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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,062

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As you’d expect

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

Moving, inspiring and beautiful.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-2019

I found myself relating to, and being encouraged and inspired by so much. This is an incredible book, and I was deeply moved by its authenticity and earnestness. Turns out, it is possible to love and respect the Obamas more than I already did. I highly recommend this book. ❤

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent . started it again as soon as i finished

  • By Tracey on 16-10-2017

Another wonderfully moving book by Brené Brown ❤

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-11-2018

Loved it. Every word spoke to my heart and soul. Thank you for your work!

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmm - not convinced.

  • By Katie on 29-07-2016

Starts very slow, and then becomes riveting 😊

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-06-2017

The beginning was quite slow, with seemingly unconnected threads. The story then suddenly picked up and becomes engaging and fast-paced. Absolutely enjoyed it.

  • The Green Mile

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers such as "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". Guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Cath on 19-02-2019

I absolutely 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: 26-10-2016

Undoubtedly one of Stephen King's best novels. I enjoyed the twists and turns the story took, although I saw the Mr. Jingles bit at the end coming from the time Brad caught him with toast in his hand.

  • Orange Is the New Black

  • My Time in a Women's Prison
  • By: Piper Kerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good

  • By toni on 16-03-2015

Excellent performance!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-2016

Especially with Piper and Pop's voices, it sounded exactly like their TV show counterparts 😊

  • Doctor Sleep

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Stephen King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special 12-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Raymond on 12-01-2015

I couldn't stop listening. Very suspenseful! 😊

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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: 13-08-2016

As with most of Stephen King's work, it wasn't just a story - I was taken on a journey, living as Dan Torrence or Abra Stone. Loved it.

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