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  • Black Water Lilies

  • By: Michel Bussi
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Giverny. During the day, the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his water lilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of 13 days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Writer's trickiness disappoints

  • By Stan on 17-10-2017

Had me... until the end

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2018

I was right into the story, the winding mystery had me invested - and it flowed really well. And then the end came and I was... underwhelmed. You may feel differently, I just wanted more.

  • Forces of Nature

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond. From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one so far

  • By Shamal on 19-06-2017

Great book if you’re smart enough

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

I found this really interesting but had to relisten so many times ‘cause I’m just not smart enough :)

  • The Punch Escrow

  • By: Tal M. Klein
  • Narrated by: Matthew Mercer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Joel Byram is an everyday 22nd century guy. He spends his days training artificial-intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980s new wave - an extremely obscure genre - and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. Joel is pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems - until he's accidentally duplicated while teleporting. Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narrator

  • By Anonymous User on 02-06-2018

Plot got teleported

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2018

What did you like best about The Punch Escrow? What did you like least?

I don't quite know what happened here. About a third of the way through I was enjoying this - nice idea for a story, plenty to explore and then it just stopped being intriguing. I started to find the protagonist annoying. The book mentions Choose Your Own Adventure, if this was one, I would have made many different choices.

Has The Punch Escrow put you off other books in this genre?

No, in fact I have thoroughly enjoyed other books exploring this theme

Was The Punch Escrow worth the listening time?

Worth it? That's hard. I did speed it up to 1.5x to get it finished...

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  • How to Make It in the New Music Business

  • Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
  • By: Ari Herstand
  • Narrated by: Ari Herstand, Derek Sivers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invaluable

  • By Elizabeth on 25-05-2018

Must listen for aspiring music business people

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2017

Like it or not, there's going to be at least as much business as music if you want to be successful as a full time musician. Thankfully there's a map to this bumpy terrain. Packed with ideas and tips, this guide is a must listen.

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    Length: 18 hrs
    38 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Happy

  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

Simple truths hit home

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2017

Very philosophical but easily digestible, Happy delivers plenty of lines that make you stop and think, finding a different perspective and, perhaps, a better way to live

  • Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

  • By: Elizabeth A. Murray, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth A. Murray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Modern history is filled with terrible crimes, baffling hoaxes, and seedy scandals. The infamous Jack the Ripper slayings. The alleged survival of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the murdered Tsar. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's public fall from grace. The Chicago Tylenol poisonings and the copycat crimes that followed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting!

  • By Jason on 18-09-2018

Great Course. Sometimes.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-2016

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It's hard - the book covered many different areas and i found some engaging, riveting even... and some not so. It would be different for each listener I suspect

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Probably the more grisly ones, the murders and serial killer chapters. The fraud and espionage lectures weren't really my thing.

What aspect of Professor Elizabeth A. Murray’s performance might you have changed?

The Professor was great, I just wasn't as excited by some of the topics as she was

Was Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals worth the listening time?

Half yes, half no... but that was my personal judgement. If you're a fan of espionage and fraud cases then you'll get a lot more out of the second half than I did.

  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
  • Length: 26 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book!

  • By Dylan Harvey on 28-07-2017

Difficult to like

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2016

First off, I thought the performances were great. The variety of voices is what kept me going more than anything but I just didn't get it. I couldn't finds character to like and at times struggled to see how they fit into the overall story. A complete slog for me to finish this unfortunately.

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