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  • Scrublands

  • By: Chris Hammer
  • Narrated by: Dorje Swallow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

In Riversend, an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest steps out of his church and calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A POWERFUL BOOK

  • By Hawthorn🦋Cottage on 20-08-2018

A very wild ride

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2019

This story takes the reader into outback Australia. The characters are authentic aussies. I loved the story evem though sometimes harrowing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twist of Faith

  • By: Ellen J. Green
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us. Ava is certain that it's a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she'd been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she'd been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing

  • By Denise on 12-06-2018

Kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

I loved this book and would recommend it to all who love a good mystery with a twisted ending.

  • The Story Keeper

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing - until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped y dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book 2 in 1 story

  • By Anonymous User on 04-03-2018

Fascinating and intriguing story.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-2017

Having read the Carolinas trilogy I leave hungry for more Lisa Wingate stories. They open an undiscovered world.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow

  • By Kay Way on 19-12-2015

Enthralling story

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2015

I loved the characters and all the twists and turns in the story. Just when you think you know what happened you are sent off in a completely different direction. I could not wait for the next trip in the car to see what happens next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After the Fire

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Arson, accident or murder? After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right-wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Heidi (but books are better) on 07-05-2016

Good Crime Story

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2015

A good story to listen to on my commute to work. I look forward to the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Bravery, courage, fear, and love in a time of war. Despite their differences sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband, Antoine, and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight, and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Ness on 10-09-2015

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 14-07-2015

This was a book about a very dark time in our history. It is hard to believe that humans could inflict and endure such suffering. I was so engaged in the story I looked forward to and from my commute to work.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life After Life

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Book - Very different

  • By Denise on 10-06-2015

Interesting Book - Very different

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2015

This is the kind of book you really have to concentrate on. It explores the main characters life from every eventuality. If certain things happened in the beginning then the ripples that follow through her life to eventual death. Sometimes her life is short, sometimes longer. It is quite fascinating the effect some small thing can have on the rest of her life.

The narrator does an excellent job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • That Girl from Nowhere

  • By: Dorothy Koomson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Akiya Henry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

From the best-selling author of The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before, and My Best Friend's Girl, an emotional story about love, identity, and the meaning of family. ‘Where are you coming from with that accent of yours?’ he asks. ‘Nowhere,’ I reply. ‘I’m from nowhere.’ ‘Everyone’s from somewhere,’ he says. ‘Not me,’ I reply silently. Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby, and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand decorated with butterflies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story

  • By Barb on 10-07-2015

A wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2015

The narrator of this story made the emotions come to life. She was very believable. I highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Personal

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child’s number-one best-selling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lee Child: sensational again!

  • By John on 29-01-2015

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2015

The narrator was a bit annoying but the story was good. I am a Lee Childs fan.
This is the first of his I have had on audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful