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  • The Dream Daughter

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and it seems that nothing can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter had appeared in their lives just a few years before - and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting storyline - makes you think

  • By Mr T on 15-11-18

Best book I’ve listened to this year!

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

Reviewed: 27-10-18

I love a Diane Chamberlain, and I always await her next release with great anticipation, shortly into this one, I began to worry as it took a different route to her norm with the time travel theme, I’m happy to say I should never of doubted her for a second..... it was amazing and now I’m feeling bereft that I’ve finished it, totally recommend to everybody

  • Trust Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91

When their father tragically kills their mother, Dulcie and her sister are sent to an orphanage. Told that a 'better life' awaits them in another country, they are shipped off to Australia. But the promises made to the sisters turn out to be lies. And it seems to Dulcie that everyone who ever said 'trust me' somehow betrayed that trust. So when she meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds he is a kindred spirit, hope swells in her heart. But can she ever get over the past betrayals and learn to trust again? And can she fight not only for herself but also for her sister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read. Everyone should know the truth...

  • By Ajs on 15-10-18

Wow! What a story.....

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

I love the detail in this authors books, she really gives you a character that you want to route for, this story was captivating from the word go and one that didn’t leave me even when I had to stop listening, I would highly recommend even though you will find it disturbing and heartbreaking in places, it’s well worth enduring that to see it through

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  • Skin Deep

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Annette Flynn, Sophie Ward, Declan Rodgers, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Cordelia Russell has been living on the Côte d'Azur for 10 years, posing as an English heiress. Now her money is gone, and her luck is running out. Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a decadent night at the Negresco. But surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged, she feels her age and her poverty. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating.

  • By Vanessa on 06-04-18

Brilliant !!

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

This character, The ‘beautiful’ Delia who lacks any empathy or compassion will stay in my mind for a long time..... anyone with an interest in the nature of human beings and why we’re like we are will be fascinated ( sometimes horribly) by her. The book certainly shows that beauty is really on skin deep. Love all the narrators too.

  • Reveal: Robbie Williams

  • By: Chris Heath
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, of the truth behind the headlines and of the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Reveal is Robbie Williams as you've never seen him before. Best-selling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music - a vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Open, honest and heart warming

  • By Kate on 26-01-18

Open, honest and heart warming

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

I loved this book. I mostly listen to novels and put off this one even though it’s been on the list. I shouldn’t of because it’s the best thing I’ve listened to in ages. I am an unapologetic Robbie super-fan and proud of it, and I believe that Chris Heath conveys everything so nakedly and truthfully that this feels more like a brilliant fly on the wall docu drama and it really works. I was emotional and outraged learning of the negativity that Robbie deals with at times and I was also enthused and happy listening to the connection that comes through with Robbie and his wife Ada, who is clearly the best therapy Rob has ever had. There will always be haters, usually those who are spurred by jealousy and are pretty insensitive people, but there will also always be more of the people like me, who get this funny, eccentric, super talented legend. Rock on Robbie, this book is Awesome.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,353

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

A beautifully written journey of rediscovery and recovery

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

I don’t normally give 5 stars or in fact leave a full written review, however this debut novel got me in a way that left me compelled to.
Eleanor at first seems so quirky that even as a reader she’s annoying but as her story unfolds and her journey you end up loving her so much you want to take her in as your own.
It really shows the importance of friendship and human contact and how loneliness can have a profound effect on your everyday life, and even when you find yourself in a situation to come through it, it requires bravery and courage and trust to reach the other side. I would put this book in my top 5 of the year.

  • Find Me

  • By: J. S. Monroe
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Leighton Pugh, Daniel Coonan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Jarlath 'Jar' Costello's girlfriend, Rosa, committed suicide when they were both students at Cambridge. Jar is obsessed with the idea that Rosa is still alive and is tormented by disturbingly real sightings of her. When a startling discovery convinces him more than ever that these are not just hallucinations, Jar is thrust into the heart of a larger intrigue that may finally shed some light on Rosa's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!

  • By mandy easter on 24-04-17

Couldn't get on with it

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I love an audio book, but found this one really hard going, just felt like I wanted it to get to the point, couldn't gel with the characters and it was all a bit all over the place, just didn't cut the mustard for me.
Disappointing as it was recommended for an autumn read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

The narrator of this audio book was a mistake!

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

Reviewed: 14-10-16

Another Rachel Abbott thriller that delivered on every level. I don't normally take the time to submit a full review, however on this occasion I feel compelled to comment on the bizarre choice of narrator. A man who fit the male characters to a degree, but was completely wrong for the female role ( of which most of the story came from)
All I could liken it to was a little Britain sketch (I'm a lady ") echoing in my head every time!
I persevered as I knew the book itself and story were worth the annoyance, but it truly marred my audible experience making the lead character sound pompous and ignorant when she could so easily of been edgy and sassy, I'm sure others would of shared this opinion with me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful