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Catherine McEvoy

Northern Ireland
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  • A Vintage Summer

  • By: Cathy Bramley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. Realising it’s time to cut and run, she packs up and moves back home - but finds her family in disarray. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. There’s a lot to learn - she didn’t even know grapes could grow so far north! Butterworth Wines in the rolling Derbyshire hills has always been run on love and passion, but a tragic death has left everyone at a loss. Widowed Betsy is trying to keep the place afloat but is harbouring a debilitating secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable

  • By Patrick on 08-04-19

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 19-04-19

A lovely heart warming story centred around a vineyard which was very interesting. Brilliantly narrated by Colleen Prendergast as usual.

  • The Newcomer

  • By: Fern Britton
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

It’s springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan, and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar Simon and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir.... Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good easy listening

  • By J.s.lovell on 18-04-19

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

I loved this latest book and feel I know the characters well from the previous books. Thankfully the narrator is SO much better than the last. The story gripped me from the first chapter and I do wish the whole series would be picked up for TV. Can’t wait for the next book!

  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fabulous

  • By Mrs J ramsdale on 09-03-19

My favourite Milly Johnson novel to date

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

My favourite of Milly Johnson’s to date read by the brilliant Colleen Prendergast. Characters very easily identifiable. Storyline very easy to follow with lots of humour.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Country Escape

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true. She has just moved in to a beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers. But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid of cows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good story

  • By Anonymous User on 13-03-18

Lovely story but dreadful narration

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

This was my first Katie Fforde book and I loved the story but the narration was dreadful - so bad I gave up before the end. I’ll buy the written version to find out what happened!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Coming Home

  • By: Fern Britton
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

When the only place you want to be is home.... When Ella's beloved grandmother dies, she comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life and new love...but she also opens a treasure trove of secrets.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing <br />

  • By kathryn heap on 24-05-18

Loved the story but not the narrator

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

Loved the story but was distracted by the narration - so very different to character’s accents from the previous book. Looking forward to hearing the next book with (hopefully) a different narrator.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just amazing, as always

  • By Gilly on 08-03-18

Another 5 star performance

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Again, brilliant story which was both charming, funny with twists and turns. Colleen Prendegast is brilliant, as usual with her different dialects that make it so easy to follow the characters.