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Dreaming of Chanel

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  • Dark Places

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 388

Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gillian Flynn ran away with my brain again

  • By Larissa on 24-02-2015

A great read

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

Reviewed: 04-06-2015

Wow the twists and turns. Kept me guessing which is nice for a change. Brilliantly told. Lessons *Don't believe everything you hear and *everyone has a story.

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 794

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unmissable masterpiece

  • By Davide Gaido on 17-06-2015

Extremely interesting

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

Reviewed: 21-05-2015

The narration was very well performed. The story was more shocking than any movie on Natzi concentration camps that I have seen. What they went through and the methods that Viktor Frankl has come up with certainly relate to our lives even now. A very powerful book. Thank you for life's work.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,155

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, pretty good overall

  • By Rod Swift on 16-02-2015

Had me guessing right to the end.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-2015

Brilliantly written story. Loved every minute of it, three people telling the story was genius. A great who done it.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Here's the Story

  • Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
  • By: Maureen McCormick
  • Narrated by: Maureen McCormick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Marcia Brady, eldest daughter on television's The Brady Bunch, had it all. But what viewers didn't know about the always sunny, perfect Marcia was that offscreen, her real-life counterpart, Maureen McCormick was living a very different - and not so wonderful - life. Maureen tells the shocking and inspirational true story of the beloved teen and the woman she became.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And what a story.

  • By Dreaming of Chanel on 04-05-2015

And what a story.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-2015

Beautifully read. So much feeling at times I wanted to cry. Sad and inspiring. You never know ones journey. Thanks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Place Called Winter

  • By: Patrick Gale
  • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

From the author of the best-selling Notes from an Exhibition comes an irresistible, searching, and poignant historical novel of love, relationships, secrets and escape. To find yourself, sometimes you must lose everything. A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By Belinda on 25-05-2015

Fabulous

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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: 14-04-2015

I could not stop listening. It was so engaging and I could listen to Patrick Gale all day long. My favorite part was when Monk was killed but at the same time it brought sorrow as that was when little Grace was taken by the Flu and as it turns out when Petra was taken as well. The ending was so perfect, they were meant to be together. Thank you for writing and reading such a beautiful book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful