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  • Take No Farewell

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Geoffrey Staddon turned his back on the best things in his life. He turned his back on the beautiful house Clouds Frome, his finest achievement as an architect. He turned his back on the woman he loved, Consuela Caswell, and who loved him in return. Twelve years later, amidst the tatters of his career and marriage, he is forced to contemplate the remorse and shame of his betrayal. But when he reads that Consuela has been charged with murder, he knows instinctively that she cannot be guilty....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ultimate Robert Goddard

  • By Pam on 31-01-18

Enjoyed the book

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

Great story although quite long and sometimes difficult to follow, but all in all a enjoyable book.

  • Another Mother

  • By: Amanda James
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Adopted at birth, for years Lu has secretly dreamt of finding her birth mother, but childhood bullying has left her with a lack of confidence. When a tragic accident changes her life forever, it sets her on a mission to get in contact with her birth mother and find out the reasons behind her adoption. When she tracks down her mother in Cornwall, there is an emotional reunion, and the pair begin to form a relationship. But is everything as wonderful as it appears, or has Lu walked into a nightmare?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By mrs on 15-01-19

Great story

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

Great story and enjoyed to the book. But slow start and sometimes difficult follow narrator.

  • The Last Thing She Told Me

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Sarah Durham, Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jools on 28-07-18

Totally brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

What an amazing read. Had me gripped from beginning to end . So much depth to the story.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented 14-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure.... One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accents

  • By Patricia on 10-11-15

Great story line

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Great read and story and loved the ending but found the narrator and her Aussie accent quite off putting, especially when trying to switch to a cockney.

  • Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

  • The Real Story of Abba
  • By: Carl Magnus Palm
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 26 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

An exploration of all aspects of the Abba member’s lives and careers. Amazingly detailed, it examines the group member’s family backgrounds, the pre-Abba days, the legendary 70s, the marriages, the divorces, the business ups and downs, and the post-Abba solo careers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit boring

  • By mrs on 17-12-18

Bit boring

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Long And at times boring and hard to follow. Abba are an incredible story but this was a bit long winded!!

  • Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper Van

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Welcome to the gorgeous Cornish town of St Felix, where there's magic in the air...When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall - some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs. But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it's a sign: she'll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were meant for. And as the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never fails to empress

  • By Kindle Customer on 20-07-18

Good read

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Enjoyed this book although slow to start and narrator sounded disjointed but once the story kicked in didn’t notice it and brilliant ending!

  • Villa of Secrets

  • By: Patricia Wilson
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Rebecca Neumanner's marriage is on the brink of collapse as her desire to be a mother becomes an obsession. Then she receives news from her estranged family in Rhodes. Called back to the beautiful Greek island of her birth, she realises how little she knows of the grandmother she has eluded for over a decade. Bubba has never spoken of the Nazi occupation during her youth, but there have always been whispers. What desperate measures did she take that terrible day in 1944 when her family was ripped apart? Can the rumour she had blood on her own hands really be true? But Bubba intends to take her secrets to the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-01-19

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Brilliant read! Had me gripped all the way through and simply loved the ending! Fantastic

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

Totally brilliant

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

Wow’ loves every minute of the book. Had gripped and found it hard to turn off. Brilliant

  • The Novel Habits of Happiness: Isabel Dalhousie, Book 10

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Karlyn Stephen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life: a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland which he couldn't possibly know and a house there where he claims to have spent his former life. When the boy's mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she feels she must - of course! - help them learn the truth, and she and her husband, Jamie, set off for the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story.

  • By B. Maver on 21-09-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

Reading the introduction the book seemed to have a good story line. Took ages to get going and really only a 3/4 of the book taken up with the story of the boy who thought he had lived a former life and was very disappointed in the flat ending.

  • The Island Escape

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Can one woman's marriage survive her best friend's divorce? Fans of Veronica Henry and Erica James, this is the next book to add to your reading list. It's time to get back to where it all began.... Octavia Sheldon thought she'd have a different life. One where she travelled the world with an exotic husband and free-spirited children in tow. But things didn't turn out quite like that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must to listen to

  • By Caroline Addison on 07-05-18

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

Nice story but a misleading title and cover picture. Only quarter of the book set on an Island. But overall a good listen and would buy a Kerry Fisher book again.

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