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  • A Symphony of Echoes

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027

Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas A Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and fun

  • By C. lewis on 04-11-14

Second time Ive listened to it

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

The second listening of this was just as good as the first
Zara Ramm is excellent at narrating this story- just the right amount of sarcasm where needed and inflections
This series just has me laughing out loud again and again as we follow Max and co in a series of time travel adventures that (of course) go wrong

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered. Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her? But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Kristinn Björn Sigfússon on 01-11-17

Couldn’t stop listening

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

This is not the sort of book I would normally listen to or read - it was recommended by a friend
But I’m glad I did
A murder mystery story with plenty of twists and turns that keeps you guessing almost to the end
A story of vengeance and secrets and plotting
I highly recommend it

  • Unashamed

  • Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny
  • By: Christine Caine
  • Narrated by: Jay O'Shea
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Shame can take on many forms. It hides in the shadows of the most successful, confident and high-achieving woman who struggles with balancing her work and children, as well as in the heart of the broken, abused and downtrodden woman who has been told that she will never amount to anything. Shame hides in plain sight and can hold us back in ways we do not realize. But Christine Caine wants listeners to know something: We can all be free. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, boring narrated.

  • By Pamela on 05-18-16

Great message not great narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

This book has a great message about how to move on in your life past things that are holding you back
Only disappointing thing was the narrator who was at times quite stilted

  • Secret Keeping for Beginners

  • By: Maggie Alderson
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 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

The lives of three very different sisters collide in this witty new novel from best-selling author Maggie Alderson. Recently divorced Rachel is juggling her new dream job in interior design PR with the demands of two young daughters. She's full of creative ideas, but - even with a colourful childminder or two - some days she can't make it into the office in time and in matching shoes. Her life is balanced more precariously than she cares to admit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chosen for the narrator but it got me hooked!

  • By DIanne on 12-28-17

Chosen for the narrator but it got me hooked!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Yes I chose this book because Zara Ramm was narrating it and yes it was a little slow to start with but once it got going it really got me hooked!
A story about a family that has secrets that they don’t want others to know about but that at the end of the day family is family and they (should) love you unconditionally

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,756
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,609

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Came highly recommend and they weren’t wrong!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

This book was highly recommended by audible and friends of mine and they weren’t wrong
Great plot that had you thinking all the time and a bit of humour and satire thrown in as well
Great listen from start to finish and yes I’d highly recommend it to others as well

  • The Scent of You

  • By: Maggie Alderson
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

A tale of perfumes, exploring life, love, loss and forgiveness - Maggie Alderson's new best seller. Are you still married if you haven't seen your husband for months? Polly's life is great. Her children are away at uni, her glamorous mother - still modelling at 85 - is happily settled in a retirement village, and her perfume blog is taking off. Then her husband announces he needs some space and promptly vanishes. As Polly grapples with her bewildering situation, she clings to a few new friends to keep her going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay for a light read

  • By Robin on 10-26-17

Quirky scent filled fun

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

A perfume blogger who has marriage trouble sounds like a silly idea for a book - but I loved it!
Plenty of twists and turns and laughs and bonus I learnt a lot about perfume
And as always Zara Ramm was an amazing narrator

  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

In Persuasion, Austen's last novel, she reveals a tale of love and marriage told with irony, insight, and an evaluation of human conduct. The characters, Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot, have met and separated years before. A reunion forces the recognition of the false values that drove them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful performance

  • By K. Rogers on 06-09-17

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Ive tried to read this before without success and after reading reading reviews of this version chose it and loved it thanks to the great narrating

  • And the Rest Is History

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 8
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it time travel - these historians investigate major historical events in contemporary time. And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster magnets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darkest St. Mary's Yet...

  • By Alyssa on 05-31-17

St Mary's you've done it again

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

The latest book in the St Mary's series doesn't fail to disappoint. Although at times sad and concerning it doesn't lack comedy as well. Many times I laughed out loud while listening to it
Love love love this series and the combination of great books and Zara Ramm as the narrator is one not to miss

  • The Queen's Governess

  • By: Karen Harper
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

"I could not fathom they were going to kill the queen. Nor could I bear to witness Anne Boleyn’s beheading…." As a favour to a doomed queen, Kat Ashley agrees to become governess and confidante to the young Elizabeth Tudor. Together they suffer bitter exile, assassination attempts, and imprisonment, barely escaping with their reputations and their lives intact. But when Elizabeth is eventually crowned, Kat continues to serve her, faithfully guarding all of the queen's secrets, even the one that could bring down the monarchy….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it and learnt a lot about an important time in history

  • By DIanne on 06-11-17

Loved it and learnt a lot about an important time in history

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

To be honest I only bought this book as Zara Ramm was narrating it - but I'm so glad I did
Its a great story about an almost forgotten person in history who served Elizabeth 1
Told with just enough details to keep you interested and for me it was a great insight into Tudor England and the games and manipulations that happened then
Wish there were more!

  • The Dead Dog Day

  • The Cora Baxter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Jackie Kabler
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

When your Monday morning begins with a dead dog and ends with a dead boss, you know it's going to be one of those days. And breakfast TV reporter Cora Baxter has already had the weekend from hell, where the man she'd planned a fabulous future with unceremoniously dumped her. Now Cora's much-hated boss has been murdered. The list of suspects isn't exactly short, but as the enquiry continues, the trail leads frighteningly close to home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not For Me

  • By Beatrice on 09-17-16

Start is a bit slow but persevere its worth it

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

I only purchased this book as Zara Ramm was the narrator and love her. Started listening to this several times and just couldn't get into it - however once I got past the first half an hour I was hooked.
Quirky and funny characters and a story line that had me guessing and guessing
Loved it!

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