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  • Back, After the Break

  • By: Osher Günsberg
  • Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 292

Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny, and heart-wrenching memoir about life, love, and living with mental illness. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Footnote, blah blah blah. Back to the book

  • By Steff on 26-11-2018

I had hoped for more

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

I didn't love this book, the amount of unnecessary footnotes were annoying. I am unsure what I think of Osher now as I found arrogance coming through the pages. it was brave to bare his soul though.

  • Before We Were Strangers

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. Then there was that other sound - the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at 18, anxious to leave her Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that her father is deadly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting book

  • By Toni on 19-03-2019

interesting book

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

I liked the story, in parts. Some of the writing wasn't great and I didn't love the narrator which makes it hard to love the book.

  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged, but well done.

  • By Dean Spilias on 04-07-2016

Who doesn't love Jane Austen?

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-2019

These were good dramatisations of my favourite books and good value.

Well worth a listen for fans.

  • 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 4,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,116

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

Compelling read

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

Great book. I wanted to ignore all my responsibilities to finish it! I would highly recommend this book.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

Fantastic book

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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: 25-07-2018

I really enjoyed this book and the narration. The book was unexpectedly funny, making me laugh out loud at points. It made me cry. It shocked me. But it was also heartwarming too.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,493

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

Events we should never forget

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-2018

The book was a good read. Something was up with the narration though as the voice seemed to change sometimes.

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pas mal

  • By xingwei on 22-01-2018

Recommend this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2018

I found this very easy to read while also being informative. I wanted a overall introduction to philosophy and got it. Definitely recommend.

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and consistent

  • By Anonymous User on 02-08-2017

Fascinating and terrifying

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2017

it's an interesting look at an industry that has made me uneasy for a while. Depressing how money means everything to some....

  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Jane Austen!

  • By Toni on 25-09-2017

Love Jane Austen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-2017

I have read this story numerous times and now listened a few times! Thanks for an Audible version.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,535
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,601
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,538

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute must read.

  • By Charles D. on 05-07-2018

Highly recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-2017

Great (and easy) read, even for the financially unsavvy, maybe especially for them! Finally something that makes financial information more accessible for all.