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  • One Day in December

  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man whom she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend, Sarah, introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely charming, funny and sweet

  • By Anonymous User on 09-12-2018

Just delightful

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2018

We've all been there. Wished that we'd done something different and wondered what would have happened. The characters are easy to like, and the frustration at missed opportunities for them is real. Absolutely loved it.

  • Let Me Lie

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Clare Mackintosh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life - a shocking suicide carefully played out to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her parents' deaths ever since. Now with a young baby herself, Anna feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened. But as she looks for answers, someone is trying to stop her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story and Characters

  • By Piwi on 07-12-2018

Another outstanding read!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-2018

I'm becoming a fast fan of Clare's. Thoroughly enjoyable, was sad it came to an end.

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite what the synopsis leads you to believe

  • By Karen on 20-04-2017

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2017

Fabulous. Not often I'm surprised where a storyline goes but this one kept me guessing.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story

  • By Mari on 19-08-2014

What if YOU forgot?

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

Imagine waking up and realising you'd forgotten 10 years of your life?? I can't, or couldn't, until I read this thought provoking, yet wonderfully enjoyable book. Yes, it's fiction, but as a mother I couldn't help but imagine how I'd feel forgetting so many poignant moments. This is a lovely read, one you can savour on the beach on a hot day, or in front of the fire in Winter. A nice, enjoyable, easy read that will leave you wondering how you'd feel.. if you forgot.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Earphones comfy? Go!!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

I could barely put this down. I vacuumed, washed dishes, walked the dog, cleaned the pool, ironed all while listening to this book. I was enthralled with Liane Moriarty's characters and her style of writing. Do yourself a favour and have a listen, you won't regret it.

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  • 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 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

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

Holy Secrets Batman!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

Wow. This book (audio) was rarely put down. From one chapter to the next, I was eager to find out what would happen. Each and every character was well 'written' and integral to the storyline. I've bought the hardcopy of this for a friend who doesn't like to listen to audio files - that is how much I enjoyed it.

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

The Hypnotist's Love Story is about the mild craziness that lurks behind the facades we present to the world, especially when it comes to love. Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. She's a hypnotherapist who helps her clients deal with everything from addictions to life-long phobias. So when she falls in love with a man who is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend she's more intrigued than frightened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story wonderfully read

  • By Amanda on 15-07-2015

Nicely played!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

Very well written, with just the right amount of suspense letting you wonder just where the story is going to go. Top read!

  • If You Were Me

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

From Sheila O'Flanagan, the number-one best-selling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unpauseable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love.... Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling forever. Can you?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant !

  • By Penelope on 02-10-2018

Teenage angst never really leaves us...

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

The love, heartbreak, determination and endless cycle of trying to find where she fits, lets the lead character get under your skin and allows you to empathise. Totally worth your time to listen.

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow

  • By lolita on 14-06-2015

A tangled web they wove..

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

I was hesitant at the start, but by the end of the book the characters had won me over and I didn't want it to end. Thoroughly enjoyable read.

  • Someone Special

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Romy Kilkenny loves her life in Australia – she has her dream job, an active lifestyle, and best friend Keith who understands her better than anyone. And she couldn’t be further from her family. But when her family needs her back in Ireland, she is thrust into the lives of her mother and half-siblings again. Romy has never fitted in with her family and now with Keith too far away to give comfort, she feels even more like an outsider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family disagreements abound!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Family disagreements abound!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

Got a dysfunctional family? You'll relate well to the characters in this book. Well written (and read!!) and flows along nicely. You'll find yourself smiling along with some of the comments, and nodding your head in agreement. Quite enjoyable.