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  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fabulous

  • By Mrs J ramsdale on 09-03-19

Fantastic ... totally un-put-down-able !

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

Another great read from the magnificent milly. Lovely lead character with monstrous family and a lovely dream

  • The Tea Planter's Wife

  • By: Dinah Jefferies
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies, read by Avita Jay. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Change for Me

  • By Linda on 08-10-15

Fantastic read

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

A really enjoyable, happy, sad, heartbreaking story highlighting life’s tragedies caused by misunderstanding, misconceptions, assumptions, intolerances and finally enlightenment. Well done Dinah .. i will be reading more from you 👍

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love...From Both Sides

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Nick Spalding, Alex Tregear
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face... For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn't proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species. Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn't a bowl of cherries either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funniest book in a long time

  • By Kayleigh on 23-05-15

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

Great book well read by both narraters. Funny ‘real life’ situations. Loved the pedal bin ha ha !

  • The Last Laugh

  • By: Tracy Bloom
  • Narrated by: Caro Clarke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair...as is her life wasn't tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother's constant complaints, friends who aren't up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards. And now a cheating husband and a death sentence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read

  • By heather m on 17-03-19

Great

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

Reviewed: 29-04-18

A bit of a departure from Tracy’s usual stuff .. but nonetheless unputdownable. A great unsight into the dilemma of being terminally ill.

  • The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430

England,1976. Mrs Creasy is missing, and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands. And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1976 - long, hot and a wonderful experience

  • By Kaggy on 05-04-16

Fantastic narration but very Confusing storyline .. so frustrating

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Great narration .. well done Paula! I only stuck with the book because paula read it so well. Weak storyline, mostly a mish-mash of inane ramblings. Felt like a short had been ‘padded out ‘ to make a full length book. Disappointing ending as the loose ends weren’t properly tied up, and there were some things that were never tied up at all. Did Tilly die? What was her illness? Exactly who had the neighbours killed? Where had the missing lady been, and why did she return? Fell flat for me Im afraid.

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

  • The Diaries
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood before marriage Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated however by a crucial but terribly awkward question - who is the father?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Has Bridget gone as far as she can go?

  • By Rachel Redford on 15-10-16

Very enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Narration was excellent but the book is way too short. More a short story than anything else.

  • Petticoat Pirates Omnibus

  • By: Erica-Jane Waters
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Together, Marina, Aqua, and Oceana are the Petticoat Pirates, and this unabridged audio edition includes 2 of their fabulous adventures! The Mermaids of Starfish Reef: One day, three beautiful mermaids come to the lagoon to ask for help. A creature of the deep has come and set loose all the sea snails on their mer-farm, leaving behind nothing but a shiny scale.... The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully: When the other pirates of the Lagoon are struck by a mysterious curse, the girls must travel in search of sea fairies to find a cure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Kids book

  • By C watson on 05-04-16

Kids book

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Didn't realise when I got this that it is just a kids book. Very disappointed

  • The Cornerstone

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: John Hasler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

A great book will transport you to another world... literally, if you're not careful. On a gloomy Thursday afternoon, Max Bloom enters his local library in a last-ditch attempt to stave off an epic case of teenage boredom. Among the hushed stacks he discovers The Cornerstone, an ancient book tucked away on a dusty, forgotten shelf. Opening the cover, Max is instantly transported to an alternate dimension full of things intent on killing him - thus avoiding boredom with remarkable success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Problematic

  • By Alan on 03-04-13

Not a typical Nick spalding

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

Reviewed: 22-03-16

Confused .... Disappointed .... Is this a kids' book? Narrator sounds about 12 reading a story for 12 year olds ... sorry Nick

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  • Ash

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

David Ash, detective of the paranormal, is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle, secluded deep in the Scottish countryside, to investigate a strange, high-profile case. A man has been found crucified in a locked room. The reports suggest that the cliff-top castle is being haunted.... Who or what is the reclusive hooded figure that Ash has seen from the window walking across the courtyard in the dead of night? What are the strange, animal-like sounds that come from the surrounding woods?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goes out with a bang!

  • By Michael on 13-04-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 13-03-16

What did you like most about Ash?

Intriguing storyline, good strong characters. Typical James Herbert scary, cringe bits ... Especially the oversized mutant spiders!

  • White Wedding

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes. Can she hold it all together and turn disaster into triumph? Bel's friend, ice-cream parlour owner Violet, is engaged to Glyn. But however trapped she feels, she can't quite say the words, "I don't want to marry you anymore". Then, just when she's about to give up and resign herself to married life, she finds love in the most surprising of places. Max was planning a quick registry office do until she sees a TV programme about traveller brides and becomes determined to have the most extravagant wedding ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another cracker

  • By Amanda on 16-12-12

Another fantastic one from Milly!

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

Reviewed: 28-02-16

One again, a really goo read. Sort of real life situations, very real life people, tangled relationships and several good belly laughs!