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  • The Liar's Chair

  • By: Rebecca Whitney
  • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91

The Liar's Chair is Rebecca Whitney's stunning psychological thriller debut set in Brighton. Rachel Teller and her husband, David, appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business... They have everything. However, control, not love, fuels their relationship, and David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions. When Rachel kills a man in a hit-and-run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unpleasant characters without exception

  • By Kathy on 13-10-15

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Where does The Liar's Chair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very highly, there was enough definition in the narrators voice to decipher between the various characters, the story was interesting and unpredictable and it was easy to build a picture in my mind of what was happening in the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rachel was the main character in the book. At the start of the story she was mildly pathetic and annoying, but as I learned more of her back story I became more sympathetic towards her and could see why she had ended up in the place she was in.

Which character – as performed by Emma Fielding – was your favourite?

Rachel as she had the biggest storyline

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

One accidental mistake and a life time unravels

Any additional comments?

A great book, full of believable characters and an intriguing storyline.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,874

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic!

  • By berta on 25-12-12

Nails on a Blackboard!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-14

Would you try another book written by Miranda Hart or narrated by Miranda Hart?

There is nothing worse than having to listen to annoying voices in your head and unfortunately that is what this book sounds like. I did 'like' Miranda, loved her show, thought she was funny! However after being introduced to 'Little Miranda' in this book I'm afraid I can't be a fan any more. The voices are annoying, Miranda's life is not particuarlly interesting….it's really just about a fairly boring and unattractive girl growing up. I know that all celebrities write their autobiographies these days….it would just be nice if some of them had interesting lives…I only hope she doesn't bring out a sequel. Sorry, had to ditch it, Miranda's voice sounded like nails on a blackboard in my head.

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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285

Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Hand Picked By Tartt- Outstanding!

  • By Tara Mcgrath on 02-12-13

Completely Engrossing !!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-14

If you could sum up The Goldfinch in three words, what would they be?

This is a fantastic story that roles on from one situation to another, all along introducing interesting and throughly believable characters. I found myself listening when ever and where ever I could, I'd definitely recommend The Goldfinch as a great read

  • Apple Tree Yard

  • By: Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,042

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can’t control what happens next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Recommendation!

  • By Mrs. Helen M. Herbert on 09-02-14

Not at all what I expected…Much better!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-14

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

I didn't really fancy this book after reading other reviews on this site and others and I have to say I didn't really like the central character Yvonne Carmichael when I started listening. However as the story went on I found the book to be thoroughly riveting. Its basically the story of a successful and intelligent woman, Yvonne and her fall from grace after taking an opportunity to snatch at some mid-life excitement. I can't recommend this book enough, I'll definitely be searching for more from Louise Doughty!