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Mrs. P. Carroll

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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book i've read in a long time!

  • By Anne on 11-01-2015

Same old, same old!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-2017

I could not get in to this book at all. Definightly not my cup of tea.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 3,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226

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

I loved this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-2017

I have never bene one to read
a book a second time, but i know that I shall be reading this one again and again. I laughed and cried for Eleanor and marvelled at how strong she became with the help of a wonderful caring friend . The narrator was Great Made one feel that they were inside the appartment, workplace, pub feeling Eleanor s pain, indignation ,embarrasment and finally love.

  • The Whole Truth

  • Shaw and Katie James, Book 1
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Nicolas Creel, a super-rich arms dealer, decides that the best way to boost his business is to start a new cold war - and he won't let anything or anyone get in his way. As international tensions rise and the superpowers line up against each other, the lives of three very different people will never be the same again. As intelligence agent Shaw, academic Anna Fischer and ambitious journalist Katie James are all drawn into Creel's games, can anything stop the world from spiralling out of control?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Simon on 05-05-2018

Same old, same old!!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

I have liked Baldacci, but sick of him now. Need a change of genre. His stories have too much of a sameness to them for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Column of Fire

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful immersion in history.

  • By Lauren Nelson on 11-10-2017

Historical at its best.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

Loved this book, infact the whole series. Will someone please recommend a similar series. Please Mr. Follett, more like this.

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Light Hearted Romp

  • By Anna Spencer on 11-10-2017

Hearing aids dont always help!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

I liked this book but even though the narrattor was excellent, i did lose a lot with the accent. Hence Only 4 stars.

  • The Thirst

  • Harry Hole, Book 11
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nesbo Hole Classic

  • By Angela on 16-05-2017

The thirst

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-2017

I have always enjoyed Harry Hole, but this was possibly the worst of all his books. Boring ,long winded,never getting to the point. The reader did nothing to help either. I actually got to chapter 15 before I just had to give in. Maybe I should have read the one previous to this,maybe I was missing some thing.

  • A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald

  • By: Natasha Lester
  • Narrated by: Kelly Burke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

It's 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines - and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so for Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on her family: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written. Absorbing. Great narration

  • By bec on 16-05-2016

A kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-2016

Didn't like this book much . It was so predictable and so unlikely. No woman could be THAT good and saintly. More of a mushy love story than anything else Not my type of read.

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story let down by average narration.

  • By Greg McMahon on 01-12-2016

Jack Teacher getting mundane.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2016

Possibly the worst Jack Reacher book I have ever TRIED to read. I really think Lee Childs is running out of plots to come up with. Same old same old, with the scene of Jack cleaning up 6 or 8 guys single handedly, the odd bit of sex thrown in etc. etc. Couldn't be bothered with this book, and will not read him again