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  • Holding the Man

  • By: Timothy Conigrave
  • Narrated by: Stephen Phillips
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The mid-'70s: at an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and ultimately death. With honesty and insight, Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive for HIV. This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving - a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional, echoing with my own life

  • By Roy on 22-02-2019

Holding the Man

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2019

I had watched the movie and didn't know that it was a book, whenever I find this out I always read the book because they are usually better than the movie. I really enjoyed this book, it was very sad in parts but a beautiful love story!!

  • Back, After the Break

  • By: Osher Günsberg
  • Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 307

Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny, and heart-wrenching memoir about life, love, and living with mental illness. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Footnote, blah blah blah. Back to the book

  • By Steff on 26-11-2018

Back, After the Break

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2019

This was a great read! I have been watching Osher on TV for years now. It was lovely to hear him narrate this own story, you get a couple of hidden gems in the Audible version when his wife corrects him on some of the content of the book :)
Well worth reading.

  • The Rosie Result

  • Don Tillman, Book 3
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 245

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. Don’s spent a lifetime trying to fit in - so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs? The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about his own identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • World's Best Book!!

  • By Anonymous User on 15-02-2019

The Rosie Result

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2019

This was a great end to the series! I thoroughly enjoyed the other two books and it was a nice surprise when I saw he had written another. Loved it!

  • Don't You Forget About Me

  • By: Mhairi McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Madeline Gould
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

You always remember your first love. Don't you? It began with four words. "I love your laugh." But that was 12 years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (TripAdvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (Georgina's best friends) in bed with someone else. So when her new boss, Lucas McCarthy, turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something. The only problem? He doesn't seem to remember Georgina at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really lovely story

  • By Shell Brown on 04-05-2019

Don't You Forget About Me

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2019

This was such an easy listen! I really enjoyed the story line! Parts of it were a little predictable but it was such a good read.

  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By Aimee on 23-04-2019

The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have read all of Milly Johnson's books and the last couple I was a little disappointed with them. This book was one of my favorites and had it finished far too fast!!

  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

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

Boy Swallows Universe

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2019

I picked this book based on a review I read. I didn't know anything about the story or the author when I started it and I was hooked straight away. The story was wonderful and I couldn't stop listening to it! I was sad when it finished because I had enjoyed it so much!
It is the best book I have read in ages.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 855

Could 10 days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out.... The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By srouch on 30-09-2018

Nine Perfect Strangers

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2018

I had to speed up the vocals because it was painful otherwise. I don't know why it was like that because I have listened to Caroline Lee heaps of times before.
Overall I really enjoyed the story! It wasn't my favorite of hers but I still enjoyed it

  • 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 3,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515

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

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2018

Wow this has to be the best book I have read this year! It was a great pace, the characters were so well written and had so much personality! I was sad when I finished the book, which I always think is a sign of a great book! I have recommended this to everyone I know that loves to read

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,627
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,627

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2018

I picked this book for a book club I am part of and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I see that is being turned into a TV drama series that is due to come out 2020. I can't wait to watch it and see Lali and Gitta again :)

  • Still Me

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Lou Clark knows too many things.... She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend, Sam, in London. She knows her employer is a good man, and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to meet someone who's going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it'll hurt. Lou won't know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By simone o'carroll on 08-02-2018

Still Me

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

Reviewed: 21-02-2018

Loved it! I was so excited when I heard there was a 3rd book and I wasn't disappointed!
It was great getting to listen to Lou again.