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Mrs Anne Westbrook

England
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  • Murder on the Oxford Canal

  • By: Faith Martin
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Meet DI Hilary Greene, a policewoman fighting to save her career. Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. Then a bashed and broken body is found floating in the Oxford Canal. It looks like the victim fell off a boat, but Hillary is not so sure. Her investigation exposes a dark background to the death. Can Hillary clear her name and get to the bottom of a fiendish conspiracy on the water?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worth a listen

  • By ChrisH on 21-06-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

I read the book on my kindle. Then downloaded audible for my son who is registered blind and loves audio books. Decided to listen to this story. I’m on book about 13 and it’s good to recap as to where it all started. The narration is good. And I’ve not downloaded book two as loved the audio so much.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In for the Kill

  • A DI Fenchurch Novel
  • By: Ed James
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

A university student is found strangled to death in her bedroom, but when the embattled DI Simon Fenchurch is called in to investigate, the case strikes dangerously close to home. On the surface, the victim was a popular, high-performing student. But as secret grudges against her emerge, so too does evidence that she was living a double life, working on explicit webcam sites for a seedy London ganglord. Everyone Fenchurch talks to knows a lot more than they’re willing to tell, and before long he’s making new enemies of his own - threatening to push him and his family past breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait

  • By Mrs Anne Westbrook on 24-04-18

Well worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

Ed James is a genius. Great story. Gritty with enough emotion.

Michael Page narration is excellent.

Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Bit emotional at times!

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible tale.

  • By Anonymous User on 24-09-17

Thought provoking. The best audio book ever.

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

This is the best audio I’ve ever listened too. Based on real people. A gritty and heart rendering tail of war. What a young man was prepared to put himself through to help the resistance. Of love and heartache. Of the most unspeakable evil. I’ll remember this story for a very long time.

  • The Art of Hiding

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By mark on 28-03-19

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

I’ve never read or listened to one of Amanda Prowse’s stories before. So didn’t know what to expect. Not a genre I usually go for. Was pleasantly surprised by the story and journey. Will definitely go for another of her books.

  • The Sunrise

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta, in Cyprus, is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By Ms on 17-10-14

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 25-05-16

I didn't know anything about Cyprus history before I listened to this story. Well told and performed. Tragedy, drama, loss, all types of human feeling crammed into this story.
Outlining refugees and what today's refugees may have lost too.
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Would like to read more on Cyprus history too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Me Home

  • By: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Narrated by: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh takes us to the scenic highlands of Scotland for his new tale of betrayal, mystery and romance. The author of eight bestselling novels including The Haunting and Folly, Titchmarsh's new multi-generational novel makes the perfect gift this Mother's Day. It seems a perfect afternoon in the Highlands. Standing at the door of the lochside castle that has been his family's home for generations, Charlie Stuart welcomes his guests to the annual summer drinks party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bring me home

  • By Mrs T Dowell on 31-12-15

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 20-09-15

Loved the story. Bought to life by the author and narrator of the incredibly talented Alan Titchmarsh. A well told story. Through decades of this family and old school friend's life. Sadness and happiness as true to life as it can be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Let Me Go

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Kerry Fox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 883

In one of the most acclaimed novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatizes her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting and thought provoking

  • By Stephibobz on 08-09-15

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

This book isn't my cup of tea. I thought the narrator had a very boring voice. Which didn't help at all.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Despite the narrator

  • By James on 06-02-15

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

Loved the story. A side to the war I've not come across before. Found how the story portrayed the blind girl interesting.