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  • The Road Home

  • By: Rose Tremain
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. But Lev has an outsider's vision of the place we call home. Lev begins with no job, little money, and few words of English. He has only his memories, his hopes, and a certain skill preparing food.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration, Good Story

  • By Yogita on 13-10-08

Well that was a surprise

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

This was an odd experience that I’m happy to give 5 stars.

I did wonder as I listened why I was bothering as there’s not much of a thrilling storyline.
However it’s beautifully written and quite delightful.

A lovely gentle yarn that I’m missing now it’s finished

  • Hard Landing

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Martyn Read
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. When a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top-security prison - a world where one wrong move will mean certain death. Playing his role to perfection, Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry - only to realise that the man he is set to trap is even more dangerous than the police anticipated.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First class entertainment

  • By G. Myers on 26-03-15

The worst accents

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

Reviewed: 12-01-19

Not a bad story if a bit slow to start, however the accents of the various characters were painful to the point of being embarrassingly cringeworthy.

You almost have to buy it to experience its dreadfulness.

  • A Head Full of Ghosts

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly mad and deeply disturbing

  • By Kaggy on 30-03-18

Dull I thought

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

Reviewed: 28-12-18

From the reviews I was expecting something more interesting and disturbing.

It wasn’t. The end was just silly. Glad I got through it.

  • Built to Sell

  • Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
  • By: John Warrillow
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

A business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content let down by terrible narration

  • By Alex M on 07-09-17

Brilliant book, odd narration

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

Really enjoyed the book and found it very thought provoking and useful
The narration was quite clunky and cringeworthy.
Don’t give up though. It’s worth battling on!

  • Aliens and Atlantis

  • Stargates and Hidden Realms
  • By: O. H. Krill
  • Narrated by: Philip Gardiner
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Atlantis is known across the world as a myth. But is this really the truth? No matter what cultural history we explore, we discover a story very similar to the one we know about Atlantis.... Why? For years experts and researchers have been looking in the wrong place, at the wrong people, and for the wrong thing. For too long historians have focused on a few words left to us by Plato whose meaning they misunderstood. The fact is, even Plato didn't understand what had been told to him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Emma on 26-12-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 26-12-16

Interesting but not what I bought!

Firstly the music (of which there was tooo much) was annoying, but I stuck with it

It was actually a really good listen, and the stuff at the end about harmonics was fascinating, but with a very tenuous link to Atlantis

Worth the purchase though

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Women Who Love Too Much

  • When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change
  • By: Robin Norwood
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 113

Is having 'somebody to love' the most important thing in your life? Do you constantly believe that with 'the right man' you would no longer feel depressed or lonely? Are you bored with 'nice guys' who are open, honest, and dependable? If being in love means being in pain, this book was written for you. Therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behavior, which certain women develop as a response to problems from childhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Samantha croker on 07-02-15

Superb

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

After a friend mentioned this book, it kept niggling at me, in the back of mind,
It doesn't apply to me I thought, but I follow my instincts so downloaded it

Omg! I am that woman!

It has helped me end an ok but futile relationship and really push through some old stuff around my family and old repeating patterns

I've suggested my daughters and their friends read it

Just brilliant

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Is the Coldest Colour

  • Dr. David Galbraith, Book 1
  • By: John Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Fifty-eight year old Dr. David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian townhouse he shares with his wife and two young daughters. Anthony becomes Galbraith's latest obsession and he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard hitting subject, incredible story

  • By Devilish Accord on 05-06-16

Could be but isn't

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

This could be a really good story, with a strong edit and narrator that can do a welsh accent, but it isn't

The dialogue is dreadful and irritating, and why oh why if almost all the characters are Welsh, chose a narrator with a poor Welsh accent?

I'd was worried at first by the subject matter, but that wasn't really an issue as the book progressed, but the story was annoying, and somewhat far fetched

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Meating Room

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 5
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

When the body of Thomas Magner's business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of Anstruther, all evidence points to suicide. And Magner himself, a wealthy property developer, is currently under investigation for a series of alleged rapes from thirty years ago.In total fifteen women are prepared to go to court to testify against Magner but one by one they inexplicably withdraw their complaints until only five remain. With the CPS now reconsidering its case, one of Magner's accusers is killed in a hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the Squeamish

  • By Simon on 04-03-16

Just got silly

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

It was a good story until the end, when it all got a bit daft.

I found myself wanting them all to get killed, as it would have served them right for being so annoying annoying

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dip

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't beat a bit of Godin...

  • By CA Weir on 26-06-07

Just what I needed

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

You know how sometimes you just listen to the right book at the right time...?
Well this was that. And no, I'm not quitting thanks to Seth
Brilliant as always

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire

  • The Millennium Trilogy, Volume 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Millennium publisher Mikael Blomkvist has launched an explosive investigation into the sex-trafficking industry in Sweden and its international links. When two journalists are found dead in a Stockholm apartment, police are baffled by what appears to be a professional killing. Ex-security analyst and former child delinquent Lisbeth Salander is wanted for murder, but the trail has gone cold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Linda on 25-01-09

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 18-01-16

Why do they do it?

Follow an amazing book or series with one with hideous narration.

I only managed half an hour

Made me angry and demanding a refund.

A real shame

0 of 1 people found this review helpful