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Rosalind Mosis

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  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

  • By: Hiromi Kawakami
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least 30 years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass, Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Rosalind Mosis on 04-01-19

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

A satisfying and meandering story! Good for long evenings and good for falling asleep to.

  • Every Heart a Doorway

  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Hopkins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions - slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere...else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced...they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual absorbing story

  • By Dix on 11-06-16

Where has this story been all my life?

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

No seriously. I never knew I needed this gorgeous story, but I did. I was hooked from the word go. It's rich, bittersweet, just the right amount of whimsy, and gore. You need this story.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • balanced and the text is served well by narration.

  • By David W. on 12-09-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

Gripping yet utterly terrifying. Woodward paints a rational picture of a very irrational figure. The performance is the perfect reflection of the text.

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  • Sex Object

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jessica Valenti
  • Narrated by: Jessica Valenti
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You're Amazing Jessica

  • By Fleur De Lis on 13-11-16

Hard hitting and worthwhile

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

Really hit home so many times! I'd really recommend this, but be warned- if you're an anxiety sufferer you might find some passages difficult, but I'd still urge you to give this a go!

  • Unseen Academicals

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: David Jason, Jon Culshaw, Mathew Horne, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible adaptation of a wonderful book

  • By Kate on 10-07-18

I would kill for this same team up again!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

The team did a really good job and hope to see another Discworld adaptation in the future! A City Watch one perhaps?

  • Into the Drowning Deep

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart, this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit of a let down.

  • By Ruth dugard on 09-03-19

Thrilling, fun and gory

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

I had to stop this every so often to take a break, the closed off spaces with a monster at your heels is one of the things I love/hate to read! This is 100% worth your time!

  • Shrill

  • Notes from a Loud Woman
  • By: Lindy West
  • Narrated by: Lindy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation....' Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible. Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish she was my real life friend.

  • By Noel Edmunds on 29-05-16

A Ride and a half

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

I found parts of this book terrifying, the description of being flooded with misogyny and rape jokes made so anxious- I cannot imagine how hard it must be to live through it. Lindy West did and came out the other side and her story is funny, heartbreaking, inspiring- whilst also being a visible catalyst for the movement we're seeing take shape now. This was worth every penny!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Magic

  • By: Syd Moore
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 534

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. It's no surprise therefore that when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run. Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There's the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for the bones of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there's curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can't decide if he's tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Magic

  • By David on 19-09-17

Clacton girl's review!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-17

As an actual born and bred Essex girl, it's so much fun to listen to a story of witchcraft and the paranormal set close to my home turf!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So Much I Want to Tell You

  • Letters to My Little Sister
  • By: Anna Akana
  • Narrated by: Anna Akana
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, enlightening and a handful of laughter

  • By Na Bennett on 12-09-18

Gorgeous.

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

That's the only word I can think of. I am so glad I got to hear this and it's the reason I got an audible subscription!