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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

Could 10 days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out.... The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By srouch on 30-09-2018

Nice listen but needs a little more work

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

I enjoyed this as my holiday book and found it entertaining and fun but I couldn't help think it wasn't a finished draft that it needed more work. Structure, story and characters all needed refining.

  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, worth a listen

  • By Anonymous User on 22-02-2019

Amazing how quickly this story needs updating

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-2018

I enjoyed hearing about Jeff but know its not the final story on him. Its nice to consider who he is and where he came from.

  • 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 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

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

Motivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-2018

I felt Liz was shouting me on in life, always great to have a cheerleader

  • The Surrender Experiment

  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 135

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great message but story drawn out

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-2018

Nice reminder we can do life differently

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

I bought this book accidentally which is quite funny for a book on surrendering to life's direction. It has had a clear message that I needed right now - that I'm not in control and that the universe will look after me.

  • Chapter One

  • You Have the Power to Change Stuff
  • By: Daniel Flynn (Co-founder Thankyou)
  • Narrated by: Daniel Flynn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 112

The world probably doesn't need another book. And while this might seem like one, it's so much more. It's an invitation. And it's addressed to you. To inspire you to challenge everything, to remind you that you can turn ideas into reality and to give you the opportunity to be part of a bold idea that could change the course of history....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this true story

  • By Laura on 20-10-2016

Great to think we can make a difference

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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: 25-06-2018

Daniel takes us on the journey of Thank You while inspiring you that you could do the same. And promising more to come.

  • A Little Life

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully written tale of four friends

  • By Amanda on 23-02-2016

Heartbreaking and insightful

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

A number of times I thought I should stop listening as the story was so confronting but I persisted. I'm so glad I did, its so beautiful, painful and insightful. It's reminded me how lucky I am with my life. I'll always have a special spot in my heart for Jude.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

Great characters, rant different

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2018

Loved to hear such unique characters, to get to know someone not like your usual character.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Emotional

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Touching

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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: 25-05-2018

Touching authenticity from Hilary. I've not been a fan before now vbut a friend told me she loved this book. I cried and I cheered for her. May she go on.

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Bernadette Aitken on 19-06-2017

Great story, captures our humanness

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

It is easy to lose yourself in this story, recognising our own human failings which can launch our lives into directions we never wanted. Kept my attention to the end.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

Sadly too-relevant story of abusive relationships

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2017

the power of this story slowly snuck up on me, reminded me that bad things happen to too many people when we allow unacceptable behavior to be excused