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  • Normal People

  • By: Sally Rooney
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two complex people - will they, won’t they?

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-2019

Frustrating story that ended abruptly

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

Reviewed: 21-04-2019

Firstly Aoife McMahon is brilliant, I bought this book mainly because she was narrating. I didn’t hate the story, but I found it jumped back and forwards in time and I found it difficult to understand what was happening with the characters.
It had moments where I was engrossed and I felt like the story was really going somewhere and the Characters relationship was developing then it would head off in another direction. It ended weirdly.

  • The Last Chance Saloon

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Tara, Katherine, and Fintan, friends since adolescence, are full proof that eccentricity is the spice of life. Strikingly different, yet worryingly similar, they all moved from rural Ireland to London to "seize the day" - or something like that. Now in their early 30s, success, on the surface, has made little change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-02-2019

Doesn’t disappoint

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2018

As always Marian keeps you wanting more and more. You fall in love with the characters and wish there was a sequel to every book. Last Chance Saloon was a great read. Narrator was really good, some accents were a bit strange.

  • The Brightest Star in the Sky

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives... One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Cassie on 08-10-2014

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2018

After the last Marian Keyes I read which was so bad I couldn’t finish it, this story was captivating from the very start. Loved the story, loved the narrator fell in love with the characters.

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