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Jemma

harrogate, north yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Free Fall

  • By: John Francome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled, so he's devised a brilliant new scam that, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. Pat's girlfriend, Zoe, is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey. A talented rider, she has every chance of becoming champion apprentice, if she's not sidetracked by the disasters of her sister Harriet's unhappy marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story

  • By Jemma on 11-04-19

Very good story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-19

Good throughout. I’m sad the story ended. Will read more by this author. Realistic storyline.

  • The Code Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

It's 1941 and Britain is at war. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home being taken over by the armed forces. But for newcomers Ava, Maudie and Bella, this is a chance for something more. Each is ready to do their part for the war effort and soon become firm friends. But Lord Edward Walsingham seems like he is hiding something. And although he may be clever, he might have met his match in Maudie and the girls....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Code girls

  • By Mouse2560 on 29-09-16

Great characters

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

A warm, happy story of war time Britain. The main characters are depicted beautifully and the story is easy flowing but enticing.

  • Warned Off

  • The Eddie Malloy Series, Book 1
  • By: Richard Pitman, Joe McNally
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

With another miserable Christmas looming, Eddie’s discovery of murder victim Danny Gordon in the racing capital of Newmarket offers him a perilous path to the resurrection of his career. He must balance that ultimate reward against the risk of becoming a victim of Gordon’s ruthless killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to Series

  • By David on 13-03-17

Good but not quite as polished as Dick Francis

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

Reviewed: 28-11-14

What did you like most about Warned Off?

I like horse racing themed stories and this was good but not quite as polished as John Francombe or Dick Francis.

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

The book has a lot of violence in and shows another grim side of horse racing

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time to Pay

  • By: Lyndon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Damien Daniels has been murdered, shot through the chest by an unseen marksman. It looks like a professional job, but there are no clues as to who pulled the trigger. The only witness to the shooting, Gideon Blake, is unable to provide any information that would help the police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Jemma on 01-11-09

Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-09

As good as Dick Francis or John Francome with more interesting characters

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Double Deal

  • By: Jenny Pitman
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Jan Hardy wants to train racehorses to win. And with her professional training license under her belt, she visits Ireland to buy horses at auction. But she finds out more than she bargains for in the shape of influential tycoon A.D. O'Hagan. As money worries pile up and family affairs run far from smoothly, Jan comes to depend on the friendship and support of Angie Sharp, herself no stranger to the racing business, who persuades her parents to appoint Jan as their new trainer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced

  • By Anne on 15-04-14

Just as good as Dick Francis!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-09

After reading/listening to 90% of Dick Francis's book I was quite depressed at the thought of coming to the end of his last book.

I took a chance and thought I would try a Jenny Pitman book and will be ordering another ASAP as it was so good.

Different to Dick Francis's books, I found I could relate to the characters straight away and within 5 mins of listening to the audio book I was throughly hooked!

  • Spilling the Beans

  • By: Clarissa Dickson Wright
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Dickson Wright
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Here is the no-holds-barred autobiography, read by the author, of one of the nation's best-loved cooks. Her life has led her from wealth and privilege to alcoholism, bankruptcy, and eventually fame in Two Fat Ladies. With the stark honesty and the brilliant wit we love her for, Clarissa recounts the tale of a life lived to extremes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting throughout! A must read!

  • By Alison St Pierre on 06-10-13

What an interesting life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-09

The audiobook is all the better for being read in the authors own voice. The title of the book is very fitting. A good listen over a few days. Would recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,143

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

  • By Clair on 16-10-07

Just Fab

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-08

Just fantastic. Can't wait to hear the next book in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful