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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,144

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As you’d expect

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

Such an inspiring tale

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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: 04-02-2019

I was not sure whether to purchase this but so pleased that l did! Found it very interesting and informative. Even my sins listen to it while traveling together!

  • The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters

  • Granby Knitting, Book 1
  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Philip Alces
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Rance Crawford is an alpaca rancher, fiber mill owner, and self-proclaimed grumpy bastard. When sweet, charming tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon moves onto Crawford's rural road, Rance is very aware that Ben makes it a grand total of two gay men in their tiny town, and even though he is instantly, painfully smitten, any move he makes could be simply chalked up to being hard up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely knitting surprise story!

  • By MsLarvik on 23-11-2017

Lovely knitting surprise story!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-2017

I enjoy Amy Lane's work but for some reason was a bit nervous about this series!
I guess the title threw me off a bit but once I had started I just fell in love with the characters!

  • The Straight Boyfriend

  • Loving You, Book 3
  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Aaron Hall has never been able to remain faithful to a single woman, and for most of his life, he's dated two women at once. Recently his girlfriend tracked him down and knocked on his door - and his live-in girlfriend answered. Now he has no girlfriend and a mortgage he can't pay by himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love wins in this sweet story!

  • By MsLarvik on 02-03-2017

Love wins in this sweet story!

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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: 02-03-2017

A great story with a natural but surprisingly progression from friendship to a deep loving connection. Follow the characters deal with the hurdles that need to be faced when the unexpected occurs!

  • Don't Twunk with My Heart

  • Loving You, Book 2
  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Kee Smith isn't sure who he is anymore. He knows who he used to be - the ignored gay son who chose a blue-collar job just because no one expected it, the submissive bottom who enjoyed large, masculine jocks who put him in his place, the sleek, fashionable twink who partied all night. But after his ex-boyfriend hit Kee and called him names, Kee retired from the social scene. Back after a year's hiatus, Kee still doesn't know where he fits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Want to know about friends of Jay!

  • By MsLarvik on 27-01-2017

Want to know about friends of Jay!

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you love Renae Kaye's work you won't be disappointed, it's a fun filled romp with cute twinks, handsome twunks and lots of other characters. Jay's friends find themselves in all sorts of interesting situations, eating chocolate cake in nightclubs and breaking into houses to save sick friends. Not to mention the sexy times for them and your reading pleasure.

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love love love

  • By Sophie on 29-05-2016

Too funny to listen on public transport.

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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: 06-12-2016

Would you listen to The Lightning-Struck Heart again? Why?

Oh I will definitely be re-listening to this book because it made me laugh so hard.

What other book might you compare The Lightning-Struck Heart to, and why?

This is an outstanding book and I can't think of a book it comes close too!

Have you listened to any of Michael Lesley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but he is wonderful in this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The meal of corn they eat! You really just need to hear that!

Any additional comments?

So pleased I have found this book, I hated having to stop listening to it to go to work. Brilliant.

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Ox was 23 when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It's been three years since that fateful day and the boy is back. Except now he's a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candy canes, Pine Cones and Epic and Awesome.

  • By Regi on 27-02-2019

wow

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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: 04-12-2016

I loved this book , one of the best werewolf stories ever! Heartwarming and moving!

  • A Little Life

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully written tale of four friends

  • By Amanda on 23-02-2016

This book needs a warning label!

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-2015

Well written beautiful in parts but so deeply harrowing that it was nearly too much to bear.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tigers and Devils

  • By: Sean Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Paul Morey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football, friends, and film - in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler - unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other's lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Aussie Book

  • By Todd on 02-03-2015

AFL love story!

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

Reviewed: 26-10-2015

I love Sean's writing and this book has so much truth in it. Looking forward to listening to further novels of his!

  • The Shearing Gun

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

At 25 Hank owns a small parcel of land in Australia's rural southwest where he supplements his income from the property with seasonal shearing. Hank is a "shearing gun" - an ace shearer able to shear large numbers of sheep in a single day. His own father kicked him out when his sexuality was revealed, and since no one would ever hire a gay shearer, Hank has remained firmly closeted ever since. Elliot is the newbie doctor in town - city-born and somewhat shell-shocked from his transplant to the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Renae Kaye

  • By Deos2 on 20-12-2018

Great Aussie tale!

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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: 12-09-2015

Love Renae's work have all her books! This has hot young men working hard in the Australian outback!

  • Loving Jay

  • By: Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he's not gay - after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James "Jay" Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay - from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving Jay

  • By Stargirl on 09-12-2018

Wonderfully touching story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-2015

Finding new strength by discovering love and acceptance. Love this Australian author's range of work!