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April Axton

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Tedious

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

Reviewed: 27-05-20

The narrator uses the same flat tone for every character, Story very fragmented constantly switching from past to present. Not for me, certainly won’t waste a credit on anything else by this author.

So moving

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

Reviewed: 11-04-20

I thought I wouldn’t like this book it took me two attempts to get into it but once I did I couldn’t leave it alone. The relationship between Johnny and Owen is so unique. I laughed and cried. A beautiful book.

Different

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

Reviewed: 02-04-20

Not the sort of book I would normally listen to but I was pleasantly surprised I loved it. The end was a bit confusing I backtracked twice as I though I missed a chapter as I felt we were left a bit up in the air...

Worst narrator ever...Don’t waste a credit on this rubbish

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

Reviewed: 29-03-20

I managed about an hour or so of listening. I couldn’t get into the story because of the dreadful narration, she pronounced “e” as “a” ...eg. Instead of breast, left, Emily, less, step....brast, laft , Amily, lass, stop, etc., ...My fault I should have listened to the sample.

40 hours of pleasure

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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: 07-03-20

Not exactly an exciting page turner but I didn’t want this to end. It did take a while to get to know who was who but I soon fell into it. Love ,sadness, happiness in equal measure. A lovely lovely book.

Pathetically predictable

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

Reviewed: 16-02-20

The story is boring and not helped by the monotonous voice of the narrator. The attempts at character voices is painful to the ears, with what is supposed to be voices of young girls sounding like very old women.

Don’t waste a credit

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-20

What a load of unbelievable tripe. Centred around a tv soap the two main characters and their spouses. Yawn yawn

Not very good

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-20

The two stories running parallel were completely separate entities until the last couple of chapters. There seemed to be a lot of detail missing.
Unfinished ending.
Good narration.

Fabulous love story

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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: 07-02-20

I don’t normally like books that flit across time but this one works. Definitely worth a listen

Awful narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-19

I’ve always either read Catherine Cookson books or watched TV versions. Both enjoyable. Listening to Susan Jameson was dreadful, her voice that of a very old woman trying to do any of the accents was pathetic. Totally ruined what should have been hours of pleasure.