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  • Caught!

  • Shamwell Tales
  • By: JL Merrow
  • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Bow ties are cool...but secrets, not so much. Behind Robert Emeny's cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He's taken a job in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn't part of his plans. But then he's knocked for six - literally - by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils. Sean Grant works in pest control, lives on a council estate, and rides a motorbike. Robert is an ex-public schoolboy from a posh family who drives a classic car.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-17

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

Very enjoyable book! Perfect mix of humour, storyline and sexiness. Narrator sounded a bit like he was reading from a faulty autocue on occasion but was otherwise very good and brought the characters to life.

  • The Mammoth Hunters

  • Earth’s Children, Book 3
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 28 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

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

Amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 20-04-17

I love all the Earths Children series...was hooked since the 1st page of Clan of the Cave Bear...but this has always been my favourite! I'll tell uou how good this book is...I must have read and listened to it over 30 times and I still have an emotional response to it. I laugh every time, shout at various characters and ball my eyes out!

  • Bridget Jones

  • Mad About the Boy
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 906

With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed reading/listening experience!

  • By Ann D on 07-11-13

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Great 3rd installment of Bridgets life and loves! Read beautifully by the sublime Samantha Bond and laugh out loud funny...one thing though...if you listen to it on the bus, be prepared for strange looks from the general public as you giggle uncontrollably!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Taking Hawaii

  • How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
  • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Narrated by: David Franklin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machine guns, and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of rebel Honolulu businessmen - American, British, German, and Australian. In between them stood hundreds of heavily armed United States sailors and marines. Just after 2:00 p.m., the first shot was fired, and a military coup began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-15

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

A very good book about an event in history I was unaware of. Well written and detailed.

The reader was ok, but he does tend to pause mid sentence.....a lot!!! It is very off putting and counts for the 3 stars.

  • Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford

  • By: Julia Fox
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Jane Rochford was the sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn and Lady of the Bedchamber to Catherine Howard, whom she followed to the scaffold in 1542. Hers is a life of extraordinary drama as a witness to and participant in the greatest events of Henry's reign. Her supposed part in both Anne Boleyn's and Catherine Howard's downfall has led to her being reviled through the centuries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This felt more like a text book than fun to read.

  • By Elaine Wood on 15-09-09

OK...but no coconut

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

Reviewed: 26-11-14

What did you like best about Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford? What did you like least?

Lots of background info about how Jane would have lived at court, what she owned, where she stayed etc

Would you be willing to try another book from Julia Fox? Why or why not?

Possibly...although mostly well reserched, she does get several peices of well known history wrong.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Not badly read, but needs to slow down between chapters...she tends to run them into each other.

Did Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford inspire you to do anything?

Possibly to read other books about Jane Rochford...the author had made up her mind that she was an innocent victim of circumstance, which may be true but she seemed biased towards her and glossed over several relevent incidents far too quickly or left them out. Not up to the standard of Alison Weirs books.

Any additional comments?

The author relys alot on 'Jane must have felt' and the like very heavily throughout this book...it is hard as there is not a great deal of detail known about Jane Rochford, but it does get anoying after a while!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Curse of the Wolf Girl

  • By: Martin Millar
  • Narrated by: Kat Rose-Martin
  • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Kallix, a morose, laudanum-addicted, unschooled, slightly anorexic werewolf is still on the run. The youngest daughter of the Thane of the MacRinnalch Clan of werewolves, held responsible unfairly for the death of the Thane, and justifiably responsible for the deaths of a great many other werewolves, remains prohibited from returning to Scotland in order to maintain the uneasy peace that temporarily prevails in court, despite the endemic debauchery and degeneracy always threatening to again spiral out of control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, wrong choice of narrator

  • By Lucy Clarke on 02-10-18

Great book...but 2nd in series b4 u buy it!

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

Reviewed: 14-08-14

If you could sum up Curse of the Wolf Girl in three words, what would they be?

Quirky, hilarious, amazing

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Moonglow as she's so positive and supportive and long suffering!

Did Kat Rose-Martin do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Um, slightly odd reading...not quite comfortable to listen too but you get used to it after a while. Quite good at all the accents but with so many Scottish accents some of them do drift into Irish and geordie a bit!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I've always loved this series of books and this is my favourite. So funny and involving, you really feel for the characters.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful story! I've been waiting for this seris for ages...not sure why audible released the 2nd nook of 3 1st???????? Will make my day when books 1 and 3 are finally available!