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  • The People at Number 9

  • By: Felicity Everett
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 60

'Have you met them yet, the new couple?' When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara's street seem dull by comparison. When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire, too.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck

  • By Karen D on 13-05-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

I really enjoyed this book both from the development of the characters and its narration. I found myself drawn into the characters, their everyday lives and the unfurling complexity of friendships

  • Other People's Secrets

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

Two weeks in a boathouse on the edge of peaceful Lake Orta, Italy is exactly what Ginny and Adam Trustlove need. But twenty-four hours later, the silence is broken when the Sale family arrives. It doesn't take long for Ginny and Adam to be drawn in, especially when the teenage Pippi introduces her beguiling new friend Zach. Not one of them suspects that his arrival in their lives might be anything other than accidental...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average

  • By Hanoria on 15-01-17

Average

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

Not as engaging as some of the author's other works. Difficult to stay with the story to the end.

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  • That Girl from Nowhere

  • By: Dorothy Koomson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Akiya Henry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

From the best-selling author of The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before, and My Best Friend's Girl, an emotional story about love, identity, and the meaning of family. ‘Where are you coming from with that accent of yours?’ he asks. ‘Nowhere,’ I reply. ‘I’m from nowhere.’ ‘Everyone’s from somewhere,’ he says. ‘Not me,’ I reply silently. Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby, and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand decorated with butterflies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Koomson doesn't disappoint

  • By Lauren on 28-09-15

Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-16

I found this book very disappointing. The story had too many unbelievable twists and lacked credibility. There were too many characters introduced without really contributing to the story line while the various themes were not fully explored as there were too many. I also failed to see how the chapters relating to the emails contributed much to the story. Finally while I appreciate the narrator had a considerable task, the various character accents throughout began to irritate. I really like this author and this book won't put me off buying more of her work.

  • The Loving Husband

  • By: Christobel Kent
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216

For fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Silent Wife, The Loving Husband draws readers into a marriage where nothing is as it seems.... Fran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens - a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was so excited waiting for this one!

  • By Janet on 06-05-16

Plot too laboured

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-16

Too many twists and turns in the story. It became very laboured and unbelievable. Disappointing

  • Because She Loves Me

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 888

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending

  • By Michael on 11-01-17

A little too meandering

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

A very promising story at start especially dealing with the issue of co dependency and jealousy from the male perspective. However the plot took a very unbelievable twist towards the end and I really struggled to finish it. Only the narrator's invigorating and energetic performance saved the day