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Umi Olsen

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  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW..... Just WOW

  • By Anonymous User on 16-11-2018

Stunning and gripping

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Reviewed: 16-05-2019

From the moment I started this book I found myself completely immersed in the lives of the main characters and their stories. Karin’s writing is stunning, vivid, gentle and brutal. Susie’s narration is perfect for this book. I’m a massive fan of the movies that Clint Eastwood directs and acts in - this book feels like a Clint Eastwood movie through and through. Absolutely loved it.

  • Killing Floor

  • Jack Reacher, Book 1
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Floor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks 14 miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • HE SAID, SHE SAID killed it.

  • By Kindle Customer on 17-10-2018

Hard to put down!

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Reviewed: 23-03-2019

Great narrator for an enthralling crime fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and always looked for any opportunity to listen.

  • The Telomere Effect

  • The New Science of Living Younger
  • By: Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr Elissa Epel
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Nobel Prize winner Dr Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called telomeres, which can help us to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them. The Telomere Effect looks at ideas including how biological age is not chronological age, a biological basis for the mind-body connection and how sleep and diet can affect telomeres.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and spiritual

  • By Umi Olsen on 05-05-2017

Inspiring and spiritual

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2017

At first this book may seem rather scientific and dry as it goes into explaining what telomere's are. But reading on it was fascinating and inspiring to understand, particularly through the examples, stories and very practical tips and exercises, how our telomeres may be impacted by our genes, our childhood, life experiences and sense of purpose, our behaviors and attitudes and our interconnectedness with each other. A fascinating, inspiring and spiritual read.

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  • 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 1,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,367

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

Gripping!

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Reviewed: 07-04-2017

I was instantly hooked and intrigued to the end - one of those books you can't wait to get back to!

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart warming, not funny.

  • By Atreides on 31-10-2014

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 02-04-2017

This audio book provided much laughs on my commute to and from work - the perfect way to start and my working day! Michael's impersonations are hilarious and he tells his story with much humility... a great listen - a must-listen for any fan. Thanks for the belly laughs Michael... I had more than a few people on my train ask what I was listening to!