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  • Some Kind of Wonderful

  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Emily Atack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you? Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future. Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Anonymous User on 21-12-17

UNBEARABLE DRIVEL!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

Just awful! Rushed narration , drippy , needy heroine. Depressing and dull. Such a shame as story sounded interesting.

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Fearing eternal singledom, childhood friends Kate and Paul make the age-old vow that if they don't find love by thirty, they will marry each other. Years later, with the deadline of their 30th birthdays approaching, the unlikely couple decide to keep their teenage promise. After all, they are such good friends. Surely that's enough to make a marriage?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Had to return, awful lisping narration

  • By Susie on 06-01-19

Had to return, awful lisping narration

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Only got through the first chapter as the narration was unbearable. However, I don’t think I would have continued even if I’d liked the narration as the main female married character was glibly recounting her many infidelities . Not for me. Shane as I liked the plot.

  • One Day in December

  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man whom she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend, Sarah, introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • made me laugh and cry lovely story.

  • By jules on 26-10-18

Beautiful story spoiled by overwrought ,melodramatic and angst ridden narration by Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson.

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

The sample snippet is of a very dramatic scene but unfortunately the narration of whole book is in the same tone: no light and shade just woman -on -the -verge the whole way through! Such a shame as it’s a lovely romantic book. Worth a listen if you can cope with the emotional overkill!

  • The Hourglass

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliantly evocative

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-07-17

Absolutely wonderful! One of my all time favourite audio books EVER!

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Beautifully evocative of Tenby in Wales. Gentle romantic story with in depth character exploration . Exceptionally well read by both narrators. Just wonderful in every way!

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  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but found it slow.

  • By Elizabeth B on 12-06-18

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Exceptional in every way.

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18



First class narrator, so many accents! A beautifully nuanced reading of this wonderful book. Based on a true voyage of Australian war brides, meticulously researched. Evoking the era, the social mores, class divisions and naval ranking on the ship plus the sacrifices and horrors of war.

Just wonderful!

  • Perfect Weddings

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Amy Perfect is the crème de la crème of wedding planners, so who best to plan Georgina's wedding? Except that the man Georgina plans to marry is the same man who jilted Amy three years ago. Will her plan to give Georgina an imperfect wedding backfire? Is this the chance for Amy to win back the love of her life, or will insufferable Ben put a spanner in the works?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mrs France on 05-07-18

OH DEAR!

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Very flimsy ,silly bit of nonsense . I couldn’t get past first couple chapters. Very tedious , despite good narrator.

  • Second Time Around

  • By: Colette Caddle
  • Narrated by: Deirdre O'Connell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

After a freak accident and eight weeks in a coma, Suzie Connors' family are elated when their mother finally wakes up absolutely fine. Except she's not. Blissfully unaware of her children's shock at having to deal with the changes in their mum, Suzie intends to live life to the fullest, with or without their approval. Then her daughter, Sharon, is faced with some major issues of her own, and the one person she would have turned to - her mother - is no longer there for her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ON AND ON AND ON AND ON!

  • By Susie on 21-06-18

ON AND ON AND ON AND ON!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

SWEET STORY BUT INTERMINABLE! Narrator very good but voice was so one note it made for dreary listening.

  • When You Disappeared

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 898

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing - don't waste your credit

  • By Liz Rev on 21-07-18

NASTY LITTLE BOOK UNEXPECTED VIOLENCE AND CARDBOARD CHARACTERS

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Avoid . Rushed male narration . Kitty strangely one dimensional . Simon just weird! Lots of violence . Hugely depressing!

33 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Mess

  • By: Lucy Vine
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Hopper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

It's Valentine's Day, and Ellie Knight finds herself eating Nutella in the bar stock after a no-show date. But single doesn't have to be the loneliest number, does it? She goes back home to her flatshare and weird flatmates. It's okay there's black mould everywhere, right? With a hangover from hell, she goes to the office job she thought she would have quit by now. Doesn't everyone hate their job? Maybe Ellie isn't following the official life plan, but perfect is overrated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is THE BEST audio book I've listened to!

  • By claire on 21-09-17

Lots of C words ! Bitchfest!

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

Reviewed: 23-03-18

OMG! Someone should tell Lucy Vine that 60 is the new 40! All her ‘elderly ‘ characters are naive, simpleminded, fuddy duddy ,rotund technophobes! Beware lots of C words!! Interesting story of a pretty unlikeable ,bitchy would be feminist but unrealistic portrayal of people over 30 and shouty narrator, very grating at times. I didn’t really care about any of the characters in the end, apart from the lovely dad!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Last Letter from Your Lover

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband.... In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely book

  • By Kirstine on 01-04-12

Get past first chapter and it's a wonderful 60 s set love story! Deeply moving and involving.

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

Nearly gave up after the first chapter but then book blossomed into a deeply moving and intriguing love story set in the 60 s and told through a series of love letters. To say any more would give too much away!Beautifully narrated . Highly recommended!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful