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  • Wilde About the Girl

  • By: Louise Pentland
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Robin Wilde is acing life. After the year from hell, she's pulled herself up and out of the Emptiness, her love life is ticking along nicely, single motherhood is actually quite fun and she is ready for whatever life throws at her. When a thrilling opportunity at work arises, Robin is more than excited to step up and show everyone, including herself, what she's made of. But her best friend, Lacey, is increasingly brokenhearted about struggling to conceive, and her daughter, Lyla, is starting to come out with some horrible attitudes she's learning from someone at school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Louise's books

  • By Julie on 17-09-18

Love Louise's books

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

Yet another fantastic book about Robyn, Lila & Aunty Kath.
Such a real story about real people. Well done again Louise.
Different narrator but still as good.
Can't wait for the next one.

  • Wilde Like Me

  • By: Louise Pentland
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Robin Wilde has a beautiful six-year-old daughter, a job she's really rather good at, a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back. But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, she can't shift the grey, lonely feelings of The Emptiness. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew, online dating is totally despair-inducing and she worries all the time about raising her daughter with self-confidence, courage and joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read women's fiction...

  • By Josie on 05-07-17

Absolutely Loved This

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This book was like a breath of fresh air. It was Great, I actually couldn't stop laughing at one point on the bus!
Real, funny, worrying, stressful moments.
I so love Lila's Character as well as Robyn & of course Aunty Cath. Well done Louise, & narrator brilliant also. just bought book 2.

  • This Child of Ours

  • By: Sadie Pearse
  • Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

You know what's best for your child. Don't you? Riley Pieterson is an adventurous girl with lots of questions. There's plenty she doesn't know yet: What a human brain looks like. All the constellations in the night sky. Why others can't see her the way she sees herself. When Riley confides in her parents - Sally and Theo - that she feels uncomfortable in her own skin, a chain of events begins that changes their lives forever. Sally wants to support her daughter by helping her be who she dreams of being. Theo resists; he thinks Riley is a seven-year-old child pushing boundaries. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a thought provoking read.

  • By Julie on 01-09-18

Such a thought provoking read.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I really felt the emotion of these characters in a way that surprised me. A subject I know little about yet have worked with children for years. Love was so important in this story & kept Sally & Riley so strong.
I shall be looking out for more from this extremely interesting Author. Narrated really well to.

  • No Further Questions

  • By: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister, read by Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, Jan Cramer, Penny Andrews, Cassie Layton, Rachael Beresford and Malk Williams. The police say she's guilty. She insists she's innocent. She's your sister. You loved her. You trusted her. But they say she killed your child. Whom do you believe? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Gabby on 15-07-18

Extremely Sad

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

I found this a little depressing, I guessed how it would end & was completely right. As a parent & Grandparent it was all too sad. I hate to think these things can happen...but know they do. Read extremely well although I am a bit deaf so when there was whispering it was hard.

  • Little Liar

  • By: Clare Boyd
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

When a child’s scream pierces the night, Mira does what any good neighbor would do: She calls the police. She wants to make sure that Rosie, the little girl next door, is safe. Opening her front door to the police the next morning, Gemma's picture-perfect family is forced under scrutiny of social services. As her flawless life begins to crumble around her, Gemma must fight to defend the family she loves and protect her daughter from the terrible secret she's been keeping. When Rosie disappears without a trace, Gemma thinks she only has herself to blame....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I had a Love/Hate Relationship With this Book

  • By Rochelle Edwards on 22-02-18

A very Differently & Interesting book.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

As a Safeguarding & Outreach worker I was totally engrossed at where the Mum & Mira needed guidance. Definately left open for a second book. Narrator was good & of course the Author. Well done on this very different book with goid awareness in Childcare fields.

  • Three Secrets

  • By: Clare Boyd
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Robert kisses his wife on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge, and jumps to his death on the busy motorway below. Two years later, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start. Money is tight, and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close? Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly dull

  • By S. Christie on 22-06-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

Superbly Written & Narrated. Brilliant story of twists & turns. Refreshing to hear a good story that isnt terribly Gruesome or

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Really good book

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Some great unexpected twists.
Would definitely recommend this book.
Really well narrated too.
unexpected ending too

  • The Shopkeeper's Daughter

  • By: Lily Baxter
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

June 1944. Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the continued bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire. Here Ginnie falls in love with an American, Lieutenant Nick Miller, stationed nearby. But she discovers that Nick has a fiancée back home and a heartbroken Ginnie ends the relationship. Then news of their father's death in an air raid reaches them. With the family left almost penniless and Shirley and her child to provide for, Ginnie is responsible for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-04-16

I enjoyed this book so much.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

What a good book. The sadness of the war mixed with everyday lives in London. My family were people like these. I loved the characters & the narrator. Excellent read.

  • Kiss Me Kill Me

  • By: J. S. Carol
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

When Zoe meets Dan, he's everything she is looking for in a man - intelligent, charming, supportive. It's only after they're married that she realises that he's controlling, aggressive, paranoid. And there's no way out. Or is there? Zoe knows she has to escape, but Dan's found her once before, and she knows he can find her again. But Dan has plans of his own. Plans that don't necessarily include Zoe. Be careful whom you trust....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story was a bit confusing to me

  • By Julie on 25-07-18

Story was a bit confusing to me

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

Reviewed: 25-07-18

It was like reading 2 books in 1. Half the book was about the husband then half of it was about her step brother. It was read well though.

  • Closer to Home

  • By: Heleyne Hammersley
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Family. Secrets. Murder. Newly promoted DI Kate Fletcher has reluctantly returned to her hometown after a 20 year absence and a recent divorce. The discovery of a child’s body near the estate where Kate grew up has her rushing back to Thorpe - a place of bad memories and closed mouths. As her team investigate the murder, they keep hitting dead ends. The community is reluctant to reopen old wounds and retell old stories. But Kate’s history refuses to stay buried. Then another child disappears.... Can Kate solve the case and right the wrongs from her past?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't draw me in.

  • By Julie on 18-07-18

Didn't draw me in.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Enough book about the abuse of young children very sad. No sure about the narrative. suppose I got used to it