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  • Until Harry

  • By: L. A. Casey
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane's reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn't have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartfelt

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-2019

Heartfelt

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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: 18-04-2019

An honest story linking past decisions to today. Very hard to stop reading, and highly recommend to read with a tissue or 2.

  • Listen to Your Heart

  • By: Kasie West
  • Narrated by: Nora Hunter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible. Then the podcast gets a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-01-2019

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: 13-01-2019

Learned a lot about Podcasts and wish I could study that at school.
Intriguing story with twists and characters one become to care for from the start.

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

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

Great

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

Great book, finished in 1 weekend. Always a mystery to follow, solve and neutralise the Jack Reacher way

  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Sparks, Vanessa Johansson, Sean Cameron Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family's cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions. Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother's life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pull of my heart strings

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-2018

A pull of my heart strings

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

Reviewed: 20-11-2018

Dear Nicholas Sparks,
In 1996 I read The Notebook for the first time on a sugar cane farm in Zimbabwe where I was visiting my then boyfriend now husband's friend. We visited Bulawayo, Hwange national Park and Victoria Falls. I remembered sitting in a metal tub for a bath with hot water from the stove and tears streaming down as I read the that incredible love story. In the 22 years since I have not missed one of your stories, with Longest Ride (amazing audiobook) the Notebook and the Wedding as my favourites. And how can I not mention Two by Two, for the love of a parent/father for their child. You have reached into my life and effected decisions unwittingly along the way. At the start of this book I already shed tears, making all the links to my connection of the places you mentioned in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and my birth place South Africa. Like you said no one can understand your connection to Africa and its wildlife than someone born there. Although I am an Australian now, Africa and its wildlife is still part of every breath I take. As our friend and his family lost their farm, had their hearts broken about leaving everything they loved from their land to their country to their hope, I appreciate your way of sharing a fraction of the heartache of what those innocent people went through. Sometimes getting something for free, isn't the solution. But the circle of apartheid will continue (as South Africa is still experiencing) until a major change which for some weird reason I still don't understand, Australia did. Because looking back at the two countries histories, either could have gone the other way. I weep for Southern Africa and pray for the lives lost in farm murders, high jacks, planned criminal activity and lawlessness. I hope compassion and those in power to awake and to start the various countries in the direction of HOPE.
Getting back to Tru and Hope, even though I found the love of my life when I was sixteen, their story is inspiring and makes one appreciate the year, days and minutes you have with your own soul mate.
Thank you for your unique way of writing the story and adding your voice and thoughts to the whole process.
I look forward to your next story, and please never stop writing. For every word you put to paper enhances someone's life, every breath a little bit more.
An avid reader, Christien

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sushi for Beginners

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Lisa Edwards, top London magazine editor, has been fantasizing about promotion to New York. Instead, she's asked to launch a new women's magazine in Dublin. She thinks nothing could be worse - until she meets her new staff. They're friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic - in other words, they wouldn't last two minutes in London!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish the book

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-10-2018

Could not finish the book

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2018

After 2 hours I just could see myself spending another 12 hours of listening. Sorry but it wasn't for me

  • P.S. I Like You

  • By: Kasie West
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue! Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters - sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooooo cute!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-2018

Great Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2018

This is my new favourite author and I'm going to relisten to this asap. Perfect for a movie

  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kindhearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge - and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reader lets down a fabulous story

  • By Sherry McCourt on 16-02-2019

Fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 29-07-2018

More than 13 hours of pure quality, intriguing story and entertainment. Would keep you listen long after bedtime. Looking forward to the next story from this amazing author.

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

A dark enchantment blights the land. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written folklore fantasy

  • By emmoff on 17-11-2016

Never expected

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2018

This was a book that kept you rooted to the end. With many twists that held your attention. Long after bed time. Thank you for a great book

  • Two Steps Forward

  • By: Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Jerome Pride
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Zoe, a sometime artist from California, has recently lost her husband. Martin, an engineer from Yorkshire, is alone after a messy divorce. Both have ended up in Cluny, central France, on a separate journey to walk the Camino: 2,000 kilometres to Santiago, in northwestern Spain. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, thoughtful, and motivating

  • By Fmfliss on 04-05-2019

Inspired, lovely and amusing

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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: 17-04-2018

So good! Will read it again and again.
Highly recommended for all and you want to stop reading

  • Twisted Palace

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 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

She's tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome. Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he'll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok

  • By Anonymous User on 11-07-2017

Maybe

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

Reviewed: 12-02-2018

Ella got a bit melodramatic in this book. But conclusion for series. Will read author again