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  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

  • By: Carson McCullers
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Carson McCullers was all of 23 when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what do you say about a masterpiece?

  • By Dandylion on 20-08-2018

Brilliant story, brilliantly 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: 02-10-2017

I loved this and will listen again. A story about the human condition, class, race, politics wrapped in a perfect tale of individual lives.

  • Everywhere I Look

  • By: Helen Garner
  • Narrated by: Helen Garner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Spanning 15 years of work, Everywhere I Look is an audiobook full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and incidental humour. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of rereading Pride and Prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I <3 Helen Garner

  • By Cassie Robinson on 13-12-2016

Brilliant book, love Garner's honesty.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

Love this, honest and open fragmented memoir. Insightful in her approach to life and writing.

  • My Name Is Lucy Barton

  • By: Elizabeth Strout
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, read by Kimberly Farr. A mother comes to visit her daughter in hospital after having not seen her in many years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book and brilliant performance

  • By Gabrielle on 21-05-2017

Brilliant book and brilliant performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-2017

Elizabeth Stroud has written an intimate book with such strength that it will stay with me for many years. I'm am already on to Olive Kitteridge.

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