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  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Georgie on 28-10-2014

Fabulous storyline

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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: 23-03-2019

Loved this book best narrators it makes or breaks an audio book..
Story was brilliant told in a fashion that draws you in
Great reading ..

  • The Suspect

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Mark Meadows, Sian Thomas, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

When two 18-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception. But she can't help but think of her own son, whom she hasn't seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent (as always!)

  • By Lexi on 12-02-2019

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: 10-03-2019

This could be a true story of how very young people can get into trouble when they first go overseas so well written...

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,843
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,542
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,517

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Stephen Fry

  • By Dannielle on 16-03-2016

Loved the 7 Books of Harry Potter

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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: 18-02-2019

Fantastic writer so well written loved every minute of Stephen Fry as the narrator
Fabulous

  • Enid Blyton's Christmas Tales

  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Alex Wingfield, Nicky Diss
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Twenty-five more timeless Christmas stories from Enid Blyton. The excitement of singing carols, exchanging gifts and a bit of her trademark mischief can all be found in this festive collection. Stories include 'The Pantomime Wolf', 'Christmas in the Toyshop' and 'The Extraordinary Christmas Tree'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Book

  • By Jan Richardson on 02-01-2019

Lovely 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: 02-01-2019

great book for young children I love Enid Blyton
A pleasurable Xmas auido book for children

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sundown

  • By Beverly on 02-08-2017

Fabulous Book<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2018

I think Nora Roberts is the best author and this was a great story ..

  • Of Blood and Bone

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted - and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it!

  • By Rhiannon on 10-01-2019

Love this Author <br />

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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: 16-12-2018

This is the 2nd book in this series and I it's great .. narrator is perfect for this type of book
loved it can't wait for the next book!!

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genuinely Thrilling

  • By steellyn on 24-03-2018

Great Read

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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: 28-10-2018

loved this book from start to finish the Narrators were brilliant and storyline the same
Excellent author will read another of her books

  • Dear Amy

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale, John Sackville, Laura Aikman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters - but none like the one she's just received: 'Dear Amy, I don't know where I am. I've been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I'm afraid he'll kill me. Please help me soon, Bethan Avery.' Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. This is surely some cruel hoax. But as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally engrossing.

  • By Chantelle on 16-04-2018

Exceptional read

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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: 21-10-2018

Dear Amy was well written and read loved this book from start to finish
would highly recommend this book

  • The Other Wife

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

 

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this book

  • By Joan on 23-06-2018

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: 28-06-2018

Excellent Read I found listening to a man narrator great as so many audiobooks are read by women.
Easy listening with lots of twists loved this book..

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Let Me Lie

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Clare Mackintosh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life - a shocking suicide carefully played out to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her parents' deaths ever since. Now with a young baby herself, Anna feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened. But as she looks for answers, someone is trying to stop her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunned by the final twist

  • By Bernadette Aitken on 01-03-2019

Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-2018

Easy to listen to loved every minute wonderful twists best book I have listened to for a while
Great Narrator it makes the book lo