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  • Any Ordinary Day

  • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
  • By: Leigh Sales
  • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018

Loved, Loved, Loved

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2019

What a fabulous book. Leigh Sales has always been someone I admire but now I realised just how talented and clever she is. This book made me laugh and cry. The stories Leigh tells are those of people whose grit and strength in the face of unthinkable tragedy are ones that should be heard and Leigh Sales is the perfect voice for them. Loved it.

  • Daisy Jones and the Six

  • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Sara Arrington, Jennifer Beals, Arthur Bishop, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

This is the whole story, right from the beginning: the sun-bleached streets, the grimy bars on the Sunset Strip, knowing Daisy’s moment was coming. Relive the euphoria of success and experience the terror that nothing will ever be as good again. Take the uppers so you can keep on believing, take the downers so you can sleep, eventually. Wonder who you are without the drugs or the music or the fans or the family that prop you up. Make decisions that will forever feel tough. Find beauty where you least expect it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Performance!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-04-2019

Loved This Book!

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2019

Fantastic story and the performances by the narrators were just so good, I felt like I was listening to a documentary. I can't wait to see the TV series when it comes out!

  • My Thoughts Exactly

  • By: Lily Allen
  • Narrated by: Lily Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 345

I'm strong. I can be tough. I've been broken. I'm opinionated. I'm a people-pleaser. I'm spoilt. I'm needy. I contradict myself. I try to do good. I want to do good. I'm impassioned. I'm observant. Most importantly, I tell the truth. And this is my story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lily Allen as told by Lily (and read by Lily too!)

  • By pip lincolne on 23-09-2018

Loved This Book!

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2018

Loved this story and love and admire Lily Allen even more now I've read it! She is smart, funny and irreverent. So good!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Educated

  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 816

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE in this family = loyalty to a bipolar father

  • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

Memorable and Amazing Story

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

Reviewed: 25-11-2018

I found this story fascinating. Tara's life was unlike anything I have heard of, a mix of highs and lows and an incredible story of letting go with family at its core. She is clearly a very intelligent woman who has a strength of will and determination that is to be admired.
The narrator did a fabulous job and I found Educated riveting listening.

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

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

Great narrator and engrossing story

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2018

What did you like most about The Ruin?

It was easy to follow but still complex enough to keep things interesting. Loved it from start to finish!

What about Aoife McMahon’s performance did you like?

The narrator was fantastic, her performance was spot on.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful