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  • Bridge of Clay

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Markus Zusak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge - for his family, for his past, for his sins. He's building a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive. A miracle and nothing less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Hamish B. on 16-12-2018

Great again!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2019

Zusak comes through with another beauty. It’s like one long, glorious poem and it all comes together seemlessly,; with wit, dead set Aussie ways, and such tenderness.

  • The Messenger

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Marc Aden Gray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Meet Ed Kennedy - cab driving prodigy, pathetic card player, and useless at sex. He lives in the suburbs; he shares coffee with his dog, the Doorman; and he's in nervous love with Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence - until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first Ace turns up. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town, helping and hurting (where necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start. Curious Middle. Great Ending.

  • By Kate on 30-01-2019

A masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2018

What a joy to read such a beautifully sculpted story based on a wonderful idea and including such accurate understanding of the characters involved. Humour, intrigue and passion, all in one, and a fabulous way with words.

  • Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

  • How to Create a New You
  • By: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Narrated by: Deepak Chopra MD
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Fifteen years after his number-one New York Times best seller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle" - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul food

  • By Anonymous User on 18-10-2018

Soul food

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

A great exploration of spirituality and humanity. A valuable framework to apply all your spiritual quests so far and all those to come in the future.

  • 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 1,190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

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

Inspiring and practical

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

I found this book a great source of information and inspiration for me and would recommend it to anyone dealing with problems in life. That really means everyone! Thank you Leigh Sales for focusing on the hard topics and shining light on how truly tough people can be.

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  • I Am Pilgrim, Volume 1

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steam Train

  • By Andrew on 15-02-2016

Best crime thriller!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2018

This is the best crime thriller. Pilgrim is a highly intelligent and skilled character and the plot is complex yet accessible. A fabulous story!

  • Somebody I Used to Know

  • By: Wendy Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 58, she had to say goodbye to the woman she once was. Her career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook and run - the various shades of her independence - were suddenly gone. Yet Wendy was determined not to give in. She was, and still is, propelled by a need to live in the moment, never knowing which version of herself might surface tomorrow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poignant

  • By Anonymous User on 25-08-2018

Poignant

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

Reviewed: 25-08-2018

A great way to approach this topic that touches so many lives, whether as the key person or their family and friends. Lots of people should read this book.

  • The Drowning Girl

  • By: Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from something far, far stranger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and courageous

  • By Anonymous User on 03-08-2018

Compelling and courageous

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2018

This story is told so well and had me hooked all the way. The narrator/performer did a great job in bringing it to life. Such an interesting topic and covered in a fascinating way.

  • The Bush

  • By: Don Watson, Hamish Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Don Watson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

An enthralling journey, showcasing Watson's trademark literary gift and sardonic wit, through the Australian landscape and character. While most Australians live in cities clinging to the coastal fringe, our sense of what an Australian is, or should be, is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories and very interesting details

  • By Rodney Wetherell on 04-12-2017

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2018

So well written and researched, this book has made me understand so much more about Australia, it’s land, native and introduced animals, pioneers, farmers, indigenous peoples, government and more. Yet written in a way that is also personal, about real people and their stories. Thank you Don Watson

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It's about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical and imaginative!

  • By Isabelle on 31-05-2016

It’s good!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-2018

I don’t usually read books like this but it was a pleasure to be so entranced by the world captured in it. It was quite tense at times - more so than many of the true crime novels I read. A great read!

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

Comedy!

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2018

This twisted tale has so many flaws it turns into a comedy of errors. So much of the plot rests on things that would not stand up in the real world. The Irish accent was fine. The Australian one was no good at all. I listened to it all on 1.25 just to crack through and get it over with.

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