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  • Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

  • By: Kitty Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Kitty Flanagan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

One of Australia’s favourite and most multitalented entertainers provides hilarious and honest life advice in this candid collection of cautionary tales. Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia and insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world’s most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It’s these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that cliches like ‘The University of Life’ are reeeally annoying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitty, You Are A Hoot

  • By Grohlpatrol on 04-11-2018

This is a wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

Kitty Flanagan no wonder we love you. Thank you so much for sharing your story. There were parts I couldn’t stop laughing & parts that reminded me of my own childhood/adolescent.
Please write more.

  • Public Secrets

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, unbelievably awful accents

  • By May on 24-03-2015

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 30-01-2019

This is worth the listen - there is a real problem with narrators cockney accent - truly terrible.

  • Monash's Masterpiece

  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Michael Carman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force. Monash planned every detail meticulously, with nothing left to chance. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life and tells this magnificent story as it should be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.

  • By Ian Martin on 08-07-2018

We all should know the story of General Monash

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

Reviewed: 26-01-2019

Peter has provided us with the most elegant account of the work of the greatest general of the modern era - General Monash. I have read other authors biographies but this is the best by a country mile.

My lower rating is because the manuscript requires major editing. There is repetition, throughout the text. I am not certain if this is deliberate. The problem it makes the book too long & takes the reader back to a place to start again.

I am a great admirer of the authors work this problem is not evident in all his books but certainly a problem in Monash & Kokoda but not in Mutiny.

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration Annoying

  • By Hamish Burke on 21-11-2018

I am certain this is a good I will never know

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2019

It way be that my problem with the narrator is that I’m Australian - but really terrible - can’t listen.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 748

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

Another masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 18-01-2019

Thank you Liane for another masterful story - filled with twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. The writer is quite brilliant in the way she takes us - people living ordinary lives -and turns us into the most important people in the world.

The book also described youth suicide in such a real and compassionate way.

Thank you

  • Eureka

  • The Unfinished Revolution
  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: "a strike for liberty". Was this rebellion a fledgling nation’s first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Australian history which put me to sleep

  • By Geoff Alford on 22-09-2018

This is a fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

If only schools taught history the way Peter FitzSimons tells the story everyone would be enthralled.
Brilliant work - thank you so much

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  • The Third Secret

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Fatima, Portugal, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000. When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary's words, or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great yarn

  • By Dudley on 05-01-2019

A great yarn

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

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

Expertly researched so far as the canon law & Marian visitations. The deaths of the Popes is incredulous but it is a story.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Church followed the 3rd secret but it will never happen. So we will watch the continued death of the Catholic Church because of the views of unworldly men & some women.

  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Has to be one of the best

  • By Dudley on 09-10-2018

Has to be one of the best

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2018

I thoroughly enjoyed Threat Vector. The story-line & sub plots were both intriguing and compelling.
It is a great feeling to look forward to getting back to a captivating narrative.
The narration was outstanding.

I thoroughly recommend this book to you.

  • Tom Clancy Commander in Chief: Jack Ryan, Book 11

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan alone counters the threat posed by Russian president Valeri Volodin. This isn't the first time that the dictator has threatened world peace, but this time he's playing a very nuanced game, moving chess pieces around the board while isolating Ryan from the rest of the international community. Fortunately, Jack Ryan, Jr. and the rest of his Campus team find themselves in the middle of action with a vital clue to the Russian's intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Dudley on 20-09-2018

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2018

I just loved Commander in Chief has to be one of the best in the series. Wonderful story lines that kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

The inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, but Trump is a boring topic.

  • By Maria S. on 26-10-2018

This gives you the measure of President Trump

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2018

A very concerning account of the modus operandi of President Trump. Let us hope that he is never left unsupervised by the law.

Thank you Bob Woodward.

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