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Vivienne

winkleigh, devon, United Kingdom
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  • Everything I Never Told You

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee - a girl who inherited her mother's bright-blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, and Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to hold someone accountable. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who may be the only one who knows what really happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Deb Murphy on 22-04-16

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I had no expectations or even a clue what I was about to hear but I heard this in one night. I was totally mesmerised. Everything about this is beautiful from the sadnesses to the unravelling of the end which is not an end but an opening to new beginnings. For me this is what I wait for in a book. Descriptive and it took me on the journey like I was there in the air not only seeing but experiencing what everyone experienced, smelling and tasting their inner selves. I hope you too enjoy this as much as I have.

  • This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep

  • By: Professor K. McCoy, Dr Hardwick
  • Narrated by: Bruce Alexander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Random House presents This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep by Professor K. McCoy and Dr Hardwick, read by Bruce Alexander. Sleep smarter. This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep makes no claims to be fun or interesting. It is an audiobook you can listen to in full confidence that you will find absolutely nothing to stimulate your brain. An audiobook, like no other, that will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • does what it says!

  • By Amanda henderson on 01-10-18

All I've done is listen to the preview but...

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

... after reading the reviews both 1 star to a healthy 4, I knew this book was for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,729
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,717

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

A must buy (imho)

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

I came across this buy accident and was blown away completely - I laughed out loud and cried too. Been a while since I have been so absorbed in a fictional please
I would highly recommend this and was totally delighted at the performance of Cathleen Macarron who most definitely brought individual personalities to all the different characters in this top notch story - I will certainly look for more from both the narrator Cathleen and Gail Honeyman. Thank you. (Deliberately not including spoilers).

  • I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It?

  • The New Science of Self-Discipline
  • By: Nick Hall
  • Narrated by: Nick Hall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

You might think laziness, lack of willpower, and/or low motivation are to blame for the fact that you aren't achieving your goals. But fascinating research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology has revealed another, far more likely possibility. One with the potential to transform your life in a dramatic way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Jamila on 13-02-17

just what the doctor ordered.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If the friend is fed up not 'getting on getting on'...absolutely. Very inspritional and funny - good brain food...but will only work...if you work it.


What was one of the most memorable moments of I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It??

I enjoyed it in it's entirity.

What does Nick Hall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice and the humour there in.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. Find out for yourself.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Evening Class Counselling

  • By: Christine Wilding, Pauline O'Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Christine Wilding, Pauline O'Driscoll
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Our unique audioteach method features the voices of real tutors Christine Wilding and Pauline O'Driscoll. They will guide you through your course over five hours of audio material, giving you tips and advice based on their many years of teaching experience and helping you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. This audio product also contains real-time recordings of role-played counselling sessions to help you to grasp key techniques.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Vivienne on 23-04-15

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 23-04-15

Really enjoyed the readers, enjoyed the complexity of the characters who all came over realistically and believable. First time reading this author's work and highly recommend you do too :o)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rooms

  • A Novel
  • By: James L. Rubart
  • Narrated by: James L. Rubart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

One rainy day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, 25-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning, brand-new, 9,000-square-foot house. When bizarre things start happening there, locals tell cynical Micah the place is “spiritual”. But he will slowly discover the home isn’t just spiritual....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A modern day allegorical tale

  • By scoots on 09-05-15

Heaven's above

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-11

I have listened to both of Rubart's books on Audible now and have to say the the Christians will love this book. I do not feel though that his writings are preaching, quite the opposite they are quite uplifting although a little corny in some, but only some, places. The actual stories, without the God part make for very good and quite original stories. Definately worth listening to. My only gripe; the author really should have let someone else read his books.

  • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains forty fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gem of a book not to be missed

  • By Vivienne on 13-10-10

A gem of a book not to be missed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-10

If you have things to do before the end of this year - downloading this book MUST be one of them. From the get go you know you are onto a winner - no matter what genre of book you prefer to read.. make this one for your collection. It is without a doubt simply brilliant.
ps I don't normally give reviews believing that people should be able to make up their own minds and would hate to rate something either good or bad as someone else may very well have a different view - BUT all that said, do yourself a good deed and get this book.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Seventy-Seven Clocks

  • Bryant and May, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

The odd couple of detection, the brilliant but cranky Arthur Bryant and John May of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit, return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end. This time the detectives are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding, and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am loving this book

  • By Elaine Calderwood on 04-11-07

A little gem

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-08

Sue from the UK has taken the words right out of my keyboard. Definately 'Tongue in Cheek' but excellently written and put together. Like the other reviewers, I was guessing to the very end. I logged on to find another, but unfortunately as yet, we will have to wait. Highly recommended and also quite funny in parts.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Odor of Death

  • A Novel of Deception
  • By: Ted Knuckey
  • Narrated by: Stanton Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

It all starts with a phone call in the middle of the night. Part time private investigator/full-time rancher Dutch Evans groggily takes a call from a woman who has a big problem: murder. His empty bank account, and the fact that Sharlene is the daughter of an old flame, is enough to arouse his interest, to the tune of traveling cross country and to the other side of the world in order to find complex answers to what should be a routine investigation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The odour of bad writing!!

  • By Vivienne on 29-11-07

The odour of bad writing!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-07

I'm sorry to write that this is one of the worst books I have bought. I can honestly say I thought it totally unbelievable how the main character bumps into people who give him the answers he needs in full!!

And please don't get me started on the appalling accents from the reader, which is unfortunate as there a quite a few!

Since when does a 'posh' speaking English man refer to women as 'Birds'?? Mabey someone from the East End of London or perhaps London general but not an Upper Crust Gent.

I struggled with this book and still have not yet managed to listen to the last hour.

For the avid listener I would definately give this one a wide berth.

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    Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    14 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • What the Dead Know

  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

On the Baltimore Beltway, a woman is driving a familiar route, her head full of childhood memories. Distracted, she sideswipes an SUV, and in a daze leaves the scene of the accident. When the police catch up with her, she doesn't say much. But what she does say stops them dead. Thirty years before, teenage sisters, Heather and Sunny Bethany, went to the mall together and were never seen again - a famous case that remains unsolved. The woman before them is claiming to be Heather Bethany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned detective/mystery

  • By Karen on 03-01-08

What a little gem!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-07

I was very pleased with this storyline. A great twist and definately worth getting the unabridged version as no detail should be missed.

A story of two girls and their parents opens out into an intricate tale that total captivates from the begining.

I really don't want to expand any more on the story as it is one you need to hear for yourself.

Great characters which enhance the story and read beautifully and believably.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful