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  • The Old House on the Corner

  • By: Maureen Lee
  • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Victoria Macara is 27 and lives alone in the old house on the corner that was once home to the family removal business. When the land is sold, she finds herself surrounded by a small estate of new properties called Victoria Square. The newcomers who move in around her bring with them their own dramas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A jolly good listen.

  • By Carol on 24-05-12

not the best

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

Reviewed: 13-07-15

the narrators voice was irritating and the story didn't really go anywhere. very dissapointing .

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Poignant

  • By Lynne on 06-03-07

great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-10

a fab book. beautifully read. listened to it again and again.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passionate story, passionless reading

  • By Siobhan on 31-07-07

great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-10

what a fab book and beautifully read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • When God Whispers Your Name

  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Thomas Hripko
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Here's the weary traveler struggling to make his plane but fearing he'll never lug his luggage to the gate in time. Suddenly he reaches a "people mover" - a moving sidewalk. Now he can rest, while some power beyond himself moves him. Wouldn't it be great to discover a people mover for your heart? There is one. When God Whispers Your Name will help you find it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • shame

  • By beverley spencer on 23-11-08

shame

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-08

nice that it is read by the author but a poor recording. you get used to it after a while but poor value for money. a superb book.

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Peter Firth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

When John Durbeyfield discovers a family connection to the ancient Norman family, the D'Urbervilles, the fate of daughter Tess is transformed. Sent by her ambitious parents to visit her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess attracts the attention of the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded by him and alone in the world, she finds work as a milkmaid and the love of Angel Clare. Yet his love cannot accept the truth about Tess's past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Peter Firth's narration was excellent.

  • By D. J. C on 06-10-15

great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-08

a great story and very well read. will listen over and over again

7 of 8 people found this review helpful