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  • The Arrangements: A Work of Fiction

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: January Lavoy
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Commissioned by the New York Times to write a story on any aspect of the 2016 presidential campaign, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created a delicious, subversive, incisive fictional account of Melania Trump. Once, in the early years, before she fully understood him, she had asked what his favourite flowers were. 'I use the best florists in the city, they're terrific,' he replied, and she realised that taste, for him, was something to be determined by somebody else, and then flaunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it was longer.

  • By Victoria on 16-07-18

Wish it was longer.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

Very imaginative and believable script. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this work of fiction. I could see how the characters would’ve played out a lot more if the book had been longer. A beautiful taster I think Gos should write more things like this sometimes. I love all the books and this one did not disappoint at all. You left me gagging for more.ggg Love the characters, and enjoyabread.

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,148

"My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. I'm in a coma. My husband doesn't love me anymore. Sometimes I lie." Unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling, you won't be able to put this new thriller down. Set to be the most talked about book in 2017, it's perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train and The Widow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read/listen

  • By Annie Tompkins on 30-03-17

Who are you?

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

Reviewed: 25-04-17

This is a well written thriller that leaves you in suspense from the beginning to the end. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is really happening from what is being thought to have happened, or dreamt. The twists are really unpredictable so it is vital to pay close attention. I don't want to give anything away. I would strongly recommend anyone who is seeking a story packed with suspense to read this. I am still in shock.

  • Rage of Angels

  • By: Sidney Sheldon
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Jennifer Parker, a brilliant and beautiful young lawyer, survives shattering career setbacks to become one of the most successful defense attorneys in America. Jennifer's strength and beauty win the love of 2 powerful men, but earn her the implacable hatred of a third. Adam Warner, man of integrity, born to lead his country, is tied by honor and obligation to his wife. Michael Moretti, compelling Mafia boss, nearly destroys Jennifer's career before it begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thrilling read

  • By Victoria on 23-12-16

A thrilling read

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

Reviewed: 23-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Rage of Angels the most enjoyable?

Lorelei King's portrayal of all the characters was so spot on you could see their facial expressions in your mind. The book had several twists and turns and gave you so much insight in to the height of corruption in the judicial system, and in to the way organized crime works.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think I liked Michael Moretti. The power he had is rather intoxicating.

Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favourite?

I'd say Michael Moreti's goons Vito, Salvetore and Karlala. They gave the book so much comedy.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes but if I was to tell you, I'd give the game away. suffice it to say that it happened near the end two the two major characters.

Any additional comments?

Read this book. you won't regret it but I'll warn you, don't read it if you can't deal with the violence, suspence and danger involved.

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  • The Other Side of Midnight

  • By: Sidney Sheldon
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Paris, in Washington, and in Greece in a fabulous villa, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star...and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The other side of midnight

  • By Anonymous User on 05-07-17

The danger creeps up on you.

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

Reviewed: 21-11-16

I like all books by this author and was especially excited when I found more titles available on audible. This story is not on like a lot of Sidney Sheldon's books in that it has a lot of twists and turns. It is a little less graphic in its description of violent scenes. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and even started to to empathise with the antagonist. I like the way he is able to get you to see what goes on in the minds of all the characters. It's really interesting read if you like adventure. The only thing I would like to add is that it could be a little more descriptive of the outfits Noelle wore during grand occasions. You sort of had an idea but not a great picture of everything. I would strongly recommend that you never cross Constantine Demires 😨😰

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Katy

  • By: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Leslay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 168

Katy Carr is a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family. She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging.... But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Inspired by the classic novel What Katy Did, Jacqueline Wilson creates an irresistible 21st-century heroine. Fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By E on 28-07-16

A ride with Katie is full of adventure.

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

Reviewed: 27-10-16

I rate this book 5 stars because I thoroughly enjoyed the story line the plot remained interesting and the characters were very well researched.g I also like the sensitivity with which Jacqueline Wilson addressed many issues Katie and her family faced. You get to see how fragile the fabric that keeps a family together can be. Certain circumstances could break the family bond, and other circumstances could make them grow stronger. It's warm, it's funny, and its full of moments that will make you cry but also moments that will make your heart burst with pride for Katie. I will recommend this to any child over the age of nine because there is a lot to learn from reading this fantastic story.

