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I was dead for 13 minutes. I don't remember how I ended up in the icy water, but I do know this - it wasn't an accident, and I wasn't suicidal. They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you're a teenage girl, it's hard to tell them apart.

My friends love me, I'm sure of it. But that doesn't mean they didn't try to kill me. Does it?

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manipulation and the power of the truth. A stunning listen, it questions our relationships - and what we really know about the people closest to us....

Read by Rosie Jones.

©2016 Sarah Pinborough (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Stephen Eedle
  • 03-21-16

Couldn't put it down

Loved this twisty turny adventurous journey through the minds of well thought out characters. An entertaining audible with fabulously addictive narration. Recommend.

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  • Energyimp
  • 05-16-16

Teen chicklit

I picked this in a 2for1 sale, so went in blind. Bitchy schoolgirls manipulate each other in story with slightly unsatisfying ending. I found this a little hard to listen to with two characters whose names start with the same syllable...but perhaps that is because I'm a middle aged teacher who has to untangle teenage melodrama on a daily basis.

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  • Suzy
  • 06-30-16

Strictly for the young folks

It's clear I'm not the target audience for this book which is full of teenage angst, introspection and bad language. The format didn't work well on audio at times - for example with the text conversations. I struggled to get through it but if you're a young adult I'm sure you will enjoy it. The plot is done quite well - Natasha almost drowns (she dies for 13 minutes) but recovers except she's lost her memory. We meet her school friends and learn about her family as she tries to work out what happened to her. Slowly the mystery deepens and we see that things are not perhaps the way we first thought. I felt it was overly long and slow, but overall a good story worth 2.5 to 3 stars. The narrator did a very good job of being an annoying 16 year old schoolgirl.

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  • Mr
  • 06-07-16

Be warned this is teen fiction

Probably ok for teenage audience - not clear from the description that this is YA fiction. Full of cliched 2D characters, text talk, moans about parents, bitching etc. Very dull.

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  • MR
  • 04-15-16

brilliant!

A story that grips from the beginning. fulfils your worst nightmare when mother to a daughter in this age of social media. good narration and satisfying ending. will be looking for another book by this author.

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 02-28-16

Very good thriller!!

Would you listen to 13 Minutes again? Why?

Yes, at some point. Compelling thriller.

What did you like best about this story?

Clear cut characters good or bad.

Which character – as performed by Rosie Jones – was your favourite?

Hannah

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry for Hannah and anger towards Tasha and those weak enough to be used and manipulated by her. Do understand why someone would want to get rid of Tasha, complete bitch!

Any additional comments?

Good book

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  • shirley
  • 04-22-18

Teen Fiction

Very much teen fiction. As an adult, you can tire a bit of the petty-minded characters. But on the whole, it is an interesting story, and not really meant for an adult audience. So you are forewarned. Performance was very good. Story works.

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  • Mr David Sharp
  • 01-23-18

A Great Read

Thrilling & engaging, I found it hard to put down. It ticked all the boxes for me. Well narrated, well written and well structured. Can recommend it to parents & teenagers in particular.

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  • Maureen Weaver
  • 12-14-17

Super story

To begin with I didn't think I would like this book, however, it does to preserve. In the end it was a real corker lots of twists and turns. The characters were believable and brought to life by the excellent narrator . I will certainly try other books by this author.

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  • Hilary T.
  • 03-04-17

What a bore

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I cannot think that anyone will find this slow story entertaining.

What was most disappointing about Sarah Pinborough’s story?

I kept sticking with this book expecting it to go somewhere but it just never did. It seemed to be bogged down in an in-depth examination of the relationships between these teenage girls and in one's, who had a near death experience, view of the world thereafter. Not great entertainment.

What aspect of Rosie Jones’s performance might you have changed?

Nothing. She did the best she could with poor material.

Any additional comments?

Sadly, I cannot recommend this book.

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  • Carli
  • 03-11-18

Amazing - could not stop

This was a fantastic book performances were fantastic I cancelled plans to keep listening story is amazing

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  • Courtney
  • 11-09-17

enjoyable read

kept me intrigued right til the very end! i enjoyed the teenage drama and twisted story line!