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The Dry
    A Novel
    
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        Jane Harper
    
    


    
    
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        Stephen Shanahan
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    1 rating
    Overall 4.0
  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With the read (or listen)

  • By tatiana on 13-04-2019

With the read (or listen)

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2019

Very Ozzy atmosphere, good turn around of events that keeps you guessing until the end. Keen to start the next!

  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

  • By: Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Narrated by: Weruche Opia
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her 'missing' boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable on a number levels

  • By Hannah, Australia on 25-01-2019

Entertaining and different

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

Reviewed: 11-03-2019

Despite the title, the book is more about the relationship between the sisters, rather than murders. This means it’s a surprisingly ‘light’ read, with humor, drama and suspense.
The different country also provides an refreshing background to the story.
Should be made into a movie!

  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilisation on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them or to fight against the invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-11-2016

Interesting and different

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2019

The storyline starts a bit slow, but grows interesting with all the mysteries you can’t really predict, and different plots that come together in the end. It is a bit of a tough ending though.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sundown

  • By Beverly on 02-08-2017

Not to my taste

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

Reviewed: 06-01-2019

On the positive side, the story telling alternating between past and present until they intersected was quite good, and so was the performance.

On the other hand, I found it at times waaay too cheesy, specially when having such a horrific side of the story on the background.

  • Crown of Midnight

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crown of Midnight will keep you enthralled

  • By Heather Sorrell on 24-09-2015

Hooked by the storyline, despite tiring writing style

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

The actual storyline is intriguing and gets you hooked to know what will happen next, but the way of writing is a bit tiring after a while, with a lot of repetition and teenage drama... the performance is good, but I do find myself raising / lowering the volume as the voice goes up and down and I usually listen to it outside, with other noises around.

  • A Year of Marvellous Ways

  • By: Sarah Winman
  • Narrated by: Sarah Winman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

A Year of Marvellous Ways is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international best seller When God Was a Rabbit. Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous Ways is a 90-year-old woman who's lived alone on a remote creek for nearly all her life. Recently she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous will capture your heart

  • By Jane Densley on 07-04-2019

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2017

It’s a sweet story, simple and magical at the same time, personal in a way, and told in fragments just as a person’s memory...
the narrator is great, personalizing each character’s voice.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • A Hundred Pieces of Me

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred items - the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DOG LOVERS DELIGHT

  • By Wendy on 03-02-2015

Ok

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

Reviewed: 01-12-2016

Great performance! The story line started well, and the back and forth of the story made it interesting, but in the end it becomes very cliche tacky 'lesson learned' lines...

  • The Other Side of the World

  • By: Stephanie Bishop
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

A brave, tender novel about who we want to be...and who we really are. Cambridge, 1963. Charlotte is struggling. With motherhood, with the changes marriage and parenthood bring, with losing the time and the energy to paint. Her husband, Henry, wants things to be as they were and can’t face the thought of another English winter. A brochure slipped through the letterbox gives him the answer:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Anonymous User on 04-04-2019

Oh so boring

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2016

I was unable to finish the book, barely made it through the first chapter... it just drags on and on about what feels like the same things the same thoughts, the same... Not my style.
As for the performance, her normal voice and most are ok but the husband's interpretation is just weird, forced.

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By KW on 05-10-2016

Refreshingly different

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

Reviewed: 30-10-2016

The story is different than the average book, and it's fun, light, captivating. And the performance was fantastic! I throughly enjoyed listening to it.

  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny!

  • By tatiana on 13-03-2016

Funny!

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

Reviewed: 13-03-2016

This is the first time I read it after years of hearing about it. Interesting how the references, politics, bureaucracies, etc are still relevant. The story is told in a light and funny way, with quite a ew moments of laugh out loud :) definitely worth a read (or listen).

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