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  • The Memory of You

  • Sanctuary Sound Series, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

After a brutal assault leaves Steffi with puzzling memory lapses, she returns to her coastal Connecticut hometown to rebuild her life the best way she knows how: with her hands. But starting a remodeling business with one longtime friend puts her in the middle of a rift with another. Worse, being hired by her ex-boyfriend’s mother forces her to confront old regrets. Public defender Ryan Quinn wasn’t shocked when his wife left him, but he was floored when she abandoned their daughter. With his finances up in the air, the single dad returns to his childhood home in Sanctuary Sound.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blink and you could miss it

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 13-04-19

Blink and you could miss it

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

Reviewed: 13-04-19

Typical Jamie Beck. Good dialogue and story line. A bit twee for my taste but for the lovers of romance novels you’ll not get any better . Always has a positive moral story to tell in her writing . Well recommended.

  • Wrecked

  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

An ill-fated Caribbean cruise and four teenagers: a nerd, a jock, a mouse, and a beauty queen...an island, a treehouse, some nefarious interlopers...life and death...fear and loathing...love and laughter. Follow Jonathan, Kevin, Candi and Sarah as they find their typical high school lives and their worlds totally WRECKED.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oooops, no pushover.

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 02-04-19

Oooops, no pushover.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Hadn’t realised that this was YA genre but once I started listening I was too interested to find out the ending so I listened to it all. Quite impressed with the reading and story
line, but then again I remember Elle Casey from Kayahatle( Apocolypsis) and how much I’d enjoyed that series some years ago and her other adult stories. First class

  • The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

  • By: Nicola May
  • Narrated by: Penny Andews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy. While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he - or she - has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it. Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end.

  • By jackie on 21-11-18

The lady could be a tramp!!

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

Reviewed: 17-03-19

Overall not a bad story just a little spoilt by the heroin being a slapper(!) and the many innuendos to sex. I don’t think the story will ever get read on woman’s hour!! Otherwise ok .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stars & Ashes

  • The Saoirse Saga, Book 1
  • By: Teagan Kearney
  • Narrated by: Apryl Renee West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Kia stands alone against an intergalactic empire. With everything she loves destroyed, she wants revenge. When invading forces annex the planet Emankora, Kia’s family is murdered, and she is sentenced to slavery in the asteroid mines. Surviving the harsh treacherous conditions takes grit and tenacity, but when the emperor’s son tours the facility, she inadvertently saves his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Girl Power!

  • By Chris Christo on 02-03-19

The only way is up

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Surprisingly I found this book refreshing and a great page turner. I’d been disappointed in the last few books I’ve listened to in this genre but I’ve followed Teagan for a few years now and she has never disappointed and this book didn’t either. Highly recommended for a good listen

  • Second Chance Town

  • By: Karly Lane
  • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Single mother Lucy Parker loves the quiet historical charm of her hometown of Bundah. But raising her teenage daughter, Belle, in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business is challenging. Troubled Hugh Thompson arrives in town and buys a run-down pub with big plans for a fresh start. But soon after a spate of teenage drug overdoses starts to divide the locals, and there are whispers they might be connected to this newcomer who has a dark and mysterious past. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drama on two wheels

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 01-02-19

Drama on two wheels

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

A really good book with a novel theme and very refreshing story. Great twist in the tail . To be honest one of the best books I’ve listened to in a good while

  • Long Road to Mercy

  • Atlee Pine, Book 1
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from best-selling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares, and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got those long before she became an adult. She is an FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US. She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine!

  • By Simon on 18-11-18

A POTUS in the dark. Well there’s a thing

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

First class story and a good narration . Just wish the authori hadn’t caught Dan Browne syndrome and “packed out” the story with loads of incidental info that didn’t help me understand or enjoy the tale any better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back

  • By: Stacey Dooley
  • Narrated by: Stacey Dooley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

Random House presents the audiobook edition of On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, written and read by Stacey Dooley. Put yourself in their shoes. In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a 20-something working in fashion retail. She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts, which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making clothes for the UK high street. This sparked her series of hugely popular investigations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-18

An honest view on the abuse of the underdogs

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

I haven’t read non-fiction books for years but I was drawn to this book by the sassy attitude of the author on Strictly Come Dancing. Prior to the show I’d never heard of her ( perhaps as I’m 69 and in a different genre group) but I saw this book and decided to read/listen to it and it’s been one of the best choices in my reading/reviewing life. She comes across as honest and very open with her feelings and in no way self serving. I’m completely blown away with this effort , especially as it’s her first attempt . Well done Stacey 😊

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

Being led a pretty dance

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

As a first attempt this book was as enjoyable as watching Anton dance. A good strong story line which flowed along without any padding out and chapters of sex, which seems to be the thing believed to sell books nowadays. Write about what you know and this was a good professional story.

  • Scandal

  • By: Sasha Morgan
  • Narrated by: Cindy Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

As the new custodian of the ancestral home, Treweham Hall, the divinely handsome Tobias Cavendish-Blake soon discovers exactly what he's inherited. Not only a fabulous estate but mounting debts and imminent financial disaster. Megan Taylor has also inherited property, but rather less than Tobias.... She is delighted to be bequeathed her grandmother's country cottage in the village of Treweham and decides to make a fresh start there, taking a job in the village pub. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Riding without saddles

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 15-12-18

Riding without saddles

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-18

This story is absolute drivel and should have a condom over it to stop the drivel getting out, which the male characters seem to not bother with , condoms that is. It makes the females read like wanton bimbos and the men lecherous morons. It’s like a poor mans/woman’s erotic fantasy with no decent story line to back it up. In all my reviews I have never criticised the orator but this lady doesn’t seem to know where full stops and commas are and I found myself wondering where I was and who was listening to whom. Its a definite miss for a good read. Please note this is only my opinion.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Prodigal Daughter

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Hers was the ultimate ambition...The magnificant story of love and politics that continues the saga of Kane and Abel. The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on into the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds like Siri is reading it, good story though

  • By Richard Bellars on 18-01-16

Feminism is a needed quality

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Archer is a wonderful story teller and his information and specific details are eye opening