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  • The Chalk Man

  • By: C J Tudor
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book Puzzling Narration

  • By Anonymous User on 04-02-2019

one narrator was a total let down

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

whilst the story was reasonably enjoyable (although as someone else commented parts could be taken straight out of a Stephen King novel) the narration by Andrew Scott was truly terrible with weird pauses and lots of mumbling. Some parts were hard to understand, it sounded like he was about to fall asleep. Wouldn't buy another book narrated by him.

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all - until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other. Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed but......

  • By Annie on 04-08-2018

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 19-12-2018

great book really enjoyed...... but yes the dripping sound is rather annoying. would recommend though

  • He Will Find You

  • By: Diane Jeffrey
  • Narrated by: Claire Trusson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Kaitlyn Best is stuck in a rut. So when she discovers she's pregnant after a one-night stand with Alex, her school crush, she throws caution to the wind and accepts his offer to make a new life together in the depths of the Lake District, far from her home...and her demons. But Alex is not what he seems. And when Kaitlyn's world begins to crumble before her eyes, she realises she barely knows the man she has agreed to spend the rest of her life with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Jolene on 14-03-2019

mindless drivel

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2018

one of the most annoying books I've forced myself to finish. repetitive babbling that just goes round and round in circles. main character was so constantly second third and fourth guessing herself that i felt like poking myself in the eye with a blunt pencil just to relieve the boredom.

  • The Shepherd's Hut

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody ripper!

  • By Jan on 02-04-2018

best narration I've experienced. <br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2018

after three years of listening to audible, Kate is by far the best narrator I've heard so far. it's a shame she hasn't worked on more books, fingers crossed we'll hear more of her work soon.

  • How Blue Is My Valley

  • By: Jean Gill
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of gray mists called weather in Wales, Jean Gill offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provençale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring water. Or, rather, as it turns out, a neighbor's spring water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road.... And there's worse....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • <br />too many subject jumps with no storytelling flow

  • By Amanda on 11-04-2018

<br />too many subject jumps with no storytelling flow

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

a huge amount of facts thrown together (with an overload of picodon information and unexplained french words) does not a story make. you do get a smile here or there but it's like listening to someone read from an encyclopedia of local french history and law. didn't like this one. I'll stick to Peter Mayle much more entertaining.

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 793

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not like the other books

  • By Anita on 28-11-2016

not a good one

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2016

20 chapters too long and the narration was painful to listen to. did not enjoy

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  • The Flight of Swallows

  • By: Audrey Howard
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Charlotte Drummond knows she has a duty to obey her father. Girls, especially well-bred upper-class ones, are expected to be submissive to the men in their lives. But Charlotte's father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old; to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very repetitive.

  • By Amanda on 18-12-2015

very repetitive.

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2015

an ok story but chapter after chapter the same thing was said with different phrasing.