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  • Any Ordinary Day

  • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
  • By: Leigh Sales
  • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018

Interesting but a bit grim

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2018

Short informative but not a happy book. I still listened to it all - kind of like a very long news article!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

Could 10 days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out.... 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 ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By srouch on 30-09-2018

Slow drawn out ... yawn

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

I’m a huge fan of liane M but this was so drawn out. I stuck with it longer than I would have with a hard copy but still gave up with 3 hrs left. Only part I liked was the “bodies’ idea- don’t want a spoiler but you’ll know it if u stick with it that far . Disappointing

  • Obsession

  • By: Amanda Robson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine, Helen Keeley, Thomas Judd, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other. All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons. But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Grim

  • By Penny on 15-09-2017

Grim

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

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

A Grim story. Fairly unbelievable. Wouldn't recommend . Narrator is fine certainly would not have stuck with it in a paper book!

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Linda on 05-06-2016

wouldn't recommend it.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2017

I struggled to stay with this. kept on going but it was boring. like another reviewer grace mentioned, grace really is gutless. disappointed. the narrator was good, but couldn't save the book for me. could not finish it. waste of money

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable

  • By Karen on 03-07-2017

thought it was thriller then turned supernatural

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2017

a good storyline ...and then it turned supernatural. It was gripping to listen to in audio, but if I read it I likely would have not finished it. I'm not familiar with S. Pinborough's style so if you like her type of books this ones for you, otherwise try it, it certainly was memorable!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Until You're Mine

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

You have something that someone else wants.At any cost ...Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She's heavily pregnant with a much wanted baby, she has a loving husband, and a beautiful home. And then Zoe steps into her life. Zoe has come to help Claudia when her baby arrives. But there's something about Zoe that Claudia doesn't like. Or trust. And when she finds Zoe in her bedroom, Claudia's anxiety turns to real fear ...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The ending could of been so much more.

  • By Josephine on 15-01-2018

several twists that I hadn't expected...

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

Reviewed: 16-09-2016

this ones good. will look out for other S Hayes thrillers. This book didn't disappoint and there were at least 3 twists I had not worked through..Not mindblowing but a good storyline and would score between a 4 and a 5 .narrator good too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stranger Child

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

One dark secret. One act of revenge. When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing, I bought as the reviews were good..

  • By Penny on 12-09-2016

disappointing, I bought as the reviews were good..

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2016

I'm not sure why I stuck with this one, actually I do I had nothing else to listen to ... I found it slow ... unimaginative and not fussed about trying another Rachel abbott book. try another thriller - this was boring

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Husband's Wife

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Abigail Thaw, Lily Bevan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 952

When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and irritating

  • By Jo on 03-12-2016

Great narrator twist after twist

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2016

I'll be waiting for this authors next book . Easy narrator /s to listen to loads of twists

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blame

  • By: Nicole Trope
  • Narrated by: Susan Strafford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Caro and Anna are best friends...they were best friends. Over a decade, Caro and Anna have bonded while raising their daughters, two little girls the same age but living two very different lives. The women have supported each other as they have shared the joys and trials of motherhood, but now everything has changed. There's been a terrible car accident, an unimaginable tragedy that leaves both families devastated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK but a bit grim

  • By Penny on 08-08-2016

OK but a bit grim

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

Reviewed: 08-08-2016

I think if I'd read this I might not have finished it. Nicole Trope has written better - I much prefer the boy under the table.

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 794

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not like the other books

  • By Anita on 28-11-2016

great narrator & one of Liane's better novels

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

Reviewed: 08-08-2016

I liked this story... you could guess some of it but not all the little twists. I'd recommend it. I really like this narrator too, shes not grating

1 of 2 people found this review helpful