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Bryan M. Stokes

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  • Whiteout

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Filled with startling twists, Whiteout is the ultimate knife-edge drama from Ken Follett - an international best-selling author who is in a class of his own. As a blizzard whips down from the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining but simple

  • By San on 23-07-2016

Versatile Follett proves his true writing ability

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

Reviewed: 03-01-2018

Story revolves around a deadly virus which is monitored in a highly secured Laboratory. Follett somehow immerses us into a bit of a family saga and a crime/thriller. Such a talented Author is this bloke - nothing like his Trilogies - in fact if you didn't know it was Mr. Follett you would be wondering who the author was - such a versatile writer indeed. Worth a place in your Ken Follett Library.

  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, reenacting scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly his destiny - until one day his father disappeared. As a young man on a classic cross-country motorcycle trip, he found himself stranded at a rest area in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To pass the time, he read a tattered copy of Hedda Gabler, and in a flash he found himself face-to-face with his original calling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-10-2016

New Avid Fan of Bryan Cranston

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2017

Believe it or not, I had never heard of Bryan Cranston until very recently when I joined the rest of the world and became addicted to the Breaking Bad Series. It was through researching the actors that I happened upon this book. I absolutely loved it ! And of course it brought me closer to the real life of Bryan Cranston the Actor. I have read quite a few autobiographies but this one was simply brilliant. Goes without saying that I am an avid fan now and may even look into buying the Malcolm in the Middle series which by todays standards is quite old but am keen to see how this great Actor has developed. If you are already one of his fans this is a must read and to those who, like me, didn't know him, get it and have a read or listen - I actually did the Audio version and was thoroughly entertained.

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 755

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not like the other books

  • By Anita on 28-11-2016

Truly, Madly, not her best

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

Reviewed: 15-09-2016

Love Liane's ability to intertwine family and relationships - she does it so well. But this one was a little boring quite frankly - I got distracted which doesn't usually happen when reading her novels.

  • 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 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

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

Intricately woven story fact or fiction ??

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2016

This story could quite easily reflect real life - so many incidents relate to the "average" person - I love the way the Author pulls it all together - I have read it twice and listened to is once - just loved it - not a happy story though - some uplifting moments but also quite heartbreaking.

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  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely addictive listening.

  • By eloise on 28-01-2016

Top Shelf

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2016

Really enjoyed this story of a family drama - love,passion, loss,struggle, envy, hatred - and depression - well done to both Author and Narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ablutions

  • By: Patrick deWitt
  • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

.In a seedy bar in Hollywood, a whiskey-loving barman is drawn into the nocturnal world of his sociopathic clientele, with their squabbles, delusions, and bizarre acts of violence. In this brilliantly funny portrait of addiction and its consequences, escape offers the only chance of survival. Utterly absorbing and surprisingly tender, Ablutions is a startlingly bold and original debut.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Bryan M. Stokes on 17-02-2016

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2016

I struggled a little with the concept of this book - re-listened several times - overall was a pretty good but hopeless story of the struggle with the demon drink - I heard it is also a play - would like to see that.

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Pattiann on 02-07-2015

Interesting Twist

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2016

Not to give too much away but this has a very interesting twist on Mental Illness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Past the Shallows

  • By: Favel Parrett
  • Narrated by: David Wenham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Past the Shallows is the award-winning, best-selling debut novel from Favel Parrett about the bonds of brotherhood and the fragility of youth, narrated by David Wenham. Everyone loves Harry. Everyone except his father. Three brothers - Joe, Miles and Harry - are growing up on the remote south coast of Tasmania. The brothers' lives are shaped by their father's moods - like the ocean he fishes, he is wild and unpredictable. He is a bitter man warped by a devastating secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking, honest and brutal and real.

  • By Carol @readingwritingandriesling on 24-04-2016

As good as Winton

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2016

Very well written and superbly narrated - tragic tale which is sadly too close to reality.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing!

  • By Ranini on 27-08-2015

Begins well Flops later

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2015

Most other reviews have given precis of the story so I won't bother with that. I am bewildered by the high praise given by such high profile Authors. The narration was excellent however Ms Slaughter's novel falls flat with wishy washy characters meant to be victims of a wishy washy perpetrator ! The story totally lacks credibility and is quite frankly all over the place. I was really bored with it toward the end. Love to have your thoughts.
P.S. I am a fan of Karen therefore this was especially disappointing.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful