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  • Member of the Family

  • My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
  • By: Dianne Lake, Deborah Herman
  • Narrated by: Dianne Lake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the 20th century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls". While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying chapters in modern American history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Know what you're getting into...

  • By Flink on 07-09-18

A amazing read

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

I recommend this book 100%, what a amazing lady Dianne is and what a life she’s lead. My heart truly broke for her in parts of her story. Hearing about it from a actual member who was there instead of what people think they know and write about is truly refreshing.

  • Wallis in Love

  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal. Andrew Morton's impeccable research and unerring skill for riveting storytelling combine to present a strong case for a new and startling reveal: that the woman who rocked the world with her uncompromising passion for the Prince of Wales may have fooled everyone by keeping the object of her true passion hidden away....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fairytale gone terribly wrong

  • By Mommiecat on 25-09-18

Enjoyable Read

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

I definitely recommend this book especially if your interested in the history of the royals. The narrators voice really suited the content of the book.
Went more in-depth into her first marriage which I knew little about. Also l really enjoyed learning more about her own family.
A enjoyable and interesting read.

  • The Woman in Black

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen.

  • By Elizabeth on 07-04-08

Classic

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

A true classic ghost story., if you like ghost stories then this is a must.

  • The Coffin Path

  • By: Katherine Clements
  • Narrated by: Helen Longworth
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

An eerie and compelling ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of The Witchfinder's Sister or The Silent Companions, this Gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone. Maybe you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there's something up here, something evil. Mercy Booth isn't afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it but didn't love it

  • By alienglish on 18-05-19

Boring

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

I had high hopes for this book but I found it disappointing. Every tiny thing is overly explained. Long drawn out and boring.
I kept hoping it was going to pick up or something was going to happen but no.
It’s a shame because it had potential.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

  • By: Ruth Cowen
  • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Veteran royal broadcaster Jennie Bond explores the life of Britain's longest reigning monarch. Wife, mother and head of state, who is the real Elizabeth? What do the headlines hide? How close to reality are the television interpretations? Once a minor royal, she is now one of the most recognisable women in the world. Admired by many, she has reigned through a period of unprecedented change, steering the monarchy through the end of an empire, public scandals and private losses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way better than I'd expected!

  • By Jay Laai'q on 01-03-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

I enjoyed every minute of this series. Neither long winded or boring l will definitely listen to it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Romeo and Jude

  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Owen Teale, Nick Moran, Matthew Tennyson, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

A gritty reimagining of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, this brand new modern-day audiobook adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story is full of passion, emotion, scandal, disillusionment and family fallout. An amateur dramatics company in a suburban corner of nowhere. Two men with very different lives, brought together when cast in the roles of Romeo and Juliet - 'as Shakespeare would have it', in the words of their eccentric and enigmatic director. Though the elicit romance doesn’t only play out on the stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Outstanding!

  • By Simon on 05-06-18

Worth every minute

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I happily would of paid for this. It’s beautiful, l laughed, cried and everything in between.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful