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  • The Quality Street Girls

  • Quality Street, Book 1
  • By: Penny Thorpe
  • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Inspired by the true story of the Quality Street factory and its loyal workers, this is a nostalgic and compelling novel and the perfect Christmas treat. At 16 years old, Irene ‘Reenie’ Calder is leaving school with little in the way of qualifications. She is delighted to land a seasonal job at Mackintosh’s Quality Street factory. Reenie feels like a kid let loose in a sweet shop, but trouble seems to follow her around, and it isn’t long before she falls foul of the strict rules. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUPERB

  • By Marina. on 17-11-18

Slow to start but became very interesting as it we

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

Reviewed: 23-06-19

The part I liked the most was the court room when Diana wanted to speak to the judge in private then when her child was adopted and she could spend every Sunday with her

  • On a Turning Tide

  • The Cliffehaven Series, Book 16
  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie’s plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. And when Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, it seems their plans for a future together may be doomed. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory. It’s a welcome distraction while her husband, Jim, is still away fighting in the Far East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • final book in the series

  • By Denise on 19-04-19

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-19

Really enjoyed it its of the story was funny other bits were sad I really liked the way every pulled together when Ron was lost and then found and his encounter with matron as I worked under a matron just like her made laugh because of the things we done when her back was turned

  • Keep Smiling Through

  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

June 1940. Despite losing her mother at a young age and her father away on important war work, 17-year-old Rita Smith has plenty of people to turn to in the close-knit community of Cliffhaven. Until Italy sides with Germany and Rita's closest friends and neighbours are interned as enemies of the state. As war rages across Europe, Rita is more determined than ever to do her bit for the war effort. Although she is forced to give up her dream of joining the WAAF, she volunteers as a fire warden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story fantastic narrator.

  • By david dodson (purple triangle ltd) on 21-04-15

Very interesting read about what the Italian fami

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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: 24-02-19

A very interesting story about what families went through during the war and and what some Italians went through with their neighbours and their friends after Italy joined the war

  • The Other Side of Paradise

  • By: Margaret Mayhew
  • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

She lived only for pleasure...until war forced her to find courage she did not know she had, and love where she least expected it.It is 1941, and while Britain is in the grip of war, life in the Far East is one of wealth and privilege. In Singapore Susan Roper, secure in the supremacy of the British Empire, enjoys dancing, clothes and fast cars, tennis and light flirtations with visiting naval officers - her life is devoted solely to pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed knowing a bit of history

  • By Margaret ann cain Amazon Customer on 29-11-18

Enjoyed knowing a bit of history

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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: 29-11-18

Enjoyed knowing a bit of how the British people lived in Singapore before the war and how they were treated during the war and and what happened to them later

  • I'll Be Seeing You

  • By: Margaret Mayhew
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Juliet Porter’s mother dies, she leaves Juliet some old letters and a photograph which shatter all her previously-held beliefs. They show that her real father was an American bomber pilot in the second world war, some 40 years before, and that he had met her mother while serving in England. Armed only with this photo, Juliet sets out to trace her real father, and eventually finds the airfield where he served.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A god listen easy to follow

  • By Margaret ann cain Amazon Customer on 20-11-18

A god listen easy to follow

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

Liked the way it flowed from Britain to America and back to the present day I bet it would bring back some memories to a lot of your readers about hidden truths in families

  • In Love and War

  • By: Lily Baxter
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

A compelling wartime novel of love, loss, and remembrance from the best-selling author of The Shopkeeper's Daughter. August 1914. With the approach of war about to bring tragedy and heartache to families all over England, Elsie longs to do her duty for king and country. She heads to London to act as an interpreter for thousands of Belgian refugees. But although she enjoys her work, she longs to do more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • slow to start found bits of it exciting

  • By Margaret ann cain Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

slow to start found bits of it exciting

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

it was a good story of friendship and love anddtwo different lifestyles how they became interested in each other and in how they went into the secret service hiring the ear

  • Christmas with the Bomb Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The festive season is approaching, and the Bomb Girls are determined to make this a year to remember. With Myrtle's health in decline, Edna's love life beginning to take flight and a shy new arrival in their midst, life is never quiet in Pendle. But Gladys, back from performing for the troops, is sullen and sad, and her friends are sure she is hiding something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas with the bomb Girls

  • By Mouse2560 on 13-11-18

loved it

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

very interesting and thought provoking as there was a factory nearby where I live just now but nothing left to see found out about from a history book of area round here

  • The Gunpowder and Glory Girls

  • The Bomb Girls, Book 4
  • By: Rosie Archer
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The war is drawing to a close, but the munitions girls are still hard at work in the factory. Gladys, who's been promoted to overseer, has been feeling lonely lately. Her daughter has moved away, and a lot of her friends have left Gosport, too. Then an act of kindness towards Goldie, a homeless teenager, provides Gladys with a new friend and lodger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very interesting story about lives of ordinary p

  • By Margaret ann cain Amazon Customer on 09-06-18

A very interesting story about lives of ordinary p

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

A very interesting story about ordinary friendships that change during war time and how they became more like families

  • The Factory Girls

  • The Bomb Girls 3
  • By: Rosie Archer
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

It's1944, after D-day. Doodlebugs are the latest threat to war-battered Southern England. Local crook Samuel Golden is still finding ways to exploit people's hardship for his own gain. Heroine Em, whom we first met in The Munitions Girls, finds herself caught up in one such scheme while having to deal with her daughter's unexpected pregnancy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant listen

  • By Country lass on 01-01-19

A very good history story

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I liked the store so many of these factories all over the country it gave a insight into what live was like and how dangerous it was to work there

  • The Munitions Girls

  • The Bomb Girls, Book 1
  • By: Rosie Archer
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

1943, Hampshire. Pixie Saunders is 19 and employed in the local armaments factory. Not for the first time, her mother has run off with a dodgy-looking bloke, leaving Pixie to pay the rent and fend for herself. Pixie, along with her best friend, Rita; Em, the factory overseer; and the rest of the girls are making the most of the war while trying to stay alive. The work is dangerous and the hours long, but in the evenings they take off their overalls and go to the pub or, better still, go dancing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic atmospheric listen...

  • By Petra 🤗📚📓🖋📮 on 27-03-16

a good story it could of been anywhere in britaiñ<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

loved the story could not put it down I know my mum worked n a factory in Glasgow and she used to tell us stories about the women that worked there