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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,468

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

Incredible story - I couldn’t stop listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2018

What an amazing book. Everything about this was fantastic- the storyline, the writing, the narrator - I laughed, but I cried even more. I will be visiting Auschwitz in August and will be thinking of Lale and Gita the whole time I am there.

  • Obernewtyn

  • By: Isobelle Carmody
  • Narrated by: Isobelle Carmody
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But it is as if they have their own imperative, and their use inevitably brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At Last! The Obernewtyn Chronicles in Audio

  • By Jacqueline Colla on 23-04-2016

Love this series

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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: 20-01-2018

I read the paper copy of this book years ago. When I saw it as an audiobook I was overjoyed and it didn’t disappoint. Having the actual author narrating it was brilliant because you know she knows how these characters are meant to sound. Can’t wait to continue listening.

  • American Gods

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Liam Edwards on 12-08-2017

An absolutely amazing 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: 06-03-2017

If you are looking for adventure, myth, magic, compassion, heartache, longing, resolution, war and peace - look no further, this book has it all.

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and the style of narrative in this book is the best I have ever heard. I will be listening to this for years to come and recommending to everyone I have ever met.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • By: Baroness Orczy
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel's daring rescues of French nobility from the threat of the guillotine and the evil Chauvelin's efforts to track him down are all part of the intrigue in this swashbuckling adventure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The best book by the worst Narrator

  • By Peta on 29-02-2016

The best book by the worst Narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-2016

The Scarlet Pimpernel is my all time favourite book. I decided to get it on Audiobook and there were a few to choose from, and stupid me choose this one. The woman is TERRIBLE! Her accents are annoying, she is American, and she sounds like she has smoked way too many cigarettes in her life.

DONT DO IT! Get another version!!!

  • Reign of Iron

  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Warrior queens and Roman invaders do battle in the final volume of this thrilling epic fantasy trilogy. Caesar's soldiers have murdered, massacred, and pillaged their way through Gaul and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon Britain; with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa must repel the invasion, although her best general is dead and her young druid powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Trilogy!

  • By Chris Hardwicke on 05-11-2016

Fabulous series!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2015

I am sad this is over! I feel like Dug and Spring and Lowa have been my friends over the past few weeks - and even Atlas and Chimanka, which surprises me.

Masterful job Mr Watson - I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. And an awesome job done by the narrator too.