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  • This Charming Man

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy de Courcy is marrying - because although she's his girlfriend, she definitely isn't the bride. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will her retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. Grace knew Paddy a long time ago. But why can't she forget him?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many skipped words.

  • By Lisa on 16-06-2018

Worth persisting with.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-2018

The first character Lola doesn’t speak in full sentences which is intensely irritating initially. However she is only one of three characters in the book, and the annoying grammar is worth persevering with because this book is funny and clever. It had me laughing out loud and also sighing with sadness. There were a few unexpected plot twists and plenty of interesting characters.

  • 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 973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

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

Surprising and engaging

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2017

I like the way Liane Moriarty creates imperfect but likeable characters. This was a great story with some unexpected surprises. Caroline Lee narrates well and I love the Aussie perspective.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498

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

Fantastic story from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2017

What a great book! The perspective of the characters was a perfect way to give the story momentum and keep you guessing.
The internal dialogue of the victims of family violence and sexual assault was the perfect mix of minimisation and anger.
The Aussie narrator brought this book to life.
Loved it!

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,704

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, It'll Change Your Life!!

  • By Lyndon on 28-05-2015

Powerful. Raw. Honest.

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2016

Brene is the champion for authentic living. This book is a series of narratives, where she talks about the research and science of vulnerability, and shares moments of her life to give the theory context.
She doesn't lecture, she shares her experiences including her failures. This is the best book I have ever read about being a better human. I've listened twice already on audible and I'm ready to listen again.

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