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  • Sarah's Key

  • By: Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10 year-old girl, is arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Rebecca on 23-04-2019

loved it!

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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: 23-04-2019

I lovely incredibly believable novel that also gave me more knowledge of history in France. highly recommended


  • The Wind in My Hair

  • My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran
  • By: Masih Alinejad
  • Narrated by: Linda Henning
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, 'My Stealthy Freedom'. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih's page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Reading

  • By Rebecca on 28-03-2019

Worth Reading

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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: 28-03-2019

Inspiring, informative and great narration too. highly recommended for anyone interested in freedom and humanity


  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best way to experience Anna Karenina

  • By Brookethechicken on 11-10-2016

wonderfully narrated

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

vivid and well narrated. very long so your in for quite a journey.. worth it I think

  • Florence Grace

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Florrie Buckley is an orphan living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence, but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone. But when Florrie is 14, she inherits a never-imagined secret. She is related to a wealthy and notorious London family: the Graces.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring !

  • By Rebecca on 24-06-2018

Boring !

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

Reviewed: 24-06-2018

good narrator but just a terribly boring and obvious story. I wouldn't recommend this one.

  • The Hourglass

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very predictable

  • By Rebecca on 26-12-2017

very predictable

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-2017

A little long for such a basic but sweet storyline. No surprises along the way.

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  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My absolute favorite book of 2013

  • By LeanneHills on 22-03-2014

Very average story

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2017

Would not recommend. . predictable and boring and in my opinion not very touching either

  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

  • By: Carson McCullers
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Carson McCullers was all of 23 when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what do you say about a masterpiece?

  • By Dandylion on 20-08-2018

long and boring

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2017

I can't say I enjoyed this audio and at times it just became my background noise without feeling I was missing much.

  • Second Glance

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nerve wracking compelling stretching credibility but never trite.

  • By Lyn Bender on 28-05-2018

far fetched

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-2017

The story was just too over the top unrealistic for me. Narrator was good though.





  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Georgie on 28-10-2014

Average Read

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2016

The book frustrated me in the end. The story and characters just didn't ring true for me.

  • The Myth of You and Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Leah Stewart
  • Narrated by: Staci Snall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

The Myth of You and Me, the story of Cameron and Sonia's friendship, as intense as any love affair, and its dramatic demise, captures the universal sense of loss and nostalgia that often lingers after the end of an important relationship. Searingly honest, beautiful, and full of fragile urgency, The Myth of You and Me is a celebration and portrait of a friendship that will appeal to anyone who still feels the absence of that first true friend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely narrated but story a bit weak

  • By Rebecca on 07-10-2016

Nicely narrated but story a bit weak

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2016

This was nice to listen to but after a while a found the story a bit one dimensional