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  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Ever dreamed of starting over? Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that - Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

  • By Mrs on 10-06-12

Nice Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-12

I did enjoy this book in audio format. It was a lovely story, but I too wished I'd just read it instead of listening to an audio format. I have to agree with other reviewers that the narration of Grandpa, Graham and Austin were terrible. The narrator made the men sound creepy and odd with her vocal impersonations of them. Which was a shame as Grandpa and Austin were probably quite nice although I cringed everytime I heard their voices.

Having said that, the narrators voice was nice and easy to listen to just not when doing men voices!

  • Here Come the Girls

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust me ladies this book is a must read.

  • By Lisa on 17-04-13

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-12

I loved this book. It had a bit of everything, real life characters, moving bits, sad bits, love, laughter, romance. I really laughted an awful lot. I cried too. I couldn't put it down. I was rooting for all the characters. I felt like I was on a journey with these ladies. I was sad when the book came to an end. Definitely read/listen to this book. The narrater was a great fit for the style of the story and characters. Its a great easy going book to get lost in. Enjoy!

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A Hopeless Romantic
    
    
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    Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    22 ratings
    Overall 3.5
  • A Hopeless Romantic

  • By: Harriet Evans
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Laura Foster is a hopeless romantic. It is her most endearing characteristic, yet it consistently leads her into trouble. Friends and family look on with amused tolerance - until Laura's inability to tell reality from romantic dreams causes betrayal and a broken heart. Taking refuge in Norfolk, Laura is bitterly aware that her rose-tinted glasses have to go. She swears off men, and all things romantic, for good - until she meets Nick, the estate manager of a huge stately home. But Nick has a secret too.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book...narration not so good.

  • By Kate on 08-01-12

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-11

I love this book. I really connected with Laura the main character and feel emotionally involved with all the ups and downs she encounters.

I am so addicted to this story and desperate for Laura to have a happy ending that I find myself sitting up listening to my ipod into the middle of the night!!