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  • Wool

  • Wool Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Niamh on 23-01-13

Good story and characters - didn't take to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 19-05-16

I read this kind of novel none stop and it is good. I also enjoyed The Passage trilogy and Breakers and it's as good as them.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First book of a series

  • By L on 01-10-06

Outlander is Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 16-04-15

I discovered Outlander on TV but felt that the books would add more and they do! I still love watching it and enjoy the books too :)

I find the story gripping and never stale or boring. The characters are great and the historical background is so interesting. I grandparents are Scottish and we grew up learning about our clan history, so this feels so close to home and is very much still alive for us :)

Only negatives and they're very minor:
I feel that occasionally the characters react to situations in implausible and unlikely ways. I also felt that the treatment of the witch 'bit' wasn't so realistic.

  • The Red Tent

  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his dozen sons. The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers, the four wives of Jacob, each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such an evocative book

  • By Jackie on 24-04-11

Very interesting - well written - not over long.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Really interesting read whether you know the story of Jacob / Joseph or not. Full of historical insight and understanding which brings the tale to life.
I'd definitely recommend this book.

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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice as Pi

  • By Sandra on 17-12-06

Excellent - holds your attention -

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

Something different. Just the right amount of action and thinking. The kind of book you'll never forget. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Definitely recommend.

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Interesting and funny. An excellent read.

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

Well written and well read. This book holds your attention from start to finish. It's an easy read but not so easy that it gives you nothing to think about. The narrator is pleasant and the voices are not over-done by him.
I would definitely recommend this book and have just bought a copy for my Mum!

  • Tipping the Velvet

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.' A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victorian London brought to exuberant life

  • By T on 14-10-14

Well written, excellent plot.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Keeps your attention throughout. Much preferred this to Affinity, which was the last Sarah Waters book that I read.

Definitely recommend.

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  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,643

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, really well-read

  • By Tony on 14-10-13

Massively underwhelmed.

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

Reviewed: 20-02-15

Stephen Fry is the only highlight of this book.

I tried it because it was recommended and raved about by so many of my friends. Unfortunately, I thought that the plot was silly, boring and pointless.

I would not recommend this book at all.

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  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,927

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

A bit predictable but well written and addictive.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

Definitely would recommend this book. It's well written and interesting despite being a little predictable and far fetched in places.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Laughed out loud - excellent story.

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

Reviewed: 24-07-13

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite the fact that it isn't what I'd normally go for. It is hilariously funny and I laughed out loud a number of times. It gives an interesting insight into the mind of someone with mild Asperger's syndrome.

Loved it. Try it. If you don't like it, return to audible and get your credit back.

  • Madame Tussaud

  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

When Marie moves from her family's waxwork museum into the palace of Versailles, her whole life is set to change... When Marie Tussaud learns the exciting news the royal family will be visiting her famed wax museum, the Salon de Cire, she never dreams that the king's sister will request her presence at Versailles: as a royal tutor in wax sculpting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book - nicely narrated.

  • By miss on 07-05-13

Excellent book - nicely narrated.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-13

I've read three of Michelle Moran's books and I've loved them all. Not only is the story interesting and well written, she leaves the reader desperate to delve deeper into the history of period. This novel will be enjoyable for anyone, regardless of historical interest/knowledge; it's simply a good book!

The narrator reads nicely and her voice is neither dull nor irritating.

I know that your credit is precious and you want to spend it wisely - I have no regrets about investing my monthly fee in this novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful