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  • The Binding

  • By: Bridget Collins
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best love stories, ever.

  • By Susan on 22-01-2019

Amazing

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Reviewed: 04-02-2019

What a lovely, fantastic book, I feel honoured to have read it. Highly recommended it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Muse of Nightmares

  • Strange the Dreamer, Book 2
  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice - save the woman he loves or everyone else? - while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Annie on 11-10-2018

Fantastic book!!

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Reviewed: 25-10-2018

Lani Taylor is an amazing author with an imagination beyond imagination!! This book was breathtaking!

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last night I dreamt of Manderlay

  • By rosewart on 14-04-2016

What a wonderful book

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Reviewed: 06-04-2018

What a wonderful book I can't believe I haven't read it before and the narration captures the mood perfectly. I hope I can find another book as good to follow it with somehow I doubt it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a 17-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well worth your time. I cried.

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-04-2018

amazing in every aspect

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Reviewed: 16-08-2017

I had already read this book a few years ago and listening to it was such a wonderful treat. it made it even more real!!

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Bernadette Aitken on 19-06-2017

brilliant

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Reviewed: 01-12-2016

I was really sad when I finished this book. I wanted to keep listening. Thoroughly enjoyable listen.