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  • Blackpool Lass

  • By: Maggie Mason
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Orphaned and destitute, will Grace find her own way in the world? When Grace's Ma passes away and her Da's ship sinks with all hands, Grace is utterly alone in the world. She's sent to an orphanage in Blackpool, but the master has an eye for a pretty young lass. Grace won't be his victim, so she runs, destitute, into the night. In Blackpool, she finds a home with the kindly Sheila and Peggy - and meets a lovely airman. But it's 1938, and war is on the horizon. Will Grace ever find the happiness and home she deserves? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blackpool lass

  • By Mouse2560 on 05-05-19

Strange

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

I really struggled with the story for this one...yet had to finish to see if it clicked... but it didnt.

  • The Mistletoe Seller

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

It's Christmas Eve. Flurries of snow fall on the cobbled streets of Whitechapel, and an abandoned baby, swaddled in a blanket, is found on a doorstep in Angel Lane.... Named after the street on which she was found, Angel Winter was blessed to be taken from the harsh streets into a loving home. But fate deals a cruel blow, and she's torn from the only family she has ever known, thrown onto the cobbles of Covent Garden to fend for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm cosy read

  • By Dawn on 09-11-17

Dreadful... dont evan bother.

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

Terrible story line... I have no idea why I finished this book. Pointless story.. character's patheric.

  • Love and a Promise

  • By: Lyn Andrews
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Maddy Kiernan knows her situation is desperate. With her parents dead, her brother Thomas is left as guardian to her and her sister, Carmel, and Thomas, Maddy is all too aware, only cares about himself. When his plans to marry the daughter of the Protestant canal agent backfire Thomas takes off to Liverpool, leaving the girls to fend for themselves against the lecherous agent. Taking the momentous decision to follow their brother, Maddy leaves for Liverpool. Within days the girls are destitute, reduced to living in a cellar, their money gone. Eventually, Maddy finds work as a maid to an old lady....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By JoJo on 27-04-18

Awful

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

I have no idea why I atempted to listen to this... it was so bad.

  • Hattie's Home

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone. Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hattie's Home

  • By Mouse2560 on 27-03-18

LOVED IT!!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-18

Really exciting... loved it. Working my way through all Anne Dover narrated book. Beautifully written... more like a good film really. xx

  • A Mother's Hope

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Along a blacked-out wartime street a girl is scurrying, a basket on one arm. As sirens begin and bombs crash down, she is filled with panic and, with a heavy heart, abandons her burden in a sheltered doorway, meaning to return later. Even as she disappears in the resulting chaos, the bundle in the basket begins to wail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Dianne on 03-10-18

Wonderful.. had me in tears

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

Such a gorgeous story.. had me in tears all through the story.. lovely. can't wait to listen to her next book.

  • Survivor

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good story

  • By Heidi on 13-03-14

3 rd book in Belle series

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

Lovely book, really enjoyed all 3 books. Is there a 4th? I'd like it to keep going and going.

  • The Drowning

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 6
  • By: Camilla Lackberg
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Christian Thydell has been receiving anonymous threats since he began writing his novel, The Mermaid. When one message, secreted within a bouquet of flowers, causes him to collapse at the book's launch party, crime writer Erica Falck is compelled to investigate. Erica’s husband, detective Patrik Hedström, meanwhile, is puzzled by the disappearance of Christian’s friend Magnus Kjellner. When a body is found frozen in the sea near Fjallbacka, he has a murder enquiry on his hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Disappointing

  • By Nom de Plume on 10-05-12

WOW.. amazing ending!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-16

Brilliant, its a tiny bit slow at the start, fantastic ending.. Held my breath.. Loved it and all the others in the series.

  • The Ghost Fields

  • Ruth Galloway, Book 7
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

Norfolk is experiencing a July heat wave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried World War II plane with the pilot still inside. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING

  • By Rogayah on 13-04-15

Cant wait for next one

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

Reviewed: 19-12-15

Really enjoyed it, cant wait for next one. Was a bit predicable though. But still really love this series of books.