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  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen yet

  • By Cords Mortimer on 19-09-2016

Excellent performance of a chilling 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: 04-04-2019

I have seen the movie but never read the book and now that I have, the movie just doesn't seem that good. Loved it! Although I'm still confused about Tony.. Stephen King is a genius.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,803
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,501

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

Loved this 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: 23-08-2017

Narrator was great! Really interesting book, fun and quirky. Morbid and realistic projection of our future.

The Handmaid's Tale
    
    
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        Joanna David
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    1,644 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, not sure about the choice of narrator

  • By Anna on 12-04-2017

Scary, and very relevant

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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: 09-08-2017

Could this story be possible today? North Korea is an example that springs to mind..

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Kevin Khatchadourian killed several of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successsful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audiobook is so much easier to take in...

  • By Sarah on 13-04-2017

The audiobook is so much easier to take in...

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2017

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I have the paperback at home and have picked it up numerous times over the last couple of years but have never been able to get past the first chapter. Thank goodness for the Audio-book and the wonderful narration, this had me hooked and I couldn't stop listening. Such a dark tale and so many emotions came up when listening, kind of made me frightened to have children! This book is such a difficult read in written form as it's all letters, and I really dislike reading that style of writing... The audio-book made it such a breeze to listen to. The narrator reading the letters as the main character seemed so much easier than reading them myself and feeling like an outsider reading someone elses personal letters.. Not sure if that makes sense? Anyway, well worth a listen, especially if you've attempted to read this in the past - you won't be disappointed.

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