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  • The Strawberry Thief

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Joanne Harris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this visit to Lansquenet sur Tannes!

  • By Portybelle on 30-04-19

Magnifique!😍

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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: 30-05-19

It was an absolute pleasure to revisit Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and Vianne Rocher in her Choclatiere. There have been many changes. Her daughters are grown, not babies anymore. She has settled into her shop and into this peaceful little village and she is no longer the outcast or unwanted stranger that she once was, when she first arrived. Even the priest, Francis Reynaud has become her friend, where once he was her greatest opposition and threat. But now the winds of change have blown and things are beginning to change yet again. Secrets are being unearthed and confessions need to be absolved and amongst this all a stranger arrives.
A beautiful, painful poignant story so beautiful narrated by the Author herself.

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By madeleine davitt on 06-05-18

Beautiful beyond words

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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: 28-05-19

I cannot begin to describe the beauty in this story. Amidst the horror, cruelty, terrors, punishment and destruction of the Worlds of the Gods, there is at the heart of this story, Love. A love that runs deep and true and fierce. A heroine like no other who has endured a life like no other. I loved Cersei.
A book to read to remind you that at the end of everything, there is always Love.
Beautifully narrated by Perdita Weeks. I love the sound of her voice, it is so soothing.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 434

For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish I could discover this for the first time over and over

  • By KCT on 04-04-19

Hauntingly Brilliant!

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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: 06-05-19

I never knew what a crawdad was before I read this book. I do now. I absolutely loved this book. It was narrated so beautifully and with such emotion and conviction. The story was hauntingly beautiful. So painfully raw and emotional in places, with a vulnerability that almost broke my heart. I found it so hard to tear away from the story and it played like a film in my mind. Beautiful words strung together to create such a wonderful narrative. I simply can't recommend this book enough.