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  • The Rest of Their Lives

  • By: Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz - translator
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

It's difficult to find love in a profession like Ambroise's - even his father despises what he does.... And while Manelle, a home-help for the elderly in the same small French town, adores her days spent with her eccentric clients, she too often ends her evenings alone. So when an unusual request from Manelle's favourite client - 82-year-old retired chef gourmand Samuel - brings the two of them together for an unlikely road trip to Switzerland, along with Ambroise's cake-loving grandmother, it might just be time for the rest of their lives to begin....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great short story

  • By Anonymous User on 06-04-19

Great short story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

A good short story capturing the true and common nature of people whilst focusing on the importance of everyday happiness and that one should not take it for granted.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a key Stephen King title

  • By karen on 13-08-12

Alright.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Stephen King never seems to have a lack of words, however at times the writer lost my attention with the lengthy descriptions composed of small statements or phrases. The storyline was unique and well laid out. The narrator, Grove Gardener, was the perfect choice for this novel!

  • The Baltimore Boys

  • By: Joël Dicker, Alison Anderson - translator
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus' first love. All at once memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dire!

  • By M A Bristow on 22-04-18

In one word, captivating.

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

A captivating and extremely well written piece of literature. The authors timeline and oustanding character building allows the reader to delve into the world of his words and will have you listening into the late hours of the night. Great read and I highly recommend it!

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  • The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm

  • Tales from Alagaësia Volume 1: Eragon
  • By: Christopher Paolini, Angela Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Mr Daniel Bodle on 02-01-19

Good but shallow

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

As always Gerard Doyle is an excellent narrator and it was great to listen to the tales of the amazing characters created by Christopher in the Inheritance cycle. However, the story lacked depth and seemed to skim along the surface of events. I look forward to future stories.

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