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Denise Mewett

Berrara, NSW Australia
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  • Help Around the House

  • By: Morris Gleitzman
  • Narrated by: Morris Gleitzman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The funny and moving story of a boy and his friends never losing heart in a sometimes heartless world. Ludo helps other people. It’s how he was brought up. When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place. But he soon discovers it’s not the homeless of the national capital who most need his help - it’s the rich and powerful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Help Around the House

  • By Denise Mewett on 16-10-2018

Help Around the House

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

Reviewed: 16-10-2018

What a brilliant book! It has so much insight into politicians.....it should definitely be a mandatory book for everyone who enters politics. It was thoroughly enjoyed by our 8 and 10 year old Canberrans and their grandfather insisted on listening to the end after they’d gone to sleep. I took great delight in stopping at cliffhangar end of chapters so they then requested to go to bed early so they could listen to more!!! Now what will we download next?

  • Finding Libbie

  • By: Deanna Lynn Sletten
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In the summer of 1968, Jack and Libbie fall in love under the spell of their small town, untouched by the chaos of the late sixties. Though Libbie's well-to-do parents disapprove of Jack's humble family and his aspiration to become a mechanic, she marries Jack a year after they graduate high school. But soon their happiness crumbles as Libbie's mental state unravels and she is drawn to alcohol and drugs. Despite his efforts to help her, Jack loses the woman he loves and is forced to move on with his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make this a movie

  • By Kimperry on 23-08-2018

Finding Libbie

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2018

What a beautiful love story. Young love sweetly narrated but then life in the 70s takes its toll. This must be a realistic experience for many women of that era. A timely reminder why the stigma attched to mental health must be eradicated.

  • In the Clearing

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 3
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime. So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clearing

  • By Denise Mewett on 30-03-2018

The Clearing

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2018

An enthralling cold case that is a bit close to home for Tracy. As it brings back memories of her sister’s case will it be too much for her? An interesting and engaging story with a lot of side stories the teader is slowly brought to an exciting conclusion. As to Tracy’s romance with Dan....we definitely need to know more.

  • The Other Son

  • By: Nick Alexander
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Alice has been lying to herself for years, holding fast to the belief that the needs of her family far outweigh her own. But her outwardly successful marriage hides dark secrets, and for much of her life the children were the only reason she stuck around. These days, though her successful banker son lives nearby, his young wife seems to do everything she can to keep Alice at bay. As for Alice's other son, he has always been something of a stranger and has been traveling for so long that Alice isn't even sure what continent he is on anymore.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Made Me Mad

  • By Kindle Customer on 30-10-2018

The Other Son

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2018

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from this book but I thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s a family story. A family which on the surface have an ideal life but under the veneer of respectability a dark secret is hidden. This secret affects the two sons in very different ways. When boredom and dissatisfaction meet the secret head-on something has to give. I loved the ending which is deeply satisfying but won’t spoil it for you. Definitely one of my favourite books so far!

  • The Magpies

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly, too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dull, Dull, mind shatteringly dull.

  • By Lauren on 02-04-2015

The Magpies

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2018

What a disturbing story!
A delightful couple move into a flat together. Their dream home, or is it? It gradually becomes clear it’s their worst nightmare. A gripping read with a surprising and totally believable ending.

  • Gray Vengeance

  • Tom Gray, Book 5
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Da Sunan Annabi has a ruthless new leader whose aim is to train British nationals to bring England to its knees. As their plans unfold with deadly precision and Britain is crippled by a series of attacks, the government is forced to deploy its new secret weapon: a surveillance network that can spy on nearly every human being on earth. It is nearly foolproof - but is it ethical? And does that even matter now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gray Vengeance

  • By Denise Mewett on 01-02-2018

Gray Vengeance

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2018

Another thrilling episode of this McDermott series. Plenty of travel, action and surprises. Definitely hard to put down. You may look twice at your mobile phone after reading this. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Gray Retribution

  • Tom Gray, Book 4
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

As he recuperates, Gray learns that a team of friends is facing grave danger on a mission in a tiny war-torn African nation, where an evil warlord is kidnapping boy soldiers to do his work in his bid for supremacy. Gray sets off on a rescue mission, but with his attention now divided between two continents, events are spiraling out of control, and Gray must fight to save all that is dear to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gray Retribution

  • By Denise Mewett on 25-01-2018

Gray Retribution

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2018

Another great instalment of the Gray adventures. The character of Gray is more developed in this book but his uncompromising attitude and need for justice is unchanged. Another can’t put it down adventure with gritty realism and cold hard facts.

  • Vanished

  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

When an 11-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vanished

  • By Denise Mewett on 18-01-2018

Vanished

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

Reviewed: 18-01-2018

Gripping storyline with interesting characters and fascinating family dynamics. Plenty of twists and turns in the plot ensure you just want to keep listening so probably not good if you have to work the nexr day. Great insight intp hostage negotiations was a bonus too.

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  • Gray Justice

  • Tom Gray, Book 1
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

When ex-soldier Tom Gray loses his wife and child to a career criminal, it seems life can’t get much worse. But when the killer is let off with time served on remand, Gray knows there is something fundamentally wrong with the justice system. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gray Justice

  • By Denise Mewett on 16-01-2018

Gray Justice

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2018

What an interesting plot!
What would you do if you had the skill and resources to avenge a loved ones’s death? Brilliantly crafted tale with strng believable characters. Lots of intrigue, plot twists and a very surprising ending! It also makes you think deeply about your own belief in justice. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • 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 3,409
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131

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

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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

Reviewed: 17-12-2017

What an excellent story! Great characterisation without sentimentality. A disturbing plot which sheds light somewhat on the often hidden side of crime. Highly recommended.