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Adelaide, Australia
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  • Isobel's Wedding

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 23

Four hundred and twenty pearls hand sewn onto the wedding dress. The Mediterranean honeymoon booked for months. A pile of presents bigger than Everest. And her lovely Tim, the most perfect bridegroom a girl could wish for. Except, two weeks before the wedding, he changes his mind...Isobel's wedding is off. Her world in tatters, Isobel turns to Spain, a new job, a new life and as many men as she can decently manage. Including the very appealing Nico with whom, she feels, there could be a long-term future. But part of Isobel knows that she will have to go back home some day. And that, despite all that's happened since she left, she still has unfinished business....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Totally frustrating....

  • By Anonymous User on 15-11-2018

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2018

One of my favorite authors and my absolute favorite narrator...WHAT HAPPENED ? Such an excruciating storyline. I didn't like any of the characters, particularly the lead character, such an annoying, pathetic woman. The relationships were awful too. I just kept rolling my eyes the whole way through. There was not enough character development and the end was the only good thing about this story. I won't give up on this author though, as I have enjoyed many of her books, I don't know what happened here !

  • If You Were Me

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

From Sheila O'Flanagan, the number-one best-selling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unpauseable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love.... Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling forever. Can you?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Teenage angst never really leaves us...

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Brilliant !

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

My second listen of this title. I love it, very romantic and I just adore this narrator.

  • What Happened That Night

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Lola has a plan. She's going to escape the village she grew up in and make it in the big city. She's smart enough - but she's also headstrong. When, one evening, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly, and without the full facts. But there's no way back. Bey is every bit her mother's daughter. An impulsive decision puts her in the path of great danger. She's left wary of trusting her own judgement ever again. Then, one night, she's standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By Anonymous User on 20-12-2018

Fantastic !

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2018

loved it right from the start. love the narator and the author. A great listen.

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Light Hearted Romp

  • By Anna Spencer on 11-10-2017

Wonderful Listen !

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2018

Absolutely loved this story. Warm,funny and engaging,with characters that are real,imperfect human beings. Loved it !

  • The Dalai Lama's Cat + The Dalai Lama's Cat: Guided Meditations

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Featuring a delightful cast of characters and timeless Buddhist wisdom, and with His Holiness' compassion pervading every chapter, The Dalai Lama's Cat is simply enchanting. Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snowcapped Himalayas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!!!!! Wish I could give it 10 stars!

  • By Megan on 22-08-2018

Purrrrrrr

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

HIs Holiness 's Cat is a beautiful story told through the eyes of HHC herself. I can't wait to listen to the next installment in the series.

  • The Art of Purring

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

The Dalai Lama's cat is back - older, a bit wiser and as curious as ever. In this audiobook, the Dalai Lama sets for his lovable feline companion the task of investigating the art of purring. Whether it's the humorous insights gained from a visiting Ivy League Psychology Professor, the extraordinary research of a world-famous biologist, or the life-changing revelations of a mystical yogi, His Holiness's cat encounters a wealth of wisdom about happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as the first book

  • By Anonymous User on 22-08-2018

purrrrrrr

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

Life as His Holiness 'Cat is always interesting ! I fell in love with HCC.

  • Orange Blossom Days

  • By: Patricia Scanlan
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In a beautiful Southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand-new apartment complex, La Joya deAndalucía, glide open to welcome the new owners. Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core. Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband's infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing

  • By Penelope on 31-07-2017

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2017

The narrator was so terrible she distracted me from the story. The American accent was so awful it was like a joke. I have many of this author's books and have enjoyed each one immensely but this is ruined by the narrator.

  • The Birds and the Bees

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration!

  • By Anonymous User on 13-12-2018

Predictable Fun

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2017

Fun story,easy and breezy. The narrator annoyed me but not too bad for a fun listen.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story

  • By Mari on 19-08-2014

Wonderful Listen !

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

Reviewed: 16-12-2016

My second book by this author. I absolutely loved it. Love the brilliant narrator too.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2016

Fantastic clever story. Narator was brilliant. Beware though it does have domestic violence in it.