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  • Guilty Wives

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January Lavoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they're free to live someone else's life. But In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guilty Wives James Patterson

  • By jennifer on 17-11-12

A racy and thrilling read

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

I picked up this book thinking I was going on a leisurely Fanta sea holiday to Monte Carlo and I was taken on the biggest rollercoaster ride I could ever imagine! The characters are beautifully portrayed by January Lavoy and the plot is thick with suspense. I will recommend this if you are seeking some escapism with some added thrills thrown in. However I will warn you that this book is not for the faint hearted. There will be moments you will be gripping your chair very hard and holding your breath. I could not put this down from the moment I started reading it.

  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

The Wilderness Years are over. But not for long. At the end of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget hiccuped off into the sunset with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. Now, in The Edge of Reason, she discovers what it is like when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat and he hasn't done the washing-up, not just the whole of this week, but ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bridget Jones at her finest - V.Good and V.funny

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-14

A light but funny read.

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

Reviewed: 20-04-16

I chose this book because I had trouble sleeping and I needed to read something light and not too heavily engaging. This book is funny witty and the characters in it are a Little eccentric. Recommend this book for anybody who is seeking a light read whilst on holiday or needing to relax after work with something not too difficult to follow. I rated this book for out of five stars because some of the storyline doesn't change its course very much. Imogen The narrator is totally amazing at doing all the voices. I particularly like her voice for Magda, Mark, Rebecca, and Bridget's mum. They will surely make you laugh!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Baby's Cry

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy's care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings. When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful

  • By susan on 21-06-18

A Beautiful and heart rending story

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

Reviewed: 29-12-15

Cathy Glass has a realistic way of narrating events that draws you into the characters and their situations. Giving the right amount of sensitivity to the issues being addressed. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook and will recommend this to anybody who wants to get into fostering.

  • The Santangelos

  • By: Jackie Collins
  • Narrated by: Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Holter Graham, January LaVoy, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug-addled Colombian club owner, and a sex-crazed Italian family - the ever-powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. Meanwhile Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the "it" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable, with her husband, Lennie, by her side, she lives up to the family motto - "Never f--k with a Santangelo."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Trisha on 09-10-15

An absolutely thrilling read!

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

If you could sum up The Santangelos in three words, what would they be?

Racey, Thrilling, Glamorous

What did you like best about this story?

ah... that would be telling. but it was the moment two beautiful people who had dreamed of being together for years finally got together.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

they were all amazing! I loved the Latin American accents for the voices of Allexandro and Rafaielle. The voice of Willow was just right for her character. I also love the fact that Jackie reads her books and she does the character of Lucky great justice.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh No I didn't cry or laugh because no one who tampers (for want of a better word) with the Santangelos ends up laughing. I was angry at some of the bad cruel characters but they all got done for in the end so that's what mattered:-)

Any additional comments?


The Santangelos rank amongst one of the best books I've listened to. Very racey and has all the ingredients for total escapism. Jacki, That was an awesome book. It would be really nice if you could get with Sidney Sheldon and write something because I think a book written by both of you together would be so amazing! That's not to say your books aren't one of the best. they totally rock!
Fellow readers, if you fancy anything entertaining with the right amount of thrills for a holiday, take this book along.

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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Susan Lewis
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

When 14-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly vanishes one night it looks at first as though she’s run away from home. Her computer and mobile phone have gone, and she’s taken a bag full of clothes. As the police investigation unfolds a wealth of secrets from the surrounding community start coming to light. And it seems everyone has something to hide. For Detective Sergeant Andrea Lawrence, the case is a painful reminder of the tragedy that tore her family apart over 20 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A shocking web of deceit.

  • By Victoria on 02-04-15

A shocking web of deceit.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

If you could sum up Behind Closed Doors in three words, what would they be?

enjoyable, sad, shocking

What did you like best about this story?

The twists and turns

Which character – as performed by Clare Corbett – was your favourite?

Sophie and her best friend.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Look closer

Any additional comments?

This is a harrowing tale of an unhappy girl told with sensitivity. The story features many characters with a secret to hide whichkeeps the reader in suspense. Keep your tissues close, but don't hesitate to read it as it is an enjoyable read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful