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  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

Captivating

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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: 29-10-18

Loved the book. Imaginative storyline and captivating characters. Just wonderful to get lost in it.

  • Thanks for the Memories

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Amy Creighton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

A compelling and perceptive tale of intimacy, memory and relationships from the bestselling author. Read by Aoife McMahon. Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn't. She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited. And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde hair. Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets an attractive doctor, who persuades him to donate blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All about relationships

  • By caroline esterson on 14-10-18

All about relationships

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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: 14-10-18

Loved the interplay between father and daughter which made me giggle even in the trying situations.

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  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Magic Arrives Without Warning

  • By Paul Snook on 15-05-16

Magical

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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: 20-09-18

Beautiful narration of a captivating story, creating wonderful imagery as the book progresses. A must listen to book

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  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding - I loved it

  • By Happy and Smiling on 16-02-13

Incredibly evocative story

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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: 03-01-17

Crossing a century and different countries the narrator drew you into the story and characters beautifully.

  • The Peacock Emporium

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 637

The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Peacock Emporium

  • By MARLENE on 12-07-16

what an enchanting story

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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: 29-11-16

absolutely loved it. the narrator really drew you in with her tone and emphasis. .thankyou

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  • The Piano Man Project

  • By: Kat French
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Finding love isn't always black and white... You: kind, piano-playing sex god. Me: hopelessly romantic charity-shop manager. Honeysuckle Jones has a problem, and her best friends, Nell and Tash, are on a mission to help her solve it. She needs a man - a caring, intelligent, funny man. But, most importantly, a man who's good with his hands... Luckily Honey's new neighbour - moody, antisocial ex-chef Hal - fails on almost every count.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Kat French Book

  • By Simon Lotinga on 09-01-18

a jolly romance

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

A compelling romance with wonderful characters. Beautifully intertwined storylines. Strong narrator brought the story to life in all its drama.