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  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

In 2008, 13-year-old Jon Bronson disappears on his morning walk to school. After even his parents give him up for dead, only his best friend, Chloe, remains certain that he would come back. Four years later, Jon returns with no memory of anything after the day he disappeared. But something’s different about him. His presence seems to cause spontaneous nosebleeds in those around him. When he hugs his father, the older man passes out. The family dog disappears. Jon’s only clue to his missing four years is the battered book left behind by the man he believes abducted him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Carol on 24-03-2019

Don’t recommend it

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2019

Super disappointed. You and Hidden Bodies were FANTASTIC. This book is not. This reads like a first draft. The story is disjointed and not at all believable. So disappointed after the author’s other stories.

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Joe came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House, everything suddenly changed. She is like no one he's ever met before. She doesn't know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Kepnes should’ve stopped at just “You”

  • By Anonymous User on 25-02-2019

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Just as good as You - definitely worth a listen. Highly recommend Hidden Bodies to anyone who liked You

  • This Will Only Hurt a Little

  • By: Busy Philipps
  • Narrated by: Busy Philipps
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Busy Philipps' autobiographical audiobook offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her painful and painfully funny teen years to her life as a working actress, mother and famous best friend. Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor and sharp observations about life, love and motherhood. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So so good

  • By Anonymous User on 24-10-2018

This book is everything

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2018

Thank you Busy. Thank you for sharing your story. Your book is amazing. I put on my Mr Nightgown and listened to it all in a single day :)

  • When You Find Out the World Is Against You

  • And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
  • By: Kelly Oxford
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

The famed Internet personality - named one of Rolling Stone's Funniest People on Twitter and creator of the viral #notokay for women to share their stories of sexual assault - and best-selling author of Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar turns her laser-like wit to anxiety, parenthood (or "the sheer insanity of being in charge of the safety and livelihood of three people besides myself"), popular culture, and more in this razor sharp essay collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and heartbreaking

  • By Anonymous User on 12-10-2018

Hilarious and heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

Loved hearing Kelly’s stories. This book made me giggle out loud to myself, made me feel better about how crazy we all can be, and broke my heart. Definitely recommend.

  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

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
  • Exceptional

  • By Al on 01-07-2018

Beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 09-09-2018

One of the best written stories I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in a long time.

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Two sisters go missing. Only one returns. We believe what we want to believe. We believe what we need to believe. When my sister and I disappeared three years ago, they found Emma's car at the beach. Some people believed she had gone there to find a party or meet a friend who never showed. They believed that she'd gone for a swim. They believed that she'd drowned. Maybe by accident. Maybe a suicide. Everyone believed Emma was dead. As for me, well - it was not as simple as that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only okay

  • By Anonymous User on 15-08-2018

Only okay

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2018

The story for the most part is gripping but the mind numbing detail the author goes into to spell out every single little thing, just to make sure you understand what happened, why it happened and why it is important is infuriating. Sections of this story ready like a case study in a physchology text book. Made it kind of hard to like. I listened to this all the way through but I wouldn’t recommend it to people.

  • Are You Sleeping

  • By: Kathleen Barber
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Josie Buhrman has spent the last 10 years trying to escape her family's reputation and with good reason: her father was murdered, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister, Lanie, once Josie's closest friend and confidante, betrayed her. Now Josie has settled in New York with her boyfriend, Caleb, and that's where she intends to stay. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past - starting with her last name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book instead

  • By Anonymous User on 12-08-2018

Read the book instead

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

Reviewed: 12-08-2018

Unfortunately, not all books translate well to audio book. This is one of them. The story itself is a good one and I don’t want to speak badly of the author but there are lengthy passages of this story that take place in a Reddit forum and listening to “hashtag this, hashtag that, at-user” over and over again gets annoying, fast. Worse still is that one of the characters with PLENTY of dialogue is meant to be a New Zealander and the narrators attempts at the accent are atrocious. It completely takes you out of the story any time he speaks because it’s that bad. If the narrator can’t do the accent, they should have someone co-narrate that character or forget the accent all together. Really ruined this one for me. Read the book instead!

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  • Do Not Become Alarmed

  • By: Maile Meloy
  • Narrated by: Maile Meloy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps lead the families further from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a heart-racing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the distraught parents - now turning on one another and blaming themselves - try to recover their children and their shattered lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unlistenable

  • By Anonymous User on 06-08-2018

Unlistenable

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

Reviewed: 06-08-2018

Why oh why did they let the author narrate her own audiobook. The story itself is good, and I recommend reading the book BUT this audiobook was painful to listen to. The author has a very pronounced speech impediment and is utterly incapable of doing accents. Any accent. Her lack of intenation while reading made the most harrowing parts of the story seem unreal because she just slipped into them in her monotone lisp and you weren’t sure they were actually happening. No idea who signed off on this one! Definitely read the book instead

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Maine

  • By: J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

In her best-selling debut, Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship. Now, in her highly anticipated second novel, Sullivan takes us into even richer territory. For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. By turns wickedly funny and achingly sad, Maine unveils the sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and Catholic guilt at the center of one family, along with the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t bother

  • By Anonymous User on 17-07-2018

Don’t bother

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

Reviewed: 17-07-2018

Really disappointed with this one. The story is dull and drawn out, and the narrator messes up multiple times. Obviously no one reviewed this at the time of recording - she says the wrong names at least a handful of times. Found it a chore to listen to and I kept daydreaming because the story wasn’t grabbing me. Wouldn’t bother with this one.

  • All Is Not Forgotten

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

You can erase the memory. But you cannot erase the crime. Jenny's wounds have healed. An experimental treatment has removed the memory of a horrific and degrading attack. She is moving on with her life. That was the plan. Except it's not working out. Something has gone. The light in the eyes. And something was left behind. A scar. On her lower back. Which she can't stop touching. And she's getting worse. Not to mention the fact that her father is obsessed with finding her attacker, and her mother is in toxic denial.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined it

  • By Anonymous User on 07-07-2018

Narrator ruined it

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

Reviewed: 07-07-2018

The choice of narrator completely ruined this book for me. I found him so unbelievably irratating I was focussed on that instead of the story. I think the plot is good but could have been told much better with a different narrator and removing the narrative device of having the narrator talk directly to the reader or for the readers benefit. It’s almost as if this was written for tv instead of a as a novel.