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  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So lovely

  • By Emma on 02-09-17

Love

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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: 14-03-19

Although it started slow it got better & better to the point that I couldn’t put the book down. Well done

  • Strange Magic

  • By: Syd Moore
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 535

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. It's no surprise therefore that when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run. Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There's the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for the bones of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there's curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can't decide if he's tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Magic

  • By David on 19-09-17

Great πŸ‘πŸΌ

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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: 21-11-18

I just love this book. It made me cry from laughter & I just love it πŸ₯°

  • The Queen of Bloody Everything

  • By: Joanna Nadin
  • Narrated by: Kelly Hotten
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the 14th floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter, Dido, tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido - aged exactly six years and 27 days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and intelligent, witty and honest

  • By Lu on 21-04-18

Just awful

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I will like to start this review by apologising to the author as it cannot be easy to write a book never mind for it to be published but I honestly found this book to be so awful that it goes beyond words. Thanks g-d I’m not the depressing type of person because quite honestly this book is so depressing & it seems to go on & on. A never ending story off complaints that quite honestly half of the time I couldn’t not listen to & the other half praying for the book to finish so I didn’t have to listen to it any longer. Definitely I cannot recommend this book & if there is a sequel I will not be buying it.

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  • The Novel Habits of Happiness: Isabel Dalhousie, Book 10

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Karlyn Stephen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99

From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life: a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland which he couldn't possibly know and a house there where he claims to have spent his former life. When the boy's mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she feels she must - of course! - help them learn the truth, and she and her husband, Jamie, set off for the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story.

  • By B. Maver on 21-09-17

Reencarnación

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-18

The subject matter was very interesting but this book left me feeling like there should be more. When the book finished I thought surely this cannot be the end!

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Half Supernatural thriller, half Yes Minister

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

When I started listening to this book I actually put it to one side & listen to another book as I found it a bit boring, oh boy was I wrong. This book is actually hilarious πŸ˜‚ specially the explanations. I will recommend that whoever read this book wait a bit as it really is quite hilarious 🀣 πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • The Lie Tree

  • Costa Book of the Year 2015
  • By: Frances Hardinge
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 639

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting concept, let down by patchy execution

  • By fletchek on 06-02-17

Dull & exciting

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-18

In the beginning the book was so dull (in my opinion) that I put it aside & listen to a different book when I finished that one I decided to get back to this one & I must say that after chapter 6/7 the book got more interesting & exciting to the point that I could hardly put it down.

  • Vampire, Interrupted

  • An Argeneau Novel, Book 9
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

After 700 years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Diamond on 07-10-17

Narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Dreadful voice, they should probably have this book read by someone else! The voice of the narrator was so bad that at times I wanted to stop listening to the book πŸ™‰

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • started well

  • By people's bank on 06-03-17

Great πŸ‘πŸΌ

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

I loved this book @ times it made me laugh so hard that people in the street must thought I was loosing it πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

  • One Night: Promised

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment - nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Svonne Boyle on 02-10-15

One night

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-17

I never wright reviews but the narrators voice was so annoying that at times I just wanted to slap her around πŸ˜– her voice was so annoying that I just couldn't get into the book!

Also the book is so similar to 50 shades that it was almost predictable.

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,132

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Excellent

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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: 22-04-17

I just couldn't put it down!!
What a fantastic book. I will highly recommend this book to anyone that loves thrillers πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