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  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I guess I had high expectations

  • By Anonymous User on 25-08-2017

Gripping but real

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

This story could be any small country town and any sports team as the issues are real anywhere. I like the change of characters through out and sounds more like a documentary but with feeling. Can't wait to listen to the sequel.

  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

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

Hard to press stop!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-2018

This was a wonderfully written and read. It brought Queensland in 80's to life. Highly recommend this title.

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  • No Cunning Plan

  • By: Sir Tony Robinson
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over 50 years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-size pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tony's life story no cunning plan!

  • By Robin P Pereira on 03-04-2017

amazing journey

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

Reviewed: 06-08-2018

What a life and Tony's reading it really made it like you were living it wity him.

  • Moab Is My Washpot

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

a) A fatuous, wasted, degenerate and wholly useless existence captured in delicate, lyrical and exquisitely realised prose. b) Lightly amusing anecdotes and tender reminiscences of the great men and women encountered during a rich, varied and rewarding lifetime, fondly remembered in the tranquil evening of a career of public service. c) The autobiography of a dizzying life fuelled by the lust for power and the search for ever more degrading downward paths of repulsive sexual adventuring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone will enjoy this book

  • By Anonymous User on 13-08-2017

Differently worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2018

This is great story and is ineresting to see what influences shaped Fry into who is today.

  • The Choke

  • By: Sofie Laguna
  • Narrated by: Danielle Baynes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Abandoned by her mother as a toddler, only occasionally visited by her volatile father and raised solely by her tormented Pop, Justine finds sanctuary in The Choke, a place where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal, and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She must make sense of it on her own - and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Neither story nor narrator were great

  • By Erica Wodzak on 23-03-2018

very hard to press stop

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2018

Hard hitting but beautiful and innocent. Highlights some of hardships of a broken family, domestic and sexual violence as well a girl that has slipped through the cracks at school. Story that is hard not to listen all in one go.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Jackie on 23-04-2015

A must listen to classic

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

Reviewed: 27-05-2018

I am glad that I have finally listen to this classic. A beautiful story about morality and a child's understanding of the world. This is still amust read/listen to story even in this day and age.

  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

  • By: Mackenzi Lee
  • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So bloody brilliant

  • By Katie on 24-03-2018

excellent adventures with a difference

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2018

Every hard to stop listening too. thank god it was picked as an inky award