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Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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  • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A joy to listen to this

  • By mollyeyre on 06-11-14

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 22-06-16

Wonderfully bittersweet from start to finish, made me cry in a weirdly happy way! Celia Imrie portrays it beautifully, and it probably helped that I loved Harold Fry beforehand too. Couldn't put it down!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle but engaging

  • By Ms on 17-06-12

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 16-03-16

A sweet and endearing story so simple in concept but drew me in with every chapter.

  • The Death Collector

  • By: Justin Richards
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When Eddie 'Dipper' Hopkins steals George Archer's wallet, he has no idea that he is about to enter a dark world of grave-robbing, assassins and zombies.

For George Archer is no ordinary citizen, and in his wallet is a clue to a secret that has remained hidden for millions of years. Eddie and George join forces in a heart-stopping race to unravel the secret before London is overrun by creatures from the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Mrs on 25-06-15

Good book

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

Reviewed: 25-06-15

Really liked the characters and pace of the book just disappointed there wasn't a sequel following the same characters!

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn't care much for witches. Still, he's about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty - when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they're badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light-hearted and enjoyable listen

  • By Christopher on 25-03-15

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 25-06-15

Really enjoyed the story and narrator. Nice build up of the characters and looking forward to the next one!

  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mrs on 25-06-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 25-06-15

Really loved the book, great characters and storyline and loved the narrator's portrayal.
Re listen regularly.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

In this special prequel to Matthew Reilly’s The Tournament, Roger Ascham, the unorthodox tutor of Princess Elizabeth, is tasked by King Henry VIII with a most unusual and dangerous mission – tracking down a favourite prostitute of the King's who has gone missing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent Narrative

  • By shirley on 15-02-15

More?

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

Reviewed: 25-06-15

Really enjoyed it would like more of this character but couldn't find a sequel in the series.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,863

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

The Cuckoo's Calling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-13

I rarely add reviews but had to for this book! Once I started the book I was glued to my earphones completely. Brilliant 'who done it' with no lull points. The only downside is it finished and there isn't another in the series.... yet I hope!

44 of 45 people found this review helpful