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  • Someday, Someday, Maybe

  • A Novel
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead - and keep it together - in New York City. It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing "important" work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love love love..Lauren Graham!!

  • By Jemma on 26-10-2017

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2017

I love Lauren Graham and she certainly doesn't disappoint with this book. The story is uplifting and there's never a dull moment. Having it also read by Lauren was a great bonus.

  • Brain over Binge

  • Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good
  • By: Kathryn Hansen
  • Narrated by: Lydia Wente
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different from other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great information, horrible editing

  • By M. A. Kando on 26-10-2016

Great information, horrible editing

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

Reviewed: 26-10-2016

I found the information in this book invaluable.

The narration and editing however, are another story. There are several instances where the narrator left clear markers to be cut out when she made errors (see chapter 18 of the book).

There is an instance where something has gone wrong with the recording making it inaudible however this passage wasn't redone.

At times the narrator enunciated her 't's' like a posh English woman. At others she completely gobbled them up.

She either read like an English graduate or a 5 year old (this is when she paused mid sentence as if there was a full stop).

I also had trouble understanding some of her pronunciations. For example, she said "are are" but I later realised she was saying "are our".

Having said that, the information in this book was enough to keep the frustration of the performance at bay.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hanging out for book 2.

  • By Amanda on 04-10-2015

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 11-10-2016

I struggled with this book and found it moved at such a slow pace. I found this story so incredibly boring and had to force myself to listen to it because I paid for it. This book wasn't to my taste at all.

  • The Cake Shop in the Garden

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Fave

  • By M. A. Kando on 18-11-2015

Not A Fave

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2015

Didn't like this boom at all. It was drawn out too long and way too predictable. I was hoping it was near ending as I knew what was going to happen but when I checked how long was left there was still 7 1/2 hours to go! Felt like moving on but as is paid for it and wanted it to be good I kept going. A couple of surprises 3/4 of the way through but not enjoyable for me and I normally love cutesy romantic love stories.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,083

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, pretty good overall

  • By Rod Swift on 16-02-2015

Great read

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2015

Great story and great performance by 2 of the 3 readers. Third reader was too aggressive constantly, found her hard to listen to. Apart from that loved this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes My Kind of Story

  • By Cheryl on 21-06-2015

Great story

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

Reviewed: 28-01-2015

Massive Stephen King fan and he doesn't disappoint. Found that the narrator had difficulty changing between characters or between character and narrator at times. That was the only downside. Other than that a great book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Girl Online

  • By: Zoe Sugg
  • Narrated by: Hannah Tointon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

'I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not... But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life.' Penny has a secret. Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Jacques on 26-12-2014

So sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2015

This was my first audible purchase and I absolutely loved it. Such a sweet story. Love Zoe even more now if that's at all possible!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful