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  • Alias Grace

  • TV Tie-In Edition
  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery. Sixteen years have passed since teenaged Grace was locked up for the cold-blooded murder of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his lover, Nancy Montgomery. Saved from the gallows where her alleged accomplice was hanged, Grace claims to have no memory of the events which changed her life forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • True-life case explored from multiple perspectives

  • By K. J. Noyes on 31-12-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 13-02-19

Good listen to and from work. Though I wish I had the paperback to read alongside.

  • Hotbloods

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

One last adventure. That's all Riley wants before heading off to college and parting ways with her two best friends. Spending their last summer together on a Texas farm in the middle of nowhere isn't quite as exciting as they'd planned.... That is, until they stumble upon secrets no human should know. Men who appear and disappear. A giant wing hidden in the creek. Screams in the dead of night. Every oddity seems connected to their strange - and alarmingly attractive - new neighbors, led by the stormy-eyed Navan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very fast readingand hard to understand

  • By miss Amanda Seddon on 26-02-19

Narration was the best thing about it

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

The plot was very slow and the characters boring and bland. The narration was good but that's its only redeeming quality. Shame I didn't like it as I like some of the authors other work.

  • Grimm's Fairy Stories

  • By: The Brothers Grimm, Margaret Hunt - translator
  • Narrated by: Joanna Daniel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, pulled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. Including: The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", and "The Six Swans," among others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was great

  • By The Average Customer on 11-09-18

Narration was great

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Loved the narration and loved somev of the stories as some were familiar, but others were not as interesting. Suppose you can't win with every story.

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark, and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I did figure out part of the plot, but not all of it and even with that I was enthralled and terrified by some of it near the end. Fantastic book!

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  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Aysha Kala, Jack Farrar
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It's a story that's literally burning to be told. What if you were the spark that could ignite a revolution? For years Laia has lived in fear. Fear of the Empire, fear of the Martials, fear of truly living at all. Born as a Scholar, she's never had much of a choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the next big thing in YA Fantasy

  • By Christopher on 23-06-15

Was pretty good

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

I enjoyed it overall, great narration and a good story I wasn't too confused by.

  • Carve the Mark

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favoured by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not - their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates and their lives and reset the balance of power in this world?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth hanging in there

  • By Mrs M. on 05-07-17

Was ok

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

The performance was phenomenal, the narrators were amazing. Though I did get confused a little throughout the story and am unsure if it was because of the duel perspectives or me not paying enough attention to the plot.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,947
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,884

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

As always it's a great story and Stephen Fry has done an amazing job of narrating it too. Can't recommend enough. Especially good for when you're on the move a lot and don't have a book with you.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,509
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,472

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists, turns and shocks!

  • By Simon on 18-12-15

Great audiobook

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

Reviewed: 15-05-18

As always Stephen Fry has done a great job reading this book. Always surprises me re reading too as there is always things you forget.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,320

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeper, Darker, Longer . . . Brilliant!

  • By Simon on 11-12-15

Great performance!

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

As always, Stephen Fry has done an amazing job of narrating the book. Similarly to the first time I read the book, I found Harry annoying (I understood why, but still want to slap him). Luckily Stephen Frys narration made that up a little bit this time round.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,831
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,802

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Good Potter!

  • By Simon on 29-11-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 23-01-18

As good as ever, loved the story as much as the first time and the narration was as good as ever.