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  • The Perfect Nanny

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Leila Slimani
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 18

When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lacking...

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-06-14

Disturbing

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-12

While I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it kept me riveted until the end I did find the story disturbing. The author was able to convince the reader that the mentally ill nanny could go about her job without anybody noticing her mental state.

  • When All Is Said

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Anne Griffin
  • Narrated by: Niall Buggy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual ­- though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a yarn

  • By P. Fowler on 2019-04-24

What a yarn

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-24

I loved everything About this story if you were raised in an Irish family you will know how every nuance is true. I highly recommend this and the writer and narrator deserves accolades galore.

  • The Elephant in the Room

  • One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America
  • Written by: Tommy Tomlinson
  • Narrated by: Tommy Tomlinson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In the tradition of Roxane Gay’s Hunger, a searing, honest, and candid exploration of what it’s like to live as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who decided he had to change his life as he neared the age of 50 weighing in at 460 pounds. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really true story

  • By P. Fowler on 2019-02-18

A really true story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-18

Wonderful and so very honest. Also very inspirational to any reader that has struggled with weight. Not only for the very obese, but every body that struggled with bad food decisions.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • Written by: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual genre

  • By P. Fowler on 2018-11-02

Not my usual genre

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-02

I was so surprised to have loved this story as much as I did. For such a long book, it doesn’t stop surprising with every twist and turn more unexpected. I would highly recommend this story to anybody that wants a big adventure!

  • The High Season

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Judy Blundell
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg - the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. It's Memorial Day weekend, and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls "the summer bummer": the family's annual exodus to make way for renters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great summer read

  • By P. Fowler on 2018-09-17

Great summer read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-17

Very enjoyable story with interesting characters. There’s more to this story than I had anticipated. I would recommend as a good read to those who don’t like dark material.


  • The Confusion of Languages

  • Written by: Siobhan Fallon
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the US embassy in Jordan, but that's about all the women have in common. After two years Cassie's become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret's toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie's boredom and frustration turn to fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching...

  • By P. Fowler on 2018-09-03

Touching...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-03

The writer makes every character so interesting and her depiction of the rules and pitfalls of different cultures. One of the best books that I’ve listened to since becoming an Audible member.

Kudos to the brilliant narrators.