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disappointing

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

Reviewed: 31-03-18

I didn't like this book much at all. Very plodding, too many unnecessary characters and generally dull.

Gripping and fascinating

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

Reviewed: 17-03-14

Where does The Invisible Ones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invisible Ones?

The last part with all its twists and turns - brilliant!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved the descriptions of gypsy life.

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

The ending was poignant and beautifully written

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Chilling but brilliant

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

Reviewed: 17-03-14

Where does Accidents Happen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the very best audiobooks I've listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved all the characters but especially Jack, bless him.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final hour is full of incredible twists and turns that made me gasp... I couldn't wait to finish it (but equally was sad to come to the end of this fantastic book)

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

The last chapter - just lovely.

Any additional comments?

Really great. I'm keen to read her other book The Playdate.

Absolutely superb

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

Reviewed: 26-01-14

If you could sum up Red Dust Road in three words, what would they be?

Moving, funny, thought-provoking

What other book might you compare Red Dust Road to, and why?

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

n/a

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

That isn't really an option for me as I have young children. However I did want to listen whenever I had a spare few minutes!

Any additional comments?

I thought this book was just brilliant - hilarious in parts, also very moving and incredibly well written. Jackie was superb narrating her own story with her lovely lilting Scottish accent and really made it such an entertaining, enjoyable listen. I am now going to search out her poetry as I think she is fabulous. One of the best books I have downloaded - thank you Audible for a truly wonderful listen.

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A fascinating, wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster to be better than the print version?

Yes because it is David himself who is narrating - fantastic!

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Loved all the vivid descriptions of the actual journeys, long walks to find wildlife etc

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

When he described the passing of his wife; very sad.

Any additional comments?

Just such a lovely book about one of the most amazing human beings alive.

Brilliant and unforgettable

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox to be better than the print version?

Beautifully read and performed - really added to the story in a way that the print version would not have.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was very clever and intricate, with lots of unexpected twists and turns!

What about Daniella Nardini’s performance did you like?

Her voice could be both calm and gentle for one character, as well as angry, accusatory, distraught... She was amazing.

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

I found it hard to stop listening - didn't want to tear myself away but the presence of young children tend to prevent me from listening in one sitting!

Any additional comments?

One of the best audiobooks we have bought in a long time. Will definitely be buying more from Maggie O'Farrell.

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Gripping and utterly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-07-13

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

I would definitely recommend this book; the plot is tightly written with lots of unexpected twists and turns.

What did you like best about this story?

The way all the characters are in some way connected, and also the unexpected twists - very clever.

What does Steven Crossley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Brilliant voices; you always knew who was talking because his accents are fantastic.

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

Many moments in the book resonated with my own life and/or emotions - I could relate to the character of Joanna on many levels.

Any additional comments?

I was new to Kate Atkinson but am definitely going to download more of her books

Touching and surprisingly funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I'm not usually a fan of autobiographies, but having beein a big Duran Duran fan in my teens (and particularly a John Taylor fan), I decided to give this a go and am really glad I did. It is sensitively written and touchingly honest. Lovely to have had John himself do the narration too! If you enjoyed Duran's music, definitely give this a go.

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

What an incredible and very memorable book. The story is both simple, fabulous and yet absolutely devastating. The characterisation is brilliant - Lou and Will are both superb - and the narration is excellent throughout. It is also a very thought-provoking book; if you were Will, would you feel the same way? After listening to this book I could not begin another book for a long time. I know it will stay with me for ages. This is an absolute essential - you will not regret downloading this one, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

A great listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-13

I really enjoyed this book - gripping and very moving. Uncomfortable at times but how can a book about the sex trade be anything else... The only thing that let it down for me was the somewhat monotonous narration, but it's only a minor niggle. This book is well worth listening.

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