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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,778
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,748

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Loved this book. A truly inspirational lady!

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

An easy listen, so informative and interesting right up to the last word. I will encourage my 15 year daughter to listen to this book.

  • The Visitor

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Visitor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army highflyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story with twists. Great narration.

  • By RavenBow on 24-12-17

Not my favourite so far

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

I personally like the action Reacher, so for me this story was lacking. However, good plot and usual clever writing. It won't put me off though, on to the next Reacher story.....

  • Dangerous Lady

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Maura, the Ryan clan's youngest and only daughter, is the last person anyone expects to take on gangland London. But with her eldest brother Michael by her side she fast becomes the queen of organised crime. Smart, tough and beautiful, no one is a match for her. But with power comes a price, and Maura is forced to put her heart on the line. She might be a dangerous lady but everyone has a weakness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • crooks

  • By Amazon Customer on 31-01-18

Didn't know it was her first book.

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved that it followed a large London family through from just after the war, up until the '80s. The most memorable bit was the audacity of the gold heist! Will definitely buy the next book to see what happens to Maura next.

  • The Life I Left Behind

  • By: Colette McBeth
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Everyone tells her she's a survivor. No one knows she's dead inside. Six years ago Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. She coped by locking away her memories, burying herself. The man responsible was caught and convicted. Even his release from jail won't derail her new life. She's a survivor after all. Then the body of another woman is discovered in identical circumstances. Like Melody, she has blond hair and green eyes. Like Melody she is found holding a gold bird cage chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By sharon on 08-02-15

This book should come with a me tap health warning

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This book started with an unexplained death of a child's mother, then somebody found the body of a young girl and then it continues on about someone who struggles daily with living! I would have preferred a mental health warning before starting. I gave up at chapter five after not finding any hook at all to push me on, so sent it back!

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  • Faceless

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

A terrifyingly gripping thriller of East End violence and corruption. Eleven years ago Marie Carter was convicted of killing her two best friends. And she's paid the price. Now she is being released from prison. It's time to go home. But life has moved on, and Marie has nowhere to go. Her parents have disowned her; her friends have abandoned her; even her kids don't want to know. But some people out there are watching her, following her every move - they know that Marie Carter wants retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen for all

  • By Monique on 22-07-13

I loved this gritty and hard hitting story.

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

Annie Aldington is like an old friend regailing a tale of life's darker side. As usual with Martina Cole, I couldn't put the book down and always regret getting to the end.

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,042

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Totally Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-18

The story didn't disappoint in any way. There were real heart stopping moments, in Malcolm and Alice's epic journey. I was so sad when it came to an end. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Close

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And your family should be closest of all. Patrick Brodie knows exactly how far he's prepared to go to get what he wants. And he wants it all. Now. Before long, Patrick has become a legend in his own lifetime. Violently. Lily Diamond is different from the kind of woman Patrick is normally attracted to. But together they are determined that their children will have everything they didn't. Until the unthinkable happens, and Lily is left on her own to look after their family in a dangerous world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By gambling_man on 04-04-17

Powerful

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

This is the best Martina Cole for me yet. Great story telling by Annie Aldington.

Tripwire
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    Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    1,377 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Reacher.. Don't mess with this man

  • By Eddie on 01-08-14

Love the Jack Reacher Stories

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Great listen, well narrated. Not the most gripping story I've listened to, but it won't stop me carrying on with Reacher.

Killing Floor
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        Dick Hill
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    3,109 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Killing Floor

  • Jack Reacher 1
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848

Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in 30 years. The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure: They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Helen on 10-12-13

An exciting read.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

This was a great listen. The narrator painted the story expertly with feeling. Think I've just started a relationship with Lee Child and can't wait to hear where it's going to take me!

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

A thoroughly nice listen.

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

If you like happy endings, this is a book for you. Interesting characters and some good twists and turns. A few unexpected surprises too. The narrator was great and made the story come alive.