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  • Rosie

  • By: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Narrated by: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Nick Robertson has become used to his grandmother Rosie's dotty behaviour. At 86, a widow now, she is determined that before life passes her by, she will live a little. Or preferably a lot. It wouldn't be so bad if Nick had nothing else to do, but with a job to find, two warring parents to cope with and a love life in terminal decline, he would prefer his grandmother to get on with things quietly. But, Rosie insists, there is no time like the present....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story with a twist

  • By HF on 10-03-18

Story with a twist

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Alan Titchmarch narrates with a flow which is easy to listen too. His books are always well written. Having holidayed on the Isle of Wight for many years I was also able to easily visualise the places in the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Outback Midwife

  • By: Beth McRae
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Call the Midwife meets In the Middle of Nowhere in this heartwarming memoir of an adventurous Aussie midwife’s life ‘catching babies’. Outback Midwife is the story of Beth McRae’s 40 years as a midwife, from her terrifying first day witnessing a birth as a naïve student nurse to her training as a midwife - the days when the words ‘birth plan’ were unheard of and what women wanted was a long way from being part of any plan - to the outback.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Job well done

  • By HF on 01-05-16

Job well done

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

What a moving story I found this book to be. Narrator was good but her attempts at other accents eg Scottish I found off putting at times. The book was written from the heart of the author who it appears has been a pioneer in trying to understand how giving birth, contraception etc in other cultures can vary from what she had been taught. Overall I feel Beth will have left the outback dwellers in a better understanding on how pregnancy, good diet etc leaves the mother healthier as well as her children.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Throwaway Children

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage. It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful novel, beautifully narrated.

  • By Elizabeth on 28-02-17

Very moving

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

Reviewed: 15-03-16

This was a couldn't put it down my iPod down book. I had all the emotions you could have. Laughing, crying etc. Very well narrated with first class story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pigs in Clover

  • Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life
  • By: Simon Dawson
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats and his role in it all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Good Life?

  • By Mr William Dewar on 15-01-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 13-02-16

Loved this book from beginning to end. I could imagine myself being there while the author/narrator was reading it. I'm off now to listen to the follow up.

  • White Wedding

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes. Can she hold it all together and turn disaster into triumph? Bel's friend, ice-cream parlour owner Violet, is engaged to Glyn. But however trapped she feels, she can't quite say the words, "I don't want to marry you anymore". Then, just when she's about to give up and resign herself to married life, she finds love in the most surprising of places. Max was planning a quick registry office do until she sees a TV programme about traveller brides and becomes determined to have the most extravagant wedding ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another cracker

  • By Amanda on 16-12-12

Lovely listening

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

Reviewed: 24-06-15

Again a very easy listen with the usual twist towards the end! Well narrated which added to the enjoyment of the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

When three South Yorkshire friends picnic on top of an ancient fertility symbol, who could have known that within four months they would all have their own eggs fertilised! For Helen, pregnancy is a true come true. But the more the baby grows inside her, the more she can see her outwardly perfect marriage crumbling. For career-woman Janey, it is a nightmare. How could it have happened? She had her husband George, ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, were always so careful over contraception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A happy tale with northern grace and humour

  • By Sara on 17-05-10

Easy listen

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Well written & very well narrated. If you haven't tried any of Milly Johnson's book you should give them a try.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful