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  • The Designer

  • By: Marius Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You’ve conquered the world...

  • By Anonymous User on 09-05-2018

You’ve conquered the world...

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

Reviewed: 09-05-2018

A delicious story full of ruffles,mystery, and love. But also the luxurious lifestyle that follows copper haired women and a kind hearted man.
On the cusp of freedom; France is described in her sexual colourfulness and her full bodied sleekness. A delightful story of one of my favourite people, Dior.

  • The Miniaturist

  • By: Jessie Burton
  • Narrated by: Jessie Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed...On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always a surprise

  • By Deb on 14-11-2015

Full of Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2018

Such a fantastic story! I really liked this one, it was different and full of suspense. In the end we still didn’t know what was going to happen.
The house remains though, still lingering with mystery.

-Z

  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

  • The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
  • By: Meg Elison
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population - killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant - the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power - and the strong who possess it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Post-apocalyptic universe is terrifying

  • By Robin on 30-01-2017

An Unusual Story

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2018

Very Different. Heavy, explicit and at times frightening. But I liked it. It’s something I am not used to. I wouldn’t recommend rushing out and getting this book. But if you after a total change from the norm then give it a go.

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Light Thriller

  • By Anonymous User on 22-03-2018

A Light Thriller

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

I thought that this was an extremely well written book. The introduction and networking of the characters was executed concisely.
I enjoyed the first part of the story but I did feel that I predicted the ending too quickly for the story to play out. It could had a little more suspense, but that’s me. The ending is also good and I like that it doesn’t stop there.
Overall I highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apothecary's Daughter

  • By: Charlotte Betts
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student, her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her stepmother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop. A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets from her husband's past begin to unfold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Apothecary' Daughter

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-2017

Good

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

Reviewed: 13-01-2018

Only good. But I did like the time that this was set in a time of historical darkness and despair. But another i hate to say it but predictable love story. Yes it is a good easy read but nothing to write home about.

  • The Bear and the Nightingale

  • Winternight, Book 1
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

In a village at the edge of the wilderness of Northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, the father hides the gift away, and his daughter, Vasya, grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Princes Ransom

  • By Anonymous User on 25-11-2017

The Princes Ransom

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2017

Really cool story. A Russian Fairy Tale that unravels itself into a traditional Russian family.
It's captivating, but at the end I thought it took on a modern battle which...may have degraded the delacacy of this story. I felt as the reader I was always trying to understand my characters better but they always seemed to be in the dark mist and faraway. Probably because of the mystery behind the whole story.
Pretty cool though. It'd be a freaky movie. but loved the book. Full if Mystery and intrigue.
I would read it again.
-Z

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Zero Blessing

  • The Zero Enigma, Book 1
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Caitlyn Aguirre should have been a magician. Her family certainly expected her to be a magician. But by the time she reached her 12th birthday, Caitlyn hadn't even managed to cast a single spell! In desperation, her parents send her - and her magical sisters - to Jude's Sorcerous Academy, her last best chance to discover her powers. But as she struggles to survive her classes without a single spell to her name, Caitlyn starts to uncover an ancient mystery that may prove the key to her true powers....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • kid safe HP

  • By Anonymous User on 08-11-2017

kid safe HP

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2017

Great story for primary school children. I really liked the story line and the setting. It lacked descriptions in some areas. I felt that Christopher could have allowed me touch the ancient walls and feel the dust or smell a rancid potion. Instead I was always faraway from my characters. Still I will continue to read the series, which may end up being a part our reading list in the classroom.
-z

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

The Hypnotist's Love Story is about the mild craziness that lurks behind the facades we present to the world, especially when it comes to love. Ellen O'Farrell is an expert when it comes to human frailties. She's a hypnotherapist who helps her clients deal with everything from addictions to life-long phobias. So when she falls in love with a man who is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend she's more intrigued than frightened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story wonderfully read

  • By Amanda on 15-07-2015

Hypnotic.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2017

This story was told exceptionally well. I Love Lee's voice so luscious and crisp, and delicately produces her characters. The story was easy and did keep me hooked for a long time... This was because I felt that the plot twist was definitely around the corner. But it didn't come. Perhaps the biggest suprise was how insane someone seemed, but how sane they really were.
Z.R.H.S

  • The Tea Planter's Daughter

  • The India Tea Series, Book 1
  • By: Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his wife, while Clarissa's fragile sister, Olive, needs love and resourceful care. Beautiful and headstrong, Clarissa soon attracts the attention of young, brash Wesley Robson, a rival tea planter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-03-2018

A Good Story

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2017

I liked the story line but it didn't hold me captivated throughout. I have to admit I skipped along in some chapter's as I felt it rambled before the ending. Story could have been shortened and kept sharper keeping the same twists and turns but cutting out menial tasks or coversations of characters.
But overall a cute love story. I may still read the second book.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,262

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb story telling

  • By Alison on 10-11-2015

A master mind story. Metaphorically creative.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2017

This second book really Ers on the side of your everyday imagination similar to the first. But here kvothe is submerged in universal secrets. The 'magic' of the time seems simple and more appart of every day life. Almost like when you wish. It uses the elements to accomplish these wild mysterious powers. Kvothe I feel is finger tips away from so much, other situations keep him in this whirl wind away from his true path.
But what and where is his true path?
Highly recommend, if you love to dream and like fantasy books then this is for you. I feel that this book takes you to the corners of your mind and opens all the doors that were once closed. :)