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  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By Dale on 07-01-2015

Blast From The Past

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

I read this years ago when it was released as a paperback. So i thought let's see how this goes as an audible book. Given the length I thought it may drag on a bit. How wrong was I? Finished it in two weeks, and found it thoroughly enjoyable. The story-line was still easy to follow, and the characters were vivid. The additional material did not detract from the story, and i think Mr King's concern that it may seem self-indulgent was unfounded. Overall happy that I revisited The Stand, and now looking forward to Stephen King's next offering.

  • Dirt Music

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Suzi Dougherty
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Georgie Jutland is a mess. At 40, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognizes herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • liked it

  • By Melissa on 26-09-2016

Class wars

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

Enjoyed the start and the middle, but the ending was somewhat inconclusive. However it made driving up and down the Hume Freeway ad nauseum more bearable.

  • Eyrie

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside. Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim high-rise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired, hurt, and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring. But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting.

  • By Kathryn on 29-03-2017

Misery........

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

The poor guy in this really has a fairly miserable trot. Things dont really seem to get better for him. Probably not a feel-good story.

  • The Shepherd's Hut

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody ripper!

  • By Jan on 02-04-2018

Would make a good Australian movie.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

The story line is very good, with the characters being realistic. A tumultuous conclusion makes it a complete read.

  • Flight or Fright

  • By: Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Michael Lewis, and others
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Bev Vincent
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Fasten your seat belts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand-new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up up and away

  • By David on 12-10-2018

Up up and away

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

An interesting collection of aviation related stories, with a few stand-outs. Generally stories are interesting and well-read.

  • The Riders

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Stanley McGeagh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

Fred Scully waits at the arrival gate of an international airport, anxious to see his wife and seven-year-old daughter. After two years in Europe they are finally settling down. He sees a new life before them, a stable outlook, a cottage in the Irish countryside that he's renovated by hand. He's waited, sweated on this reunion. He does not like to be alone - he's that kind of man. The flight lands, the glass doors hiss open, and Scully's life begins to go down in flames.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A heart in the mouth tale

  • By Aaron on 01-07-2017

Prepare for the ride.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

This is a good read although fairly grim in parts. The story line is very good, with a few twists.

  • Breath

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Troy Planet
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and now a major film. When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than his colleague, better than the kid's parents, what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. A relentlessly gripping and deeply moving novel about the damage you do to yourself when you're young and think you're immortal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible story

  • By Anonymous User on 11-05-2018

Jury is out

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

Not really sure if I enjoyed this. The story sort of meandered to an uncertain end.

  • Monash

  • The Outsider Who Won a War
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 98

Australian General Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German High Commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendancy after four years of unprecedented human slaughter, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War.But Australia's greatest military commander fought as many battles with those on his side as he did with his enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed and inspiring

  • By Paul Davies on 05-07-2017

Sir John

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2018

Didn't quite know what to expect and the length was a little daunting. I though this could take weeks and weeks. It took a fortnight. The history is fascinating, and gives an excellent insight to the life of a great man. His contribution to Australia is nothing short of remarkable.

It is very well read, and maintains your interest throughout.

If you have an interest in Australian history it is a must.

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  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • West Cork

  • By Anonymous User on 15-03-2018

Interesting true crime.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2018

If you like true crime it is worth the time taken to follow this one.

  • Into the Water

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 599

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, read by Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge and Laura Aikman. The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times Number One best seller and global phenomenon. In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't wait to finish this dragging disjointed story

  • By Jane S on 11-05-2017

Wicked twist

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2018

The way these books jump around makes the story a little more complicated to follow. You need to concentrate on the story line closely. If you do that it is a good story. And the twist at the end is a ripper.