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  • Educated

  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 692

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE in this family = loyalty to a bipolar father

  • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

Amazing 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: 17-02-2019

Absolutely loved this book. Narrator is fantastic. Gripping story just could not stop listening. At times I wanted to jump into the story and strangle a few people. Well worth listen.

  • Beauchamp Hall

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Beauchamp Hall is a spellbinding new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best-sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!!!

  • By carol Vona on 07-01-2019

Great 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: 07-01-2019

I could not stop listening to this novel. Excellent narrator wonderful characters and beautiful storyline! I did not want it to end. Thank you again.

  • Lost in Kakadu

  • By: Kendall Talbot
  • Narrated by: Alan King, Louise Crawford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

It's pretentious socialite Abigail Mulholland's worst nightmare when her plane crashes into an ancient Australian wilderness. Things go from bad to downright hellish when rescuers never come. As she battles to survive in an environment that's as brutal as it is beautiful, Abigail finds herself also fighting her unlikely attraction to Mackenzie - another survivor, and a much younger man. Mackenzie Steel is devastated by his partner's death in the crash, the only person with whom he shared his painful past. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By carol Vona on 27-11-2018

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2018

Loved listening to this book. Really takes you there. The survival and blended love story is very well done. I must admit I felt the female narrator was a little boring compared to the male narrator. However the story was so gripping it was well worth listening too. Thank you for this fabulous book.

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  • Persuader

  • Jack Reacher, Book 7
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Never forgive, never forget. That's Jack Reacher's operating principle. And Quinn was one of the worst guys he ever had the misfortune to meet. He had done unforgivable things. So Reacher was glad to know Quinn was dead. Until the day he saw someone who looked an awful lot like him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony Hall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the suspense

  • By Anonymous User on 10-04-2018

Story a bit slow and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 24-10-2018

I love lee child’s books but this one did not grip me or keep me interested. I listened to the whole book nevertheless as I am dedicated to lees childs books. I must say the ending was gripping.

  • The Married Girls

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The war is over, but trouble is brewing.... Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war. Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming...and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne's past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Sequal

  • By Anonymous User on 18-01-2019

Fantastic sequel to a girl with no name!!!

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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: 12-09-2018

Great story wonderful characters and excellent narrator! Loved every chapter could not stop listening to this story. I did not want it to end.

  • The Girl with No Name

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-08-2016

My absolute favourite book

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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: 08-08-2018

This book was fantastic! The narrator is excellent the characters are perfect for their roles. Breathtaking Captivating story. So beautifully written.

  • The Throwaway Children

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 220

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage. It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By cheryl Fyfe on 07-03-2017

The best book totally brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-2018

All I can say is; you must must listen to this book. This book is the best story best narrator and best performance. I was totally gripped with excitement sadness suspense anger emotions fear happiness a total cocktail it felt incredible . So happy I found this book.

  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Stephanie Whitworth on 31-01-2018

Excellent listen

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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: 20-04-2018

Always satisfied with lee child’s books. The character jack reacher is addictive exciting and thrilling. I’ve not listened to a bad book yet. Loved every moment of this book and all its characters. The narrator is also fantastic.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,377

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller of the year...? Nope.

  • By Anonymous User on 30-10-2017

Absolutely brilliant

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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: 09-02-2018

This book is the best thriller I have ever listened to. I could not stop listening. The characters were perfectly matched to their rolls in this gripping story. A must read a book you will not regret if you love thrillers. Thank you

  • The Long Road Home

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Anthony Fusco
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Gabriella's world is a confusing blend of abuse, terror, and pain with no safe place to hide from her parents' violent rage. She gains reprieve when she is abandoned to a convent, a safe, peaceful place where her battered body and soul begin to mend and grow into womanhood. Then a young priest comes into her life. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!!

  • By Anonymous User on 03-02-2019

Totally amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2017

At first I was very emotional when listening to this book. It is very gripping. This book is full of life happenings and very easy to follow. The narrator is excellent. I love Danielle Steele books.