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  • A Keeper

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179

The mystery of Elizabeth Keane's father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh - not for lack of speculation. Her mother, Patricia, had been assumed a spinster until she began dating a mysterious man from out of town and within months had left Buncarragh and had married. Less than two years later, Patricia was back, with a new baby in her arms but no new husband by her side and unbendingly silent about her recent past. A secret she would take with her to her grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely...A Keeper.

  • By Sarah White on 06-10-18

Graham did it again!

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

I enjoyed his last book and this one was just as good. His narration certainly adds to the experience and it was a good story. Very enjoyable.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,391
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,381

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

Heartbreaking and wonderful

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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: 05-12-18

I couldn't stop listening as it was so engrossing and Richard Armitage did an excellent job narrating. Highly recommended. I feel priviliged to know their story.


  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,306

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

I loved this book. An emotional rollercoaster, sprinkled throughout with humour and wit I both laughed outloud and shed tears at different times. A real gem. The narrator was just brilliant the story and storyteller was hand in glove.

  • Slammed

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant and easy listen

  • By Ms. V. Cistiakovaite on 04-02-13

Not for me - could not finish.

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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: 15-03-17

I did not finish this. The storyline was boring, the main character Lake was irritating and the narrator had quite a whiney voice. Not my favourite.

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Highly Amusing

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

Reviewed: 28-05-16

Made me laugh out loud a lot. Sue narrated it beautifully. Loved it, highly recommended.

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  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we have invented this concept, and now we let it rule us. Rest has become a dirty word, and our idea of satisfaction is answering the last email. We're sleepwalking through our own lives. Ruby Wax shows us how to wake up from this stupor with a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empathetic

  • By maria on 20-02-16

Just what the doctor ordered!

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

Reviewed: 28-02-16

Very informative and delivered with humour and personal stories throughout. Well worth a listen!