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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,398
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,388

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Less we forget!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I had to sit and concentrate on this story, it was very detailed, but worth it.

Heartbreaking, most people have a good idea of the genocide that took place in the concentration camps during WW2, but the insight of this book bought it home a lot stronger.

Sad betrothed but celebrates the strength of people in awful situations, and how love can give you strength.

  • Knife Edge

  • Noughts & Crosses 2
  • By: Malorie Blackman
  • Narrated by: Nina Sosanya, John Hasler, Joan Walker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

A frightened girl running barefoot on a knife edge, that's how 18-year-old Sephy feels as she gazes down at her new-born daughter, Callie Rose. Whilst Sephy is a Cross, the baby's father, Callum, was a nought, giving Callie Rose dual heritage in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts (blankers) as second-class citizens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • KE

  • By Andrew on 18-01-16

Great sequel

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

Reviewed: 20-03-16

After listening to noughts and crosses, I was keen to listen to Knife edge. I did enjoy it, and it is clever how it reverses stereotypes by applying a slant on opinions and sayings.
I don't think the story is as strong as noughts and crosses, but I will still listen to the third instalment.
I really liked the narration on both books so far.

  • Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

  • By: Paula Daly
  • Narrated by: Laura Brattan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

What if your best friend’s child disappears? On your watch? What would you do? This is exactly what happens to Lisa Kallisto one freezing December in the English Lakes. Her whole world descends into the stuff of nightmares. Because, not only is 13-year-old Lucinda missing, and not only is it all Lisa’s fault, but she’s the second teenage girl to disappear within a fortnight. And the first one turned up stripped bare, after suffering from a terrifying ordeal. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, and after being publicly blamed by Lucinda’s family, Lisa sets out to right the wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying 'read'

  • By Giftgiver on 03-09-14

Listened to it in 4 days

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

I was looking for a good story with great narration, and this story ticked the boxes for me.

It's a very insightful book in to human emotional

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Flavours of Love

  • By: Dorothy Koomson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

I'm looking for that perfect blend of flavours; the taste that used to be you. If I find it, I know you'll come back to me. It’s been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I’ve decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I’m coping so well without him - they have no idea what I’ve been hiding or what I do away from prying eyes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disapointed!

  • By Ann D on 27-12-15

Dragged on too long!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone that likes to listen to someone with a hell of a lot of problems and drama in their life.

Has The Flavours of Love put you off other books in this genre?

No........ Maybe- see the bottom of the page.

Have you listened to any of Adjoa Andoh’s other performances? How does this one compare?

It isn't as gripping as her other books.

What character would you cut from The Flavours of Love?

I dont think that you can cut any of them, they are all an important part of the drama.

Any additional comments?

The narrator performed the story excellently. I loved The Ice Cream girls it was great, but I didnt find this as gripping. Basically I didnt relate to the main character, because she was too complex and there was just to much going on. It almost seemed like more and more problems were thrown in, maybe as an attempt to sensationalise the story, but failed in its mission.

I think the book was centred too much on her feelings, and plus the fact that she doesnt do herself many favours for about 13 hours of the book caused me some frustration. When it finished, it ended very oddly.

Sorry Dorothy Koomson, but Ice Cream girls was much better.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,496

Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flynn's unique perspective on an unusual topic

  • By Oscar on 11-01-15

Most addictive audio book yet

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

Reviewed: 05-06-13

I really enjoyed this story, and I listened to it in 3 days due to the compelling storyline.

The narrator is great, and I would listen to future books just because of her style of reading.

The story is really good too, i thought i had guessed the end, but I was very surprised by the outcome.

Worthwhile listen that I highly recommend

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forgive Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother’s secret past from the No. 1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse. Read by the actress Alison Dowling. Cheltenham, 1991, when Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, not for the depressed

  • By Miss on 03-06-13

Good book, not for the depressed

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

This book was really easy to listen to, and the story moved at a good pace. I did look forward to getting in to the car and listening to it.
The narrator was also really good, and has a neutral accent with great tone and pace.

I would definitely recommend for an easy to listen to book spiced with quite a lot of drama.

The only down point was probably how much bad stuff can happen to one person, and it made the characters from Eastenders' seem like they are living happy lives.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ER on 07-11-12

Author is living out her own historic fantasies

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

The first book, A Discovery of Witched, was great and I really enjoyed it.
In The Shadow of the Night the story develops, and the main characters time walk back to medieval England. This was a pretty creative idea, however, the author then rambled on for hours about historic details to do with characters and settings that didn't seem to aid the story in any way, shape or form.
To be honest at times it was almost like she was living out her own historic daydream on the page, and yes I agree that an element of creativity comes from peoples personal dreams, but this was simply boring. I reckon about 6 hours could have been cut out of the book and the story would have still been communicated well.
I would love to know what happens in the next book, but for everyones' sake I hope the author cuts out a lot of the unnecessary historic facts that just convolute a really good story line.