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  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It made me cry

  • By Barrye Dickinson on 20-12-2017

Loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2018

I'm normally a murder mystery type guy but this book was exquisite. I have subsequently purchased the book on my Kindle and I will read again

  • Shatter the Bones

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The new Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor – Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation – are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Anonymous User on 03-09-2018

Love Logan McCrae! So flawed and fractured.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-2017

So flawed and fractured. makes for awesome crime drama. I've never been ro Aberdeen but the writing takes me there.

  • The Mystery of Nevermore

  • Snow & Winter
  • By: C S Poe
  • Narrated by: Derrick McClain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

It's Christmas, and all antique dealer Sebastian Snow wants is for his business to make money and to save his floundering relationship with closeted CSU detective Neil Millett. When Snow's Antique Emporium is broken into and a heart is found under the floorboards, Sebastian can't let the mystery rest. He soon finds himself caught up in murder investigations that echo the macabre stories of Edgar Allan Poe. To make matters worse, Sebastian's sleuthing is causing his relationship with Neil to crumble, while at the same time he's falling hard for the lead detective.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A major disappointment

  • By Mitchell on 05-09-2017

A major disappointment

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2017

I'm really into murder mystery novels but find them very biased towards hetero characters. So I looked about and thought the premise of this novel was a bit amusing and the lgbt protagonist a welcome change. Within one chapter I was done with this book.

The main character is utterly painful and emotionally vapid. To quote Henry Higgins, Sebastian Snow is an "exasperating, irritating,
vacillating, calculating, agitating, 
maddening and infuriating". By chapter three I wanted him dead on the floor with a raven croaking "never more" over him. His interactions with the two love interests are totally underdeveloped and purely there to provide smut material; which is fine if this book was advertised as such. The manner at which Snow and Winter hookup is clumsy and poorly written. It's as though the author took a beat-sex experience amd then twisted it into some kind of perverse courtship, completely ignoring several stepping stones in character development to reach an outcome.

What frustrated me the most with this story is that the mystery is sacrificed for romance/smut that isn't even good. I will definitely not be looking out for this author again.


  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept with some terrific ideas

  • By Grant Dempsey on 16-05-2017

Awesome reference for any industry

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2016

loved it. totally relevant to my industry and has consolidated a lot of what I already practice with research and case study

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