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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,770

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Christmas Hirelings

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

Reviewed: 17-02-19

I loved it, it was a great short story. It was as if I could have been one of the characters in the book. I'll be looking out for more books by the same author.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shards of Pottery!

  • By Simon on 14-03-17

Fantastic Beasts

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

it was well read and I liked the sound effects that were included with the introduction of each of the beasts. I was surprised though the it was completely different to the film of the same name.

  • Bungalow 2

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The phone call came on a hot July day, a day like any other for Marin County mom and freelance writer Tanya Harris. But this call from Tanya's agent was anything but ordinary, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay, a dream she had put aside long ago to devote her energies to her family. This time, Tanya knows she cannot refuse, even though she's torn about leaving her husband and daughters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bungalow 2

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-01-19

Bungalow 2

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

I loved it! It was well written and I loved the narration by Michael Boatman, and look forward to hearing more books by Danielle Steel soon.

  • The Railway Children

  • (A Puffin Book)
  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Congratulations

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-11-18

Congratulations

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Having seen both film versions of The Railway Children where Jenny Agutter first played the eldest daughter Bobbi and then the mother in the remake, it was fitting that you should have asked her to read the book for Audibles, I enjoyed it very much and it will be a book that I'll be listening to again and again along with the other books I have on both my mobile and tablet.

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  • The Land of Painted Caves

  • Earth's Children, Book 6
  • By: Jean M Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 30 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

The Land of Painted Caves concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • so so disappointing

  • By Odilon on 15-05-11

Earth's Children, the final chapter

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I loved every minute of it and I just wish there had been one or two more books in the most interesting story of a young girl that grows into a living mother, dedicated healer to not only her human patients but her animal patients as well. As well as a hunter provider.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,764

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By katherine on 30-01-16

A story of romance and love

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I loved the way it was frased and finally brought to a loving conclusion. I found it to be well played out by the narrative and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that I gave it the full five stars in all three categories.

  • The Valley of Horses

  • Earth’s Children, Book 2
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Forced to leave the Clan and her young son, Ayla sets out alone to travel the frigid steppes until she finds the valley of horses. Unable to find people like herself, the Cro-Magnons, she settles there and seeks friendship elsewhere. First she adopts a young filly, then a wounded lion cub. But far to the west, two young Cro-Magnon brothers have begun a journey. One of them is Jondalar, whose destiny is bound inextricably with Ayla's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • favourite of the series

  • By Miss C. on 09-11-16

The Valley of the Horses

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I think that all six of Jean M Auel's books are an excellent read and very interesting and I have all of them in hard back as well as here on Audible.

  • The Mammoth Hunters

  • Earth’s Children, Book 3
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 28 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has nursed back to health and come to love, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi; the Mammoth Hunters. But as she settles into this new life among a people at first strange and disturbingly different, Ayla finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ranec, their master-carver. Ultimately, she is compelled to make a fateful choice between the two men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless classic of a lost time.

  • By Anonymous User on 21-03-18

The Mammoth Hunters

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

Excellent I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the saga.

  • The Shelters of Stone

  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 29 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

The fifth book in the hugely successful Earth's Children series. Ayla and Jondalar have reached home: the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone age settlement in the region known today as south-west France. Ayla has much to learn from the Zelandonii as well as much to teach them. Jondalar's family are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Sandy Suds on 20-07-15

Earth Children

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

I love all six of the Earth Children novels about Ayla and wish that Jean M Auel had written more so I could see what happened to Jonayla.

  • The Plains of Passage

  • Earth's Children, Book 4
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 31 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Ayla and Jondalar leave the safety of the lands of the Mammoth Hunters and embark on a seemingly impossible journey across an entire continent. Their goal is the Cro-Magnon settlement in what is now southern France where Jondalar lived as a young man. Accompanied by the half-tame Wolf, the superb stallion, Racer, and the mare, Whinney, they brave both savage enemies and the elemental dangers of weather and terrain in their search for the place that will become Home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little too modern now

  • By Anonymous User on 04-03-19

Jean M Auel is an excellent story teller

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

who can make you think that you're actually back in the stone age at the time of the last ice age.