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Samira d

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  • The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart

  • By: Anna Bell
  • Narrated by: Penny Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Abi's left inconsolable when Joseph dumps her, saying they are incompatible. When Joseph returns a box of her possessions, she finds a bucket list of 10 things. What better way to win him back than by completing the list? But Abi's terrified of heights - not ideal when the list includes abseiling down a building. Completing the list is going to need all Abi's courage, but as she heals her broken heart one task at a time, the newly confident Abi might just have a surprise in store....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to put down

  • By B. Dean on 14-01-17

A very nice read

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I really liked this book. It is very much in keeping with the Writer’s style and it is a feel good book. The narrator was pleasant enough and I enjoyed reading it. The story kept you interested and I would recommend it to anyone who likes Anna’s other books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • About a Girl

  • By: Lindsey Kelk
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The brand new summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey KelkTess Brookes has always been a girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii - she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right? But Tess is soon in big trouble.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Samira d on 04-11-17

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Ithis book is a good read and it has a good balanced ending and it was entertaining but not her best work. There too much alcohol and throwing up involved and that put me off. The story has an underlying theme of empowerment and taking control of your life when it is spiralling. Funny at times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Women Inspired by the Beloved (Peace be Upon Him)

  • By: Dr. Hesham Al-Awadi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The listener is taken on a truly fascinating journey of discovery exploring the role women played in different communities across the Islamic world. This is not "another" narrative on the biographies of Muslim women, but a very detailed and selected insight into "unique" women: those who made a difference within their families, communities, and nations - wise women, influential women, and even oppressed women who all strove to establish the way of God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing insight into Muslim womens' history

  • By Shehryar H. Khan on 30-04-15

The best course I have listened to-EVER!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

To Any woman or man I urge you to listen to this course and begin to learn about women in Islam and why so many women feel they are being liberated and not confined by Islam.
As a muslim who has a thirst for knowledge and ideas of feminism that I found incompatible with my beliefs, I have come to realise that the shackles I have been bestowed were cultural and I only accepted my position due to ignorance.This course has enabled me to own my opinions and ideas as a woman but also to take some responsability to the capitalistic mess around us and try to obtain more knowledge in order to contribute towards discussions of faith, morals, ethics and ecology that are facing and challenging our humanity and our ability to achieve a connection with our faith and our path as women and as Muslims. JazzakhAllah khairun Dr Alawadi.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Real Katie Lavendar

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

At 30, Katie Lavender thinks she is better than most when it comes to dealing with life's surprises. But when she gets a request to visit a solicitor, she's not expecting the dramatic turn her life is about to take. There, she receives a letter from her deceased mother that literally changes everything she ever knew about herself...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The real Katie Lavender

  • By Marie on 05-02-12

The title has nothing to do with the book

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

Reviewed: 20-02-15

The book is shallow and loathsome. The characters are horrible. The narrator sounds pompous and you cannot understand which one of the characters is talking.
At times the book is cheese other times I would rather hear nails screeching against metal rather than listen to the narrator go on about badly thought through self entitled characters that have done well for themselves and treat the rest of the world like inferior beings. The book then let's it's self down by switching the charaters' attitude from day to night and them going onto accept their half sister as if they had never acted so superior and selfishly.
I get what the author was try

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me

  • By: Laura Tait, Jimmy Rice
  • Narrated by: Polly Barsby, Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Everyone remembers their first love. Holly certainly remembers Alex. But she decided 10 years ago that love wasn’t about mix tapes and seizing the moment – though she’s not exactly sure it’s about secret dates with your boss, either. But what if the feelings never really went away? Alex wants to make every moment of his new job count. It’s a fresh start in a big city, and he’s almost certain that moving to London has nothing to do with Holly. Almost. How do you know if it was meant to be… or never meant to happen at all?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ok read

  • By Samira d on 09-02-15

An ok read

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

Like liked the way there were two narrators and the story flowed between the two of them but the ending was a bit poor and sudden. The male narrator could have done with a bit less monotone and made the male character. Alex. sound boring, Alex was a bit boring even about his job, that he loved. He did sound like a teacher.
The book was ok.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yours Truly

  • By: Kirsty Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Rachael Louise Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Newly engaged Natalie will do anything for a quiet life and telling a few white lies never does any harm. It's not like people will ever discover what she's really thinking... Until one night, thanks to a pub hypnotist, Natalie's most private thoughts pop out of her mouth. When she has no way to break the hypnotist's spell, Natalie is forced to face the truths she has been avoiding her whole life...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • By Sherril on 14-09-14

A fairly good lighthearted listen

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

This book was a good easy listen to. The story is interesting enough and empowering.
Most of us can relate to Natalie being a pushover at times so it's funny when she blurts the truth out. The truth telling could have been more brutal but actually, the way it was done was probably more true to the character and her inability to face confrontation.
The narrators voice is soft and engaging and really enjoyable.

  • The Story of Us

  • By: Dani Atkins
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Though Emma survived the car accident, her memories are hazy. Sometimes she can hear snatches of her friend's screams, or smell the fumes of petrol. Most of all though, she sees the shadowy man who saved her life. No one else saw him. And as he pulled her from the wreckage, he promised he would always stay right behind her. But where is he now?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I did not enjoy this book!

  • By Samira d on 19-01-15

I did not enjoy this book!

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

Reviewed: 19-01-15

The story was cheesy and descriptive to the point of being cringeworthy. I could predict ahead everything that was happening and although the emotion and setting was far too descriptive, there was no depth to the emotion. I liked the way Richard wasn't made a villain yet I was left feeling no empathy for Emma and that she used him.
The narrator was ok but every single s pronounced, even in the lowest tone, hurt my ears.
I am glad I only listened to it when I was driving but even so wish I could have my time back.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful