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  • The Amber Keeper

  • By: Freda Lightfoot
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116

After her mother's suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child - and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy. Determined to uncover her mother's past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok story, shame about the narration!!!

  • By Miss D Srao on 18-06-15

Cannot stand the narration

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

I couldn't listen to more than 5 minutes of this narration. I've tried a couple of times as I'm really interested in the story, but the narration is the worst I've heard. On top of the exaggerated amateur dramatics style, the voice is very 'shushy' (I'm sure there's a technical name for it) where you get a lot of feedback from mouth movement. It's very off-putting.

  • The Midnight Rose

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Anjana Srinivasan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

In the heyday of the British Raj, Anahita becomes Princess Indira’s official companion, and accompanies her to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to a magnificent, estate – and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. Her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, takes her to the now-crumbling Astbury Hall…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful Love Story with a Difference

  • By G on 05-04-14

A beautiful love story and reflection of society’s progress

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

This is a great juxtaposition of two love stories, set across different times, cultures and countries. It’s both tragic and uplifting and beautifully narrated.
Unfortunately there’s a frankly farcical section towards the end which made me disappointed and embarrassed for the author. But persevere and ignore it. It’s worth listening to the end.

  • Sleep Now!: Self Hypnosis Meditation. Get to Sleep in Under 14 Minutes!

  • By: Sandy Ames C.Ht.
  • Narrated by: Sandy Ames
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Sleep now with no effort and no drugs. Knock out insomnia right now. No notes to take. No studying to do. Nothing to remember. Simply lay down, and listen. This is your self hypnosis meditation to a better life. And did we mention better sleep leads to weight loss? That and happiness are just a couple things we love about SLEEP NOW! Good night. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't work for me

  • By Sarah on 25-07-18

Works for me - soothing voice & great night’s sleep

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I’ve only used it twice so far but it’s very relaxing to listen to and I’ve fallen asleep before the end. Both nights I slept all the way through, which is sometimes unusual for me. I haven’t tested it on jet lag yet, but I hope it will work just as well then.