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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 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

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

Thoroughly enjoyed the story and telling

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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: 23-07-2019

Great Aussie story. Really good read. Highly recommend it. So many twists and turns. Narration was excellent. I’ll look forward to reading another from Chris Hammer.

  • The Brightest Star in the Sky

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives... One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Cassie on 08-10-2014

Another Great Story

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2019

Great read. Light, fast paced, great characters. The ‘presence’ was a bit there but it doesn’t detract from the story and it’s a bit of fun. Really enjoyed her character development and the narration was excellent!

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Georgie on 28-10-2014

One of the best I’ve read this year

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

Reviewed: 02-04-2019

Captivating. I struggled to put it down. It was fascinating and intense. She’s an amazing storyteller. Many of her books are really confronting, as is this one. I am fascinated by the stories of WWII and this one doesn’t disappoint. The narration is excellent and very easy to listen to. Highly recommend this book.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,712
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,699

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As you’d expect

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

Stunning book

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

Reviewed: 16-03-2019

I loved every minute of this story. It was very special that Michelle read it herself. Such amazing and interesting people. So humble - just ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Riveting- couldn’t put it down, despite it being so long!

  • The Reckoning

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

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

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-2019

Loved this book. Some of JG books are a bit meh, but this one is highly recommended. Was kept guessing till the end. The characters were excellent and I learnt so much about American/Phillipino history that I didn’t know. Really great story. A must read. Also loved the narrator and the Deep South accent. 👍

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

Excellent- couldn’t put it down!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-2018

Great story. Loved Aoife’s narration. The story kept me hooked from the beginning and had plenty of twists and turns. The characters are very likeable. I’ll look forward to more from this writer.

  • Working Class Boy

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 749

Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Australian legend Jimmy Barnes' unforgettable childhood memoir. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliché that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw & honest autobiography

  • By M. O'Brien on 27-09-2017

Gruelling but fascinating

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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: 24-01-2018

This was an amazing story. Clearly cathartic for Jimmy but almost unbelievable in its raw emotion and the tragedy of his childhood. It took a long time for me to realise this is Book 1 up to Jimmy joining Cold Chisel.
Can’t wait to read book 2.
Reading this book makes me grateful for my ordinary middle class upbringing!
Absolutely recommend this but you need a strong heart to endure reading about such a difficult childhood.
Well done Jimmy and the narration was excellent!

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates, this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Linda on 09-11-2016

Great read

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2017

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  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Ari Fliakos, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743

A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in number one New York Times best seller Jodi Picoult's latest. 'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of 20 years' experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And Ruth is charged with negligent homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wakeup Call

  • By Shakya on 09-12-2016

Amazing book! A must read

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2017

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This was an amazing book. It was incredibly confronting but so worth it. I nearly gave up near the beginning of the book as I wasn't sure I wanted to deal with such a heavy issue, but it was so beautifully written I am so glad I continued on. Racism is such a BIG issue that most of us don't give a lot of thought to. This is one of those books that should be written and one that we should all make sure we read.