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  • The Babysitter

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge of Your Seat Suspense
  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it? As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces. But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting

  • By Ursula on 20-07-2018

Don’t bother

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2019

So slow - such repetitive dialogue
Characters were pathetic and for a seven year old child sucking a thumb ? Everything was “yay”
Seriously pathetic- how was this published?

  • The Kill

  • Maeve Kerrigan, Book 5
  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

COP KILLER STRIKES AGAIN! The tabloid headlines are lurid but accurate. A killer is terrorising London but this time it is the police who are the targets. And Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent are clueless as to why. But it will only be a matter of time before the murderer selects his next victim…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By jacky on 26-03-2016

Narration...!

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2019

Ive listened to all 5 previous books, and enjoy the series. The Narrator has a easy to listen voice, but doesn't change character voice enough, so at times its hard to work out who's speaking, at times Ive had to rewind to clarify which character was talking.
In this particular book, she's developed an annoying 'hmmph' which is supposed to be a sigh of humour, be it funny or sarcasm.....with each character! I found it really annoying.

  • The Silent Patient

  • By: Alex Michaelides
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband - and of the man obsessed with uncovering her motive.... Famous artist Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times and then never speaks again. Five years later, forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that tragic night five years before....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend

  • By Jo howard on 31-03-2019

Once I started listening I couldn’t stop

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

Reviewed: 22-04-2019

If you are going to read one book this year - make it this one - The Silent Patient.
Really worth it - can’t fault it and narrators do a perfect job.I can’t wait for Alex’s next book (no pressure) 🤩

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  • The Coordinates of Loss

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When Rachel Croft wakes up on her family’s boat in Bermuda, it’s to sunshine and yet another perfect day…until she goes to wake her seven-year-old son, Oscar. Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there. In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and depressing

  • By Annie on 22-04-2019

Slow and depressing

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

Reviewed: 22-04-2019

Disappointing and so depressing and was frustrated by the storyline - it didn’t go anywhere - don’t bother

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  • The Threat

  • How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
  • By: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Narrated by: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career and an impassioned defense of the FBI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting and well written Book

  • By Hamish on 26-02-2019

Powerful and well written

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2019

This is such a wonderfully written and narrated book by Andrew McCabe in such a disturbing time not only for the USA but for the globe. A look at this man, full of virtue and deep sense of justice for his country compared to the man who is the unhinged leader of 'the most powerful nation in the world'.

  • No-Drama Discipline

  • The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Works!!!

  • By luke on 24-09-2016

So insightful and such a gift

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

Reviewed: 30-01-2019

Child of a toxic dysfunctional family - I realise how that happened- I have two grown sons and did courses back then to ensure that I didn’t make the learned mistakes - trauma and anxiety and shame - sure I made mistakes - this advice wasn’t available back then.

I am going to be a foster care worker and hope I can make a difference - I feel I have better tools after reading this book. It makes sense and parenting is about teaching- not about authoritarian dictatorship - about appearances to outsiders- we have “control” over our kids.

  • Postcards from a Stranger

  • By: Imogen Clark
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew. The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer’s and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they’re letting on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Postcards from a stranger

  • By elizabeth b. on 07-02-2019

Great read

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

Reviewed: 11-10-2018

Had me from the start - I couldn’t stop listening - loved it. Great narration - and a story that touches my heart in so many ways

  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An amusing light romance

  • By DarkFish on 18-11-2016

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2018

Loved this story - such a lovely story and loved Lucy price Lewis narrator- worth ut

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and engaging

  • By Ally on 12-03-2017

Love Danish philosophy

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2018

I love this book great narration. I love the outside the square way of life (in comparison to Australia s - wish we could adopt some of their smarts. We have the Sydney Oprah house to thank a Dane - and I love wearing my danish boots with red and white danish flag - Duck Feet shoes and boots

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 921

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

I struggled listening to this book

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

I’ve listened to all of Liane Moriartys books and loved them all except this book - I was disappointed. The same narrator read all of Lianes previous books - so I had no hesitation to listen to this book however, Somehow the narrator “lost it” with this book.