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  • Eclipse

  • By: Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case - the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murder. Damon Pierce's life has just reached a defining moment: a gifted California lawyer, he's being divorced by his wife and his work often seems soulless. Then he receives a frantic e-mail from Marissa Brand Okari - a woman he loved years ago - and decides to risk everything to respond to her plea for help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eclipse

  • By Anonymous User on 01-10-09

An emotional rollercoaster

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-12

A great read. Lots of details that required the listener to give the story line their full concentration.

  • The Way Home

  • By: George Pelecanos
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Hidden beneath the floorboards in a house he's remodelling, Christopher Flynn discovers something very tempting - and troubling. Summoning every bit of maturity and every lesson he's learned the hard way, Chris leaves what he found where he found it and tells his job partner to forget it, too. Knowing trouble when he sees it - and walking the other way-is a habit Chris is still learning. Chris's father, Thomas Flynn, runs the family business where Chris and his friends have found work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting study of human nature

  • By Anonymous User on 01-11-12

An interesting study of human nature

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-12

This story evoked many emotions such as happiness, relief, frustration, anger and sadness, just to mention a few.

  • Brother Fish

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 31 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just Another Fish Story - something special

  • By Rebecarol on 07-07-08

A brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-12

This was an amazing book. Bryce Courtenay has done it again. I couldn't put this book down I didn't want it to end. There was great attention to detail and the story left no loose ends, which is what I like.

  • Maralinga

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

During the darkest days of the Cold War, in the remote wilderness of a South Australian desert, the future of an infant nation is being decided ... without its people's knowledge. A British airbase in the middle of nowhere; an atomic weapons testing ground; an army of raw youth led by powerful, ambitious men - a cocktail for disaster. Such is Maralinga in the spring of 1956.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skilful interweaving of fact and fiction

  • By Jane on 10-21-10

A brilliantly researched story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-12

What a wonderful story. It covered both fact and fiction. The characters were very believable. Not only a great read but the best history lesson I have ever had.

  • Floodtide

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Each of the four who travel this journey has a story to tell. An environmentalist fights to save the primitive and beautiful Pilbara coast from the careless ravaging of mining conglomerates; a Vietnam War veteran rises above crippling injuries to discover a talent that gains him an international reputation; and an ambitious geologist joins forces with a hard-core businessman to lead the way in the growth of Perth from a sleepy town to a glittering citadel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Lia on 10-08-12

An absolutely wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-12

This story was brilliant. I couldn't put it down. All the characters were engaging and evoked all sorts of emotions. The end was unexpected and sad.

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  • The Atonement Child

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A beautiful repackaged edition of Francine Rivers's classic novel that breaks through the many taboos surrounding abortion. In one terrifying moment, Dynah Carey's perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, and her doting family torn apart. Her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life - to embrace or to end the untimely life within her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soul searching.

  • By Anonymous User on 01-11-12

Soul searching.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-12

I found the Atonement Child hard to put down. It was very thought provoking. It was very true to life in as much as nothing is clear cut or black and white........there are many shades of grey.

  • Heavenly Man

  • The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
  • By: Brother Yun
  • Narrated by: Cristofer Jean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 665

The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, one of my old time favorites.

  • By Jeanne on 12-03-09

A Wonderful Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-11

What an inspirational man with an incredible faith. The Lord works in mysterious ways and this was very true in Brother Yun's life.

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  • Moth to the Flame

  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Jenny Morrison is bravely trying to move on with her life. Her husband missing amidst the turmoil of WWII she takes refuge with Ray King, a slightly sinister, stuttering boy who disappeared from Woody Creek as a teenager but has now reappeared. In return for regular 'wifely duties', Ray offers Jenny and her three children sanctuary at his house in Melbourne. For a time, she is happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Verita on 06-27-17

A truly great read.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-11

I read the first two books of this trilogy in hard copy and was thrilled to be able to download the third. What a brilliant story. Having been brought up in Box Hill I enjoyed the references to this and nearby suburbs. The use of coloquial Australian language made it more familiar.

  • Happiness

  • A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill
  • By: Matthieu Ricard
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Never has happiness as an emotional and physical state of being been so widely discussed. Matthieu Ricard is one of the most compelling voices on the subject, and one of the few who can bring together the teachings of eastern and western thought. In this accessible new work, Ricard provides a straightforward assessment of how to create true and lasting happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Nicki on 01-19-10

an interesting read

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-11

This was an interesting book and quite informative. Unfortunately it wasn't quite what I expected.

  • Step on a Crack

  • Michael Bennett, Book 1
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

The nation is mourning after the death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only in real life

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-19

A truly great read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-11

Another brilliant book by James Patterson. What an imagination! I was engaged after the first few minutes.