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  • The Vampire Armand

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

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

Overall
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 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

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 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716

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
  • WOW!

  • By karen on 01-06-2016

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 1,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,577

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

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
  • A beautiful story

  • By Anonymous User on 08-08-2018

Filled with love

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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

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 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

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

Overall
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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

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

  • The Happiest Refugee

  • By: Anh Do
  • Narrated by: Anh Do
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 477

The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in a country where freedom existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Anonymous User on 09-04-2018

Brilliant...the story is one of pure determination

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2017

Would you listen to The Happiest Refugee again? Why?

Maybe.. It is a great story

What did you like best about this story?

How Anh retold the stories of his family with respect and honesty

Which scene did you most enjoy?

So many great stories it is to hard to pick just one

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The story of determination and grit

Any additional comments?

A story Australians should listen to.