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  • How to Make Gravy

  • By: Paul Kelly
  • Narrated by: Paul Kelly
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including "Before Too Long", "To Her Door", "Leaps And Bounds", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Dumb Things", "From Little Things Big Things Grow" and "How to Make Gravy". Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By john on 01-07-2016

Gravy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-2018

I loved this book. I didn't want it to finish. It had become like a pair of old shoes I did not want to take off.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Emotional

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

well read, comprehensive, analytical and kind

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-2018

I thoroughly appreciated thic excellent intelligent analysis of what happened in the 2016 US election. Honest and clear. A great book to listen to. So important that Hilary narrated it herself. it gives a better sense of the hard work, struggle and sorrow in defeat. But the reemergence of hope was beautifully articulated. Thank you Hilary for fighting the good fight and writing about it for us.

  • The Secret History

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
  • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

The smartest murder-mystery you will ever hearA misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Donna Tartt narrates

  • By Catherine A Mercer on 03-10-2016

fabulous narrative

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2017

I loved this novel. Not a murder mystery in the usual sense, but the story of a murder. Mysterious in its own way, as mystery surrounds the characters. Written in the first person, the protagonist gradually reveals the complexities of the sinister plot, whilst the characters continuously develop throughout the pages to the end. Beautifully narrated by the author, Donna Tartt.

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,577

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

loved it

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2017

I ennoyed the manner in which this history was presented. Far from dry and dusty history, it was filled with amusing and at times useless information.

  • The Heiress of Linn Hagh

  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry "witchcraft". The heiress' uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sue

  • By sue on 14-03-2019

rhe worst sort of 'pennt dreadful' imaginable

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-2016

The only good thing about this was the narrator. The plot was exceeding weak and there was far too much description. Dull passages went on interminably. What was the editor thinking? Avoid this one at all cost.

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