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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,439
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,392

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

this is a great insight to her life.

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

Reviewed: 27-05-19

This is a great account of the life and trials of this lady and one of the most respected Presidents.Well read and very interesting.

  • The Burning Chambers

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Bringing 16th century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties....   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A special time and a special place

  • By Beady on 20-05-18

pleasant story

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

Enjoyed this historical story. it is obviosly well researched as many interesting facts introduced throughout.

  • Six Degrees of Assassination

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

Follow Andrew Scott (BAFTA-winner, Sherlock, James Bond: Spectre) and Freema Agyeman ( Sense8, Doctor Who) as they race against time to solve this multi-layered political thriller. On a sullen, cloudy July day, ten years since 7/7, the confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It's just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I WAS HOOKED!

  • By SM, Somerset on 24-02-18

enjoyable drama

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

i enjoyed the performances, it was a fast paced story but was a little predictable.

  • The Adventures of Alfred Hitchcock

  • The Secret History of Hollywood
  • By: Adam Roche
  • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72

In the 1920s, Alfred Hitchcock, the son of a shopkeeper, embarked on a career in the fledgling movie industry, and things were never the same again. From silence to sound, from monochrome to colour, from cinema to television, no other film director would stake such a large claim to entertainment in the twentieth century. In this special series of episodes, hear all about Hitchcock's beginnings, his triumphs and failures, the battles that raged behind the scenes, the people that helped him become the most iconic director of all time, and the darkness inside him that emerged from time to time to cause damage to himself and to those closest to him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent addition to the series

  • By mjh on 15-08-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Really enjoyed learning about the life and film making of this remarkable man. loved hearing from the various actors about his technical ability and humour.

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  • The Dark Web

  • By: Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
  • Narrated by: Geoff White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

From sex trafficking and fraud to government secrets and anonymous hacking groups, this definitive exploration and exposé of the dark web goes where no documentary has gone before. The anonymous and lawless online environment of the Dark Web makes headlines on a daily basis. It touches all of our lives, without our knowledge, in many different ways. But where do the myths end and reality begin? Tech writer and broadcaster Geoff White ( Channel 4 News) wants to find out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for an introduction to the basic facets

  • By Moo on 22-02-18

very informative and interesting.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

I learned a lot about the capabilities and the requirements of the dark web. very interesting.

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18

Good story, with an interesting plot line.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

really enjoyed this story. I empathise with the characters and was interested to how it would develop. felt it ended a bit too suddenly and thought there was more to tell.

  • Audrey: The Girl Before the Girl

  • The Secret History of Hollywood
  • By: Adam Roche
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

Audrey Hepburn became an instant Hollywood icon whose style and talent instantly captured the public’s imagination. In the ensuing decades, she has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most enduring legends. But many are unaware of the story leading up to her introduction to the world; a tale of survival, of tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating tale

  • By Alex on 26-08-18

Amazing story about her early years.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

A really interesting story about her early years growing up in the war. well written and read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Euphoria

  • A Novel
  • By: Lily King
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Xe Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love triangle among anthropologists in the Pacific

  • By Anthony on 05-03-15

I persevered with it

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

the story was well read but i struggled to remain interested. I persevered with it.

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, atmospheric mystery

  • By S. Dempsey on 23-06-13

Wonderful story, great narration.

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

Enjoyed this story immensely. Her characters are real and she keeps you wondering through to the end. Great reading too.

  • Last Letter from Istanbul

  • By: Lucy Foley
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Constantinople, 1921. Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those days are dead. The house has been transformed into an army hospital, it is a prize of war in the hands of the British. And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood, Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers - a reminder of how far she and her city have fallen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A love story that will stay in the reader's mind

  • By Manar Moustafa on 05-10-18

Beautifully crafted story and narration.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

Really enjoyed this story and the writing brought the characters to life. Excellent narration too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful