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  • Reckoning

  • A Memoir
  • By: Magda Szubanski
  • Narrated by: Magda Szubanski
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and powerful

  • By Stan on 11-01-2016

Larger than words 💕

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2016

An incredible book. There is so much more than meets the eye.
Thank you Magda for sharing it with us. You are incredible, just like your family!
And a side note. The little Jewish boy; who never got the chance to live a life and have a book of his own, his little star can shine brightly forever through this book....

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story: good. Narration style: not so much

  • By RFC on 09-09-2015

Great delivery and tale

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2016

Loved it. The story had me from the beginning. The delivery and character voices were fantastic. I enjoyed every minute

  • Fred & Rose

  • The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
  • By: Howard Sounes
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

The true crime best seller about Fred and Rose West, a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife. During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Dani on 16-09-2015

Great

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

Reviewed: 16-09-2015

The guy who read the book is fantastic with accents and voices. Brought the characters to life (or death?!?).
Awful tale, I'm glad they were caught. So many shattered lives....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,158

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, pretty good overall

  • By Rod Swift on 16-02-2015

Surprised me

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2015

I saw another review for this book, about how it's from the point of view from an alcoholic. So I gave it a go.

It is written from 3 people's perspectives. Two in present time, one in the past. Yes, one is an alcoholic. It is read in 3 different voices, which brings the characters alive and makes it easy to distinguish between them.

It's a mystery. It has suspense. It links, and ties together. It had me guessing, and re-guessing.

I really enjoyed it. It surprised me in a good way :-)

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 776

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Motivation in a book!!

  • By Tom Reilly on 10-07-2015

Govenator and Motivator

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2015

A comprehensive reflection from a very successful and determined man, who has achieved so much, in vastly different pursuits.
Interesting and motivating.
Some parts are heavily detailed, others are skimmed over, depending on relevance.


  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 879

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

Top bloke, real Aussie Hero

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2015

An inspirational book, about a normal guy, who chose to challenge and better himself in the face of adversity and challenges, both small and large.

Open and honest.

An insight into combat, what our troops are doing, and why.


Respect :-)