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  • The Girl on the Cliff

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Troubled by recent loss, Grania Ryan has returned to Ireland and the arms of her loving family. It is here, on a cliff edge, that she first meets a young girl, Aurora. Strangely drawn to Aurora, Grania discovers that their families are deeply entwined. From a bittersweet romance in wartime London to a troubled relationship in contemporary New York, the Ryans and the Lisles have been entangled for a century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By Bibby on 13-04-13

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

What a wonderful story where events in the past and present come together! Very well read and a surprising ending. Would have loved the story to continue

  • The Marble Collector

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon, Aidan Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 381

A forgotten childhood. A discovered life. The poignant new best-seller from Cecelia Ahern. What if you only had one day to find out who you really were? When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father's possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar man she grew up with is suddenly a stranger to her. An unexpected break in her monotonous daily routine leaves her just one day to unlock the secrets of the man she thought she knew.

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

  • By Stacey Edney on 22-05-16

Magical

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

Absolutely loved this book. A bit difficult to get into the story in the beginning, but after a few pages I couldn't stop listening. Well narrated

  • The Legacy

  • By: Katherine Webb
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

In the bitter winter of 2009, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother's belongings, she is flooded with memories of her childhood - and of her cousin, Henry, whose disappearance from the manor tore the family apart. Erica sets out to discover what happened to Henry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent writing, story, and narrating

  • By Mrs on 02-02-15

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Well written and narrated. The story has very surprising turns. A book about love, loyalty and happiness but also about sadness, loss and prejudice. Touching in many ways!

  • All I Ever Wanted

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Caitlin's life is a mess. Her marriage to a man everyone else thinks is perfect has collapsed, along with her self-esteem, and breaking free seems the only option. Nancy, her four-year-old daughter, used to talk all the time; in the car, at nursery, to her brother Joel. Then her parents split up. Her daddy moves out. And Nancy stops speaking. But when Eva agrees to host her niece and nephew once a fortnight, Caitlin and Eva are made to face the different truths about their marriages....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not her best

  • By Cookie Monster on 25-01-17

Beautiful heart touching story

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

Reviewed: 19-12-16

This is one of the sweetest books I have read. The story deals with difficult real life relationships but are (eventually) dealt with with so much love. And Lucy Price-Lewis did an amazing job reading it.
Highly recommended.

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Hungrychics on 21-10-15

Beautiful in all ways

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

Reviewed: 15-05-16

Beautifully written and narrated story taking place in the Victorian time. The characters and described in such a way, that you can see them before you in how they think and act. Loved everything about the book!

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Lisa on 21-01-15

I would have liked to know ...

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

The performance was very enjoyable, like all books narrated by Caroline Lee.
I found the ending a bit disappointing concerning Sophie. But all in all, it was a good listen!

  • The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House

  • By: Stephanie Lam
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Lee Maxwell Simpson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

It's 1965 and Rosie Churchill has arrives at run-down Castaway House. But when she uncovers a scandal locked away in the old house, she soon realises that secrets never stay buried for long. In 1924 fresh-faced Robert Carver comes to Castaway House to spend the summer with his cousin, Alec Bray. But the Brays are a damaged family. As Rosie begins to learn more about Robert, the more their stories, old and new, entwine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised how much I enjoyed this book

  • By D. Gillespie on 19-01-15

A beautiful novel; perfect performance

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

Reviewed: 13-03-16

All is complete for this audible book. The story line, narration. I thoroughly enjoyed lustening to this book. Highly recommended.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540

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

Highly recommended!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

This book tells the life of two young people during the second World War. The experiences of a blind French girl and that of a German boy and how they are influenced by those they love, their destiny and of course their nationality. Their lives come together in different ways, eventually saving the life of one of them.
The narrator adds a lot to this audible book. She reads in a intrueging but very objective manner.

  • Return to Mandalay

  • By: Rosanna Ley
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Eva Gatsby has often wondered about her grandfather Lawrence's past, and exactly what happened to him in Burma during the Second World War. But it is only when Eva's job as an antiques dealer suddenly requires a trip to Mandalay that Lawrence finally breaks his silence and asks her to return a mysterious artefact of his own - a chinthe - to its rightful owner. As Eva arrives in Burma her mission soon proves dangerously complicated, and the treasure she is guarding becomes the centre of a scandal that will have far-reaching consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magical East

  • By suet on 07-07-14

Beautiful novel

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

Reviewed: 22-01-16

Return to Mandalay is a wonderful and touching love story in the past and present, connecting families in a special way. It touches some history on Myanmar which sometimes gave me the feeling I wanted to go there.
It is a story about love, loss, promises, jealousy, coping, faith and hope.

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  • How Blue Is My Valley

  • By: Jean Gill
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of gray mists called weather in Wales, Jean Gill offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provençale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring water. Or, rather, as it turns out, a neighbor's spring water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road.... And there's worse....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audio book I have listened to until now

  • By sdk on 11-01-16

The best audio book I have listened to until now

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

Jean Gill's audio book How Blue is my Valley is a book I would recommend to those who almost constantly want a smile on their face while listening to it. Jean puts her experiences in moving to the Provence and comparing it a.o. with Wales in such a humorous way, that you can almost see - sometimes even feel and smell - all that is happening (and not).
Jan Cramer is the perfect narrator for this book! It's as though the author herself is reading the book, the way Jan narrates the book.
It is an audio book I will definitely listen to again!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful