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  • The Beach Hut

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

The Beach Hut follows the stories of the families who come to Everdene each year, people who fall in – or out – of love, remembering their pasts, or trying to forget them…There’s Jane Milton, left only debts by her husband, and forced to sell the beloved beach hut that holds so many happy memories; Sarah; for whom fidelity has lost its appeal; and Harry, suffering from the anguish of first love when he falls for Florence – who has grown up to be far more alluring than she ever used to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully read

  • By Saffy on 23-09-13

Another good story from Veronica Henry

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

Reviewed: 12-07-13

If you could sum up The Beach Hut in three words, what would they be?

Funny, light hearted, compelling

Who was your favorite character and why?

I couldn't name just one, as there are multiple characters all interlinked. I really liked hearing about all the different characters and their points of view on life, family and experiences. I thought it was clever how she put everything together.

Have you listened to any of Julia Franklin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I havn't, but I enjoyed this performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Overall I enjoyed the book, it was compelling, I couldn't stop listening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Ever After

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief...and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time. But with life comes new trials...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little dull for a ending

  • By jason on 11-05-13

Another exciting story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-13

Would you listen to Dead Ever After again? Why?

I really enjoyed this one, the Sookie Stackhouse world is exciting, compelling and there's never a dull moment. I like this genre so much, I get lost in its' world. Would recommend this to any Sookie fan. If you've enjoyed the other books you'll love this one.

What did you like best about this story?

The excitement, you never know where it's going to go.

Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes in the other Sookie Stackhouse novels. Her voice really fits the character and the world, she makes Sookie come to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but I'm a busy person so tend to listen to all my audios whilst getting ready for work in the morning.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Day

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

He is Dexter Mayhew, tall, dark, and (she can't deny it) handsome. She is Emma Morley, bottled red hair, wilfully badly dressed, all principles and no action. Could this be the dawn of the rest of their lives? Or are Dex and Em living proof that - despite an unlikely beginning - men and women really can be just good friends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh, you'll cry.

  • By Charles on 09-12-09

Addictive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-13

I found this book impossible to stop listening to, I couldn't wait to hear what happens next. A modern day love story.

  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series

  • By Renee on 09-04-12

Exciting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-13

I really enjoyed this book, it was exciting and thrilling and can't wait for the next book! Couldn't stop listening.

  • A Street Cat Named Bob

  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fell in love with James and Bob!

  • By Rosie and Duncan on 08-07-13

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-13

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. It was such a lovely story about a genuine friendship. It was heartwarming, and uplifting.This story really draws you in and your actually care about what is happening to this special boy 'Bob'. I would recommend this book to anyone especially animal lovers.