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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 278

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish but well written/read

  • By Carron on 11-08-2018

LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2019

Thank you, Adam, for sharing your stories with such respect (ish 😉), humour and good intention. Definitely one of my new favourite books for so many reasons.

  • Lost Without You

  • By: Rachael Johns
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

When the fates of four women intertwine in an unexpected and powerful way, none of their lives will ever be the same again in this fresh and poignant novel about family, journeys, past decisions...and dresses...from the ABIA award-winning, best-selling author Rachael Johns.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So enjoyable

  • By Elysia Anketell on 28-11-2018

Good intentions, but...

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2019

While the book discusses important topics like family, mental health, fertility and complex relationships, the story itself is told in such a clunky way the gravitas is lost. Some of the dialogue actually made me cringe and was hard to listen to. I only finished it because I was travelling in a car with no wifi to download an alternative. The ending however, was predictable and sickly sweet and didn't redeem the rest of the book as I'd hoped.

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful. Intelligent. Funny. Touching.

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-12-2018

Delightful. Intelligent. Funny. Touching.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-2018

What a brilliant collection of stories that will make you laugh and cry. Loved hearing them raff by Sedaris too.

  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

  • By: Karen Joy Fowler
  • Narrated by: Katharine Mangold
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Rosemary's started college, and she's decided not to tell anyone about her family. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There was something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. You'll have to find out for yourself what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen. :)

  • By Katherine R. Day on 15-03-2016

Smart, insightful and an absolute delight!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

A beautiful story and analysis of what it means to be human, of family and life. Loved it.

  • 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 918
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

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

Beautiful. Poignant.

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

Reviewed: 22-11-2018

Thank you, Leigh. For the time, energy, kindness and respect you invested so generously in telling these stories, and yours. A great read and beautifully read.

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  • China Rich Girlfriend

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED this one! A great sequel!

  • By Luke Perger on 21-03-2016

First installment is the best of the series

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2018

It's lost the magic of the first book and I found Rachel unlikable this time around. The story line a little too fantastical and too promptly resolved.

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By S C BATES on 04-03-2018

Some beautiful pictures painted but...

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

Reviewed: 07-02-2018

Gorgeous performance but unfortunately, the story was painfully predictable and long. Within the first few minutes I knew what the third thing about Elsie was and I continued in hope that I was being double bluffed. Again, some beautiful imagery painted by clever use of words, but not enough to counter the length or predictability of the story overall

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling; satisfying.

  • By Anonymous User on 06-06-2018

An easy, compelling read

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

Reviewed: 24-01-2018

A beautifully performed and a good story that keeps you guessing up to the end.

  • 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

Slow going

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2017

Well performed but the story is slow. The ending ties up all the hints and seeds planted along the way.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller of the year...? Nope.

  • By Anonymous User on 30-10-2017

Quite traumatic

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

Reviewed: 09-11-2017

Beautifully performed but should come with a trigger warning. More human horror than thriller and predictable in parts.

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