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  • Working Class Boy

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 699

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

interesting

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2017

i grew up listening to cold chisel. there are so many things here that i never knew about jimmy barnes.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mermaid

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Laurie Veldheer
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old. Today, she's married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanish - echoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses there's something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what a waste

  • By Vicky Kendall on 06-11-2017

what a waste

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

so disappointed in this VERY short story. i thought i was buying a novel but apparently not

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 625

"My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. I'm in a coma. My husband doesn't love me anymore. Sometimes I lie." Unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling, you won't be able to put this new thriller down. Set to be the most talked about book in 2017, it's perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train and The Widow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had me hooked

  • By Anonymous User on 18-07-2017

mystery

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-2017

i finished this book still wondering about a lot of things. no real ending though

  • The Accident

  • By: S.D. Monaghan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Tara has it all. Married and about to move into her dream home, she can't explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down. David would do anything for Tara. So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him. Ryan isn't prepared for the punch David throws at him. Stumbling, he slips over the balcony and falls three stories to the patio below. In one split second a man will be killed. In one split second David and Tara's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the accident

  • By Vicky Kendall on 04-10-2017

the accident

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2017

i love a mystery where it keeps you guessing right to the end. unfortunately it didnt happen with this book. great narrator

  • Nineteen Minutes

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show - destroying the closest of friendships and families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Wendy Berry on 12-11-2017

ok

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2017

this book is ok if you like court cases etc. but it does make you think about the affects of bullying

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sundown

  • By Beverly on 02-08-2017

loved this <br />

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

Reviewed: 29-08-2017

a very good story that i just couldn't stop listening to . will be hard to follow

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and consistent

  • By Anonymous User on 02-08-2017

complete surprise

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

Reviewed: 21-08-2017

this wasn't what i thought i was buying. but i really found this book very interesting. well done

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If not for James Franco...

  • By Justine on 12-07-2017

the best

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2017

the best audio book i have listened to. it will be a hard act to follow

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Orphan X, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Went on and on but finished well

  • By Mark on 04-05-2017

great story

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

Reviewed: 26-03-2017

very interesting story. kept me riveted. a sad but at the same time happy story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good People

  • By: Hannah Kent
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

Inspired by a true story. In 1825, in a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk River of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy, a widow, has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year and is now burdened with the care of her grandson, Michael. The boy cannot walk or speak, and Nora has kept him hidden from neighbours, who might see in his deformity evidence of supernatural interference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fairy story for grown-ups!

  • By onethousandyears on 27-10-2016

lovely reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-2017

I enjoyed listening to the voice. very well read. story longer than i expected