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  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,136

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Disappointing

  • By Angela Marchi on 18-09-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 14-04-19

Couldn't stop listening. Very intriguing story. Loved it! I laughed and almost cried on occasions.

  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So lovely

  • By Emma on 02-09-17

Fantastic, brilliant, bravo!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I nearly didn't buy this audio book as one of the reviews said it was predictable. Sorry they were so wrong. There are twists and turns all through the book. It is completely compelling and I abandoned everything just to listen. It is the best book I have listened to since Outlander so that is quite an accolade. Just as you think things are settled you almost stop breathing as you follow Luna back to 1977 to save her mother, can she? You'll just have to listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Million Love Songs

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell, Carole Matthews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Million Love Songs sees Sunday Times Top Three best seller Carole Matthews at her most fabulous. Feel-good and full of emotion, Carole will make your heart sing with this glorious listen. After splitting up with her cheating ex, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years, and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!!

  • By michelle g on 07-02-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

I absolutely loved listening to this book. Towards the end I found myself longing for time alone to listen to Ruby's next move. At one point I was moved to tears and others I was grinning from ear to ear. This is a story of enduring friendship as well as love and sex, there's sex, quite a bit of, but thankfully nothing in lurid detail. I don't need to hear all about that.

I loved this book, the humour, the Take That references, ( I have friends that go to their concerts), Ruby's best friend Charley and of course Ruby who could be anyone of us.

Brilliant!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Absolute Scandal

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

It's the glittering 80s and Lucinda Cowper, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Flora Fielding feel happy and secure in the power and pleasure of wealth. Nothing could have prepared them for a devastating financial scandal, which turns the boom to bust. The crash takes away their hope, their self-respect, and for some, it destroys even more. Facing bleak futures, affairs begin, lies are spun, relationships are pushed to breaking point, and within the year someone will be dead. But who? And why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen which compelling and unputdownable!

  • By Lynda on 17-09-13

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I read some of the reviews about Jenny Bond's voice which were derogatory but she really brought all the characters to life and there are several of them!
I'm so glad l went ahead and listened to this book it's fantastic. You will love it.

  • The Secret of Happy Ever After

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

When story-lover Anna takes over Longhampton's bookshop, it's her dream come true. And not just because it gets her away from her three rowdy stepchildren and their hyperactive dalmatian. Unpacking boxes filled with childhood classics, Anna can't shake the feeling that maybe her own fairy-tale ending isn't all that she'd hoped for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally - an amazing story!

  • By Annemarie O'Brien on 06-06-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

From the beginning l was hooked and listened as much as possible. I tried to limit myself and try and make the book last until my next credit but couldn't manage it. This is a story of a complicated family and friends. l loved how the characters gelled together. I don't want to give too much away but I'm still thinking about all the characters days after l finished the book and wish there was a sequel. If you love family, friends, dogs and shops this is the book for you. I promise you will love it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 14 hrs
    20 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Head over Heels

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In the picturesque village of Upper Sisley, everyone thinks they know their neighbors, but nobody knows what scandalous surprise is going to happen next. An unexpected reunion between two former lovers changes both their families forever. Old friendships fade and new ones blossom as neighbors begin to see one another in a new light. A young woman finally asks for what she really wants, a young man atones for bad behavior, and both find that courage brings its own rewards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why in American?

  • By Thomas Monument on 07-09-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

The reason for not giving 5 stars is the book is set in England with English actors but lots of words have been changed for the American market. By the end of the book it was really winding me up. Trash instead of rubbish, diapers instead of nappies, hood instead of bonnet, sidewise instead of sideways it went on. Any possible English word was changed to American English. The actual story was very good but l would hesitate to listen to another from this author incase it happened again.

  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,662

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

l absolutely loved this story. Laughing out loud sometimes, other times almost holding my breath as the stories unfolded and interwound. Superb storytelling. If you don't read or listen to this book you will certainly miss out.

  • Summer of Love

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Christine on 07-08-12

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

This is the best book l have listened to this year. I couldn't wait to be alone to continue the story. It's one of those books that you think about when you are not able to listen to or read; when it's over you wonder what the characters did next. You will love this book just be prepared to be drawn in and compelled to finish it.

  • The Paying Guests

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 980

Frances had been picturing her lodgers in purely mercenary terms - as something like two great waddling shillings. But this, she thought, was what it really meant to have paying guests: this odd, unintimate proximity, this rather peeled-back moment, where the only thing between herself and a naked Mrs Barber was a few feet of kitchen and a thin scullery door. An image sprang into her head: that round flesh, crimsoning in the heat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There but for the grace of go I

  • By MS REBECCA WARREN on 23-09-14

Too much lesbian sex

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

Reviewed: 17-06-17

For a very talented author l don't know why her books have lots of lesbian sex in them. It's really not necessary the story is good enough without any sex. I'm not a prude but it has really got my nerves in this book and so l have returned it.

  • Villa in Italy

  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

Marvellously atmospheric tale of strangers summoned to a grand but neglected villa on the Italian coast. Each of them has been named in a will, but nobody knows their benefactress.... Four very different people are named in a will. Delia, an opera singer robbed of her voice by illness; George, an idealistic scientist who cannot face what his skills have created; Marjorie, desperately poor and unable to dislodge her writer’s block; and Lucius, ostensibly in control but whose personal life is in chaos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By david dodson (purple triangle ltd) on 24-02-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

At first l thought this book was a bit slow but the more l listened the more it drew me in. l was trying to work out the mystery and I couldn't have been more wrong. The characters emerge as the story unfolds and they begin to reveal their secrets. l loved it and will l will look for some more books by the same author. l am missing the characters now the book is finished.