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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 700

The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambiance while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal? These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like this book at all

  • By sabine on 21-10-18

good book

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

Reviewed: 14-10-18

I hated the character of Marsha.... but maybe that was the point, compass stuck up self righteous foreigner! this is why this makes the book so good is because I felt so strongly about the different characters.

I was sad that the guy who was the paramedic didn't get more character development because overall he was a really good guy I thought

it was a really good story though and I wanted to continue to read from cover to cover. :)

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,528
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,513

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

if you wake up in the morning it is a good day!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

i cried so much pretty much the whole way through! this is an amazing account! but so so so sad. beautiful story but such acts of kindness amoungst the horrific things that happened. so much respect and love. the nerrator was amazing too. so many different accents and came accross so well. thankyou for reading and writing this story!

  • Wonder

  • By: R J Palacio
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Diana Steele
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 441

Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good

  • By Miss G L Salmon on 24-10-17

so enjoyable but emotional

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

I really like this book I wanted to read it before I watched the movie. I'm glad I got the chance to. it is so emotional I found myself crying through a lot of it. I really relate to August... I have issues of my own and this book talked about a few of them that I could relate to a lot. there is even one point but I had to stop the book because I was sobbing so hard my throat hurt as well. which is Testament to how well this book is written. great story and message.

  • Defending Allye

  • Mountain Mercenaries Series, Book 1
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job” - Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool - even after being kidnapped. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home.... For Allye, finding sanctuary in the arms - and bed - of Rogers is only temporary. People are disappearing off the streets of San Francisco, victims of the same underground trade that targeted her, and Allye could be the key to dismantling the entire operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • again i loved it

  • By Claire on 14-08-18

again i loved it

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

i love these books. amazing set of stories. i luv the narrator too. just a fantastic read. id recomend highly.

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  • Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

  • By: Tami Oldham Ashcraft
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins and Richard nowhere in sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i loved this book

  • By Claire on 16-07-18

i loved this book

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

so good. emotions ran high 4 me... especially in the part of the book where the devil is mentioned a few times ... that was quite scary 4 me.

  • Crossed

  • Matched, Book 2
  • By: Ally Condie
  • Narrated by: Jack Riccobono, Kate Simses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Crossed by Ally Condie, read by Jack Riccobono and Kate Simses. Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped into the majestic but treacherous canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, awful performance

  • By N.K on 29-11-17

uck goes on

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

boooorrrring..... this book just goes on... not a lot really happens. i honestly just am bored with this book. such a dissapointment.

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  • By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship - the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most wondeful story I've read this year

  • By Lis on 14-09-17

Waaaaahhhh!?

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

i mean theres an unexpected twist. wow... great book. kinda obvious but kind of not as well.

  • Seeking Crystal

  • Benedict Brothers Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The hotly anticipated third book from Joss Stirling, featuring the characters from Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix. Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over heels in love and engaged to be married. Crystal, on the other hand, is unimpressed by

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Leah on 09-11-12

love this book series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-17

I particularly related to the not feeling like you're anything special but giving a different perspective you are theme.... really enjoyed this book and it was well narrated too.

  • Finding Sky

  • Benedict Brothers Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

You have half our gifts, I have the other ...When English girl Sky catches a glimpse of bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can't get him out of her head. He talks to her with his thoughts. He reads her mind. He is the boy she will love for ever. Shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. She must face the dark even if it means losing her heart. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her nd be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the demons of her past prevent her from realizing

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light reading

  • By Kindling Micky on 07-04-13

an underrated book

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

Reviewed: 25-11-17

this book was so good it kind of had a Twilight feel and a half bad half wild feel... I relate so much to the feeling part of this book... admittedly the American accents could be better but you do the best of what you have... I love this book and I'm looking forward to the next one.

  • Reasons to Stay Alive

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Matt Haig
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brave work for which I am so grateful

  • By Camilla Morgan on 26-05-15

really helpful!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

i found myself making bookmarks at the parts that I wanted to go back to. is Book is such a well-rounded take. some practical great advice is given. I really enjoyed it. there were parts where I did laugh out loud. and there were parts that I can really relate to. I'd recommend it, yes!