You no longer follow Samantha

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Samantha

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Samantha

Yarramalong, NSW, Australia

7
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 26 ratings
  • 142 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Fifty Shades Darker

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (214)

    Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist.

    Natalie says: "Oh Boring...."
    "Utter rubbish"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Fifty Shades Darker better?

    More about the story of the two people rather than their very boring sex life. I feel stupid for buying it, really stupid. I loved hearing about Christian's lifestyle but that's about it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    Someone who doesn't say "oh my!" every third sentence in that revolting accent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance


    Any additional comments?

    The first book I managed to read, this one I just couldn't bear.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon Ramsay: On Top of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neil Simpson
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and he is one of only three chefs in England whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. Sometimes hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, this is Gordon Ramsay’s full life, from tenements and poverty to top-notch restaurants and fame.

    Rocco says: "Like Ramsay? Read this Book. As simple as that."
    "****king fabulous"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Gordon Ramsay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humour, the drama, unbiased story


    What does Richard Aspel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great expression, really well interpretted


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, just more interest in any book that I've listened to for ages


    Any additional comments?

    A great 'read' wish there were more like this one!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1440)
    Performance
    (702)
    Story
    (703)

    Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Salander is now ready to fight back.

    Olga says: "A Fabulous Finale"
    "great book / series"
    Overall

    The best I've listened to in a long time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Horse Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Shelley Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Many astonishing and affecting things happen at the racetrack, and the mysterious universe of horse racing, passionate, cold-hearted, pure, corrupt, is woven into a marvelous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed, and reckless courage. Spanning two years on the circuit, from Kentucky and California to New York and Paris, Horse Heaven, puts us among trainers, nervey jockeys, billionaire breeders, and restless track wives.

    Julie Delio says: "I wish I could review book and narrator separately"
    "Loved this so much - but I'm a horse nut"
    Overall

    I cannot tell you how this book influenced my life! An absolute sensational read. Love Shelly Thompson, love Just A Bob, what a fabulous book. Bless you Jane Smiley!!! I love horses, so I suppose why I love this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shipping News

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Annie Proulx
    • Narrated By Robert Joy
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as a gifted and original writer. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, to rebuild his life. We also recommend Proulx's, Accordion Crimes.

    Karen says: "Find the unabridged version!"
    "SO Kevin Spacey!"
    Overall

    Awesome read, loved it, the character was made for Mr Spacey! Very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blind Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Even now, at the age of 82, Iris lives in the shadow cast by her younger sister, Laura. Now poor and trying to cope with a failing body, Iris reflects on her far-from-exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death.

    Samantha says: "Loved it"
    "Loved it"
    Overall

    Oh I loved this story, didn't totally understand it after the end at the first read, so downloaded the study notes and listened to it again and it made more sense. Thank goodness for Audible, I don't have time to sit and read a book. Margaret Atwood is amazing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6696)
    Performance
    (2007)
    Story
    (2024)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "Incredible story"
    Overall

    I loved this book, stirring, sad, funny, so emotive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.