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  • Beastie Boys Book

  • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 121

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible to fathom overnight success of their debut studio album, Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; and their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Illest Communication

  • By caine brimble on 17-11-2018

Check your head and listen to this book.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-2019

I am so glad I audiobooked this one. so many celebrity voices lending their voice. It is exactly what you would expect from Beastie Boys. Funny, sarcastic and a little naughty. One of the best I've listened to.

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    Length: 15 mins
    11 ratings
    Overall 3.5
  • FREE: The Rant is Due

  • By: Lewis Black
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

The Rant is Due features Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black performing diatribes submitted by his fans. For the first time, these hilarious rants, performed in front of a live audience, are available as a weekly audio program.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not for me

  • By Shona on 19-03-2019

not for me

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

yeah couldn't finish this one. not for me . no more to say. done and done

  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

  • By Philip on 19-04-2018

this is one if the best books I have listened to.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

The book, like the subject matter, is full of surprises and takes you places that will stun you. This book left me wanting more .
Do your self a favour and listen to this one.

  • The Vampire Armand

  • The Vampire Chronicles 6
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Mesmerising, darkly erotic, terrifying, The Vampire Armand is an historic instalment to Anne Rice's internationally best-selling Vampire Chronicles. Magnificent and electrifying, The Vampire Armand tells the tale of the mesmerising leader of the vampire coven the Theatre des Vampires in Paris. This angel-faced killer was snatched from the steppes of Russia as a child and sold as a slave in Renaissance Venice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and mechanical sounding

  • By Shona on 13-07-2018

Slow and mechanical sounding

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

Reviewed: 13-07-2018

Not the best of the Vampire Chronicles. Found this one slow and quite boring until about half way through.
I found the reader very mechanical sounding, almost computer generated sounding.

  • 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 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

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

Funny intriguing and lovely

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

An aged care insight. You will go through all your emotions in one book. Funny sad and delightful

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story

  • By Mari on 19-08-2014

Another Moriaty winner

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

If you like her other books you'll love this one too. Easy listening and and not what you expect

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,478

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

A new perspective on historical stories

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

It took a little to get into this book but persevere. It is so worth it. Beautifully told story.

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  • Love Your Sister

  • A Searingly Honest and Inspiring Memoir of Family, Love and Unicycles
  • By: Connie Johnson, Samuel Johnson
  • Narrated by: Connie Johnson, Samuel Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

How far would you go for someone you love...on a unicycle? Brothers and sisters often dare each other to do things – it's what siblings do. However, when Connie Johnson dared her brother, Samuel, to embark on a one-wheeled odyssey around Australia, she knew it was a big ask. But Connie knew exactly what she was doing and was sure he wouldn't say no. Not this time. Born a year apart, Connie and Samuel Johnson have always been close.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F#*CK Cancer

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-2019

Filled with love

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

This book is best when listened to. Sam and Connie voicing their own perspectives makes this book. 100% worth the listen

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! ....... just WOW!

  • By Mark on 04-09-2017

Couldn't get past first chapter

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2018

Sounded like ramblings of a mad man. Sorry just couldn't get into it. Was a mash of words and thoughts that had no structure

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  • The Vampire Lestat

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long

  • By Shona on 27-12-2017

Long

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2017

What did you like best about The Vampire Lestat? What did you like least?

The story was great but very long winded

Would you be willing to try another book from Anne Rice? Why or why not?

Yes, will eventually listen to the whole series

What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The accents and the tones in his reading

Do you think The Vampire Lestat needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

We know there is one so not sure why this question was asked

1 of 1 people found this review helpful