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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 506

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

A masterpiece I loved it

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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: 01-11-18

I loved this book, it was the best I have listened to in a while. Liane Moriarty brings her characters, their imperfections, vulnerabilities and emotions to life with complete artistry.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 947

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respect

  • By sara on 18-04-18

A well told story of Comey’s service to his country

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

Reviewed: 26-04-18

Comey comes across as a truly honest and compassionate human being who has dedicated his life to protecting others. The contrast between his leadership and that of Trump is telling of how a large minority of the American people have been duped by bravado and bullshit. I only hope they find their way back to honesty and integrity.

  • Passage

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Dr. Joanna Lander is a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences. She is about to get help from a new doctor with the power to give her the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping from start to end

  • By Val Durow on 02-07-15

Good story but needs serious editing

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-18

I really enjoyed the story and the characters were well formed. It was way too long and if there is an abridged version I would go for that instead

  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,726

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

Best audiobook I have listened to in months

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I loved this book. The concept was great and it was very well written and narrated.

  • Fire and Fury

  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,498

The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, best-selling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive audiobook, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Whirl of Staff and Ideas

  • By Ricci on 22-03-18

One I had to read

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I bought this because of all the hype and winging from Trump. Not the most riveting read but most of it comes across as congruent with the tantrums and ego demonstrated

  • The Thread

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic and moving story of love ad war

  • By Kirstine on 21-07-12

Nice story and history lesson

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I love the blend of story and history in Victoria Hislop's books. This would make a great holiday read.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,140

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
  • I need more!

  • By Lily on 08-11-17

Great performance from Stephen Fry

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I really liked this telling of the stories. It was a refreshing and modern approach which was really engaging. And would love to see a follow up on Norse Mythology

  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

The New York Times best-selling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate and change us - and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a doctor or nurse knew how to orchestrate moments that would bring more comfort to patients?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful book

  • By Joanna Darrell on 05-07-18

Good but not origional ideas

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I enjoyed this book, but found little original in the ideas but the conclusions are a nice way to organise your approach to training

  • The Gustav Sonata

  • By: Rose Tremain
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant. He adores his mother, but she treats him with bitter severity, disapproving especially of his intense friendship with Anton, the Jewish boy at school. A gifted pianist, Anton is tortured by stage fright; only in secret games with Gustav does his imagination thrive. But Gustav is taught that he must develop a hard shell, 'like a coconut', to protect the softness inside - just like the hard shell perfected by his country to protect its neutrality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding tale of love,friendship & betrayal.

  • By bookylady on 30-12-16

Bittersweet story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-17

I really enjoyed this book, Rose Tremain creates a good story and it was well read. Had a touch of Remains of the Day about it.

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,558

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

I was disappointed

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

Not up to the excitement and pace of Dan Browns early books and the characters are all a bit weak