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  • The Family Upstairs

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland, Dominic Thorburn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

You thought they were just staying for the weekend. They looked harmless enough - with only two suitcases and a cat in a wicker box. But soon things turn very, very dark. It happens slowly, yet so extraordinarily quickly. Now you and your sister must find a way to survive.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her best yet!

  • By Bastet Pybus on 11-08-19

Lisa Jewell you never fail to impress me!!!!

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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: 12-08-19

I have been a fan of Lisa Jewell for many years and have read all of her books, this book does not disappoint!!!!! The story is so good as always and the characters well... Lisa Jewell has a way of breathing life it to characters like no other authors can do!!!! It was simply fantastic and the only thing that’s made me sad about this book is that it has finished and I have to wait another year for this fabulous authors next book.....fingers crossed.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Educated

  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,594

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, inspiring book on the value of education

  • By David Bowden on 03-03-18

Simply breathtaking!!!!!

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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: 12-08-19

What I first started this book I wasn’t sure it was my thing but once I got in to it ... Wow what a book!!!! This women’s story is so courageous I could not leave the book alone!!!! Fantastic story of bravery and determination.

  • The Man Who Didn't Call

  • By: Rosie Walsh
  • Narrated by: Katherine Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659

If you've ever found yourself waiting for a call that didn't come, The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh is the audiobook for you. Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Book!! Recommended!

  • By Catherine on 29-07-18

Excellent 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: 12-08-19

Fantastic book!!!!! Really good story, very well written and really likeable characters, what more could you need!!!!

  • The Beach Café

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family – a dreamer, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy – her precious beach cafe in Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is a lovely story

  • By Kathst on 22-11-16

Really enjoyable

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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: 30-07-19

This is a really lovely story!!!!! Definitely worth reading if you fancy something lighthearted and upbeat!!!!!!

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,346

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Fantastic!!!!!!!!

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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: 03-07-19

This book is fantastic!!!!!!!!! Nothing like I expected and nothing like I would normally choose but probably the best book I have read in years. Just excellent!!!!!!