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  • The Lost Man

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cam. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Congratulations

  • By Anonymous User on 03-11-2018

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

I did really enjoy this story. I love the narrator's tone of voice but he does often sound annoyed. Good 'read'

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

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

Great 'read'

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I really enjoyed this book. Narrator was great however the attempted Aussie accent did make me smile. A bit more Kiwi than anything else. The story was intriguing and I couldn't stop listening.

  • The Choke

  • By: Sofie Laguna
  • Narrated by: Danielle Baynes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Abandoned by her mother as a toddler, only occasionally visited by her volatile father and raised solely by her tormented Pop, Justine finds sanctuary in The Choke, a place where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal, and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She must make sense of it on her own - and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Neither story nor narrator were great

  • By Erica Wodzak on 23-03-2018

great 'read'

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

Reviewed: 02-06-2018

I really liked the story. My only niggle was the singing throughout. That was annoying.

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 218

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening and Sorrowful

  • By Jakki on 28-12-2018

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 01-04-2018

This was such a beautifully written book. So emotional. I cried a lot and enjoyed it so much.

  • Force of Nature

  • Aaron Falk Series, Book 2
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 673

Five women reluctantly leave the city for a challenging hike across the rugged Giralang Ranges as part of a corporate retreat. Only four come out the other side. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't quite live up to The Dry

  • By sarah on 16-10-2017

Didn't like narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2018

The narrator read too quickly and in one tone. I sometimes found it difficult to distingush between different characters. I tried to persevere but after a couple of hours of listening I just couldn't go any further

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  • The Woolgrower's Companion

  • By: Joy Rhoades
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The gripping story of one woman's fight against all odds, and a sweeping tribute to Australia's landscape and its peoples. Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on Amiens, her family's sprawling sheep station in northern New South Wales. The horrors of war have for the most part left her untouched. But with her father succumbing to wounds he's borne since the Great War, the management of the farm is increasingly falling on Kate's shoulders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book, then it ended ... abruptly!

  • By Donna on 11-02-2018

I loved this book, then it ended ... abruptly!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2018

The ending was so abrupt. Is there a sequel? I hope so because I was so disappointed that I didn't know what became of any of the characters. (sad face)

  • 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 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

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

It was lacking something

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

Reviewed: 02-07-2017

I couldn't finish this. I felt that the author missed something. She went from hearing a splash in the water to immediately concluding there had been a murder. That was odd. Where was the build up of suspician or evidence. Really disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful