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  • 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

Intriguing from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2018

Great narrator. Excellent story that sucks you in and keeps you guessing. Strong characters. Looking forward to more in this series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Anonymous User on 23-07-2018

Great story, excellent narrator.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2018

Where does The Ship of Brides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favourites. Listened to it driving up an down the east coast of australia while on holidays and couldn't wait to get back in the car to keep listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ship of Brides?

Hearing the stories of each character. Almost relaable in that I could imagine myself in any one of these girls shoes all those years ago.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I couldn't really pick one, but anything between Nichol and Frances always had me listening just a little bit closer.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Excellent narrator who moved between characters and accents with ease. Perfectly told.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody brilliant!

  • By Jane S on 12-07-2017

Kept me guessing til the end and I still didn’t see it coming!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2017

Really good book, really enjoyed it. Told from the perspective of each character it builds a great story that keeps you hooked.

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read bought on a whim

  • By Emma Pooley on 29-05-2017

The One

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2017

Really enjoyed this book. Loved the idea of a DNA match, was really intriguing and kept me guessing what would happen all the way through. Thoroughly recommend. Narrators were great as well.

  • Everywhere I Look

  • By: Helen Garner
  • Narrated by: Helen Garner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Spanning 15 years of work, Everywhere I Look is an audiobook full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and incidental humour. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of rereading Pride and Prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I <3 Helen Garner

  • By Cassie Robinson on 13-12-2016

Will make you laugh and cry

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2017

Love Helen's description of such everyday and mundane things. Something you've realised you've always noticed but never could quite put into words. Found myself nodding emphatically quite a lot. A lovely collection of topics.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

  • By: Toni Jordan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes' grade three teacher, Martha. Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry's suits, has gone after them. Craig and Lesley have dropped over briefly from next door to catch up on the fallout from Henry and Caroline's all-night row. And Janice, Caroline's sister, is staying for the weekend to look after the girls because Janice is the sensible one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud funny, loved this book

  • By Cil on 24-08-2016

Laugh out loud funny, loved this book

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

Reviewed: 24-08-2016

I didn't expect to giggle as much as I did when I bought this book. The characters are so flawed, yet this is what you love about them. The kids Paris and Mackenzie are my favourites, their innocent observations make this book a delight. This book is a fun, well written and enjoyable listen. I couldn't put it down and listened almost completely in one day. Also any book narrated by Caroline Lee is always a treat, and I think this book might just be her best performance yet. She was fantastic and made me think I'm glad I listened rather than read the book myself.
I love all of Toni Jordan's novels, and this one may now be my favourite.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite Cormoran Strike novel thus far

  • By V on 24-10-2015

My favourite in the series so far

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

Reviewed: 26-10-2015

Loved this Audiobook. It kept me hooked right until the end. Excellent narrator. Excellent writing. Such an intriguing story. Have really fallen in love with the two main characters. This series by J K Rowling is brilliant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • By Cil on 06-10-2015

Great follow up ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2015

So great to have Louisa and her loveable family back. I really enjoyed this book. So well written. The story was interesting, surprising at times and a tiny bit predictable in the end. Loved the characters from her support group as well. I listened to the whole book in a couple of days, couldn't put it down. A perfect follow on, extremely well performed by the narrator.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Hundred Pieces of Me

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred items - the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DOG LOVERS DELIGHT

  • By Wendy on 03-02-2015

Well written, with great narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-08-2015

Really enjoyed this book. Seem to listen to it in a flash despite it seeming quite lengthy. Well paced, no boring bits. Well written as well. Will listen to her other books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Spare Room

  • By: Helen Garner
  • Narrated by: Heather Bolton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

The Spare Room tells a story of compassion, humour and rage. The two women - one skeptical, one stubbornly serene - negotiate an unmapped path through Nicola's bizarre therapy, stumbling towards the novel's terrible and transcendent finale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So deliciously descriptive.

  • By Cil on 08-07-2015

So deliciously descriptive.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2015

You can't beat this kind of writing. It provides the reader with such explicit understanding of the characters emotional journey. The language is plain and easy to understand, yet written so cleverly. I often laughed out loud at her descriptions of grim and humourless situations. I loved the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful