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Orsolya Gyorfi

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  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, loved it!

  • By Ann D on 07-02-15

Fenomenal..

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

This book made me cry. A lot. And I love it from the first word to the last.
It is a beautifully crafted story of motherly love and it compares to nothing I've ever read.

  • The Vanishing Game

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Russ Bain
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 289

A down-on-his-luck actor is paired with a weather-battered Land Rover Defender on a seemingly innocuous courier job. But some things are too good to be true and this innocent journey quickly unfolds into a dangerous plot with a shadowy cast of characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great taster for William Boyd

  • By Kaggy on 20-10-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

Quick and easy to get into, increasingly intense and enjoyable listen. I kept holding breath towards the end. Good little story, great performance.

  • The Binding

  • By: Bridget Collins
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Orsolya Gyorfi on 19-01-19

Magical

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

As a bookbinder by trade, this stands close to my heart. There IS a kind of magic in binding a book.. The details described in tools and processes were a joy to recognise. The story itself is subtle and passionate and gentle and addictive and strong and brilliant...! It beautifully weaved together threads of love and craft and mystery and the narrators' voice transferred it all perfectly. I cannot praise it enough. I will be looking out for more of both Collins' and Prekopps' works.

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