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  • Conversations with Friends

  • By: Sally Rooney
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Frances is a 21-year-old college student in Dublin; she performs at spoken word events with her best friend and ex-lover, Bobbi. When they are profiled by journalist Melissa, they enter an orbit of beautiful houses and raucous dinner parties. Initially unimpressed, Frances begins an affair with Nick, Melissa's husband, which gives way to an unexpected intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to it.

  • By Alexandra Morgan on 24-02-2019

So average

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

Don't waste your time or money. It had potential to be good....just left me bored and frustrated.

  • Believe Me

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers, Lorelei King, John Chancer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Claire Wright likes to play other people. A struggling British actress, in New York without a green card, Claire needs work. She takes the only part she's offered: as a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers, hired to entrap straying husbands, catching them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on them directly. Make it clear you're available, but they have to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not entrapment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Variation on a theme with literary twist

  • By Philip on 18-08-2018

This was not great.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-2018

Poorly written and not at all believable, but still mildly entertaining. Frustrating... as this could have been good.

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  • The Natural Way of Things

  • By: Charlotte Wood
  • Narrated by: Ailsa Piper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert. The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. But most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. .unexpected and intriguing

  • By Liz on 06-01-2017

I really can't decide...

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2018

I'm not sure if I hated this or loved it. The concept behind the story is interesting, but I think it should have been further refined. In my opinion there should have been more of a focus on character development. But perhaps that would of taken away from the general mystique of the book. Parts of this book were pure genius, but the rest left me scratching my head. Really undecided.

  • The Light We Lost

  • By: Jill Santopolo
  • Narrated by: Jill Santopolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

It's 11th September 2001. Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives - and the world - forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time.

Over the next 13 years, they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It's a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness - and, above all, of love. As Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By jeremy smith on 31-01-2019

Shocker

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2018

Don’t do it. Even if you’re in the mood for light fluffy chick lit. Predictable and plain boring

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: tough, razor-smart, and sexier than his wildest dreams. He'd kill to have her. Soon Beck can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. When a string of macabre incidents tears her world apart, there is only one person she can turn to. But there's more to Joe than Beck realizes and much more to Beck than her perfect facade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Brennan on 23-02-2017

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2017

In the same vein of American Phsyco, this book was pretty much flawless. The only thing that made it better was the narrator. 10/10 experience

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  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start and pace was a bit too slow for me

  • By Henry on 30-06-2016

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2016

This is really a great book. The characters are incredibly well developed. Amy is brilliant and I spend most of the back end of the book in awe of her - my favourite villain by a long shot.

  • Dark Places

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 378

Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gillian Flynn ran away with my brain again

  • By Larissa on 24-02-2015

Not as good as Gone Girl - but still good!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2016

I enjoyed this. Gillian Flynn really knows how to develop a character and take you along on a journey. I also like how she pushes the boundaries and delves into 'taboo' topics. Dark and addictive. No real distinctive flaws in the story and a great twist at the end

  • Don't You Cry

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to "My Dearest" is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate, Quinn Collins, to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not great...but not terrible.

  • By Brennan on 04-11-2016

Not great...but not terrible.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2016

This book wasn't shocking but it certainly wasn't Mary Kubica's best work. I quite enjoyed the Good Girl - but this seemed boring and predictable in comparison. The male narrator is ok... though it is hard to imagine a teenage boy when you are listening to his voice. Also, he is the same narrator as Nick from Gone Girl. I found it hard to separate the two.

Overall, the story line was fairly weak and (most) of the characters were underdeveloped. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • The Grownup

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

The Edgar-winning short story from the author of Gone Girl. A young woman is making a living, faking it as a cut-price psychic working at Spiritual Palms (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage - mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson, Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor, built in 1893.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • intriguing

  • By Alexandra on 19-10-2016

Avoid

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2016

I'm a big fan of the way Gillian writes and her books...but this was pretty bad. Not worth the purchase