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Denise Mewett

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The Goodbye Party

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

Reviewed: 28-05-2020

Somehow nostalgic, probably the delivery, reminded me of a radio serial but nevertheless definitely worth listening to. Narrated by great Australian actors, this suspenseful drama kept me listening when I should have been doing other things!! Highly recommended.

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The Rules of Backyard Cricket

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

Reviewed: 15-02-2020

Not at all what I expected! No spoilers but a big surprise at the end. An insight into the back story of the world of cricket. Humble beginnings, extraordinary talent and hours of practice produced two outstanding cricketers who were also brothers. Very different lives, one a law-abiding, rule following, upstanding citizen and the other? Not so much. A well executed tale I just couldn’t stop listening too. Perfect narration because the voice totally fitted the character. I highly recommend this book.

The Wife and the Widow

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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: 07-02-2020

Downloaded this book after seeing it promoted in a Book Club in Gungahlin, Canberra. So many twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through the book. Believable characters that you can relate to and feel empathy for. Soothing narration that moves the story forward. Will definitely listen to this again!

The Department of Sensitive Crimes

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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: 02-11-2019

This looks like another wonderful series by Alexander McCall Smith. Some great characters of course and another setting with all the intriguing language we’ve come to expect from this author. I can’t wait for the next one. Great narration that was at the right pace and enough variation in voices to make all the characters appear to be in the room with you.

Bridget Jones Meets Love Actually

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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: 27-10-2019

What a lovely love story! A thoroughly nice girl who is a wonderful friend ignores the love of her life out of loyalty but love prevails after some roadbumps on the way. Loveable and believable haracters set in circumstances we can easily relate to. Very pleasing narration is a definite bonus too.

Paul; A Biography

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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: 30-06-2019

A very enlightening book that explains Paul’s impact on the early church and how relevant his guidance is today. One I will definitely be listening to again.

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No Cunning Plan

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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: 06-05-2019

What a wonderful life you’ve led Sir Tony Robinson! It was really interesting to hear how you embarked on your acting career and kept at it even with the many setbacks you encountered. I had no idea you were so involved politically and a little ironic that I finished the book this morning on my way to work and then heard that you had resigned from the Labour Party 3 days ago after 45 years!!! Your close encounters with Altzheimers was particularly moving and I will definitely be looking for the film about your mother’s experiences. I highly recommend this book as an informative, entertaining and brilliantly performed life story.

The Greenhouse

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

Reviewed: 17-04-2019

Very unusual narrative but believable characters. A coming of age story with insights into what defines a family and love. I was a little disappointed in the ending as I felt the story was cut short and would hope there’s a follow up novel to satisfy my curiosityy. Highly recommended for an indulgent weekend read and brilliant as an audiobook for a long journey.

Boy Swallows Universe

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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: 25-02-2019

A very unusual book with characters that are flawed, totally endearing and believable. Unlike anything I’ve read before so it’s difficult to categorize! A loveable character for the lead who has a trusting, accepting view of the world and what it comprises, he is fiercly loyal to his friends and dysfunctional family and somehow manages to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems to a satisfying conclusion. I highly recommend this book and am about to hear it again to pick up on some of the twists and turns I missed!

Help Around the House

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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: 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?

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