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  • The Hoarder

  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her. With only her landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility and the strange activities of the house itself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long

  • By Amanda on 11-04-2018

Long

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

Well I was happy to get to the end. I didn’t enjoy it because it wasn’t the best thing I have ever listened too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

Brilliantly written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2018

Wow!! When is book two out? Make sure Aoife McMahon narrates it.
The story was fast passed and exciting there wasn’t enough hours in my day to listen to it. You must listen to this book BRILLIANT!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but awful narration

  • By MandyM on 09-07-2017

OMG kill me now

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

This book was so slow. At the start it was promising but quickly became the book you had to finish because you paid for it.
When the end came it was a relief thank god it was over.

  • With Our Blessing

  • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jo Spain
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

It's 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. In 2010, the body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amanda on 08-02-2018

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2018

Loved this book.
Couldn’t put it down.
Love Aofie McMohon and the way she narrates.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • If You Were Me

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

From Sheila O'Flanagan, the number-one best-selling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unpauseable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love.... Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling forever. Can you?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Teenage angst never really leaves us...

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

A little predictable

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2018

A little predictable but enjoyable all the same.
Love the narrator Aofia McMahon her voice is mesmerising

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

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

I laughed and cried

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

I loved this book, it made me laugh so hard and I also cried, it made me evaluate my own thoughts, I loved it.
Beautifully written and read.

  • Love at First Flight

  • By: Tess Woods
  • Narrated by: Wendy Bos, David Tredinnick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Mel is living the dream. She's a successful GP, married to a charming anesthetist, and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, her picture-perfect life unravels. Seated on the plane, she meets Matt, and for the first time ever she falls turbulently in love. What begins as a flirty conversation quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair, with consequences that Mel and Matt seem incapable of facing. As the fallout hits friends and family, Mel's dream romance turns into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t stop listening

  • By Amanda on 04-12-2017

Couldn’t stop listening

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

Reviewed: 04-12-2017

Loved this book.
I cried, I laughed, it made me appreciate my husband and love my kids even more.
Great story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mischling

  • By: Affinity Konar
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

It's 1944 when twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood. As part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele's Zoo, the girls experience privileges and horrors unknown to others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking

  • By Amanda on 18-10-2017

Heart breaking

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2017

Such a terrible story, one that should never have to be told. But it happened and should never be forgotten.
Beautifully read and heartfelt. Great book

  • Together

  • By: Julie Cohen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart. Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing - but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives. But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising twist

  • By Amanda on 21-09-2017

Surprising twist

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2017

What a find. Loved this book, it made me laugh and cry.
Best book I have indulged in for a while.

  • Did You See Melody?

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Willow Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and heads for a five-star spa resort. All she wants is space and time to think, far from everyone she knows. Instead she gets a shock in the middle of the night when she is given the key to a room that's already occupied - apparently by a father and daughter, who are equally shocked to be woken by a stranger. Back at reception, Cara gets an apology and the key to a new room, and she imagines the drama is over....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beware the Narrator

  • By afrosheep on 31-08-2017

The Narrator OMG

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2017

Sorry but my 6 year old can do a better less annoying American accent.
I really wanted to return the book but felt I couldn't as I had to warn others.
The story was the only thing that kept me listing.
My ears have been assaulted in the worst kind of way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful