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J. R. Knight

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  • East of Croydon

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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    5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet. Up until that point, the farthest east I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • P...ing your pants one minute, sobbing your heart out the next

  • By mat brown on 21-10-18

Pure enjoyment

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Reviewed: 27-12-18

This is a truly wonderful book I laughed and cried .
Well done sue I loved it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Whiff of Scandal

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

When Rose escapes from London and her handsome and charming ex-lover, she has no idea her occupation as an aromatherapist will cause such a scandal in her new country village. All she wants is a bit of peace and quiet, but her new neighbours soon ensure that her life is more chaotic than ever before. But that may be because Rose is falling in love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By J Smith on 21-07-17

Fine by me

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Reviewed: 22-08-18

I knew it was gonna happen but I don’t mind, love her books too yippee

  • It's a Kind of Magic

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

Emma and Leo have been together forever, but their relationship seems to have lost its sparkle. When Leo turns up to Emma's 30th birthday dinner unforgivably late and extremely drunk, she can't help wishing for someone to wave a magic wand and turn Leo into a reliable and considerate boyfriend. Then Leo's path crosses with a decidedly unusual girl called Isobel, and as he falls under her spell, Emma sees him change before her very eyes. Soon she regrets wishing for a new Leo at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic story

  • By Mrs on 16-04-17

Lovely lovely

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Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a good enjoyable book as always😄 I have listened to majority of her books and found easy to listen,

  • Cannery Row

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora, of the flaming orange hair and taste for Nile-green dresses, runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency and a generous heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes listening is better.

  • By Sylvia on 28-11-11

Lovely lovely

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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: 15-01-18

I enjoyed the book again again again as you can see I am a fan!

  • The Chocolate Lovers' Club

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

For Lucy Lombard, there's nothing that chocolate can't cure. From heartache to headaches, it's the one thing she knows that she can rely on - and she's not alone. Fellow chocolate addicts Autumn, Nadia and Chantal share her passion, and together they form a select group known as The Chocolate Lovers' Club. Whenever there's a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a café called Chocolate Heaven. And with a cheating boyfriend, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband and a loveless marriage, there's always plenty to discuss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pointless but brilliant

  • By Jackie Cody on 11-05-17

Predictable but nice

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Reviewed: 28-09-17

This is a predictable story but I loved it. I loved recipes at the end.

  • The Summer Seaside Kitchen

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Flora is forced to move back to the tiny island of Mure from the bright lights of London. It's tough: even the beautiful landscapes and bright blue sea can't lift her spirits - she's too busy looking after her dad and her feckless brothers. Then she chances upon her mum's collection of recipes and begins to cook her way through it. As she reconnects with her family and the place she was born, might she also find herself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different but brilliant!

  • By JulieGeorgiana on 20-02-17

Just very good

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Reviewed: 30-05-17

I really enjoyed this book-beautifully read and I love the accent. I recommend this book.

  • I Left My Tent in San Francisco

  • By: Emma Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Emma Kennedy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend, Dee, head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover that they can't even get a job in McDonald's. Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By Helen on 12-07-15

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 24-12-16

This is the 2nd time of listening -just lovely lovely!

I can identify with her .