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  • Kimberley Sun

  • By: Di Morrissey
  • Narrated by: Kate Hood
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

This is the sequel to Di Morrissey's international best-seller, Tears of the Moon, set in the remote town of Broome, the desert and the Kimberley coast - Australia's last frontier and a land of ancient beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a moving story

  • By Bruce Warrington on 06-05-2019

a moving story

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2019

How do you really summarise a story with so much depth. It's like trying to describe all the ocean has to offer in a single sentence.
As a proud Western Australian, familiar with Broome and the Kimberley as a whole, I found the story very easy to relate to.
The sense of wonder, the familiarity with the senses being awoken as the characters travelled and experienced different aspects of the land.
And, as a lost soul myself, I found myself yearning for solace with the characters. And at the same time, understanding the trepidation they felt when discovering themselves.
I wanted to cry when it concluded.
And when a writer can feed your emotions at every turn, right to the end, I know I have found a new favourite.
I cant wait to read/listen to Di's other stories.
Judy Nunn is also very similar should others wish to check out a similar style of writing and story telling.

  • Pacific

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

An epic story of love, sacrifice and revenge swept along on the winds of war. Australian actress Samantha Lindsay is thrilled when she scores her first lead movie role in the Hollywood epic Torpedo Junction, playing a character based on World War II heroine 'Mamma Tack'. But as filming begins in Vanuatu, uncanny parallels between history and fiction emerge. Just who was the real Mamma Tack? And what mysterious forces are at play? The answers reveal not only bygone secrets but Sam's own destiny. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator lets it down

  • By StuyJ on 19-04-2019

Another great story from Judy!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2019

An absolutely fantastic story. A tad predictable at times but it's still one of the best stories so far.
The narrator is a little too "BBC" for an Aussie in my opinion. It makes the English accents a little soft and not so effective. And her American is a little twangy.
I still couldn't stop listening though! Not for a second! She has taken me on another journey that made me feel every emotion. And I even shed a tear or two! What an AMAZING novel. And the narration REALLY brings it to life.

  • The Reckoning

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why bother?

  • By Kay on 02-11-2018

Wow! right to the end!

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2018

Mr. Grisham has again left me sleepless and absolutely breathless to the very end.
Right to the very last few words.
if you start this story, you will NOT be able to stop. Thats a promise.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sycamore Row - Books 1,2 & 3 enthralling reading

  • By Diane on 26-03-2018

Great follow up

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2017

Absolutely LOVED listening to this sequel to "a time to kill."
The Narrator does an awesome job and in fact, is one of my all time favourite narrators.
The story of course is one only Grisham could pull off so well.

  • A Time to Kill

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his 10-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and completely captivating. I loved it

  • By Patrick on 26-05-2015

Typical Grisham.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-2017

In typical John Grisham style, he tells a story you simply can't stop listening to.
The narrator is one of the best yet and really helps bring you into the world that Grisham creates. Loved it from beginning to end.

  • Beneath the Southern Cross

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

In 1788, Thomas Kendall, a naive nineteen-year-old sentenced to transportation for burglary, finds himself bound for Sydney Town in the penal colony of New South Wales. Discarding allegiance to the country that has disowned him, Thomas, an honest man at heart, seizes a second chance and begins a new life in the wild and lawless land beneath the Southern Cross. Thomas Kendall fathers a dynasty that will last beyond 200 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kerrie on 21-11-2015

First rate

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2016

a great story with a somewhat frustrating ending. but still 10/10!
more work needs to be done on accents though by the narrator.