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  • District Nurse on Call

  • By: Donna Douglas
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it! couldn't stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I loved the characters and the story takes you along with it.
Penelope Freeman is excellent at narrating and brings the story alive.
I would highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hattie's Home

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone. Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hattie's Home

  • By Mouse2560 on 27-03-18

Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 31-03-18

I felt that I was in the story myself.
I loved all the characters except the Harpers, especially Lennie. Ronnie stole my heart. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happens but hated it when I did!
I would highly recommend this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

Upsetting

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I couldn’t stop listening to this book even though it upset me. Glad it ended as it did.
Very well read.

  • The Nightingale Girls

  • By: Donna Douglas
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a surprise!

  • By Enquiring Mind on 03-04-15

Great book spoiled

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Loved the story but unfortunately the narrator put me off a bit. She sounded very nasal when portraying the characters and they ended up sounding the same.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

I would recommend this book as it grips you from beginning to end.
Loved Emma, Angela and Kate. Didn’t want it to end.
Narrators perfect.

  • 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 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

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

Good holiday read

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I loved Georgia Maguire's narration.
The story transported me back to the 50's when I was a child and wanted to be a nurse when I grew up.
Can't wait to start my next Nadine Dorries book which is ready in my library.

  • Far from True

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Brian O’Neill, Mark Zeisler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realises the DVDs may contain something even more shocking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No ending!

  • By Lorraine on 21-05-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Leaves you in the lurch at the end. Still don't know "who done it". Got to get next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Peggy and Me

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book so much

  • By Jemma on 13-10-16

Lots of licks.

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

Reviewed: 22-12-16

Loved Miranda's narrative. She is so warm and friendly. I thought she was speaking just to me.
I hope I bump into Miranda and Peggy one day.

  • Alone in the Dark

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 2
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 25 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

The Sunday Times best-selling author of Closer than You Think returns with a breathtaking new novel in the Cincinnati series - would you cross the line between danger and desire, between justice and revenge? A desperate hunt to find a young girl's killer is about to turn deadly....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't hesitate....

  • By Janice on 09-02-16

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

Full of suspense and a bit bloodthirsty but well worth finishing. Loved Marcus and Scarlet.
Excellent narration.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Goodnight Lady

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 222

In the sixties, Briony Cavanagh ran a string of the most notorious brothels in London. Only Briony knew what went on behind those doors, and she never opened her mouth - unless she stood to benefit. Only Briony knew the painful road she'd travelled to get there. From an impoverished childhood that ended with shocking betrayal, she was determined to be mistress of her own fate. But along with success came risk and danger. And the Goodnight Lady had her own secret place that was always shadowed by loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By angela on 18-06-15

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I loved Annie Aldingtons narration. The story just draws you in, a bit gory in parts. The twins Daniel and Boysey remind you of the Kray twins

I would recommend you read this book.