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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 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

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
  • Narration Annoying

  • By Hamish Burke on 21-11-2018

Reacher - never fails to entertain

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

Enjoyed this immensely- took a while to get used to the accent of the narrator but I couldn't stop listening once I got into it

  • Working Class Boy

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 678

Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Australian legend Jimmy Barnes' unforgettable childhood memoir. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliché that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw & honest autobiography

  • By M. O'Brien on 27-09-2017

I love Jimmy Barnes, but don't like this

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

Reviewed: 09-09-2018

Sorry, but I really wanted to like this book - but I don't. Sorry Jimmy x

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,318

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

Everyone should read this book - overall excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2018

A great read - had trouble switching off! You won't be sorry if you choose this.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Memories can be a real killer. Melvin Mars awaits his fate on death row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged 20 years old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents - just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulously fast moving

  • By wendy sauer on 11-08-2016

Suspenseful read

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

Really enjoy getting to know the characters in this series. Narrator is excellent. Twists and turns throughout the story, very enjoyable

  • The Girl with No Name

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-08-2016

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 30-08-2016

The best I have listened to! It really gave me a better understanding of what it must have been like living during the blitz - and you could feel the fear people must have felt. It was a good performance by the reader and I highly recommend this book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

The international number-one best-selling author of Tell No One and Six Years is back with a thriller that grips and twists and turns - and, just when you're not expecting it, twists once again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By brett on 05-05-2016

Simply OK

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2016

Pretty mediocre story, and far fetched but the narrator was excellent and saved me from dropping it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sworn to Silence

  • A Thriller
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But 16 years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. She's certain she's come to terms with her past - until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quite graphic

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-2018

A great Thriiler

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2016

i enjoyed this story - the gruesome parts were very descriptive and scary I liked how she puts the thriller into the Amish setting - you don't expect evil in those surroundings

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow in some parts

  • By Jayne on 16-09-2016

Enjoyable book - couldn't wait to get back to it

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2016

What made the experience of listening to The Obsession the most enjoyable?

Easy listening - could identify with the characters easily

What other book might you compare The Obsession to, and why?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

I liked the introduction but became a bit slow in the middle - then got really good again

  • The Dressmaker

  • By: Rosalie Ham
  • Narrated by: Rachel Griffiths
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 613

After 20 years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Aussie yarn

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-08-2015

The Dressmaker

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

Reviewed: 26-04-2016

it was slow to start with but once things started happening I really enjoyed it. It was sad and funny at the same time.