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Diana Sherwin

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  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow 10000000000 out of 100

  • By Ms N Hopwood on 15-06-16

Beautifully written and read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Totally enchanting every time I listen, lost count of the times. Brings a feeling of possibility back.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shards of Pottery!

  • By Simon on 14-03-17

Belongs in Reference Section.

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

Reviewed: 15-03-17

I waited for this book with great anticipation!
J.K. Rowling is an exciting story writer thinks I.
I shouldn't have bothered. It starts with the prologue and goes nowhere. Very disappointed.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,027
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,464
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,406

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long live Longbottom

  • By Victoria Gallagher on 24-01-16

Another Great Book

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

Reviewed: 15-08-16

The end of a compelling series. All you come to expect from a great writer.

  • The Navy Lark: Collected Series 10

  • By: Lawrie Wyman
  • Narrated by: Jon Pertwee, Full Cast, Leslie Phillips, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

18 episodes from the tenth series of this much-loved BBC radio classic comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. With a starring cast of Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee, ably supported by Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates, The Navy Lark remains buoyant after all these years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NAVY LARKS

  • By Diana Sherwin on 15-03-16

NAVY LARKS

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

Reviewed: 15-03-16

Again the very best in clean wholesome fun. Giggles from start to finish and not a foul word to make you cringe. XX

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Christopher Guetig
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits. One day he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norse rules

  • By thea jane on 11-03-17

Clever Book <br />

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

If you know Rick Riodens books you will be familiar with his characters. As you read this book you might be fooled into thinking the author just likes certain names. .... I'm not saying any more

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Navy Lark: Collected Series 11

  • Classic Comedy from the BBC Radio Archive
  • By: Lawrie Wyman
  • Narrated by: full cast, Jon Pertwee, Stephen Murray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

All 16 episodes from the eleventh series of the hugely popular, long-running BBC radio comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. This audiobook comprises the episodes 'Commander Murray and the Squatters'; 'What Is the SSE?'; 'Pertwee Climbs Up the Promotion Ladder'; 'Stranded'; 'Sir Willoughby's Party'; 'The Fleet Initiative Test'; 'CPO Pertwee's Long Service Medal'; The Phenomenal Pertwee Tug'; 'The Security Clampdown'; 'The Anniversary and the Washing'....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mainly Very Good

  • By Transformer Books on 23-11-18

Never Ending Chuckles

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

Reviewed: 19-02-16

Good wholesome fun with clever and witty word play. AND NO BAD LANGUAGE. Always worth a revisit. 😉