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  • Hot Mess

  • By: Lucy Vine
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Hopper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149

It's Valentine's Day, and Ellie Knight finds herself eating Nutella in the bar stock after a no-show date. But single doesn't have to be the loneliest number, does it? She goes back home to her flatshare and weird flatmates. It's okay there's black mould everywhere, right? With a hangover from hell, she goes to the office job she thought she would have quit by now. Doesn't everyone hate their job? Maybe Ellie isn't following the official life plan, but perfect is overrated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is THE BEST audio book I've listened to!

  • By claire on 21-09-17

The Dad...

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I really enjoyed this book mostly, great narration, perfect age voice for the main character (which so many get wrong) the writing is fun and easy and I love her the turns of phrase, characters are engaging and relatable...mostly.
The Dad - sigh - she has written him as if he is 90 not 60! I know he is meant to be old before his time and living in a small town but to try and believe (spoilers ahead) that he has never been to a cocktail bar and his overawe at all these ‘new’ things - like Pringle’s is just silly and cringe. My parents are both 65 and therefore grew up through the 60s and 70s, of course someone of that era will have had cocktails! She’s written him like he is stupid as well as old (even though 60 is not old by today’s standards. That and the book he writes, which becomes part of the story, was a real annoyance, I skipped those bits after the efforts installment. Just my opinion though and the rest was great.

  • I Heart Hawaii

  • I Heart Series, Book 8
  • By: Lindsey Kelk
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Harwood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Angela Clark’s best friend Jenny invites her to join a press trip to Hawaii, three days of sun, sea and sleep sounds like the perfect antidote to her crazed life. At work in New York, she’s supposed to be the face of Having It All. But the only thing Angela feels she excels at is hiding in the printer cupboard, eating Mini Cheddars and watching Netflix on her phone, and if this is living the dream, she's more than ready to wake up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By M. Smith on 31-05-19

Almost perfect ...

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

The story, awesome - my one tiny big bear is that no one told he narrator that two of the characters from cross over books are English and she did American accents for them - despite having narrated one of the other cross overs - I love her though so she is forgiven 😆

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

  • Unhuman, Book 1
  • By: Wilkie Martin
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy cozy mystery fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Isata on 26-05-18

Odd Pronunciations Put Me Off...Couldn't Finish

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

Any additional comments?

The story itself is great, as is the writing and the characters. Initially I really liked the narrator too but then I noticed his odd pronunciations on certain words, 'thot' instead of 'thought' was the worst one, it came up a lot and once I had noticed it, it was like a little annoying poke each time, then other words like 'brek-fest' 'reck-ed' (record) just as two examples. It really spoiled it for me and I stopped listening, going to buy the physical book instead so I can finish the story!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Stiletto

  • The Checquy Files, Book 2
  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Checquy: a centuries-old covert organisation that protects the nation from supernatural threat. The Grafters: a centuries-old supernatural threat. After centuries of rivalry and bloodshed The Checquy and The Grafters are on the verge of joining forces and only one person has the supernatural skills to get the job done - Myfanwy Thomas. But as a wave of gruesome atrocities sweep London, old hatreds ignite and negotiations grind to a halt....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame about the narration

  • By Alice Holden on 06-01-17

Please don't use this narrator for the third book.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Would you be willing to try another one of Maggie Mash’s performances?

I adored The Rook, and I really enjoyed this too for the story but the narrator was awful. As mentioned elsewhere, she obviously did no research into the previous book and pronounced the main characters name all the way though (its explained in the first book how and why its pronounced as it is) and gave her a Welsh accent when she is not Welsh. It was very distracting and annoying and I really hope that Daniel O'Malley or his team see these reviews and they do not use Maggie Mash again (the narrator of The Rook was perfect)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • I Heart New York

  • By: Lindsey Kelk
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Harwood
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

It's official. Angela Clarke is in love - with the most fabulous city in the world. Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - New York City. Holed up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible editing!!!!!

  • By Vanessa H on 07-04-14

Great book, good narration but SO many editing issues.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-17

Great book, narrator is great but the editing is shocking. For a start it's not the full story and then there are times when you hear the narrator correcting herself, starting over and trying differ ways of saying a line. That's not her fault though. Sort it out Harper Audio!!!