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  • The Dream Wife

  • By: Louisa de Lange
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Annie is the dream wife. Supportive, respectful, admiring - everything her husband wants her to be. And nothing at all like who she really is.... Annie is a prisoner in her own life. Her finances, her routine and her contact with the outside world are all controlled. Annie's only reason for holding it together is her little boy. Her time with him keeps her sane, and at night she escapes into a dreamworld where the two of them are free. But Annie is about to do a very bad thing. And you won't believe how she is going to do it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will stay with me .... for a long time

  • By Samantha Taylor on 27-11-18

Great read

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kept me intrigued till the end. Domestic violence is harrowing and excessive trauma can defineltly take you over the edge. The book really portrayed how the mind can splinter in order to try and keep us safe. I cried so much at the end when the truth was revealed.

  • The Temptation of Gracie

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Gracie Burton is a grandmother living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past 40 years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered, with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her ageing mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant from start to finish!

  • By Julia Gooderham on 03-08-18

story was ok

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

story was predictable at times. found it interesting and funny in some areas, but not a real page turner

  • Where Women Are Kings

  • By: Christie Watson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son. Elijah's birth mother Deborah loves her son like the world has never known. Elijah thinks it's his fault they can't be together. Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a shocking event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad and heart breaking ly good

  • By chickenmugger on 25-05-19

BRILLIANT!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-18

I loved the story from beginning to end. Could not put it down. The characters were so believable. it was thought provoking and told the story from so many angles. The narrator was brilliant. I hope the story helps to challenge our thinking surrounding mental health and how culture and tradition shapes our belief system. Thank you Christie and Adjoa.