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  • Stranger Here

  • How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head
  • By: Jen Larsen
  • Narrated by: Dani Cervone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Stranger Here is the brutally honest, surprisingly hilarious story of one woman's journey from one extreme of the weight spectrum to the other, and of the unexpected emotional chaos it created. Insightful and unsparing in her self-examination, Larsen depicts the exhilarating highs and devastating lows she experienced as a result of her weight loss, the incredible joy of finally beginning to look like the image of herself she's always carried inside her head, and the crushing pain and confusion of feeling like a stranger in her own body after losing the weight that has always defined her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very American

  • By KT on 23-03-14

Honest, funny & captivating!

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

As someone who is preparing for Bariatric surgery I found this well written book extremely helpful, moving, funny & insightful.

I can see myself in so much the author has written and its frank approach to the subject of surgery and obesity is really refreshing.

I was sucked in from the first page and really enjoyed going along with the authors journey.

This is not a “how to” manual (there’s plenty of those around) but rather a very honest, very human and very entertaining account of one woman’s experience.

Well narrated I recommend this book to anyone contemplating Bariatric surgery and also to anyone supporting or involved with someone who’s had/having surgery.

  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible piece of art (written & narrated)

  • By PBM on 04-06-16

Absolutely brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 24-05-16

One of the best books I've ever listened to! Humphrey Bowers narration is superb! Reminds me so much of my time in India living and working with the Indian people I felt I knew many of the characters so well!

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

Engaging, intriguing & thought provoking!

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

Reviewed: 31-12-15

Looking for something a bit different?

This listen had me in its thrall from the first chapter! Fast paced with accessible characters who grow on you more & more with each passing chapter.

On the face of it this is a quirky story of two souls who share a connection beyond the realms of our current understanding (or accepted) realms of reality. It's engaging, light hearted with a touch of boy/girl next door charm.

Dig a litter deeper though and this book has something to say about the nature of humanity and the darkness contained within all of us - we are the wolf we choose to feed.

Luke does a great job of narrating his own work bringing our protagonist to life you really can't help falling in love with Charlie he's such a likeable, down-to-earth character set against a fantastical background this fast-paced listen twists and turns its way leading you ever onwards to its dramatic conclusion.

For me a book that will stay with me for some time to come.










1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All consuming

  • By Caro on 27-04-11

Superb! Captivating & stirring!

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

Reviewed: 29-07-15

Having decided on reading a classic I feel I've chosen well here!

Beautifully read, well paced, humorous & touching!

In short - brilliant!

  • Retribution Falls

  • By: Chris Wooding
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basically a steampunk Firefly :)

  • By Beccameriel on 26-06-13

Degas delights - again!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-14

What did you like most about Retribution Falls?

The narration - big Degas fan but the story trundled along well

What other book might you compare Retribution Falls to, and why?

It's a bit like the movie series Firefly - quirky with a slight feel of a western - with a little magic and sourcery thrown in

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favourite?

Too hard to choose - Degas renders such believable characters you look forward to hearing more from all of them - his female characters are a particular delight I always forget its actually a chap narrating!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - absolutely gutted I can't find the rest of the series on audio book!

Any additional comments?

Please please please release the rest if the series in audio format - with Rupert Degas narrating of course!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,281

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

Excellent Story & Characters

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

Reviewed: 09-10-13

Where does The Cuckoo's Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favourite books - staight into my top 10!

What did you like best about this story?

The story grips you from the very first and is a very well observed comment on everyday modern life. The plot keeps you guessing to the very end with a surprising but plausible ending - with no Bobby Ewing waking up in the shower moments!

What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

To be honest I was almost reluctant to download this book as Robert Glenister was reading it - I didn't think I'd be able to get past his character in Life on Mars etc but I was utterly gob smacked at his vocal talants! Roberts female charcters were utterly believable and he drew me into the story immediately with his regional accents - top marks mr Glenister!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found the whole book very absorbing - I loved the main character I really wanted him to prosper and do well and I think lots of readers will enjoy the idea of a possible romance between the two main characters - we definitely need another book but knowing the writers penchant for sequels I suspect another one may be along soon!

Any additional comments?

I'm not a Harry Potter fan - but I really enjoyed the Casual Vacancy but this definitely blows that book away - well done I say definitely worth a listen!