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  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable

  • By Karen on 03-07-2017

Too unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 03-07-2017

Was enjoying the book up until the end but was disappointed with the final concept.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ever audiobook.

  • By Qwerty1 on 06-07-2014

Quite enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2016

This was an enjoyable book although not fast paced. Dealt with death and relationships and what can go wrong. Would recommend the book but you have to stick with it. Performance was good and sounded how You would imagine Harold would sound.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the effort!

  • By lsabelle Blythdvb on 04-04-2017

Story teller was phenomenal

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

Love this book. There were parts that got a little bogged down (not many) but the narrator totally got you past that. Loved his Russian accent. All the characters in the book were believable. I especially loved Boris the most. Didn't want the story to end. Audio books really make a story come alive. I talked with some people who were physically reading the book and didn't love it as much as I did. The story even attempted to answer some of life's bigger questions. One of the best stories I have heard in a long time!

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  • The Blackhouse

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The Isle of Lewis is the most desolate and harshly beautiful place in Scotland. When a bloody murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. Since Fin himself was raised on the island, the investigation represents not only a journey home but a voyage into his past. Each year twelve island men sail out to a remote and treacherous rock called An Sgeir on a perilous quest to slaughter nesting seabirds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite enjoyable.

  • By Karen on 14-02-2015

Quite enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 14-02-2015

Loved the narrator probably more than the story line. He really brought the book to life if it had not been for him I might not have enjoyed it so much.

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  • Naked

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the current mania for the memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview, a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • another entertaining sedaris book

  • By Anonymous User on 23-01-2019

Not that funny

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

Reviewed: 26-06-2014

What would have made Naked better?

The story telling. It was dark humour I guess but I had read previous reviews that said it was laugh out loud stuff.

What was most disappointing about David Sedaris’s story?

They were just a series of stories that didn't string together in any way. I

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He told the story with the same monotone voice. The female narrator was better.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Naked?

The opening scenes where David portrays himself growing up did him no favours.

Any additional comments?

Not my favourite book. Although I do wonder if some of his other work would be better.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful