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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,600

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

Unable to stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 19-08-2018

Sensational book. At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to listen to such a heavy topic generally more of a lighthearted reader but so glad I did. Very moving novel. So well constructed and delivered. Best book I’ve listened to in a long time. Beautiful, will stick with me. Very well done.

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She's a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries cutting back, she tries making more money. But neither seems to work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Legit the title of the book

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-03-2018

Legit the title of the book

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2018

Not much else happens except the characters inability to see a shopping addiction, it’s painful. The end was lovely and saved the book somewhat. I was so keen to start a new series but unfortunately not. Will try her other books as the style of writing is easy and fun.

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It made me cry

  • By Barrye Dickinson on 20-12-2017

So different to get into

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2018

Keep coming back hoping something will change with this book to make it interesting and worth listening -alas nothing. One of the few I didn’t listen to before purchase. Goes painfully overboard attempting to set the scene, seems like a thesaurus was used to mix it up but unfortunately it just makes me want to turn it off. Hopefully others had/do have a better experience but from me it’s a definite no

  • 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 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,296

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

Cannot put it down

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2018

Would recommend-Fantastic book that you won’t be able to stop listening to. I’m a sook when it comes to any crime/death etc but this book wasn’t scary it was fantastic, griping and interesting. Legitimately unable to stop listening to it. Great narration and all round fantastic story from start to finish.

  • Faking Friends

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Faking Friends by Jane Fallon, read by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton. Best friend. Soulmate. Confidante. Backstabber. Amy thought she knew who Melissa was - then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiancé. When her career begins to unravel, she pays a surprise trip home to London. Her boyfriend Jack is out, but another woman has been making herself at home....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little see through

  • By stephen on 27-01-2018

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2018

Easy, interesting worth the read. Would recommend, well written and fun. Light hearted almost chick flick but not soppy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

Long but stick with it

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2018

Takes a long time to get into this book but the last 3rd is worth the read. You need the build up to understand the novel as a whole. Good read

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M L Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hauntingly beautiful never forgotten

  • By Stargirl456 on 15-03-2016

Not fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-12-2016

High expectations and love a good Aussie read. Fairly empty storyline. Found myself zoning out to large sections of the book. Generally like most books but if your after a book you can't put down maybe keep looking. Sad to say but a disappointing read.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Ari Fliakos, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in number one New York Times best seller Jodi Picoult's latest. 'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of 20 years' experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And Ruth is charged with negligent homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wakeup Call

  • By Shakya on 09-12-2016

Worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 13-11-2016

Great story line, good characters and overall great audiobook. Best one I've listened to in a while. In depth story that makes you think. Modern day to kill a mockingbird 👍🏻

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT TEEN LOVE STORY

  • By James on 03-07-2015

Can't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 05-10-2016

Beautiful story couldn't stop listening- absolutely give it a go, really enjoyed everything about this book.

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • By Cil on 06-10-2015

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 30-06-2016

After me before you I was looking forward to Lou's next big step in life. Overall a bit disappointed, quite heavy, a sad and slightly dull read. It felt almost like the book was trying to piggy back off the first one. I understand the characters relationships but it was exhausting continuously dragging on. Will read more from the author just not the best book!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful