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  • Rich People Problems

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great ending

  • By Ho-Man Yau on 31-08-18

What a grand finale!

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Reviewed: 19-02-19

I have enjoyed every book on this trilogy. I have learnt so much and I have come to realise that great stories live in us all. Kevin Kwan is a master of artistic writing.

I love the way he ties all the stories into one marvelous yarn. My heart said yes as I reached the end of this book. Tyersall Park made it. Now I can watch the movie. I hope there are more movies to showcase this tome of a trilogy.

What a grand finale!

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • May have been more enjoyable with another narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-07-18

Well Written

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Reviewed: 10-02-19

I had no expectations about this book and I can say that I am not disappointed at all.

The fluidity that Kevin Kwan employs in constructing this feat of major proportions is superb. The characters are so visceral and emotional. It's an exposè.

The narrator makes the book come alive. I experienced a gamut of emotions whilst listening. It was fast paced work of literature. The Asian lifestyle of the those who have delusions of grandeur juxtaposed with those they consider outsiders is jarring.

I will go forth and watch the movie soon. The book is always better than the movie.

This book is well written.

  • Unseen Academicals

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: David Jason, Jon Culshaw, Mathew Horne, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible adaptation of a wonderful book

  • By Kate on 10-07-18

What a drama!<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-02-19

This is my first foray into Terry Pratchett's world and I must say that it was a suspenseful and fantastical journey.

The narration and the many twists and turns really brought the story to life for me. There are a plethora of references and I am glad that they make great sense.

What a drama!

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,183

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

What a tome!<br />

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Reviewed: 21-01-19

Stephen Fry has done a grand work here with his undeniable prowess of knowledge. This book took me on a gamut of emotions. I particularly was moved by the thorough understanding and presentation of Stephen Fry's acting and voice characterisation.

Greek mythology made easy is what I dub this volume. What a tome!

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,122

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic listen

  • By Gary Cooper on 16-11-18

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 12-01-19

Very empowering book. Honestly told with heart felt truths. Clear picture of a first lady's experience. Excellent

  • Ep. 6 (It Takes Guts: Introduction to Gut Health)

  • By: Tim Anderson, Giles Yeo
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In the last episode in the series, Tim and Giles find out how they can both physically change how they eat in order to improve their gut health and overall wellbeing. Giles meets British food writer and historian Bee Wilson, the author of First Bite: How We Learn To Eat. How can repeated exposure to certain foods change our tastes? We also hear from BJ Fogg who runs the behavioural change lab at Stanford University on how to establish new eating habits. How has Tim transformed his gut over the course of the series?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is Great

  • By TheZee on 09-01-19

This is Great

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Reviewed: 09-01-19

I wasn't that informed about the power of the gut. This podcast has created a wealth of ways to make the change and live well from my gut.

  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

What A Wonderful Story!

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Reviewed: 31-12-18

Anton Du Beke has written a stellar book here. I loved every bit of this well written work of literature.

Anton's drama laced with intrigue and class is a wonderful listen. The narrator made this book sing like the fine bird it is.

I enjoyed every bit. The highs and lows are momentous.

  • Lost for Words

  • By: Stephanie Butland
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people, and her job in a York bookshop is her refuge. If you look carefully, you might see the first lines of the novels she loves the most tattooed on her skin, but there are secrets Loveday will never share. Into the bookshop come a poet, a lover, a friend and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories she wants to forget. Turning the pages of her past will be the hardest thing Loveday has ever done. Can she trust those around her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Special

  • By Jordan Brewitt-Taylor on 13-08-17

A Powerful Book

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Reviewed: 23-12-18

This is my first Stephanie Butland book and what choice I made!

Everything about this book resonated with me. The narrator made this book sing in a way that I really felt the pain and the pleasure of the characters.

This is a powerful book.

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  • The Surrender Experiment

  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 245

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An addicting listen!

  • By Shaniece on 08-06-18

Moved By This...

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Reviewed: 02-12-18

I have always held to the realisation that the Universe handles all details and that Life is Love in flow. And then, I come across this book by Michael A. Singer and my realisation grows feet.

This book thoroughly reminded me of the act of choice and the allowing of Life to guide and protect. I am thankful to this author for his candour, insight, courage and willingness to live and tell this story.

I was completely moved by this book and I am grateful and glad that my journey is enriched by Michael A. Singer's personal testimonial.

  • The Diary of a Bookseller

  • By: Shaun Bythell
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle pleasure

  • By Flint on 11-12-17

A beautiful book

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Reviewed: 19-11-18

This is a really fine book of a diary curated by a very poignant man. I really loved the atmospheric sense of the space that the bookstore fills.

I am going to visit that corner of Scotland one fine day.

This is a beautiful book.