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  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible piece of art (written & narrated)

  • By PBM on 04-06-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I defy anyone not to enjoy this book and not to have an overwhelming urge to visit Mumbai. I will definitely be listening to this one again in the future. I’ve laughed and cried and loved every minute. Awesome.

  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 894

August 30, 1975: the day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with 15-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert’s most gifted protégé - throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new best seller soon merge into one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well i quite liked it

  • By knittyboot on 15-05-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 31-12-15

What did you like most about The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair?

Gripping from the outset. So many twists and turns all expertly executed. The characters are so well written you feel you know them. As much as I wanted to know the outcome of the story I really didn't want it to end. I'll be looking out for more by this author and also the narrator who really brought the characters to life.

  • The Disappeared

  • By: Kristina Ohlsson
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The body of a young woman is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in an innocuous Swedish suburb. Alex Recht and his team in the Stockholm Police soon identify the body as belonging to missing student Rebecca Trolle, but as his team continues to excavate the site, they soon find that someone has been returning to the same spot to bury their victims year after year, decade after decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another outstanding book

  • By Kelly Grugan on 11-06-16

Poor naration

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

How could the performance have been better?

Didn't get more than a couple of hours into the story because the narrator was awful. The characters voices were dreadful, made them all sound stupid. Will make a point of avoiding this narrator in future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

An absorbing listen

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

Reviewed: 22-08-14

Where does Little Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Different to the type of books I normally listen too, but I'm really glad I chose this one.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Lies?

The revalation towards the end, before the death, I didn't see that coming.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

She had quite an annoying voice and I almost gave up on the book because of it. I'm glad I persevered. She was good at different voices for different characters but less whiny for Madelaine would have been nice!

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

Made me laugh and cry a couple of times.

Any additional comments?

If the narrators voice irritates you, persevere and the story will grip you enough that you don't notice it anymore.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful