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  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to press stop!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-10-2018

Rubbish on paper, send it to recycling.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2019

DNF, could not finish! This book could be the most boring, most uninteresting book I’ve ever read. It is ridiculous in so many ways with a story line that doesn’t even exist. It’s dribble on paper that you must stay away from. I’m not sure what I’ve missed, but surely the good reviews are written by people that this so-called novel resonates with because it absolute rubbish!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Outlander, Book 6
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 306

A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And on and on it goes...

  • By Kate on 31-08-2016

Wow still interesting at book #7

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

Really such talent to keep a reader wanting to know where this story will take you. It’s intrigue and ebbs and flows are very planned and I can’t wait to read #8

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 749

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story & brilliantly narrated.

  • By Kelsrich on 02-10-2015

Really a magnificent feat of writing

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

Reviewed: 05-10-2017

I actually can’t believe that after 4 books I want to, and can’t wait to hear the next one! Great story, great character development and well read!

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical journey in history!

  • By Janeen Hicks on 19-08-2014

Still readable and listenable after so long

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

Reviewed: 02-09-2017

What an adventure... the discriptive nature of this book is still so interesting and the story develops in such a wonderful way that not to continue this series would be a crime!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's voice does not match the character

  • By Anneka on 02-11-2016

Completely encompassed by fantasy

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2017

This book is wonderful, in that something so unbelievable, is so believable. I fell head first into the drama and intrigue and can't wait to read more.

  • My Husband's Wife

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Abigail Thaw, Lily Bevan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 954

When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and irritating

  • By Jo on 03-12-2016

Interesting with twisty turns like a pretzel

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2017

This was a good read. It was interesting enough to read after I'd tried two other books that were just not good. I'd just finished reading a corker of a book and so when I finally came across this one and I got into it I knew that it was good because despite my last awesome book I liked the unpredictable nature of this story, I liked the fact that I could escape into the world of lily and see through her eyes the perplexities that she not only encountered but had to endure.

  • The Paris Wife

  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a shy 28-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness when she meets Ernest Hemingway and is captivated by his energy, intensity and burning ambition to write. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for France. But glamorous Jazz Age Paris, full of artists and writers, fuelled by alcohol and gossip, is no place for family life and fidelity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an interesting view...

  • By krystyna on 06-03-2017

What an interesting view...

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2017

I enjoyed listening to the book so much, the story was. It only intriguing but I found myself laughing, getting angry and feeling so much throughout it. It's very well played and would recommend this as a must listen!

1 of 1 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 4,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,135

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

Interesting but not fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2016

I listened to the whole book, even though I thought the story was rather bland and the lead protagonist was so annoying! The dramatisation was what kept me going, I would not have read the book itself as the style of writing was not my cup of tea.

The Secret Seven
    Secret Seven, Book 1
    
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        Enid Blyton
    
    


    
    
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        Sarah Greene
    
    


    
    Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    8 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • The Secret Seven

  • Secret Seven, Book 1
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Sarah Greene
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The Secret Seven are Peter and his sister Janet, Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara. They meet every holiday in the shed at the bottom of Peter and Janet's garden - and solve mysteries, and eat lots of delicious food. In their first adventure, the gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best Enid Blyton story...

  • By krystyna on 20-10-2016

Not the best Enid Blyton story...

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2016

Just a bit bland and uneventful... I think this is not Enid Blyton's best work.

  • Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island

  • Book 1
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Frances Sanford on 03-03-2017

What an awesome listen!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2016

How wonderful for my kids to listen to and for me too! Well narrated and oh so enjoyable!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful