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  • The Girls of Mulberry Lane

  • Mulberry Lane, Book 1
  • By: Rosie Clarke
  • Narrated by: Susie Riddell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Maureen Jackson is a prisoner of her father's blackmail. Three years ago, she'd been hoping to marry Rory, the man of her dreams. However, after her mother's death, Maureen was left to care for her overbearing father. Now Rory is back in London with his pregnant wife and reminds Maureen of the life that should have been hers. With the war looming, Janet Ashley hopes to marry her sweetheart Mike, but her father refuses to grant them his blessing. Janet finds herself pregnant and her mother Peggy is determined to hold her family together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to listen too.

  • By susan on 22-02-19

Easy to listen too.

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

I enjoy listening to the authors books. You need to start to Listen the first book in the series so you can follow the events as the appear.

  • Lizzie's War

  • The Workshop Girls, Book 2
  • By: Rosie Clarke
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Against the devastating Blitz of London, normal life must continue for Lizzie Larch. With Sebastian returning to war, Lizzie must make a success of her business in order to survive and to care for her young child. Silently in the shadows, her secret enemy watches and waits, threatening to ruin Lizzie and everything she holds close. Lizzie is soon battling against shortages whilst her hat business explodes.... But soon Lizzie begins to realise that success can mean nothing without the man she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it. It was a brilliant story.

  • By Julie on 26-10-18

A twist in the story

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

One of the better books.An unexpected twist in the story, as sometimes you can feel what is going to happen! Easy to listen too.

  • The Ragged Heiress

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

On a bitter winter's day, an unnamed girl lies dangerously ill in hospital. When two coarse, rough-speaking individuals come to claim her, she can remember nothing of the events that brought her to her present state, not even her name. According to the men, she is their young sister, Lucy. As her health improves and her memory gradually returns, she realises she's been kidnapped. But she has no means of escaping the hideous confines of the filthy basement room in which they have imprisoned her in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect piece of escapism

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-03-17

Story Line very similar to one of her other books

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Good story line until you realise there is a similarity to one of her other books and I was disappointed. Now I am wondering whaether to buy any more by the same author.

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

No Flow

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Only listened to 3 chapter found it boring. I hate this when it start in sections. not for me!

  • Trouble at the Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

The second book in the delightful Barton-In-The-Dale series which began with The Little Village School. Elisabeth Devine certainly rocked the boat when she arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale to take over as head teacher of the little primary school. Now it's a new term, and after winning over the wary locals, she can finally settle in to her role. Or so she thinks... For the school is hit by a brand-new bombshell: it's to be merged with its arch rival, and Elisabeth has to fight for the headship with Urebank's ruthless and calculating headmaster. She has her work cut out for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • laugh out loud funny

  • By judith on 08-10-13

A continuation of Little Village School

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

Read the above first and then read this, you will carry on laughing. Light and easy Listening.

  • The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

  • By Ann Watson on 01-12-13

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

I have read many by this author and this is one of the best. As a teacher now retired these books bring back so many memories. I love the way the children think, It makes you laugh and sometimes can make you sad. How innocent they are at that age.

  • The Traitor

  • The Mitchells and O'Haras Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

The Mitchells and the O'Haras have been enemies for years. One a gangland family, the other travellers, they resort to violence to solve problems between them. So when Frankie Mitchell fell for Jed O'Hara, it was only going to be a matter of time before all hell broke loose. Clever, ruthlessly attractive to women and slippery as a snake, Jed O'Hara has Frankie exactly where he wants her - pregnant and estranged from her family. Even Eddie Mitchell, Frankie's terrifying father, is no threat - he's in prison awaiting trial for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kimberley Chambers + Annie Aldington 👌🏼

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-19

Warning strong language

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

A good story about ravel families, could be quiet dis-stressing at times. Not for the faint hearted. The language, a certain word was used a bit to often. Not my cup of tea.

  • The Woman in the Wood

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother, Duncan, lose their mother to an insane asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother's country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them to their own devices, to explore and to grow. That is until the day Duncan doesn't come home from the woods. With their grandmother seeming to have little interest in her grandson's disappearance and the police soon giving up hope, it is left to Maisy to discover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By amanda lilley on 10-08-17

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 22-08-17

Would you listen to The Woman in the Wood again? Why?

No I never listen or read a book twice because you loose the anticipation as you know where it leads

Who was your favorite character and why?

the Girl twin as she never gave up.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

near the end where is comes across the villain. will not say any more or it will spoil it for those who have not yet listened to it.

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

Definitely

Any additional comments?

I hope the next book I listen to by the same author will be just as good

  • The Angels of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 1
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

It is 1953, and five girls are arriving to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. Dana has escaped from her family farm in Ireland. Victoria is running away from an aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth, and Pammy has come from the wrong side of the tracks. When an unknown girl is admitted after a botched backstreet abortion, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book

  • By Vic on 14-12-16

twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

What made the experience of listening to The Angels of Lovely Lane the most enjoyable?

I would not use the word enjoyable but it was interesting how the lives and training was so much harder then when I was training. It does open your eyes how females were looked at and treated.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Angels of Lovely Lane?

It was good is see a man standing by his girlfriend after what she had gone through!!

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

My reactions were mixed, anger, sorrow and happiness.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Maid of Oaklands Manor

  • Oaklands Manor, Book 1
  • By: Terri Nixon
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

England, 1912, is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all.... Their meeting leads to more than an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. Meeting the handsome but mysterious Jack Carlisle, Lizzy begins to fall for him despite rumours he had been involved in the death of Evie's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to trilogy

  • By Granny June on 25-12-16

Mystery and Intrigue

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I found it difficult to stop listening because at the end of each chapter there was that moment when you really just wanted to find out what was going to happen next!

What did you like best about this story?

mustn't give the story away but there was so many ups and downs and twists and turns.

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

At one point I thought the story line was going down the route of so many stories I've read before and I started to get disappointed but thankfully it turned out differently.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the next book