not much to it. Not a lot more to say. Waste of time.

  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,842

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder, and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself over and over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex but Brilliant. A Classic in the making!

  • By Martin on 03-08-18

Complicated & confusing

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

I’ve had difficulty following the story and have given up half way through! I may try to give it another go. There are so many characters to keep up with, characters that change, time changes, days that are repeated with slightly different scenarios etc. It got a bit confusing and I lost interest.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chalk Man

  • By: C J Tudor
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271

None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, narration not so good

  • By C rimmer on 08-11-18

Gripping & disturbing thriller

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

Finished the book quite quickly as I found it difficult to put down. It’s disturbing on a couple of levels, both the horrors of the actual story as well as issues going on in the background. I liked the fact it was told over two timelines, 1980’s and present day and I enjoyed all the different characters. The narration is generally good. I liked both voices but found it very irritating that a teenage boy with an English accent becomes an adult with an Irish accent. That made no sense at all and I kept thinking there was going to be a part in the book where he moves away to Ireland for a while or that there would be another reason in the plot to account for it but there wasn’t.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Cheer Up Love

  • Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
  • By: Susan Calman
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman Is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression. The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you're the world's most negative person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank god for Susan Calman and this book!! Just excellent!

  • By Miss on 01-06-16

#susan is awesome !

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Excellent book on how it can feel to suffer from depression with tips on coping with it & making positive changes to help yourself. I can relate to many of the situations and I found the advice useful.

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Hannah Murray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now surely she can be whomever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anne on 23-01-17

Dreadful narration !

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I couldn't listen past chapter 1, the narration is awful ... and I don't care why ! I'm certain that whatever is wrong with the character portrayed, it can't be necessary to use such a boring monotone voice. The book was recommended to me by a friend, but I thought I'd try the audio version. I'll be returning it and may try the book version in the future.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,788

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Too much shouting !

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

Interesting story & I was intrigued enough to see how it unfolded, to listen to the end. I found the narration irritating at times as there was far too much hysterical shouting. I think the anger/frustration could have been expressed with just a firmer voice instead of the high-pitched bleating, as the narrator's normal voice is relatively soft. I wouldn't go so far as to call it the 'thriller of the year'. It was entertaining enough but I guessed most of it correctly.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Day She Disappeared

  • By: Christobel Kent
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 16

Have you ever had that sense that you're being watched? And you turn suddenly, but it's just a curtain blowing in the wind? Or the dress hanging in the doorway? Nat knows something's wrong. Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying good-bye to her. But no one believes that Beth was taken - she is a fly-by-night, a party girl who can't be trusted. No one's listening to Nat. But someone is definitely watching her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • could not complete due to irritating narration

  • By joanjava on 27-05-17

Dull, irritating

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Tried downloading this despite reading two bad reviews about the narration, which is extremely slow & the intonation is all wrong. It can be improved a bit by listening at 1.25 speed if you think the story is interesting enough to carry on. I didn't, I found it a bit dull and will try to return this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girlfriend

  • By: Michelle Frances
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a 23-year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart, but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life. Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most gripping book I have read in a while

  • By irene on 26-05-17

Very entertaining but improbable

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Enjoyed the book on the whole although I found much of the plot improbable. It also leaves me thinking there must be a 'formula' for writing this type of thriller that insists you must include some form of animal cruelty. I've come across this in several books recently and I'm starting to find it irritating. Surely the author can make you dislike the 'baddy' without having to resort to this? Just makes me dislike the author. The narrator was excellent.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • He Said/She Said

  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent, Helen Johns
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058

In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend, Kit, call the police, and in that moment it is not only the victim's life that is changed forever. Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, the events that follow have taught her that you can never see the whole picture: something - and someone - is always in the dark....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping & different

  • By Lulu M on 04-05-17

Gripping & different

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I listen to a lot of books of this genre but this one stands out. A gripping psychological tale with plenty of twists & characters to love& hate. I also enjoyed the astronomical details which formed the background to the story.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Sixth Window

  • DCI Tom Douglas
  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193

Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit and run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad narration

  • By Lulu M on 01-05-17

Good story, bad narration

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

I enjoyed the story, kept me gripped & Tom Douglas is a likeable character. The narrator almost spoilt it for me. The voice is too slow and the 'male' voices not good. I also found the hysterical teenage voices really irritating. It helped for me to increase the speed to 1.25 level.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful