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  • The House of Special Purpose

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Richard Teverson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Russia, 1915: At the age of 16, Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Before the week is out, his life as the son of a peasant farmer is changed for ever when he is escorted to St Petersburg to take up his new position - as bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book!

  • By Elizabeth on 14-03-2019

Fantastic book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

Beautifully written and narrated - just as good as The Heart’s Invisible Furies! A fabulous read!

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration superb

  • By Kerrie on 30-03-2018

Beautiful 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: 27-02-2019

One of my favourite books of all time! A beautiful story, beautifully written and beautifully narrated! Wish it hadn’t ended!

  • Don't Close Your Eyes

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey, Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

A juicy, powerful listen featuring twin sisters who have drifted apart and the shocking family secrets that bind them.... Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches - watches the street, the houses, the neighbours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Anonymous User on 23-01-2018

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2018

Well written and full of suspense! I really enjoyed this book and the narrators did a great job!

  • Whiteout

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

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

Fantastic read

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

Reviewed: 30-05-2018

Ken Follett you always deliver! The suspense was brought to life by Sally Armstrong! A wonderful read - great plot, great characters, plenty of suspense.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2017

Loved this book from the first page to the last! Great plot, beautiful narration, this book had everything - drama, mystery, comedy and romance!

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller of the year...? Nope.

  • By Anonymous User on 30-10-2017

Silent Child

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

Reviewed: 05-10-2017

Great narration - improbable story line! Moved too slowly with too much repetition! Found the book disappointing!