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  • The Saddest Girl in the World

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

The Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged 10, having been abused, victimised, and rejected by her family. Donna has been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to Cathy's. When Donna arrives she is silent, withdrawn, and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very sad

  • By Natasha on 16-01-15

made me cry<br />

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

Reviewed: 28-04-18

have enjoyed many Cathy stories but
this one was so sad admire her so much

  • Tiny Prisoners

  • Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One woman determined to free them.
  • By: Maggie Hartley
  • Narrated by: Penny MacDonald
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and scared when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a world of abuse, violence and neglect. Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted, and the outside world terrifies them. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heartbreaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a heart wrenching story

  • By linda chenapa on 20-06-18

tiny prisoners<br />

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

Reviewed: 29-03-18

Maggie Hartley's stories are wonderful they make you appreciate what a wonderful job she does

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  • The Necessary Aptitude

  • By: Pam Ayres
  • Narrated by: Pam Ayres
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

‘I never once attended a Sunday morning church service in Stanford. There was always the feeling that they weren’t aimed at families like ours.’ Pam Ayres was the sixth child in a hard-up family who lived in a council house, her parents’ generation were harrowed by the war. Yet they lived by the green in the village of Stanford in the Vale, where everything you needed was within walking distance and the sound of motorcars was rarely heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh until you cry

  • By S. M. Burns on 23-12-12

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

Reviewed: 25-02-18

Pam Ayers is a wonderful story teller thoroughly enjoyed this book funny and sad brilliant

  • The Darcys of Pemberley

  • The Continuing Story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
  • By: Shannon Winslow
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

A sequel faithful to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been married for almost a year, and their heated arguments are a thing of the past. All that passion is now directed into more satisfying pursuits. But how long can the honeymoon last? The Darcys of Pemberley is the tale of two romances: the continuation of Darcy and Elizabeth's story, and the courtship of Miss Georgiana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Auten Would be Pleased

  • By P on 20-01-14

good read<br />

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

a wonderful follow on to pride and prejudice look forward to hearing more from author

  • Out of the Woods but not Over the Hill

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

For Gervase Phinn growing old is not about a leisurely walk to the pub for a game of dominoes or snoozing in his favourite armchair. As this sparkling collection of his very best humorous writing shows, he may be ‘out of the woods’ but he is certainly not ‘over the hill’.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By T. Turner on 10-12-13

brilliant<br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

gervas phinn brings the characters to life he is very funny but also very sad in parts

  • The Pride

  • Neyler Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

1901. Tina Rose is the beloved daughter of a wealthy Jewish family while Edward grew up with an abusive father in the wilds of New Zealand. Despite their differences, the two fall madly in love when Edward arrives in England, looking for a better future. However, the consequences of their love affair are terrible for Tina, as she is shamed by the father she adores, and Edward is sent away. Against all the odds, Tina and Edward find each other again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book you must read

  • By Julie Ann Jones on 06-03-18

pride

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

Reviewed: 26-09-17


found the story slow to get into, good narration a bit disappointed at the end

  • The Obsession

  • By: Catherine Cookson
  • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Set at the turn of the century, this is one of Catherine Cookson's most unusual novels, powerfully portraying a woman dangerously driven by desire and ambition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • obsession

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-17

obsession

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

Reviewed: 19-09-17

loved this story very well read the right tone of voice can imagine being there

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