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  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 343

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for fans

  • By Lori on 20-03-2017

Superb

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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: 12-12-2018

I genuinely think this is better than the printed edition because The Boss is reading it AND it includes music. His story is truly remarkable but it’s his personal insights into his own being/behavior/decisions that makes this book compelling listening. It’s no surprise that this audiobook has won awards.
Thoroughly recommend.

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW..... Just WOW

  • By Anonymous User on 16-11-2018

Unstoppable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

Superb story, perfectly narrated. Thoroughly recommend.
The author is a seasoned crime writer. This is a stand-alone novel (for obvious reasons) and the plot is clever. Not for the fainthearted as the murder scene is extremely graphic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 415
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    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 376

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As you’d expect

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

As you’d expect

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Reviewed: 19-11-2018

It’s beautifully written and read. There’s nothing startlingly new in the revelations but it’s her story and told in a cohesive way. It’s graceful and honorable. It’s as dignified as the author. I’m pleased I bought this book especially as a non-American white woman as the author’s words and message are unifying. I’d particularly recommend this book for women, and for young teenage women.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Seagull

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    4 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but woeful voices

  • By Amazon Customer jo on 24-10-2017

Worth it

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-03-2018

Beautifully read. Well produced. Another excellent Vera story. Am looking forward to more. If you like crime fiction but without the blood guts and gore, this is for you.

  • The Luminaries

  • By: Eleanor Catton
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook in ages

  • By Antonia on 18-02-2014

A book to stay with you for life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of The Luminaries to be better than the print version?

Short answer: yes. I own the book but needed the audio version for long car trips.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Luminaries?

The moment Walter Moody found Crombie Well's letters to Lauderback.

What does Mark Meadows bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Extraordinary voices of characters, intonations and drama.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were so many. The end. That last line. I felt tearful.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend. It's a long book but worth listening to and/or reading. Catton is an exquisite writer. Her plot creation is out of this world. Hard to explain but clearly it won the Mann Booker for good reason.