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  • The Alexandria Link

  • Cotton Malone, Book 2
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives to lead the life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: " You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped, and it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant...!

  • By Salter on 23-07-15

Enjoyable listen!!

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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: 03-08-19

I first read the Malta Exchange by the author and having been to Malta and absolutely loved the place, I was amazed by the authenticity of the country depicted in book and felt like I was there again.

I then searched other titles and realised there were quite a few. I decided to begin at book 1 of the Cotton Malone series and I have not been disappointed. I truly enjoyed the historical links; the history lessons are enlightening and the storyline is thrilling. The listen is like reading a physical book with each page capturing you to go further. For some titles which are not on audible, I will get the physical copy. I am hooked.

I have five lined up!! I am just about to listen to the Venetian Betrayal and looking forward to it as I also love Venice!! Going to pay attention to the history lesson as there is so much to learn. Thank you Mr Berry, I am enjoying and learning.

  • London Calling

  • Chase Brothers, Volume 2
  • By: Nana Malone
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Pussy came easy.... But then, for photographer, Xander Chase, most things came easy...except love. His portraits are renowned for revealing the heart and soul of his subjects, yet, he keeps his own heart hidden behind a playboy facade. All he cares about is revenge, and for that, he needs a stand-in girlfriend for a weekend fling. Struggling actress, Imani Brooks, has been offered the coveted role of a lifetime...playing the part of an escort in a renowned play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining listen

  • By Mich on 23-05-19

Entertaining listen

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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: 23-05-19

Enjoyed this book! Great listen. There are a few minor errors in the story linking to the timing of events but overall a good book. Very nice follow up to London Bound, though similar in nature.

  • The Malta Exchange

  • Cotton Malone, Book 14
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The pope is dead. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican to select his replacement, but one has fled for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the fourth century and Constantine the Great. Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is in Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that could rewrite history. But someone else is after the same letters, and when Malone obtains and then loses them, he's plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Malone adventure...

  • By Salter on 18-05-19

Brilliantly written!! An Incredible Listen

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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: 08-05-19

This audiobook captured me from beginning to end. I listened in one go and loved every moment. It was also more exciting having been to Malta and loving the place, I could picture myself among the environment.

Definitely an enjoyable book and a “must listen”!! I would highly recommend.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,443
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,596
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,547

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Epitome of grace, humility, courage, honesty and hope

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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: 20-11-18

This was a beautifully written / read book. I waited with anticipation when I preordered the audio was not disappointed. This was truly inspiring. As I listened, I experienced a tsunami of varying emotions...joy, laughter, pride, annoyance, hurt, I even cried at times but overall hope, love and appreciation. I was left motivated to keep going and helping others to grow too. I re played certain parts to internalise a message or ponder upon it. In some aspect, surprisingly I felt scales falling off my eyes. I am moved to not only continue to build on my own confidence, vision of my future and helping others, but also to re-examine my past...my history of MY forefathers. I am left recapping my own herstory and the reality of my path today. I felt re-energised.


I have bought the hard copy book too. I have recommended this book to all my friends and especially my daughter, sister, nieces and daughters of my friends. I would recommend the audiobook as Mrs Obama draws you in and captures you with her voice and intonations and takes you on a journey, some of which resembled my own journey and thought processes. I truly felt like I was there living each experience. It was wonderfully presented and I do not believe anyone else could have presented this book other than her.

Thank you, for allowing me into a snippet, yet important, personal and brutally honest journey of your life and your family. I continue to admire your family and having nothing but the utmost respect, love and prayers for you all. God bless, guide and protect you all always.

Your namesake,

Michelle

47 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,509

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Story That Makes Salander a Sideshow

  • By Simon on 10-09-17

Thrilling!!

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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: 26-09-18

Always a brilliant listen! I truly enjoyed this series. After viewing the first three films of this series in its original language with English subtitles I was hooked. The fourth and fifth series are equally brilliant and I await the films.

The narrator transported me to be ringside of the events and at times I saw through the eyes of the characters. David Lagercrantz is a brilliant storyteller. I look forward to the next instalment.

Thank you for an enjoyable listen.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: President Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 750

A sitting US President is missing. President Bill Clinton partners with number one best-selling author James Patterson in a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a President can know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For a Star Turn it's Hit and Miss

  • By Simon on 05-06-18

Enjoyable!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I truly enjoyed the political intrigue. I did not want to put it down. Brilliantly written. There were long speeches in between but in context of the Presidency, it was apt.

Thank you.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Moscow Cipher

  • Ben Hope, Book 17
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

When 12-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow, alarm bells start ringing. Her rich and powerful family know there's one man they can depend on to bring her back safe: former SAS major Ben Hope. But what starts off as an apparently straightforward case of parental child abduction quickly takes on more sinister dimensions as Ben travels to Moscow and starts to investigate the whereabouts of Valentina and her father, Yuri, a man with a hidden past not even his ex-wife knows about. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Ben Hope for a while...!

  • By Salter on 19-04-19

Brilliant!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Always captivating! I love the attention placed on the details of the different places; I am catapulted directly into the story and can feel every emotion each character is experiencing. I enjoyed the experience of being seated on the luxury jet as well as bouncing over dirt trailed roads in the Mercedes and tumbling along at high speed in the van. I also enjoy listening to Colin Mace who truly brings the characters and places alive.

Thank you both (Scott Mariani and Colin Mace) and your team.

Michelle

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wisdom of Sundays

  • Life-Changing Insights and Inspirational Conversations
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 425

The Wisdom of Sundays features insightful selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah Winfrey and some of today's most admired thought leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose. World-renowned teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and Wayne Dyer explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of this audiobook!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-18

Thank you

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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: 26-04-18

I can honestly say that I never feel cheated when I listen to Oprah. Your goal to empower me, awaken my soul, on the path to realising my worth and my own purpose, on my precious and blessed life path,; it has been accomplished. May God continue to bless you and work through you to be a blessing to others as you continue your journey.

Thank you to all of the inspirational speakers and the staff behind the scenes who made this book possible.

God bless,
Michelle

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 100 impossible things to do before breakfast

  • By Jill on 22-03-06

Brilliant!!

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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: 23-04-18

This was a captivating listen!! Gives you that kind of “I-can’t-put-it-down” feeling. Absolutely enjoyed it!!!

  • Black Rainbow

  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Vincent, Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he's also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing and interesting story

  • By Rachel Reads on 19-04-16

Brilliantly written!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

A truly well written novel and audiobook. The storyline was realistic and engaging. I listened to the entire book in one sitting, not wanting to miss a moment. The twists were brilliantly played. Well done!! I even shed a tear at the end.

I would recommend this audiobook, definitely. Now I’m going to explore other books by the author.👍🏾