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  • The End of the Day

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 120

Charlie meets everyone - but only once. You might meet him in a hospital, in a war zone, or at the scene of traffic accident. Then again, you might meet him at the North Pole - Charlie gets everywhere. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this is going to be the most important meeting of your life. The End of the Day is the stunning new story from Richard and Judy Book Club author Claire North: the voice behind the word-of-mouth best-seller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Such a disappointment

  • By Eugene Oconnell on 14-04-17

Full on ...

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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: 24-02-19

Beautifully crafted work but a bit heavy for me. The personification of death and the humanitarian harbinger is a simply stunning idea. At times I felt very uncomfortable with the story but wanted to keep listening. Definitely not light entertainment but a quality of depth not often realised is to be had. Highly recommended.

  • 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 1,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,775

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

Awful

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-01-19

Avoid at all cost, not at all entertaining. Not read well enough to engage me and the characters are not very likeable.

  • The Buttonmaker's Daughter

  • By: Merryn Allingham
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

May 1914. Nestled in Sussex, the Summerhayes mansion seems the perfect country idyll. But a long-running feud between the Summers and their neighbour, Lady Summer's brother, threatens the calm. And with tensions in Europe deepening, it seems that Summerhayes' peaceful days are numbered. For Elizabeth Summer, the lazy quiet of her home has become stifling. A chance meeting with Aiden Kellaway, an architect's assistant, offers the promise of escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator! Author! Magnificent!

  • By Flyinggirl on 15-08-17

Quite s slow story

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-18

This book has very little pace but is okay for putting one to sleep. It was well read, apart from the terrible voice of Joshua, and that really did grate. There were too many loose ends, for example the murder of Eddie. A lot happened at the end of the book whilst most of the book was taken up with too much mundane detail that simply contributed little to the story.

  • The Paris Secret

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades. High-flying fine art agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cosy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to assess these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and discover who has concealed them for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Lyn Chrimes on 23-08-16

Full of twists and turns

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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: 20-08-18

A great easy listening read that held me for every minute of the story. Another Karen Swan triumph.