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Emmerson92

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  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 stars

  • By Anonymous User on 13-02-2018

Twist after twist

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2019

Amazing book!

Very clever and unpredictable

Much better than I expected, I can’t wait to read the rest from these authors!!

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  • The Dry

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311

A story of desperation, resolution and small-town prejudice played out against the blistering extremes of life on the land. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, a farmer turns his gun on his family and then himself. As questions mount and suspicion casts a long shadow over the parched town, specialist investigator Aaron Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him 20 years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good book.

  • By Lisa on 29-11-2016

Solid Australian read

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

Reviewed: 10-08-2019

Ending was slightly disappointing, but it’s a great story of Aus country towns, small worlds in which everyone knows everyone’s business

I can totally relate haha!

I hear it’s been made into a movie this year, can’t wait to watch!!

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  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to press stop!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-10-2018

A fantastic Listen!!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2019

Loved loved loved this book.
The Narrator was hilarious and engaging, which tool a little getting used to at first.

Beautiful storytelling, we all know an Eli Bell in our lives, and I loved seeing the world through his eyes.

Anyone in community services should definitely read this book, but really id recommend it to anyone!
5* !!

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  • After Ever Happy

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

It's never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they've faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin's impenetrable façade to the core - and then Tessa suffers a tragedy - will they stick together again, or be torn apart?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Non-remarkable

  • By Emmerson92 on 05-08-2019

Non-remarkable

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2019

predictable and idealistic. However addictive in a guilty pleasure sort of way.

I feel the ending was a bit rushed, and the timeline jumps around a bit...

however if you've read the whole series, you may as well read this book

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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

Such a beautiful story! *****

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2019

One of the most stunning stories,

if you loved The book thief/ tattooist of Auschwitz - this book is for you.

A haunting and beautiful story, loved all the characters. I cant wait for the Netflix series adaptation next week- i hope they do the story justice!!

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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Goldfinch a brilliant tale and beautifully narrated

  • By lorna on 30-07-2015

Beautiful *****

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2019

Such a complex and beautiful story,
easily the best book i've read this year!

Also the Narrator was great - very easy to listen to

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  • Before

  • After, Book 5
  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Jason Carpenter, Grace Grant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Book five of the After series - Anna Todd's Wattpad fanfiction that racked up one billion views online and captivated romance fans across the globe! As told by Hardin and other characters, Before will explore the hero's life before he met Tessa, reveal what happens after After, give you new insights on their turbulent romance - and revel in the awesome power of true love. #HESSA

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't want hessa to end!

  • By Anonymous User on 10-07-2019

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2019

Predictive and boring ending, also a bit idealistic and naive.
I felt like the timeline jumps a lot also.

However still addictive and easy to listen to.

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  • 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 708
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 642

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

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2019

I think I was expecting great things from the author of Girl on the train.
I felt there were way too many characters to keep track of, many of them minor and unnecessary sharing their POV
The book could have had a lot of potential, particularly worth the spooky past of the water, but the ending was pretty boring and disappointing

On the plus side the voice actors were very engaging, making it very easy to listen to

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  • After We Fell

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Olympia on 15-04-2019

Guilty pleasure

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

Reviewed: 22-07-2019

Nothing groundbreaking in this storyline,
A little repetitive sometimes, however it is somewhat addictive in a drama filled guilty pleasure kinda way.

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  • After

  • The After Series, Book 1
  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything after.... Life will never be the same. Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to. But he’s also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Ines on 01-08-2019

Guilty pleasure

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2019

Nothing groundbreaking, and quite predictable. However fun to have on in the background and a little addictive in a guilty pleasure kinda way