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Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE

Hayling Island, UK
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  • Brilliant Life

  • How to Live a Brilliant, Balanced Life
  • By: Michael Heppell
  • Narrated by: Michael Heppell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

From the best-selling author of Flip It!, Michael Heppell, comes the ultimate interactive self-help book and your workbook for success. >Brilliant Life is your life manual. Creating a brilliant life is easy when you know how.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great starter in this genre.

  • By John on 27-10-10

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Great, easy to use advice for living your best life!
Heppell is a great speaker and makes this book come to life.

  • Becoming Rich

  • A Method for Manifesting Exceptional Wealth (A Course in Manifesting)
  • By: Genevieve Davis
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Now, in response to huge demand, this latest addition to my magical Course in Manifesting series turns to the subject of money. In Becoming Rich, you'll not only learn the precise details of how you can use magic to transform your entire financial world and start bringing money flowing to you. You'll also have the chance of winning a sizeable donation to your chosen favorite charity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The methods in this book works!!!

  • By Elezebeth Gordon on 30-09-16

Good ideas working with the law of attraction

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Although the narrator was really irritating me right from the start, I did enjoy this concise audiobook. There are some very useful techniques which I will definitely be aiming to put into action!

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,682
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,672

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Moving, evocative, well-written!
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook - I couldn't wait to get back in my car to listen to the next part.
Well worth a listen - it will stay with you!

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Lisa on 21-01-15

A good listen - could have been a little shorter!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

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

This was a bonkers but fun story

What did you like best about this story?

Good, detailed characters

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final scenes

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh at times

Any additional comments?

None

  • Sister

  • By: Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by: Juanita Mahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooooo gooood!

  • By Ann-Marie on 03-03-11

A good listen if a little slow at times

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

Reviewed: 13-03-18

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - I wanted to get back in my car as often as possible so that I could get the next instalment!

Any additional comments?

This is a good story - some of it easy to predict but, on the whole, worth a listen!

  • The Forever House

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Hunter's Moon is the ultimate 'forever' house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Willoughbys' home for over 50 years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. But the sale of the house unlocks decades of family secrets - and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey

  • By libby jones on 23-06-17

A lovely story - thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Forever House to be better than the print version?

I can't compare the two - but it is worth listening to!

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the whole story

What about Julia Barrie’s performance did you like?

Good intonation and pronunciation - easy to follow

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did smile lots!

Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen - an easy tale to follow on a long drive!

  • Financial Freedom

  • Creating True Wealth Now
  • By: Suze Orman
  • Narrated by: Suze Orman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This practical, systematic approach to financial freedom is divided into three sections. The first one takes us back to our most formative experiences with money. We do this in order to break free of financial worries and take control of our feelings about money. Once we've made this connection, we're then able to change both our attitudes and our actions and start to create a life that is financially free.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Personal finance book

  • By Azamat Utenov on 21-11-16

Great advice - love Suze's ideas

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Financial Freedom to be better than the print version?

Can't compare - I don't have the printed version - audible version is well worth a listen though

What did you like best about this story?

Great advice

Have you listened to any of Suze Orman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Can't compare

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,172

"My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. I'm in a coma. My husband doesn't love me anymore. Sometimes I lie." Unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling, you won't be able to put this new thriller down. Set to be the most talked about book in 2017, it's perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train and The Widow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read/listen

  • By Annie Tompkins on 30-03-17

Gripping but not all questions were answered

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

Reviewed: 27-08-17

What did you like best about Sometimes I Lie? What did you like least?

I did enjoy the way the book was written across timeframes - flicking backward and forward from past to present

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A more understandable ending

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The main reveal about the perpetrator was both gripping and shocking

Do you think Sometimes I Lie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not really - just a more concise ending

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

A surprisely good listen!

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

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

Yes, I'd recommend this audiobook - it's a surprise!

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the way it was written as past and present - loved the finale

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

If it seems to good to be true, then it probably is!

Any additional comments?

This story took me by surprise and, whilst it may be a little implausible, I still really enjoyed it

  • A Season of Secrets

  • By: Margaret Pemberton
  • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Sweeping from the Great War, through the Jazz Age to the 1940s, this unforgettable tale follows the entwined lives of the Fentons, an aristocratic family from Yorkshire. Set against the rich canvas of the first half of the twentieth century, A Season of Secrets is an unforgettable tale of passion and betrayal, love and war from the ever popular Margaret Pemberton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeds expectations

  • By David on 05-09-17

A lovely family drama - strong female characters

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Where does A Season of Secrets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed this audiobook - I was engaged right from the start with the interesting and varied characters.
I grew to like and respect so many of the personalities and really looked forward to my car journeys so that I could listen to more!
Definitely among my favourite 'listens'!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Carrie was my favourite character - wise beyond her years and so very calm!
I also admired Thea - such strength of character.

Have you listened to any of Kristin Atherton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did cry - happy and sad tears!

Any additional comments?

Well worth the long listen - a good, thoroughly researched story set against the tough background of war.
I'm not usually a huge fan of historical dramas but this one had me from the first chapter.