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  • The Scholar

  • Cormac Reilly, Book 2
  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

 

When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT

  • By Anonymous User on 07-03-2019

Loved it!

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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: 17-04-2019

A great read with a surprising twist towards the end. A story full of family drama, murder, loyalty and the fallout afterwards. Loved the narration too!

  • Scrublands

  • By: Chris Hammer
  • Narrated by: Dorje Swallow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

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

Long and Complicated - But Worth It

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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: 11-04-2019

I really enjoyed this story. The plot was complicated and the characters were complex. A fascinating setting that gives the listener a taste of what it would be like to live in a small town suffering from the effects of drought and with limited resources. Loved it!

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  • The Last Thing She Told Me

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Sarah Durham, Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Meg on 24-09-2018

Fantastic story

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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: 23-03-2019

This was a great read and really was a reflection of the morals of bygone times and the changes in a modern society. An excellent moral dilemma with mystery/crime thrown in making it interesting.

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genuinely Thrilling

  • By steellyn on 24-03-2018

A good read

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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: 19-07-2018

The narration is great and the twists and turns kept me interested in the story.

  • Don't Close Your Eyes

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey, Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

A juicy, powerful listen featuring twin sisters who have drifted apart and the shocking family secrets that bind them.... Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches - watches the street, the houses, the neighbours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Anonymous User on 23-01-2018

What a story!

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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: 26-04-2018

Wow! I couldn’t stop listening to this story. The narration was excellent and the storyline was enthralling. With a very unexpected twist! A great read.

  • 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 3,706
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403

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

The Best Book!

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

Reviewed: 19-04-2018

I absolutely loved this book. The main character was just fascinating and the plot of the book was fantastic. I listened to it at every opportunity and just couldn’t get enough! I was very disappointed that it had to end.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

It's been 10 long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not a fan

  • By Anonymous User on 30-04-2018

A very long introduction

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2018

This story improved as it progressed. I couldn’t see the direction story was going to takes and initially thought it was just rambling. However I loved the analogies used throughout and as I got deeper into it I really enjoyed it.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,496

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

Heart wrenching

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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: 21-03-2018

An amazing story told beautifully. What a beautiful man who survived such horror with dignity and always compassion towards others. A very emotional story.

  • Salt Creek

  • By: Lucy Treloar
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

In 1855 Salt Creek lies at the far reaches of the remote, beautiful and inhospitable coastal region, the Coorong, in the new province of South Australia. The area, just opened to graziers willing to chance their luck, becomes home to Stanton Finch and his large family, including 15-year-old Hester Finch. Once wealthy political activists, the Finch family has fallen on hard times. Cut adrift from the polite society they were raised to be part of, Hester and her siblings make connections where they can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Aussie Story

  • By Chloe Starick on 10-03-2017

Just too slow

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

Reviewed: 11-03-2018

I found this book to be difficult to finish. Whilst the storyline is quite interesting it seemed to take forever to actually say anything. I lost interest often and it really wasn’t until the last third of the book that I was able to maintain my interest. I found it too much of a struggle to really enjoy.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Bravery, courage, fear, and love in a time of war. Despite their differences sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband, Antoine, and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight, and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Ness on 10-09-2015

Enthralling

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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: 31-12-2017

This is a great read. The narrator is excellent and really brings the story to life. Highly recommended.