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  • My Mother's Secret

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

From the number-one best-selling author of Bad Behaviour and If You Were Me comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequences. Not to be missed by readers of Jane Green, Lisa Jewell, and Marian Keyes. A romantic holiday in sunny Rome. A happy marriage strong enough to last 40 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well told holiday listening

  • By Sue Dobbing on 25-07-15

Pleasant read!

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Where does My Mother's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a very easy enjoyable read, a little predictable in places but still very good reading.

What did you like best about this story?

The different family members views of the secret and it's impact on them throughout their lives.

What does Aoife McMahon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She always gives a strong performance and her voices for the characters are so good!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • If You Were Me

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

From Sheila O'Flanagan, the number-one best-selling author of Someone Special and Things We Never Say, comes an unpauseable, heart-searching new novel for every woman who still remembers her first love.... Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling forever. Can you?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • long winded

  • By Angela on 04-05-15

Never a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 25-03-15

Where does If You Were Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there with the best of them! I always enjoy sheila O'Flangans books, always well written and thought out

Who was your favorite character and why?

I couldn't chose, all aspects of this book and it's characters are well thought out and detailed.

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

I enjoyed it from the second I pressed play until the end, couldn't possibly pick any one moment over another! Well worth a listen!

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  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable, light, humorous, vamp romance

  • By Niall on 11-10-12

Light, funny, easy listening..

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

What did you like best about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs? What did you like least?

Loved the quirky take on vampires and their way of life: the guide for the newly undead!If I'm honest, I didn't feel that much chemistry between Jane and her 'maker' (sorry I'm a truebie!)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jane- just the right amount of crazy!

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

Brilliant as ever!

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Of course! Vampires, werewolves, ghosts....what's not to love!

  • A Hundred Pieces of Me

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 840

Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred items - the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gorgeous gorgeous book!

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 19-04-14

Emotional roller coaster!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

If you could sum up A Hundred Pieces of Me in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking, warm, emotional

Who was your favorite character and why?

Is it bad to say Buzz? Just loved the relationship they grew to have, trust and love!

Any additional comments?

Whilst I enjoyed the book and scored it well, I do think that it quickly moved away from the original concept. I'm not saying that's a bad thing but I felt the author may have got a little lost...
A beautifully description read, that helps put things into perspective.

  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie Plum meets a Werewolf

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 10-01-14

Brilliant as ever...

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Run with a Naked Werewolf to be better than the print version?

Definitely, the narrator is so good! She brings the characters to life!

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the links to the first 2 books, but the fact it was from another persons point of view.

What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Energy! Her timing and tone are always spot on for the story line / character

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

Laughed a lot! Molly Harper books are so well written, funny, cheeky and dry!

  • Summer Daydreams

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

What if you had always dreamed of something more? Waving goodbye to the chip shop, Nell McNamara starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves. It seems Nell's dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn't come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it's really possible to have it all….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Jill on 02-08-13

Unnecessarily long....

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

There was so many twists and turns in the book and there didn't need to be, which to be honest were a bit predictable. I also felt the writing lacked description, there were a number of times where a scene that could have been elaborated on perhaps in place of the never ending dramas.

Would you ever listen to anything by Carole Matthews again?

I won't to rule it out, but it won't be my first choice.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jane Collingwood’s performances?

Not sure, I found her voice a little grating at times

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Summer Daydreams?

There are too many to choose from...

  • The Guest List

  • By: Melissa Hill
  • Narrated by: Deirdre O'Connell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When funny, kind and gorgeous Shane proposes, Cara is over the moon. Excitement, however, quickly turns to apprehension when it seems that everyone has a fixed idea of the perfect wedding and arguments ensue. So she and Shane determine to make a stand and do things their way. But when they announce their plans for a beach wedding on a beautiful Caribbean island, there is uproar.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Load of old drivel

  • By Pam on 27-04-15

An easy read...

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, it was entertaining and worth a read /listen! Very east listening!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The diversity of the characters and their views... It was interesting to hear the opinions of the different family members as the book progressed. I felt the story started strong but by the time I'd got half way through I had guessed how it would end, and I was right. That said I think it was written well.

Do you think The Guest List needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I think the book ended on a well rounded note and doesn't need a second book.

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  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone’s throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumours of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fab!!!

  • By Shopoholic on 22-04-12

A great sequel...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

What made the experience of listening to The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf the most enjoyable?

I loved the first book and this one was no disappointment. The narrator was the same which I appreciated and the story line was good. I enjoyed that it was from a different characters point of view than the first, it made it feel fresh but I still felt I had a connection with the other characters

Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favourite?

I can't fault the narrator at all, but I always enjoyed Samson, he's goofy but funny!

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

Yes, as was the first! Loved it!

  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Northern Exposure. Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbour Cooper Graham who has been openly critical of Mo's ability to adapt to life in Alaska has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble. For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, its love at first sniff when it comes to Mo.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a romance story really

  • By Farnham_red on 29-06-17

Didn't want it to end....loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

What did you like most about How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf?

The writing had me crippled from the first chapter! Loved the style of writing and the quirky characters. The story was strong and surprised me at the end-in the good way! Loved everything about it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Really loved Mo, she had a good humour and was brave! Loved Cooper too.. Totally delicious!

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

There were several... Brilliant throughout!

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gracie Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 958

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets, including how she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is very funny

  • By Matthew on 10-08-08

Easy, fun read...

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

Reviewed: 30-04-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was enjoyable, worth a listen on the way to work etc. enjoyed the storyline but I do tend to find that this author 'dumbs down' her leading lady... Which I find annoying! They often seem to be portrayed as a little stupid.

Do you think Can You Keep a Secret? needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, it ended well