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  • Surprise Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,435

After being together for 10 years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together, and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of Sophie Kinsella

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

It was okay Not very engaging.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

The performance was great, but the story felt a little lacking. There are 18 chapters and the book was slow going and predictable for the first 15. Then the final three chapters felt rushed.

It was okay, but not a book I would recommend.

  • Finding Audrey

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

An anxiety disorder disrupts 14-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I chuckled for six hours straight

  • By GH on 07-27-16

Great story. Great performance.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Well narrated and performed. The story line kept my interest all the way through. Thought provoking perspective into the possible challenges of mental illness.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 113,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104,824
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 104,325

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Fascinating, heart wrenching heart warming & entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

This book was enjoyable to listen to. Trevor's narration was so compelling. The history and back story of South Africa, was cleverly weaved into each account. This gave you context and a deeper understanding of the experiences shared. This is one of the rare books I could read more than once.

I completely understand why Lupita wanted to be part of the upcoming movie. Well done Trevor!

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  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,083

Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger. And dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Moriarty

  • By cristina on 08-05-14

The narration is so off putting. Thankful for my audible.co.uk account!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I'm only maybe a few chapters in, but I don't think I can continue. What is going on the the narration???

Initially I thought it was the voice chosen to depict the first character. It was annoying, but I figured the character wasn't very likable and chalked it up to that.

Five characters in and the narration is the same for all of them, so I think I'm going to have to abandon this audiobook. The narration is too distracting.

It just occurred to me thatI have an audible.co.uk account. Just checked and the narrator is Caroline Lee! Oh happy days!! I'm going to return this version and get the UK version.