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Molly

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  • Keep You Close

  • By: Lucie Whitehouse
  • Narrated by: Polly Whitehouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

When brilliant young painter Marianne Glass is found dead in her snow-covered Oxford garden, her closest friend, Rowan Winter, knows it wasn't an accident. Rowan's pursuit of the truth takes her into every corner of her friend's life, from bohemian East London to the professional art world, in which Marianne made her name. The deeper she goes, the more Rowan discovers that some secrets are better left uncovered, and others can be lethal....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't really care who dun it by the end

  • By Sandor on 11-05-16

Seriously what did I just listen to

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

Even ignoring the nonexistent characterisation and unrealistic speech and events, this book just didn't fit together properly. The plot literally doesn't work. This is the worst of all of Lucie Whitehouse's 'books' and that really is saying something.

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • By: Anne Brontë
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Probably the most shocking of the Brontës' novels, this novel had an instant and phenomenal success and is widely considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels. A mysterious widow, Mrs. Helen Graham, arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby old mansion. A source of curiosity for the small community, the reticent Helen and her young son Arthur are slowly drawn into the social circles of the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable once you change narration speed

  • By sugarplum4 on 07-07-16

Couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

The narrator consistently weirdly mispronounces a lot of words but her voice and expression is usually nice enough to make up for it. The story is an absolute must read, so shocking for its time. Definitely my favourite Bronte by a long way. Would recommend to everyone!

  • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Through every family run memories that bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil; Ezra, a flawed saint; and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets. A classic novel from one of America's greatest living novelists, now available as an audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tyler's own favourite

  • By Mr. Jw Perks on 10-01-15

Heartbreaking, a must-read

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-17

Beautiful, astute, brilliant. The narrator's voice is too slow but when sped up it's perfect

  • Before We Met

  • By: Lucie Whitehouse
  • Narrated by: Polly Whitehouse
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage. Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband fails to come home... The more questions Hannah asks, the fewer answers she finds. But are the secrets that Mark has been keeping designed to protect him or protect her? And can you ever really know what happened before you met?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth Reading

  • By katy on 29-09-14

Offensive, unbelievable, shoddy, derivative

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Not even silly enough to be escapist amusement, just poor poor writing. Don't waste your money or time.

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  • The Cavendon Luck

  • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

As the clouds of war gather over Cavendon Hall, the next generation must step forward.... The great house of Cavendon Hall has stood on the Yorkshire moors for centuries. Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid. But when war looms, the survival of the great Cavendon estate must rest with the Earl's eldest daughter, Daphne, and her sister in-law, Cecily Swann.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dear god where to start...

  • By Molly on 11-09-17

Dear god where to start...

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I wanted this because her other books are so bad I thought I'd have a laugh at some lazy writing but...my god this is truly something else. Go for it if you want a giggle at an appallingly inept author but beware - you will be bored, confused, and very very offended. No one this racist, nationalist and plain useless at writing should be allowed to comment on the holocaust. It is basically 15 hours of worshipping her own characters and bemoaning their occasional "bad luck" when they actually live in a mansion and continue to feast, untouched by war, and then about two minutes detailing the genocide. Wish I could get back the time I wasted listening to this! It's tragic to think of all the talented people struggling to get published when stuff like THIS is allowed to see the light of day.

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  • The Party

  • By: Elizabeth Day
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland, Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn't wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family's estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent and well written I think. But I was bored

  • By Jasemin on 05-09-18

Some of the laziest writing I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 22-08-17

This shamelessly derivative, cliched story had nothing - repetitive and boring, the plot was too illogically planned out to make for a believable climax and every character was completely one-dimensional in really stereotyped, unrealistically exaggerated caricatures. This book was such a disappointing waste of money (it wasn't even fun in an escapist nonsense kind of way, it was just too bad) and unless you want endless lists of how many famous nobodies turned up to a party at which nothing happens, buy something else! Greg Wagland was a pretty okay narrator and I just felt sorry for his having to read such rubbish, Stephanie Racine was worse but it's hard to know how much of that was just the shockingly awful prose with which she was faced.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful