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  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

  • By: Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Narrated by: Weruche Opia
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her 'missing' boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable on a number levels

  • By Hannah, Australia on 25-01-2019

Page turner

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2019

I loved the narrator, her lovely variety of voices, capturing characters well. Short chapters work well. Great sisterly bond and loyalty. I was sad when it ended

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish. Unnecessarily Long.

  • By Amanda on 25-09-2015

tedious male gaze at women's sexuality

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

tediously long, tedious male gaze at women's sexuality. I had to stop quarter way through. Even the woman's voice was not powerful. Very disappointing as I have loved his other novels

  • 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 3,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

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

heartfelt characters

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

Reviewed: 25-12-2018

lively interesting narration. Beautiful interesting characters with an optimistic storyline. Easy and enjoyable to listen to.

  • Dark Emu

  • Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
  • By: Bruce Pascoe
  • Narrated by: Bruce Pascoe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 465

Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia's past is required.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • paradigm shifting

  • By Alistair on 29-03-2017

everyone needs to read this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2018

I am so shocked that I had no idea about Aboriginal farming or engineering. The deliberate retelling by white invaders has been so profoundly damaging to Aboriginal people and the land. I will be spreading the word.

  • When They Call You a Terrorist

  • A Black Lives Matter Memoir
  • By: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Patrisse Khan-Cullors
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three women - Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors - came together to form an active response to the systemic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans. They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone needs to read this

  • By Anonymous User on 20-09-2018

everyone needs to read this

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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: 20-09-2018

she writes with passion and honesty about the brutality black people in America face throughout their lives. And about the love, hope and power of collective, grass roots organising and support for change. She is an amazing woman. Truly inspirational

  • Tomboy Survival Guide

  • By: Ivan Coyote
  • Narrated by: Ivan Coyote
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Ivan Coyote is a celebrated storyteller and the author of 10 previous books, including Gender Failure (with Rae Spoon) and One in Every Crowd, a collection for LGBT youth. Tomboy Survival Guide is a funny and moving memoir told in stories, in which Ivan recounts the pleasures and difficulties of growing up a tomboy in Canada's Yukon, and how they learned to embrace their tomboy past while carving out a space for those of us who don't fit neatly into boxes or identities or labels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so much heart

  • By Anonymous User on 08-05-2018

so much heart

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

loved every second. I laughed, cried, felt touched deep inside my queer self. Totally beautiful.

  • The Bricks That Built the Houses

  • By: Kate Tempest
  • Narrated by: Kate Tempest
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest's electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multigenerational tale of drugs, desire and belonging. It gets into your bones. You don't even realise it until you're driving through it, watching all the things you've always known and leaving them behind. Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving town in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • captivating

  • By Anonymous User on 02-05-2018

captivating

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

Reviewed: 02-05-2018

Kate perfectly captures people, motivations, emotions, mood, London. She kept me enthralled, sad to finish

  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Lindal Brown on 06-08-2016

captures English life so beautifully

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2017

loved the array of characters, their flaws and beauty and the delve into the class structure.