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  • All About the Hype

  • Jessie Jefferson, Book 3
  • By: Paige Toon
  • Narrated by: Heather Long
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Is the life of a famous rock star's daughter all it's cracked up to be? And what about dating your fellow band member just as you hit the big time? Jessie is still getting used to being a celebrity and the daughter of one of the world’s biggest rock stars. With her own music career on the rise, a gorgeous love interest and a fun group of friends, it seems Jessie’s glamorous LA life couldn’t get any better...but things are about to get really complicated. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved all 3

  • By M. Smith on 16-02-19

Loved all 3

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-19


I listened to all 3 of these books one after the other, couldn't stop listening these books are amazing and follow on the heels of the books about Jonny which were also amazing. These books are about Jessie finding out rock legend Jonny Jefferson is her dad and how she copes with that. Moves to LA, and tries to tie both her life in the UK and USA together. Add a couple of hot guys both into her and that's just for starters. A great read/listen that I recommend.

  • Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

  • A Feel Good Christmas Romance Novel
  • By: Jenny Hale
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas...and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe. Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything and doesn't regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job, she jumps at the chance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predicable but an easy listening Christmas read.

  • By c brennan on 04-02-16

Lovely book

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Reviewed: 13-02-19

I loved this story, everything about it was beautiful. I enjoyed the narration it brought the characters to life.. This is one of the most romantic stories I've read in a while and I loved every minute.

  • Baby Be Mine

  • By: Paige Toon
  • Narrated by: Nicky Diss
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Onetime celebrity personal assistant to wild boy of rock Johnny Jefferson, Meg Stiles is now settled and living in the south of France with her doting boyfriend, Christian, and their son, Barney. But they're living a lie - a lie that will turn their lives upside down and inside out because as Barney reaches his first birthday, Meg can no longer deny that her son is growing to look more and more like his rock star father every day and less and less like Christian, and sooner or later the world is going to realise....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG

  • By M. Smith on 07-02-19

OMG

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Reviewed: 07-02-19


I just love this book. it released so many emotions in me The feel good feeling being the best. I also loved the first book Johnny be good. This one raps up everything. I recommend both.

  • What the Lady Wants

  • By: Hester Browne
  • Narrated by: Lara J. West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Running The Little Lady Agency, Mel has one goal and one goal only: Make Men Better. But when her grandmother asks her to take on the case of a lifetime - Prince Nicolas of Hollenberg, Europe's most notorious of playboys - has she bitten off more than she can chew? Despite his good breeding, Nicolas is completely set on leading Melissa astray. Can Mel rise to the challenge? And has her own fairy-tale ending been there all along?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By M. Smith on 24-01-19

I love this series

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Reviewed: 24-01-19

I have really loved this series of three books. I love so many of the characters my favourite being Melissa /Honey. Oh and the end was delightful.
I loved the narrator so talented, the many voices she did for the characters, she made the book special.
All in all a great series, which I found hard to stop listening to.

  • Christmas at Claridge's

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

'This was where her dreams drifted to if she didn't blot her nights out with drink; this was where her thoughts settled if she didn't fill her days with chat. She remembered this tiny, remote foreign village on a molecular level and the sight of it soaked into her like water into sand, because this was where her old life had ended and her new one had begun.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Stewart G. on 23-11-17

Couldn't stop listening

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Reviewed: 09-01-19

I just loved this book, an amazing story that kept on giving. I love Karen Swan's books and this is now a special favourite Loads of twists and turns. Fun, sadness. I found Clem a great character and willed her to succeed. Yes I know she's not real but the story came to life for me. I like the narrator all in all I would recommend this book

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever...2006. Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Fantastic read

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-18

Wonderful Book

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

This is one of the most wonderful books I ever read. I adored it. I worked in a mental hospital, in the 1970's/80's. I read many case notes and was shocked, Much like what it was saying in the book. A wonderful book worth reading and one that you'll be glad you chose to read.

  • The Love Letter

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Angela on 29-08-18

Wonderful book

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Reviewed: 16-10-18

I couldn't stop listening to this book it's amazing. And as for the ending WOW. One of the most gripping , enjoyable books Loved it.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,645

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Amazing book

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Reviewed: 17-09-18

This book is wonderful I fell in love with Eleanor, I loved the way she came alive and stated to grow. This book made me laugh and cry. I willed her to win. I loved her relationship with Raymond and her cat. I cannot speak highly enough of this book A joy

  • Players

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Tor, Cress and Kate have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Through all the challenges of marriage, raising children and maintaining their high-flying careers, they have stuck together as a powerful and loyal force to be reckoned with - living proof that 21st-century women can have it all, and do. It is only when the captivating Harry comes into their lives that things begin to get complicated, as Tor, Cress and Kate are drawn into Harry's dangerous games....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Lynne Burton on 14-04-17

Loved everything about this book

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Reviewed: 15-09-18

I've read a number of Karen Swan's books and enjoy them. The Players was a gem, I loved it and wanted to keep listening long after I should have turned off. It sweeps along and draws you in I liked the friendship the 3 girls had. Imogen Church brings the pages to life,

  • Prima Donna

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. But ruthless financier Will Silk has Pia in his sights, and has other ideas...Sophie O'Farrell is Pia's hapless, gawky assistant, the girl-next-door to Pia's Prima Donna. When a devastating accident threatens to cut short Pia's illustrious career, Sophie has to step out of the shadows and face up to the demons in her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning story!

  • By Agnieszka Bania on 18-10-17

This book is a joy

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Reviewed: 31-08-18

What a wonderful book. If you love Karen Snow's book this will not disappoint, also if you love dance. I couldn't stop listening to t I loved the narration the voices really brought it to life.

I recommend this book,