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  • We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere

  • By: Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Nadel
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Nadel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Imagine a sisterhood across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don't know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives, and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best.... So begins We: an inspiring, empowering and provocative manifesto for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, this is life affirming and life changing

  • By Stargirl456 on 27-05-2018

Wow, this is life affirming and life changing

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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: 27-05-2018

I listened to this as an audible , was brilliant, I cried , I thought, I was touched and I thought about strategies and scenarios in my life. It is raw and honest, gutsy and and real

  • All the Bright Places

  • By: Jennifer Niven
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely

  • By Lauren on 21-06-2016

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 20-04-2018

A remarkable story of sadness and brightness. Feeling very lost that it’s over now, sigh.

  • The Good People

  • By: Hannah Kent
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

Inspired by a true story. In 1825, in a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk River of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy, a widow, has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year and is now burdened with the care of her grandson, Michael. The boy cannot walk or speak, and Nora has kept him hidden from neighbours, who might see in his deformity evidence of supernatural interference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fairy story for grown-ups!

  • By onethousandyears on 27-10-2016

What an enchanting tale so hard to put down

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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: 08-09-2017

Wonderful listen with Caroline Lennon, story so well told , with historical references that were so engrossing. Please do yourself a favour and buy or listen to this book

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • magnificently read classic

  • By Anonymous User on 06-09-2017

The most romantic, gorgeous 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: 04-10-2016

A story set in England, so long ago . It's the ultimate romantic story beautifully written and narrated so well. I will miss listening to it

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, performance made me wince

  • By louise on 29-10-2016

Peculiar can't wait to listen to the next 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: 01-09-2016

This is a wonderful narrative of the book. It's exciting quirky and suspenseful. Loved it !

  • The Stolen Ones

  • A Byrne and Balzano Novel, Book 7
  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane. But one man never left. By night Luther walks Philadelphia's backstreets, drawing to him the mad, the corrupt, the fallen. By day he roams the catacombs beneath the city, killing his prey. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head and left sitting on a bench in a local park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, suspenseful, clever

  • By Stargirl456 on 18-08-2016

Exciting, suspenseful, clever

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

Reviewed: 18-08-2016

I loved the story, it was the best time ever listening to it. A psychological thriller with a kicker and the end, damn it . This was my first by Montanari and definetly not my last. The story will leave you breathless. The narration was excellent absolutely was with insycn with the story line. Good grief I can't wait for more.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

Beautiful story, tenderly told

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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: 11-08-2016

What an epic war tale about a French blind girl and a young German soldier. Both there war have different angles on the war yet they share one thing, an interest in radio. It is beautifully written and the audible book version was so delicately spoken, it brought to life the story that was so detailed and rugged in parts yet so and vulnerable in other parts

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  • Smoke and Mirrors

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

This definitive collection of Neil Gaiman's short fiction will haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul. An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat. A stray cat fights and refights a terrible nightly battle to protect his unwary adoptive family from unimaginable evil. A young couple receives a wedding gift that reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage. These tales and much more await in this extraordinary book, revealing one of our most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many darkness here

  • By LYNDA CLARISSA on 12-01-2018

snippets and vignettes but not enough to bite into

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-2016

I am in awe of Neil Gaiman, and this is a book of vignettes , short stories . I prefer the longer variety, that is my only grumble. It was entertaining but I suppose I love his lengthy novels not the short stuff, doesn't give enough time to build up intrigue and wonder.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sparring with Shadows

  • By: Archimede Fusillo
  • Narrated by: Stephen Phillips
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

David Martinesi is a first generation Italian Australian growing up in an inner city suburb. He is fighting the shadows cast by his Italian upbringing, and this summer he is quietly waiting for change. Change comes when he is befriended by confident, street-wise Nathan. But tragedy comes too...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • bitter sweet coming of age

  • By Stargirl456 on 20-06-2016

bitter sweet coming of age

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-2016

Written and narrated with honesty , humour and wonderful memories of growing up as men
It's set in Australia, in I think 60's . Focusing on 2 young men, learning what it was it was to be in each others shoes. Both from different worlds, both secretly longing to live each others lives, but only admitting it to themselves.
I loved this coming of age book, I love the pace, the characters were really enjoyable,and the story was totally relatable for me.

  • Listen to the Moon

  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

A stunning new emotional tour-de-force from the author of Shadow, Born to Run and War Horse. May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies - injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is she a mermaid, the victim of a German U-boat, or even - as some islanders suggest - a German spy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book

  • By Wendy Berry on 15-10-2017

a beautiful way to enjoy a truly remarkable story

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-2016

I loved the story, it's intensity,it's heartache, the highs and lows. The narration was lovely. I wonder is this a true story. Anyone who likes war stories and fast paced sagas will love this book. Ages 8 and up.