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Fiona

Bunbury, Australia
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  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,176

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Right Mood At The Right Time

  • By Simone on 11-13-12

A boat ride to distant shores

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

Reviewed: 01-29-13

A great journey that carries you along as the story unfolds. An excellent holiday story that will take you far away and into the world the author so deftly creates. She paints the story with excellent descriptive language that captures your imagination and you find yourself downstream anticipating the next place to visit.

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

The Thirteenth Tale is a compelling and emotional mystery, in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By S on 12-29-09

It will take you into the story and hold you

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

Reviewed: 01-03-12

I have just finished this story and found an old fashioned sense of satisfaction in the ending that had the pieces tied and completed. It weaves beautifully in and out of the characters stories and time past and present. It never left me confused about who was who but always moved forward like a sturdy craft on the water sure of its destination. A fantastic read as I sat, drove, rode and walked.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Dyslexia

  • By: Philip Schultz
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Despite being a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the “dummy class” in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book

  • By PhilEll72 on 03-16-12

Insightful and frank

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

I found this easy to listen to. I gave it to a friend who grew up dealing with the same issues in Australia. He identified with many parts of the story. He also observed that some of the authors experiences were more to do with being an immigrant in a tough era in a tough part of town! It is a story of triumph and persistence.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sylvester

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She finds him insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and begin a new-found liking and respect for each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged... but its Richard Armitage!

  • By Abigail on 02-19-11

A male voice

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

I enjoyed listening to this with a male voice. The characters came alive and the sense of being in the moment and enjoying a regency tale was fun. Many of Heyer's stories give equal weight to the male's perspective of the plot and I enjoy the immersion into the era.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful