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  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Anne Bishop - narration sub par

  • By Mog van Golstein Brouwers on 21-12-2018

amazing

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

Reviewed: 24-06-2019

this story is fantastic. it hooks you in from the very start. the characters are well written and you feel like you actually know them.
the reading is so well done. different voices for different characters all with their own emotions.
loved it.

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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 416

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Mrs on 29-12-2018

predictable

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2019

The performance was ok. It's hard to picture a young girl though when it's read by someone with such a deep voice.
the story was very predictable you knew very early on what the ending was going to be.
Despite its shortcomings the book was a bit of light fun and still kept me entertained.

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  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Audio

  • By Helen Miller on 06-06-2018

interesting but predictable

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

Reviewed: 05-11-2018

the story was interesting and sucked me in. however I guessed who was guilty fairly early on.
the narrator was easy to listen to and spoke at a good pace.
if you're after a story that's easy to listen to and doesn't require too much thinking I'd recommend this one.

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  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

The past will always find you. A woman is found brutally murdered in a sordid Atlanta apartment. Her blood-soaked body bears a startling similarity to a woman found dead almost 40 years earlier. Soon Special Agent Will Trent finds himself returning to the home he grew up in - and a past that could hold the clue to the killings.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By Anonymous User on 22-10-2018

good book

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

couldn't stop listening. great story. well written. well read. would definitely recommend if you like thrillers.

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  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

The brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times best seller Everything I Never Told You. Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth committing to

  • By Anonymous User on 17-06-2018

ok

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2017

it tends to drag a little bit. the story isn't very relatable to everyday people. but it was still entertaining enough to keep listening.

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  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 452

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read!!!!

  • By Megs on 20-05-2016

Better than the first.

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

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

I really loved this book. The reading was a bit faster and easier to listen to. The story was more interesting as the characters explore their powers.
Can't wait for the next one.

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  • A Court of Thorns and Roses

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin - one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dark Version of Beauty and the Beast

  • By Tjalara on 20-10-2015

Exciting from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 19-06-2017

A court of thorns and roses takes you on an exciting adventure. The story is engaging and the characters are likable and entertaining.
I did have a couple of small issues with the narration. Jennifer Ikedas voice sometimes sounds a bit robotic which is a bit annoying and the speed is a little slow which thankfully can be rectified by changing the speed.
But overall I loved the book.

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  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Great first audio book

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2017

Big Little Lies was a great audio book to start my journey with.
Caroline Lees narration is extremely easy to listen to and she uses subtle differences in tone to change between characters. As you progress through the book you start to pick up on who is who before being told.
Liane Moriarty has also helped by writing an interesting story with Characters that engage the listener. The story keeps you hooked and wanting to find out what happens next.
The length of the story is about 15 hours which I got through really quickly as I was listening to it when I was travelling and also when at home. But if you are new to audio books I think it's a great length to start with to gauge how much you'll get through.