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Emma

Navigators, Australia

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  • 9 reviews
  • 59 ratings
  • 97 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • Our Lady of Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elena Forbes
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    ''He saw the body of the naked woman. She was kneeling down in the snow, head bent right over touching the ground. He felt cold just to look at her.' The young woman was Rachel Tenison, a wealthy art dealer, who led what appeared to be a normal, fulfilled life. But as DI Mark Tartaglia and DS Sam Donovan scratch away at the surface, a darker, secret side emerges. Then a tip-off sends their investigation spinning in an entirely different direction.

    Emma says: "Good, solid, mystery"
    "Good, solid, mystery"
    Overall

    This book didn't blow my mind, but it was interesting and I'd read more by the same author. The characters were well drawn out, and the book had a good pace to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    Mark Dooher is a prosperous San Francisco attorney and a prominent Catholic, the last person anyone would suspect of a brutal crime. But Dooher, a paragon of success and a master of all he touches, is about to be indicted for murder. Charged with savagely killing his own wife, Dooher is fighting for his reputation and his life in a high-profile case that is drawing dozens of lives into its wake.

    Andi says: "an exceptionally good read"
    "Great plot - really interesting book"
    Overall

    This was my first John Lescroart book but it won't be my last! He develops interesting plotlines and characters and the book describes San Franscisco beautifully. It is a long book, but it kept my attention all the way through. I thought the narrator was excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Juliet, Naked

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nick Hornby
    • Narrated By Jennifer Wiltsie, Bill Irwin, Ben Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Annie's put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked. Is she really going to find real, proper, fell-it-deep-down-in-your-boots love on a damp and windy seafront? Or perhaps she should follow her heart and pursue Tucker, the reclusive American rock star, who keeps emailing her his smart advice. But between Annie and her second chance lie a few obstacles.

    Catarina says: "Awesome reading (listening)"
    "Beautiful book"
    Overall

    Hornby is a first-class writer and this book didn't disappoint. It was sweet and wry and full of lots of humor - a lot of it based on UK/US differences. Some other reviewers said they thought the book lost its way a little when Tucker appeared, but I thought it continued to be interesting as it explored his life. I laughed out loud a couple of time and have listened to the book twice. Love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Hasler
    • Narrated By Susan Hasler, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (202)

    Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

    Julia says: "Not your typical spy novel...."
    "Lots of insight"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. It's not an action thriller but has plenty of intrigue and cerebral action. The book gave me a lot of insight into the workings of US intelligence, and there were some caper-style laughs towards the end of the book. All in all - a very entertaining read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ordinary People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Judith Guest
    • Narrated By Aviva Skell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Here is the heart-wrenching book that inspired the critically acclaimed movie. Cal and Beth Jarrett are ordinary people: a happy couple living with grocery bills, taxes, barbeque dinners, and orthodontist appointments for their two sons. But when a terrible accident takes the life of one son, their lives begin to fall apart. This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - and the lengths they will go to put their lives together again.

    Emma says: "A beautiful book"
    "A beautiful book"
    Overall

    I saw the movie 'Ordinary People' and thought I'd like to listen to the book it is based on. This is a beautiful book - very moving and sensitive and also really interesting and character driven. Although it is set in the late 60's the book hasn't dated much at all, it still has a very contemporary feel. The narrator is excellent. A great listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast of Carrion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    St Benjamin's Medical School is the greatest of its kind, any death occurring within its walls would have created ripples within the academic world, but the death of Nikki Exner is far from being ordinary. Raped, and then grotesquely executed, her theatrical murder horrifies everyone. John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into the case. Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming, Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner.

    A User says: "excellent book"
    "Excellent - tightly written, original"
    Overall

    This book was a real treat - I'd never heard of Keith McCarthy before but I'll be getting more of his books after reading this one.

    I was drawn into the plot from the first few chapters. There's a bit of gore (a nasty murder) but overall the book isn't too gory or filled with gratuitous violence. The lives of all the characters are well fleshed out and quite complex and the plot remains interesting throughout the book.

    I think if you like Ruth Rendell or PD James' books you'd like this.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Report for Murder: Lindsay Gordon Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Vari Sylvester
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girl's public school? But when the star attraction is found garrotted with her own cello string instants before she is due to go on stage, Lindsay finds herself investigating a vicious murder. Who would have wanted Lorna Smith Cooper dead? Who had the key to the locked room in which her body was found?

    Emma says: "OK - but really for fans of Val's."
    "OK - but really for fans of Val's."
    Overall

    I thought this was OK - it was a standard whodunnit with some fairly cluncky dialogue and not so orginal plot twists.

    It's amazing how much more complex and psychologically interesting Val's later works are. I'd read this only if you are a fan of hers and wanted to see how the series began.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Benoit Denizet-Lewis
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    America Anonymous is the unforgettable story of eight men and women from around the country - including a grandmother, a college student, a bodybuilder, and a housewife - who are struggling with addictions. For nearly three years, acclaimed journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis immersed himself in their lives as they battled drug and alcohol abuse, overeating, and compulsive gambling and sexuality.

    Emma says: "Loved this book"
    "Loved this book"
    Overall

    I loved this audiobook - I've listened to it three times. I bought it because I wanted to understand more about addictions and I found the book engaging and informative. It's very well written and thought-provoking, and the reader was excellent. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Naming of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Tom Cotcher
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    July 2005, and the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland. With daily marches, demonstrations, and scuffles, the police are at full stretch. Detective Inspector John Rebus, however, has been sidelined, until the apparent suicide of an MP coincides with clues that a serial killer may be on the loose. The authorities are keen to hush up both, for fear of overshadowing a meeting of global importance. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules.

    Ian says: "pefectly Complex"
    "Excellent novel"
    Overall

    Complex, topical, riveting, and psychologically sophisticated - I think this is Rankin's best yet. I was thoroughly impressed by this novel. As soon as I finished listening to it I started it all over again. What a wonderful writer!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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