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Susieann

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  • The Waterway Girls

  • By: Milly Adams
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

October 1943. Nineteen-year-old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain's canals. Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there's lots for Polly to get to grips with. Not least her fellow crew: strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite, and seasoned skipper Bet. With her sweetheart away fighting in the RAF and her beloved brother killed in action, there's plenty of heartache to be healed on the waterway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By wonderful lady on 13-04-19

A bit different from usual 39-45 stories

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

Enjoyed this book. But found i couldn't really enjoy the narrator's characterisations and i was also feeling let down by the abrupt ending. I hope there is a second book in the pipeline.

  • The Spark Girl

  • By: Fiona Ford
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Spring 1940. Kitty Williams has suffered more than her fair share of tragedy, but rather than wallowing, she's more determined than ever to do her part in the battle against Hitler. Stepping up her own war effort, Kitty leaves her hometown of Coventry and joins the Auxiliary Territorial Service (Women's Army - ATS), where she finds new friends in Di, Peggy and Mary but also new obstacles to overcome in both her professional and personal lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • boring no real story appauling.

  • By Julie Ann Jones on 21-03-19

Again I am left wanting more

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

Please tell me that the story of Kitty and Arthur together with peter and di isn't over. I want to know more and what happens to Mary and Peggy

  • Secrets of the East End Angels

  • East End Angels, Book 2
  • By: Rosie Hendry
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

London, 1941. The East End Angels - Frankie, Bella and Winnie - are settled into life as ambulance crew members at LAAS Station Seventy-Five. The threat of air raids and other atrocities are a constant worry, but life continues regardless, and the weight of responsibility weighs heavy on each of them. Frankie's grandfather is unwell, and she promised him she would always look after Ivy, her stepgrandmother, but things between the two women are becoming increasingly strained. And then Frankie discovers something that turns everything she thought she knew about herself on its head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another slice of delicious cake

  • By Susieann on 22-02-19

Another slice of delicious cake

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

A truly enjoyable listen. The characters stories well developed from the 1st story. cannot wait until my next delicious slice of the cake.

  • On a Turning Tide

  • The Cliffehaven Series, Book 16
  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie’s plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. And when Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, it seems their plans for a future together may be doomed. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory. It’s a welcome distraction while her husband, Jim, is still away fighting in the Far East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • final book in the series

  • By Denise on 19-04-19

Another thoroughly enjoyable read in the series

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Story and performance great. Another book which meant I haven't had much sleep over the last couple of nights so i could finish it. I hope that there is more to come.

  • The Munitions Girls

  • The Bomb Girls, Book 1
  • By: Rosie Archer
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

1943, Hampshire. Pixie Saunders is 19 and employed in the local armaments factory. Not for the first time, her mother has run off with a dodgy-looking bloke, leaving Pixie to pay the rent and fend for herself. Pixie, along with her best friend, Rita; Em, the factory overseer; and the rest of the girls are making the most of the war while trying to stay alive. The work is dangerous and the hours long, but in the evenings they take off their overalls and go to the pub or, better still, go dancing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic atmospheric listen...

  • By Petra 🤗📚📓🖋📮 on 27-03-16

Another great listen

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

This was another well written and performed book. can't wait to listen to the next instalment

  • Christmas with the Bomb Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The festive season is approaching, and the Bomb Girls are determined to make this a year to remember. With Myrtle's health in decline, Edna's love life beginning to take flight and a shy new arrival in their midst, life is never quiet in Pendle. But Gladys, back from performing for the troops, is sullen and sad, and her friends are sure she is hiding something.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Susieann on 14-01-19

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

I enjoyed another instalment but found that because the narrator had changed i wasn't able to visualise the characters as much as previously. This won't stop me however listening to any further reads about the bomb girls

  • The Bomb Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100

Lillian is distraught - she must register for compulsory war work. Emily is also furious - her dream job as a chef will have to be put on hold, whilst Alice must abandon her plans of college. Staring at an identical letter, Elsie feels a kindling of hope, and down in London Agnes is packing her bags with a smile. Sharing grief and joy, lost dreams and gained opportunities, the five new bomb girls will find friendship and strength that they never before thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By V. Davy on 22-05-16

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

Another great read from this author and narrated by my favourite 'voice'. The characters were really interesting and the delivery made everyone so believable.

  • The Code Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

It's 1941 and Britain is at war. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home being taken over by the armed forces. But for newcomers Ava, Maudie and Bella, this is a chance for something more. Each is ready to do their part for the war effort and soon become firm friends. But Lord Edward Walsingham seems like he is hiding something. And although he may be clever, he might have met his match in Maudie and the girls....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Code girls

  • By Mouse2560 on 29-09-16

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

loved it so much i couldn't stop listening to the story and listened non stop until it was finished

  • Beneath a Frosty Moon

  • By: Rita Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

In Rita Bradshaw's Beneath a Frosty Moon, it’s 1940, and Britain is at war with Germany. For Cora Stubbs and her younger siblings this means being evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. But little does Cora know that Hitler’s bombs are nothing compared to the danger she will face in her new home, and she is forced to grow up fast. However, Cora is a fighter, and she strives to carve out a new life for herself and her siblings. Time passes, and in the midst of grief and loss she falls in love, but what other tragedies lie around the corner?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Anonymous User on 20-11-18

Another great listen

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

Reviewed: 19-12-18

Yet another well written absorbing story. Excellently performed by Julia Barrie. Couldn't put it down.

  • Still Waters

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Living on the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads with her father, the only ripple in Tess Delamere's calm life is the disturbing dream about her dead mother which haunts her. She yearns to know more, but the arrival of a new stepmother heralds the end of Tess' hopes that her father might divulge the past. As she grows up, Tess slowly starts to put together the pieces herself. But the outbreak of war brings tragedy and upheaval, changing Tess' priorities....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

A really enjoyable listen from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I really enjoyed this story. At first it was 2 separate tales and i couldn't wait to see how the characters would be brought together and how the 'mystery ' would unfold.