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  • The Pearl Thief

  • By: Fiona McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her speciality. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic French image. It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the museum that Severine's poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she's built around herself is shattered....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely

  • By Anonymous User on 06-11-2018

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-12-2018

Loved it. Well woven history and fiction.
Loved the narrator's voice change for each character.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant read

  • By Johnny on 14-03-2016

Enlightening

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2017

Grear depiction of life under communism but a little drawn out in the end. Still a good book