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  • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great but too short

  • By Anonymous User on 16-01-2019

A bit of fun

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2019

Critics may say this is his finest book but I think his earlier books were better. I recommend reading as I always like to finish a series.

  • It's Your Time

  • Activate Your Faith, Accomplish Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Joel has filled this book with bold new prayers, inspiring stories, and practical tools for moving forward in faith. You will find inspiration from others who have overcome adversity and achieved their dreams. You will find proven methods for not just picking up the pieces but for building a new life better than you'd imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiring message

  • By Adam on 10-12-2018

An inspiring message

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2018

I enjoy both bible stories and real life stories of faith.

In a time of trouble his words bring life to God’s which ultimately brings real amazing life.

Thank you for not judging me but inspiring me and building hope!

  • The Assassin's Blade

  • The Throne of Glass Novellas
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I COULDN'T STAND IT...

  • By Cody on 27-02-2018

Well - Novellas- enticing to buy more books

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2018

Enjoyable book but disappointing that the book is ended to invoice you to read the next book! It would however gotten a 4/5 star rating! I hate it when books are written to get you to buy more!

  • A Fortunate Life

  • By: A. B. Facey
  • Narrated by: Roger Cardwell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent 60 years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a "fortunate" one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moved to tears

  • By allatabbeycottage@btinternet.com on 08-03-2018

Literature for sure

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

Reviewed: 22-11-2017

Enjoyable Australian book.

Limited by the literature interest- catcher in the rye was the similar - out there, interesting but not like a normal novel such as a Dan Brown novel.

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I understand me more

  • By Maya on 13-12-2014

Very Insightful & well researched

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2017

Worth listening to again and again!
A large focus on introverts which is so refreshing in a world of books on how to make you an extravert or books on how extraverts are the conquers of the world! As a consequence I am able to appreciate my own introvert tendencies and not feel guilty when an extravert is insisting on spending more time with me when really I need to recharge my batteries by my self (but understanding that’s how they get their energy is by being with people).

It’s alway hilarious now when an extravert tries to tell me they are an introvert yet they want to spend more time with me after a social event when I am exhausted! (Extraverts get their energy from being with people and introverts get their energy from being along).

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  • The Sword of Shannara

  • The Shannara Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long-dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great! loves it!!

  • By Cameron on 22-10-2018

Very different from TV Series but still very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2017

Different story line from the TV Series.
Some predictable some fascinating.
Fun all along! Perhaps the tv Series is after this story?

  • Bad Science

  • By: Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By The lad on 28-03-2015

Eye opening reports in media - fake news well covered

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2017

It is a real eye opener on the topics reviewed - I want to re-read several chapters.
Great reading and great points.
Only disappointment would be focused too much on some subjects, maybe better if more topics were covered under the same time frame.

  • Life, the Universe, and Everything

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Brilliance Continues

  • By Benjamin on 27-01-2017

A Classic as expected

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2017

Douglas Adams is the sci fi of Terry Pratchett and always an enjoyable read!
If you have read the first two books then you will enjoy this equally.

  • Business Law: Contracts

  • By: Frank B. Cross, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Frank B. Cross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

What is a contract? How can you make one binding? How can you avoid being prematurely bound by one? What remedies are available if someone breaches your contract? These questions and the other important issues of legally enforceable promises are covered in these eight lectures. As you'll learn in these eight lectures, contractual agreements are one of the principal mechanisms for ordering life in society. Professor Cross lays a comprehensive foundation in the practical and intricate body of law that governs contracts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Introduction in Law

  • By Adam on 26-04-2017

Good Introduction in Law

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

Reviewed: 26-04-2017

Great overall performance and introduction to Contracts. They do focus on American law and in some examples touches on U.K. Law.

  • The Maze Runner

  • The Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where were these amazing books when I was young?

  • By Paulie on 20-09-2014

Enjoyable teen novel

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2016

I had watched the movie and as typical with any movie from a Novel - I wanted to see if there was more to the book - there is of course - I recommend the audio book for sure!