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  • 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 3,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,399

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

A story I wasn't expecting

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2019

Wow, where do I start. A friend told me to listen to this book, but she couldn't explain why. She said she needed me to read it so we could discuss it.

So I bought it straight away. When I first started listening to the quirky though process of Eleanor, I laughed, I thought she was a bit (ok a lot) wacky, but she grows on you and you want to hear more.

Eleanor lives week by week, with the same routine and she doesn't like change. With change, comes new experiences and Eleanor wants to become someone she's not.

This is a story about one woman's perception on the world growing up in a challenging family environment and how it shaped her to become this quirky, eccentric young woman. How people's kind heartedness and support encourages her to ask for help.

I loved this book. It was totally not what I expected when I first started reading it.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pacey and enjoyable

  • By Lyn on 26-09-2018

Too much jumping between past, present and more

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

I really enjoyed the storyline, but this book took me way too long to finish. I kept having to re-listen to chapters to understand what was going on. The story jumps too much between the 1800's, 1920's, 1960's and present day. I loved the gist of the story, the art, history and intrigue. But listening to it was a real struggle, which is such a shame because it was a great story.

  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

August 30, 1975: the day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with 15-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert’s most gifted protégé - throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new best seller soon merge into one.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • so annoying I had trouble staying with it

  • By kamalesh on 25-04-2019

An amazing story that left you guessing.

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2018

Wow, what can I say that will do this book justice. It's an amazing storyline with all many twists, turns and plots that it grips you by the heart and won't let you go.

Harry Quebert, 35yrs old and a famous writer, falls in love with a beautiful blond 15yr old girl, No la Kellergan. Their friendship and fondness for each other must be kept a secret from their small seaside town community, Summerset.

On 30th August, Nola and Harry plan to meet at the Seaside Motel and run away together, to live happily ever after. But Nola never makes it to meet Harry. That same afternoon, she is seen running through the forest followed by a man. She runs into an old lady's house covered in blood all o er her face and covered in scratches. But the old lady is shot dead and Nola disappears forever, that is until her body is found in Harry's back yard 35yrs later.

This story is an account of everyone in Summerset, who knew Nola and how Marcus Goldberg sets out to clear Harry from being accused of her murder.

  • Working Class Boy

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Australian legend Jimmy Barnes' unforgettable childhood memoir. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliché that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw & honest autobiography

  • By M. O'Brien on 27-09-2017

An insight to a hard childhood

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

Wow, I had no idea of the struggles in Jimmy's life growing up. His determination to change the course of his future to get him where he is today is truly inspiring. Thank you Jimmy Barnes for allowing your fans to read/listen to your childhood challenges.

  • Close to Home

  • DI Fawley, Book 1
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Emma Cunniffe, Lee Ingleby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No-one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of 10, it's someone close to the victim. When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned. Someone knows where Daisy is. And her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-2018

A twist at every turn.

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2018

When little Daisy Mason goes missing, the race is on to find her. But as Police uncover secrets about the Mother and Father, the plot to Daisy's disappearance thickens.

What a fantastic read. I couldn't put this book down. It had me guessing at every chapter. I could cread it again and still find more clues.

I can't wait for book 2.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,493

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 strength this story gives to life.

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

Reviewed: 14-04-2018

I had this book saved in my wish-list for months before I felt ready to hear this true story. We all know what the German's did and some of us have been to Auschwitz & Birkenau. This story is a true account of 1 man's struggle to stay alive and the hope he clings to, that one day he will be free and be able to marry the 1 woman he loves soo dearly, whom he met in the same concentration camp. I couldn't put this book down and honestly say it was one of the best books I've listened to. Thank you Heather for bringing this story to life. It's truly touching.

  • All the Breaking Waves

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made. Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment - something Molly never had.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I struggled to finish it

  • By Nicole Tucker on 05-04-2018

I struggled to finish it

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2018

I rarely struggle to finish a book, but this one was though. I found Molly very negative and stubborn and this seemed to resonate throughout the while story until the very end. But I love the author and her descriptive content. But I didn't enjoy this book, like I have her other books.

  • The Girl Who Lied

  • The 2016 Best-Selling Psychological Drama
  • By: Sue Fortin
  • Narrated by: Amy De Bhrún
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The truth hurts.... Erin and Roisin were friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now Roisin has discovered a secret - one Erin has kept for over a decade - and she's determined to make Erin pay for her lies. Erin wants nothing to do with Roisin. She has a new life in London and no intention of going back home. Yet when her father is mysteriously and critically injured, Erin has no choice but to return and face Roisin - and her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't put this book down.

  • By Nicole Tucker on 19-03-2018

I couldn't put this book down.

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2018

Wow, what an amazing story. I love, love, loved it.
Amy's narration of this story made me feel like I was in Ireland. She really helped create the scene in one's mind and wish we were there. I enjoyed listening to Jo and Kerry's banter and it made me laugh many times. I was excited to hear about Erin and Kerry and how their relationship blossomed.
This story highlighted what family is all about and the lengths family will go to, to protect eachother.
I'm sad the book is finished. It was a fantastic journey through the life of a family's secret (many secrets) and the consequences that lead them to unravel.
Thank you Sue for a fabulous story.

  • Still Me

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

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

And the story continues...

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2018

I loved listening to the continuing story of Miss Louisa Clarke's life and her new life in crazy New York. This time in her life was like no other and she struggles with her long-distance relationship with Sam the paramedic. Her year in NYC is filled with emotion, turmoil, heartache and love. Such a great story and I can't wait to hear what happens next.

  • The Lost Child

  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim's daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family.... Two days later, as a nearby house is set on fire, and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie's father before he took his own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best crime series in a long time.

  • By Peter Hawkins on 09-11-2017

Can this story get any more twisted?

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2018

Wow! Another fantastic tale by Patricia Gibney.

Lottie Parker finds herself and her team investigating the murder of an old lady and the disappearance of the lady's daughter. But, more murders keep happening Lottie must work out how they are all connected, why is it happening and what / who is behind this nightmare. What she uncovers in the end will shock her to the core and send her world upside-down.