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Lipsticklula

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  • Sister

  • By: Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by: Juanita Mahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooooo gooood!

  • By Ann-Marie on 03-03-11

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-11

This book starts well but promises more than it delivers - overall it's slow paced, dull and has an ending that is easily guessed.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497

Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lose yourself in 16th century England

  • By Phil on 22-01-10

Great book poorly read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-10

Loved the book in spite of the reader - his irritating tone and failure to distinguish characters effectively almost made me give up listening. His reading does a great disservice to this fascinating novel.

12 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • By: Sue Walker
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hackett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In June 1973 the bodies of three missing teenagers were found on the tiny Scottish island of Fidra. And when his father is arrested for the murders, 11-year-old Miller McAllister's life fell apart. 32 years later, Douglas Mcallister has died in prison and Miller returns home after decades of self-imposed exile. Because, though the rest of his family prostested Douglas' innocence, Miller always maintained his guilt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An atmospheric story

  • By Allan on 23-09-06

Terrific thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-09

Impressed by the other reviews I chose this book not knowing a thing about it - so glad I did. Walker gives us a wonderfully atmospheric setting, fascinating characters and a great story that intrigues till the end - just couldn't stop listening! Wonderfully read also. More Walker books please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Risk of Darkness

  • Simon Serrailler 3
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Following on from the child abduction in her previous novel The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns to obsession and threats, violence and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping instalment beautifully read

  • By Christine on 12-12-07

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-09

Another fantastic book in this series - can't wait for Susan Hill to write another. Brilliantly read by Stephen Pacey. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Times

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Despite the title, Dickens's portrayal of early industrial society is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom without love and to have no empathy, their lives completely devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination. Only after a series of crises does their father realise that the manner in which he raised his children has ruined their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book - wonderfully read

  • By Lipsticklula on 21-07-06

Fantastic book - wonderfully read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-06

Martin Jarvis brings this marvellous book to life with his extraordinarily skilful reading. Can't recommend highly enough.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Border Crossing

  • By: Pat Barker
  • Narrated by: James Wilby
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Tom Seymour is a child psychologist who has worked in the north of England for many years. One day, while walking by a river near his home, he rescues a young man from drowning, and realizes that it's Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he once gave evidence. Evidence he has since come to regard as flawed. Danny has served his sentence and is out of prison. But now he's asking for Tom's help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Border Crossing

  • By Lipsticklula on 08-09-05

Border Crossing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-05

Intriguing, compelling narrative which investigates the history of a boy convicted for murder as a child and the impact of his reappearance in the life of the psychologist who helped condemn him - beautifully and sensitively written and read by the fantastic James Wilby.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful