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  • Mustard Seed

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-09-2018

Incredible Sequel to Yellow Crocus

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2018

Loved this book!! Not quite as gripping as Yellow Crocus but still an incredible follow up to the harrowing events from the first book. If you haven’t already, you MUST read yellow crocus, it’s truely inspired.

And Bahni, i could listen to her read the phone book, she has a voice like honey!

  • The Underground Railroad

  • By: Colson Whitehead
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great research from the author

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-12-2017

Boring

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2017

The story had so much potential, but it was written so blandly and with such unnuccesary articulation i could only make it 2 hours in before giving up.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent book.

  • By Anonymous User on 03-09-2018

Moving and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2017

Such an incredibly beautiful story. Sad, joyful, terrible and brilliant, do your self a favour and buy this book. It's absolutely gorgeous

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 572

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable

  • By Karen on 03-07-2017

AMAZING!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2017

What did you like most about Behind Her Eyes?

This book was incredible! So gripping, the writer is incredible and the narrators are brilliant. I was hanging on every word and couldn't stop listening until it was over!! The twists were fantastic, I highly recommend this book! One of the best reads ever.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Behind Her Eyes?

The twists were insane!!

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

David - that accent!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Certainly a few giggles

Any additional comments?

This book is a must, I'll be reading it again for sure!

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An edgy and effective thriller

  • By Rod on 28-03-2017

Another '50 Shades' spin off

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

Reviewed: 28-04-2017

The main bloke was a dollar store Christian Grey and the girls were just as silly and weak as Anastasia what's-her-name. At the very end one of them seems to pull her head in, but as far as i was concerned it was too little too late, i already had zero respect for her character and was rolling my eyes at every second sentence that came out of her mouth. The twists were good, and were the only reason i kept listening.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful