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  • High Tide

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Returning to Penfleet after years in New York, Kate can't help but feel a pang of affection for the little town by the sea where she grew up. If only she were returning in happier circumstances. This last trip is full of farewells: to her childhood home, her once best friend and the life she left behind. Kissing the widow of the richest man in town wasn't one of Nathan's best ideas. Now he can't get Vanessa out his mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not one of my favs

  • By pixie on 21-02-16

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 16-11-15

What did you like most about High Tide?

Well written, relaxing and reassuring, even though the plot is at times predictable and maybe too simple. I would recommend it to anyone wanting something warm and looking for an injection of positive thinking.

What about Anna Bentinck’s performance did you like?

She is indeed a very good reader, but I didn't particularly like the use of different voices for different characters, especially the male ones. Nathan and his Grandad above all.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Talk Like TED

  • The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and best-selling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED - which stands for technology, entertainment, and design - brings together the world's leading thinkers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Intangible

  • By Coulson on 06-11-15

Content OK, but impossible to listen to: hissing S

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-15

The content of the audiobook seems interesting enough, but the extremely hissing, sibilant S the author/reader emits when he speaks in his heavy American accent are painful to my ears. I honestly am struggling to want o continue listening to it, the discomfort overpower the interest and curiosity for the book. And no, It's not a matter of earphones, as I've never had this problem before having listened to several audiobooks using the same devices.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful