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Clare

I'm 40 something female and like to escape into a book. I listen in the car and like a story that either business related or pure escapism.

Doncaster, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (182)

    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    Michael says: "Don't have expectations!"
    "don't listen in an open car"
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    As I said in the opening the language was quite startling and considering I was driving through a car park listening through the speakers in my car with the roof down, I had to quickly turn it off in case I caused offence. Now I am prepared for open spaces.
    JK Rowlings knows how to set a scene and does it just as effectively in this tale. It is quite a dark story and whilst I am only half way though I really wanted to warn people that they may not want to play it aloud in the earshot of others.
    The characters are great and the story is gritty, would I listen again? Probably not but am I enjoying it, yes.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10651)
    Performance
    (9515)
    Story
    (9490)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Great Escape"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Hounded in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Unexpected, mesmerising


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hounded?

    The neighbour being willing to bury the dead guy.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberon, is a very amusing character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Where legends come to life


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Making the Shift: How to Live Your True Divine Purpose

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (173)

    The Shift is a call to become more conscious, to move from aimless ambition to meaning and purpose. Making this Shift is a necessity in order to live a peaceful, fulfilling life aligned with your divine calling. In this deeply engaging live seminar, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explains that instead of heeding the demands of the ego, which keep you mired in self-sabotage through never-ending pleas and false promises, you can choose to move in a new direction.

    David says: "Just when I thought I've heard it all...."
    "Very helpful"
    Overall

    Wayne Dyer's erroneous zones was the first book I picked up in the 1980's when life turned pear shaped for me. having him talk to me in my car daily has not only relaxed me but opened up unexpected possibilities. It's not rocket science but his voice is calming and that can only be positive to my concentration, my inner peace and my outlook on life. I recommend this book if you wish to be challenged to do better in your life.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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