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  • Among the Lemon Trees

  • By: Nadia Marks
  • Narrated by: Daphne Alexander
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Anna thought her marriage to Max would last forever. Having raised two happy children together, she looked forward to growing old with the man she loved. But when a revelation from her husband just before their wedding anniversary shakes her entire world, she's left uncertain of what the future holds. Needing time to herself, Anna takes up an offer from her widowed father to spend the summer on the small Aegean island of his birth, unaware that a chance discovery of letters in her aunt's house will unleash a host of family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen<br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-06-18

A great listen<br />

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

I loved this book. In my favourite country. A Greek Island. I loved the hearing about the past & then the present day.

  • The Liverpool Rose

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Lizzie is an orphan living with her aunt Annie, uncle Perce and two boy cousins within a stone's throw of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Lizzie loves her aunt but is hated by her uncle. She makes friends with Geoff Gardiner, another orphan, and is teaching him to swim in the Scaldy when Clem Gilligan rescues the pair of them from drowning. Clem works on the canal boat, The Liverpool Rose, with Jake Pridmore and his wife, plying between the great cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Lizzie's situation at home starts to worsen and eventually she is forced to flee. Her first instinct is to make for the canal, but finding Clem is not so easy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-05-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

I loved it.
Katie Flynn as the author
And
Anne Dover narrating is also excellent. What can go wrong

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winter on the Mersey

  • By: Annie Groves
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Kitty has seen her fair share of tragedy and instead of thinking about romance, is determined to do her bit for King and country. Her life as a WREN means she is kept busy much of the time, but when Kitty finds herself stationed back home on Merseyside, she meets up again with Frank Feeny, the brave young officer who has always held a place in her heart. Britain is on the verge of victory, but will Kitty embrace the future and learn to love again?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An OK book

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-18

An OK book

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This book was just OK nothing sinterlating. Just OK. Not a lot else you an say really

  • Sisters of Gold

  • By: Annie Murray
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Sisters Margaret and Annie lost their mother years ago; they long for her every day. Their frightfully protective father keeps the girls close, but he can't protect them forever.... When a scandal rocks the family, the girls are forced to leave their home. The girls flee to Birmingham's jewellery quarter to stay with the one person they can rely on - Uncle Goldsmith. Annie takes up work at a nearby factory, where she learns to forge cutlery, and Margaret is employed as a chain maker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-04-18

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

I loved this book. The storyline. The narrators accents all are very good. Now to find another listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Kind Man

  • Ellindale Saga, Book 2
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Ann Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Lancashire, 1931. When Finn Carlisle loses his wife and unborn child, he spends a few years travelling to keep the sad memories at bay. Just as he's ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves everything to him. This includes Heythorpe House in Ellindale, just down the road from Leah Willcox and her little fizzy drink factory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-03-18

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 20-03-18

I really enjoyed this book. It was great to lose yourself in the fiction. Anne Dover is a great narrator

  • The Poppy Girls

  • By: Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Thwarted in her desire to become a doctor like her brother, Robert, Pips Maitland rebels against her mother's wishes that she settle down and raise children. However, when Robert brings home a friend from medical school, Giles Kendall, it seems perhaps Pips might fall in love with an acceptable suitor after all. But the year is 1914, and the future is uncertain. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the front lines, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses and asks Alice Dawson, her maid, to go with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fantastic book

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-03-18

What a fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

I loved this book. Although quite heart rendering at times. I also learnt quite a lot about the first world war

  • The Midwives of Raglan Road

  • By: Jenny Holmes
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Summer, 1936. Newly trained midwife Hazel Price returns to the Yorkshire streets of her childhood, only to find that her modern methods and 'stuck-up' ways bring her into conflict with her family and other formidable residents of Raglan Road. Determined, Hazel battles on, assisting with home deliveries and supporting the local GP. The days are long and hard, but Hazel brings knowledge and compassion to the work she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Midwives of Raglan Road.

  • By Ian Long on 18-06-18

A little depressing

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Overall I liked this book. But it was quite depressing in parts. I'm sure the time of when this book is about. Life was hard. But a good book overall

  • Still Waters

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Living on the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads with her father, the only ripple in Tess Delamere's calm life is the disturbing dream about her dead mother which haunts her. She yearns to know more, but the arrival of a new stepmother heralds the end of Tess' hopes that her father might divulge the past. As she grows up, Tess slowly starts to put together the pieces herself. But the outbreak of war brings tragedy and upheaval, changing Tess' priorities....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Overall this book is OK. Nothing really sinterlating. But just okay. Nothing else to say

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

Given a backroom computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly - dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish Highlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully descriptive.

  • By Di on 15-06-16

an okay listen

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This book was ok. But nothing special. not a it else to say about it really

  • Annie

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Annie Swinburn had killed a man - the killing was timely and well-deserved, for Francis Morton had been evil in every possible way. But Annie knew that however justified her crime, only the rope and the gibbet awaited her if she remained in the slums of Hull. And so she ran - up river, along the wild and secretive paths of the great Humber - a new and unfamiliar territory which was to lead her into a new and unfamiliar life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling listen

  • By L on 01-03-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I loved this book with all of its ups & downs. Absolutely great listening. Just buy & enjoy