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  • How to Be Second Best

  • By: Jessica Dettmann
  • Narrated by: Michala Banas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child, three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the best ex-wife and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light and funny. I didn't want it to end.

  • By Jessica Sheedy on 30-05-2019

Loved every bit of it

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

Reviewed: 25-05-2019

So insightful and hilariously insightful.
I laughed out loud most chapters and didn’t want the story to end

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story,well told

  • By Anonymous User on 26-05-2019

Incredible

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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: 20-05-2019

I have not not enjoyed a book as much in such a long time.
Can not recommend it highly enough.
Thank goodness for M Sullivan for telling the story

  • The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

  • By: Holly Ringland
  • Narrated by: Louise Crawford
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak. Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early 20s, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievably Awesome

  • By Adrianna Strafella Coyte-King on 19-06-2018

Brilliant and enchanting from first word to last

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2019

Storyline and characters are so beautifully woven, I didn't want their world to end.

Louise Crawford’s narration is magic in every way.

  • Holes

  • By: Louis Sachar
  • Narrated by: Kerry Beyer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake), he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five feet wide by five feet deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie, and Stanley must dig up the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Anonymous User on 24-11-2018

Great story for all ages

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2019

Loved the story from beginning to end. Narrator was brilliant. Can’t wait for my ten and twelve year old sons to listen to it.

  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

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
  • Hard to press stop!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-10-2018

Worth the perseverance

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

Reviewed: 17-03-2019

The story was a little slow and hard to get into for the first four or so chapters. However, definitely worth the perseverance of listening. The story evolved into a tour de force of interwoven magic, love and life understanding.

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought me back to life

  • By Lee on 24-01-2016

The book I wish I read as a teenager

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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: 22-12-2018

Beautiful, poignant and just true. The learning I have taken from this book i will hold to my heart forever.
I can not wait to share Big Magic with my children

  • The Woman Who Stole My Life

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

One day, sitting in traffic, Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. But in this event is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, wrenching her whole family apart. For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, quirky story performed excellently

  • By Jessica on 28-09-2016

Loved every bit of it

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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: 14-12-2018

An easy book to listen to, with lots of laughs and meaningful insights. A book you can stop and come back to easily

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

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

Best psychological thriller mystery I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2018

Excellent story line, character development and psychological insight into twisted themes. Narrator had you hearing the true voice of every character.

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  • Eggshell Skull

  • By: Bri Lee
  • Narrated by: Bri Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A moving listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-09-2018

Truly amazing

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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: 20-10-2018

Bri's story is compelling and an inspiration. Best book I have read all year. Highly recommend

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

The brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times best seller Everything I Never Told You. Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth committing to

  • By Anonymous User on 17-06-2018

Mediocre Story

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2018

Story a little slow with too much time spent on side character development making the story drag on.