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  • The Woman at 72 Derry Lane

  • By: Carmel Harrington
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. They're the perfect couple in every way, and Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72, however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she's lost it all...including her marbles, if you believe the neighbourhood gossip. But appearances can be deceiving, and when Stella and Rea's worlds collide they realise they have much in common.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much emotion, I was not prepared

  • By RedLady on 08-29-18

So much emotion, I was not prepared

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This book appeared as a recommendation when I finished a Marian Keyes novel. So I thought this novel would be a light bit of fluff.

Well I was wrong! This book captured my attention from the start, the characters where great. The story held me in its grip.
I was on an emtional roller coaster the whole time! I cried a lot during this.
Narrated brilliantly. I really enjoyed this book even though I was a bit exhausted at times from all the emtion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman Who Stole My Life

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

One day, sitting in traffic, Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. But in this event is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, wrenching her whole family apart. For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book

  • By Fiona on 12-31-14

Great narration story didn’t hold my attention

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I enjoyed the narration but the story wasn’t as funny as other Keyes books.
I didn’t like the main character.

  • Murder Go Round

  • Witch City Mystery Series, Book 4
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby - even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointed

  • By Beatrice on 02-12-17

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

I'm not sure what has happened but it seems like the narrator has completely lost it. She cannot seem to get the flow, tone or voices right anymore. It made this unbearable to listen to which is really disappointing as I like these stories. I'm not sure why she no longer can narrat in a nice tone. But the cadence of her voice is out, the whole thing is a mess.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Conjugal Rites

  • By: Paul Magrs
  • Narrated by: Joanna Tope
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

No matter what she tries to do, trouble has a way of finding Brenda and when her old adversary Mr Danby starts filling the airwaves with his late-night phone-in show it can only mean one thing.But fate has an even bigger surprise in store. Romance is in the air for Brenda and, do what she will, she cannot deny that she and her man were made for each other - literally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not from Brenda's point of view

  • By RedLady on 07-30-17

Not from Brenda's point of view

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

This book is not from Brenda's point of view and at times it's hard to tell which character is Effie and which is Brenda. In the previous books Brenda has a deeper voice and Effie is high pitched. A few times the performance has Brenda high pitched.
This only occurred a few times and not enough to ruin the experience.
Overall very enjoyable.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,723

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Read by the man himself!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Fantastic! I loved listening to this, great characters.
I was hooked the whole time. Neil's Thor was exactly how I thought he would be.

  • Celtic Mythology and the Religion of the Ancient Celts

  • By: Charles River Editors, Jesse Harasta
  • Narrated by: Daniel F. Purcell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

The Celts are one of the most well-known groups in Europe and one of the least understood. Depending on which classifications are used, the Celts are also one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. In the centuries before Christ, the Celts were spread out across much of continental Europe, and though they are mostly identified with Gaul, evidence suggests they also spread as far as Portugal.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not what it seems

  • By Shilo Flowers on 02-05-16

Terrible pronunciation try not to fall asleep

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

Information is interesting but the awful pronunciation and dry boring narration would put anyone to sleep.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Diva Rules

  • Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top
  • By: Michelle Visage
  • Narrated by: Michelle Visage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Grow Up & Screw Up"

  • By Empress Karen on 07-02-16

Living for this book

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

So great!

I new that Michelle would have some amazing thoughts, not just be the big boobs from RuPaul's Drag race.

I loved how Michelle narrates this book, she did a great job of holding my attention.

Fantastic read for anyone needing a reminder that you can do you and not feel bad about it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • If Someone Says "You Complete Me," RUN!

  • Whoopi's Big Book of Relationships
  • By: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

In If Someone Says "You Complete Me," RUN!, Whoopi will speak openly about why marriage isn't for everyone, how being alone can be satisfying, and how what's most important is understanding who you are and what makes you happy. Wise, funny, and conversation starting, Whoopi's message is sure to resonate with the millions of people who struggle with relationships every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remind me of her long ago solo stand up routines!

  • By shelley on 09-14-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

This was a great read, it had me in stitches laughing and was also thought provoking.

I have recommended this book to several of my friends that never seem to get it right in relationships - here is hoping they read it-.

Whoopi is a great entertainer and I could not stop listening to this.

I just loved that she explains with humour and grace that women do not have to find a man to feel whole. I wish a number of friends of mine would read this to understand they can stop grabbing for any jackass that comes along.

I loved her comments about how movies, commercials and songs have changed how we see love. Its so funny and true.

This is a great read even if you are in a happy relationship you will get a kick out this.

  • Look Both Ways

  • Witch City Mystery Series #3
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C. S. E Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

When Lee Barrett spots the same style oak bureau she once had as a child on the WICH-TV show Shopping Salem, she rushes to the antiques shop and buys the piece. Just like the beloved bureau she lost in a fire, this one has secret compartments. It also comes with an intriguing history: It was purchased in an estate sale from a home where a famous local murder took place. The day after the bureau is delivered, Lee returns to the antiques shop and finds the owner dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can be read as a stand alone

  • By Elisabeth on 03-05-17

What happened to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

I have enjoyed all of the other books in this series but it seems the narrator has changed how they preform. The pattern of the speech was way off resulting in a awful listening experience. I had to speed it up just to get through this. Really ruined this book for me.

  • The Letter

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,871

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide.... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If mouth sounds bug you, skip this one...

  • By Cassandra on 02-02-16

Fantastic, I couldnt stop

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

This book was brilliant, I couldn't stop, I had to know what happened.
The way Kathryn has intertwined the stories was seamless. The narration was perfect.