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  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4 out of 5 stars 44

Andrea Oliver's mother, Laura, is the perfect small-town mum. Laura lives a quiet but happy life in sleepy beachside Belle Isle. She"s a pillar of the community: a speech therapist, business owner, and everybody's friend. And she's never kept a secret from anyone. Or so Andrea thinks. When Andrea is caught in a random violent attack at a shopping mall, Laura intervenes and acts in a way that is unrecognizable to her daughter. It"s like Laura is a completely different person - and that's because she was. Thirty years ago. Before Andrea. Before Belle Isle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Tanya Denny on 24-12-2018

Keeps you engaged and intrigued!

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

Narrator was wonderful. Story line is clever and characters very interesting. I really enjoyed this boon

  • Bonkers

  • My Life in Laughs
  • By: Jennifer Saunders
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love love love

  • By J. langdon-jones on 18-05-2015

Miss Saunders never disappoints!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-2018

I have been watching, listening and enjoying Jennifer Saunders for nearly 35 years and she has always made me laugh with her engaging witt and silly sense of humour. Hearing her tell.her own stories was such a pleasure. BTW Jenn.... I really find yoghurt commercials annoying too ;)

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 533
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    5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 470

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Betty Mak on 09-01-2019

Brilliantly written and produced!

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Reviewed: 20-12-2018

Documentary style & highly detailed, I loved this book! The interviews were fantastic as it made you aware of how people were affected. You can tell alot of effort has been made, I can't recommend this book highly enough.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17. From Gidget’s sweet-faced ‘girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the winner is...... Sally Field for being truly authentic

  • By Anonymous User on 02-10-2018

Loved It!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2018

Wonderfully ready by Sally and so honest. I've always thought her to be an incredible woman. Even more so now after hearing her story

  • Painfully Rich

  • By: John Pearson
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty created the greatest fortune in America - and came close to destroying his own family in the process. Of his four sons who reached manhood, only one survived relatively unscathed. One killed himself, one became a drug-addicted recluse and the third had to bear the stigma all his life of being disinherited in childhood. The unhappiness continued into the next generation, with the name Getty, as one journalist put it, 'becoming synonymous for family dysfunction'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and Fascinating

  • By Jane on 16-09-2018

Wonderful and Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-2018

What a book! Thoroughly enjoyed this journey and the narrator is excellent! and engaging Highly recommend this wonderful story

  • Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

  • By: Kitty Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Kitty Flanagan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

One of Australia’s favourite and most multitalented entertainers provides hilarious and honest life advice in this candid collection of cautionary tales. Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia and insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world’s most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It’s these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that cliches like ‘The University of Life’ are reeeally annoying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny AF!😂

  • By Dee on 17-08-2018

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 09-09-2018

Kitty is my favourite Australian comedian...no one does Aussie humorous as good as her. This book had me in stitches of laughter on a road trip yesterday and I highly recommend this fabulous, funny collection of stories

  • Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology Summary

  • By: Summary Station
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1

Learn about Leah Remini and the Church of Scientology in a fraction of the time it takes to listen to the actual book! In Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, Leah Remini tells her listeners about a list she made which includes the things in her life that she is not proud of. Remini wanted to be the first one to tell her story to the world. Some of the things that she lists as being problems in her past are still plaguing her in the present moment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not the book !!!!

  • By Jane on 06-10-2017

not the book !!!!

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-10-2017

I think charging customers the same for a summary book is a rip off. I bought this by mistake thinking it was the original due to it costing me one full credit. Very disappointed

  • Reckoning

  • A Memoir
  • By: Magda Szubanski
  • Narrated by: Magda Szubanski
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and powerful

  • By Stan on 11-01-2016

Genuine story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-2017

Fabulous, honest, entertaining, sadness, loss. A true life story worth experiencing. I loved it. Awesome!

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

Dull and boring

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Reviewed: 01-08-2017

I have no idea why this book has won the
awards it has... very disappointing

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mixed opinions.

  • By David on 08-09-2016

boring & predictable

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Reviewed: 07-05-2017

I kept reading these books as I thought there was something I want getting. but after giving the second book a go I'm still confused why this series is popular... it's this kind of ridiculous love story that gets woman into such unhealthy relationships. Don't bother!