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  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

  • Written by: Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Narrated by: Weruche Opia
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her 'missing' boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story experience enhanced by narrator

  • By Richa Kumar on 20-04-19

Great story experience enhanced by narrator

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

Reviewed: 20-04-19

This could be someone casually telling you about their day over afternoon tea. Languid, but the short chapters or episodes keep you hooked. The narrator’s voice and accents vividly bring to life the setting in Lagos. I throughly enjoyed a point of view I haven’t come across before. Entertaining and engrossing.

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  • Mythos

  • Written by: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Rahul Bengali on 24-04-19

The mythological fix we deserve

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

Reviewed: 15-03-19

Stephen Fry’s delightfully animated narration of an equally delightful narrative of the gods’ escapades is simply wonderful. This is fabulous writing read to you with love.

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  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Written by: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people who attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who've known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Untangling and rearranging the happiness

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-08-19

This book will rip your soul into two with the hope that it all gets better in the end, because it has to

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Needless to say, Arundhati Roy’s writing is beautiful. It is poetic, it is visual, and it very skilfully weaves a real world into the fabric of fiction. Coupled with how she narrates that story, which is a narration and not a reading makes you feel what her characters are feeling right in your bones. Ending this book with empathy I hadn’t expected to have.

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  • Matilda

  • Written by: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very fascinating

  • By bhuvan kumar uppalapati on 21-11-18

Absolutely brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Kate Winslet has done such a sensational job of narrating this childhood favourite. There’s different voices and accents and emotion and it’s simply a blast listening to her tell you Matilda’s story. I highly recommend it.