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  • Beauchamp Hall

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Beauchamp Hall is a spellbinding new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best-sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DS but way below her normal standard! Don't bother

  • By osteo1 on 04-12-18

DS but way below her normal standard! Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Beauchamp Hall has aspects of what makes Danielle Steel's books but all thrown into the mix but with no substance. It seems as if she watched Downton Abbey and has merely gone along similar lines but nothing really materialises into anything significant. There are small scenarios within the whole story but they are never really developed and seem to be put into the mix as a means to produce a book for the sake of producing a book. Don't waste your money, it really isn't worth bothering with.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sons and Daughters

  • By: Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Charlotte is an only child, reared by a brutal father who cannot forgive her for not being the son he desires. Loved by most that she meets, Charlotte has a gift for friendship, and it is her work as a Sunday school teacher that gives her hope - and an escape from home. When Charlotte meets Miles Thornton, she is instantly drawn to him. He is new to the area and a widower, with three lovely young sons to look after, but the one thing he has longed for is a daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an amazing story.

  • By osteo1 on 27-11-18

Simply an amazing story.

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

A story with so much depth, intrigue and sub stories. Characters are superbly well developed and yet even with the passage of time more is brought up. One of my favourite stories for years.

  • The Other Einstein

  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most 20-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding story highlighting how women struggle for equality

  • By osteo1 on 31-10-18

Outstanding story highlighting how women struggle for equality

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

Reviewed: 31-10-18

This is no feminist rant for those who believe it is. It hasn't been written without reason,cause or need. It is an excellent story with a great deal of truth backed up with evidence from material gathered by the author. It shows just how long and to some extent how far women have had to come in order to be accepted in a domain perpetuated with men who can and who are often mysoginistic towards women. Sadly the story exposes how, all too often women are type cast and pigeon holed into stereotypical roles without regard or recognition for their talents and or intellect. My only thoughts after this story, is why justice hasn’t been given to balancing out that actually Albert Einstein’s wife was the brains behind the theory or relativity and it is she who should posthumously be getting a Nobel prize.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

In His Father's Footsteps
    
    
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    Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    15 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • In His Father's Footsteps

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

This powerful novel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first-generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success. Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father's Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book

  • By Anonymous User on 25-10-18

A somewhat typical Danielle Steel book.

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

A good story but not one of her best. A little tedious in places and therefore leaves you wanting the story to push on far quicker rather than visiting the same issue many times. Worth listening too if nothing else catches your fancy.

  • Red Sky in the Morning

  • By: Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

A young girl stands alone in the cobbled market place of a small Lincolnshire town, bedraggled, soaked through and very afraid. Who is she? Where has she come from and from whom is she running away? No one knows or cares. Only kindly farmer, Eddie Appleyard, recognises something in the girl that touches his heart. In a drunken haze and scarcely realising what he is doing, Eddie takes her home even though his wife is a tyrant, who will believe the worst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and far to addictive!

  • By Christine Covey on 08-04-15

Enchanting story taking you on many ups and downs

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

A great story with good character development. Whilst you think you can guess what may have happened or what may happen, it doesn't always pan out that way. A great story that can easily while a way time doing any jobs in the meantime.

  • The Good Fight

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil as it plays out in real time. When her family returns to the United States, she begins blazing her own trail, swimming against the tides, spurred on by her freethinking liberal grandfather, determined to become a lawyer despite her traditional, conservative father's objections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great story

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-03-19

Progressive, eye opening and a great story

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

Reviewed: 23-07-18

If, as you listen to this story you think about how the main character bucks the trend for how young girl's are expected to behave during the time it's set, it's a progressive story line. It will have you Willing her on to be successful and show society women do not have to be shackled to their husbands as individuals in capable of thinking for themselves. For those that think it's a book about feminism, its not: It's about women showing they can be successful in a man's world, or what many believe should be a man's world. Great historical aspect to the story as well. One of my favourites.

  • Accidental Heroes

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Accidental Heroes is a heart-stopping thriller about ordinary men and women who embark on a journey they will never forget. On a beautiful May morning at JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? Her supervisor dismisses her concerns, but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book

  • By kylie day on 19-10-18

Lovely story and different from the normal DS

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

A great story delving into so many characters who all join together. The ending is nicely done with a round up of the lives of all those affected.

  • The Cast

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had to return

  • By Colin McIntosh on 18-05-18

Fantastic story with depth

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

Reviewed: 22-06-18

I love Danielle Steel and this book was different in so far as how the characters played out. The narrator was great so not sure why some complain. If you're a Danielle Steel fan, you will love this book.

  • Sunrise Point

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Former marine Tom Cavanaugh has come home to Virgin River, ready to take over his family’s orchard and settle down. He knows just what the perfect woman will be like: sweet, decent; the marrying kind. Nothing like Nora Crane. So why can’t he keep his eyes off the striking single mother? Both Nora and Tom have their own ideas of what family means. But they’re about to prove each other completely wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best in the series

  • By osteo1 on 07-06-18

One of the best in the series

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

A great story with characters that don't just follow the same mould.One of the best in the series.

  • Bring Me Home For Christmas

  • A Virgin River Novel
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

RITA award winner Robyn Carr’s Virgin River novels are beloved by countless fans. This newest edition to Carr’s wholesome series will have listeners eagerly following each word as a new romance unfolds in the magical town of Virgin River - this time, during the holidays.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, boring, and no substance

  • By osteo1 on 25-05-18

Predictable, boring, and no substance

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

I love the VRS but this story seemed to be more of the same in regards to showing the town's folk to be the all encompassing heroes in helping! However, whilst we all like the characters such as Jack, et al, this was a boring story with no substance other than an excuse to tick the box to fill the space required for a teacher! you can skip this book and not lose out as a result. The narrator is, as usual, very good.