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  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

August 30, 1975: the day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with 15-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert’s most gifted protégé - throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new best seller soon merge into one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Anonymous User on 21-01-2019

good read

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

Reviewed: 26-12-2018

well written, didnt get lost in the changing of scenes and timeframes. most loose ends tied up. overall very engaging

  • 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 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

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

Dull

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2018

The beginning of this book was so dull and boring, I lost interest after about an hour and gave up. A family member also tried to listen but they gave up before the hour.
The beginning is just rambling rubbish. The first chapters have got to get a reader interested, this one absolutely does not.
Maybe an abridged version would be better.
Dont waste your money.

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  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 351

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to earlier Reacher

  • By Luke on 11-11-2018

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2018

There were inconsistencies in the characters. The set ups in the storyline were clearly there for future 'visual' effect.
The young couple, while somewhat frightened, were not traumatised by what was happening to them and how it ended for them is somewhat questionable. They had been protrayed as being a bit on the thick side but suddenly they have their wits about them and able to make a clear and calculated decision.
The brothers, while working in concert, had no proclivity for family or loyalty which just suddenly appeared without a prior hint.
The loose end was disappointing.
Overall, I think this book was written as a screenplay for that little person to act in.
I would await with great anticipation at the release of each book. I was a huge Jack Reacher fan. However, after the last couple of offerings and this one in particular, I have lost interest. The best of Jack Reacher has long been written.
I have now found another writer and character comparable to the old Jack Reacher and I am thoroughly enjoying them.
So long Jack Reacher.

  • Scrublands

  • By: Chris Hammer
  • Narrated by: Dorje Swallow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

In Riversend, an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest steps out of his church and calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A POWERFUL BOOK

  • By Hawthorn🦋Cottage on 20-08-2018

a good aussie read

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

Reviewed: 18-08-2018

Well written with engaging characters. Intertwining plots in a plausable storyline wuth satisfying resolutions. A thoroughly entertaining read.

  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA - stealing Kremlin secrets for her handler, Nate Nash - for over seven years. In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears whispers of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So sad it's over!

  • By Anonymous User on 21-03-2018

good read

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

Reviewed: 19-07-2018

the follow on from the previous two book was excellent thoroughly enjoyed the journey. this third book is read by someone who doesnt know how to pronounce some basic English words. clearly the producers have the same difficulty as they would have picked it up and presumably corrected them. the Australian accent was a little too bogan.

  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 96

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An eye-opening account of the ancient 99%

  • By Nelson C on 09-07-2015

informative and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2018

thoroughly enjoyed learning how I would have lived had I been in a different time

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Will Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government's most indispensable asset, is called to London. An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground, and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins. He knows he has one chance to succeed. One chance to save London lives. One chance to make it safely home to find out what has happened to fellow agent Jessica Reel following their last deadly mission together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • end game

  • By Brendon on 28-11-2017

best in the series

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

excellent series. characters are well defined, plots a little stretched at times but overall a good read

  • The Innocent: Will Robie, Book 1

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Will Robie is an assassin with a mission. But whose side is he on?

Back in DC after successful missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, assassin Will Robie sees his latest assignment, to eliminate a US government employee, go badly wrong. What had she done? Or what did she know? Robie is now a wanted man. But it seems that he’s not the only one on the run. Young teenager Julie Getty is devastated by the inexplicable murder of her parents. Robie and Julie meet when he saves her from an attempt on her life as they are trying to leave town....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Will Robie is an exciting character.

  • By Macular on 17-05-2015

Entertaining read

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

Reviewed: 07-02-2018

story and characters plausible, entertaining, hard to put down. looking forward to the next in the series.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By trish callier on 20-11-2016

fabulous read

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

Reviewed: 16-11-2016

all storylines concluded most satisfactorily
the whole five volumes were amazing.
Jeffrey please continue writing

  • The Romanovs: 1613-1918

  • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough History

  • By Shane on 12-06-2016

exceptional

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2016

what a tale. no hollywood producer could come up with a storyline like this. informative. entertaining. riveting

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