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  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 391

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish but well written/read

  • By Carron on 11-08-2018

Laugh out loud funny, shocking, sad and an eye opener

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2019

This book has it all. Laughs, shocks, sadness and a heap of vaginas. ; ) It’s an eye opening insight into the reality faced by junior doctors in the UK. Great listen. Highly recommend!

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW..... Just WOW

  • By Anonymous User on 16-11-2018

Highly recommend “The Good Daughter”

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2019

Really, really good novel. First of Karin Slaughter’s books I have read. I will definitely be reading or listening to another. Engaging characters with an attention holding story line. 5 stars!!!

  • A Simple Favour

  • By: Darcey Bell
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108

When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school, she happily says yes. Their children are classmates and best friends. And five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. As a widow and stay-at-home blogger mum living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a glamorous and successful PR executive. The trouble is that Emily doesn't come back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful. Waste of a credit.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-2018

Needed a little more ooomph

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2019

I enjoyed the book due to the performances of the readers. The storyline did also hold my interest but I did find it a little lacking in the second half.

  • 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 3,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503

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

Brilliant book.

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2018

Your next audiobook must be Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.

It’s brilliant, quirky, funny, dark, sad and packs quite a few shocks. 👍🏻 It is simply the best audiobook I’ve listened to and can’t wait for Gail Honeyman’s next novel.

I believe my enjoyment will of the novel was also due to the fabulous way in which Cathleen McCarron brought the characters to life with her narration.

Most definitely worthy of 5 stars for story and performance!!!