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Elizabeth Stinchcombe

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  • Go Set a Watchman

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219

Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good , but don't expect an actual plot

  • By Adrian & Andre's mum on 20-08-15

A little disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite books of all time, so I was really looking forward to this long awaited sequel. The book was beautifully narrated by Reece Witherspoon and well written, but had none of the impact of of Harper Lee's classic and left me a little disappointed.

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    Length: 25 mins
    571 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • FREE: The Window Man

  • By: Louise Millar
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

The Window Man is the first story in the Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 collection. Enjoy it for free, exclusively in audio! Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by best-selling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant!

  • By E. Faulkner on 20-08-16

Good little story.

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

Reviewed: 13-07-17

A good short story, very intriguing right to the end. Well written and narrated.Dread to think what happens after the book ends!

  • Eliza Rose

  • By: Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

"I would often wonder about my future husband. A knight? A duke? A stable boy? Of course the last was just a wicked fancy." Eliza Rose Camperdowne is young and headstrong, but she knows her duty well. As the only daughter of a noble family, she must one day marry a man who is very grand and very rich. But Fate has other plans. When Eliza becomes a maid of honour, she's drawn into the thrilling, treacherous court of Henry VIII.... Is her glamorous cousin Katherine Howard a friend or a rival?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best historical fiction ever.

  • By Elizabeth Stinchcombe on 04-07-17

Not the best historical fiction ever.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Probably one of my least favourite historical novels. I am surprised Lucy Worsley didn't stick to the historical facts of the story, overall very disappointing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger in My Home

  • I thought she was my daughter. I was wrong.
  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Alison is lucky, and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world. Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it. Fifteen years ago someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable. Her daughter belongs to someone else. What would you do if you discovered your beloved child is not yours?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By lisa jane fox on 16-03-17

Forgettable.

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

Reviewed: 23-06-17

Can't say I really enjoyed it, a little far fetched. and not very well narrated in my opinion.

  • The Invention of Wings

  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643

From the celebrated author of the international bes tseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful listen

  • By s w on 06-05-15

Even better than The Secret Life of Bees!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Invention of Wings to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book, but the audio edition is absolutely wonderful

What did you like best about this story?

Great characters and very atmospheric detail.

Which character – as performed by Jenna Lamia and Adepero Oduye – was your favourite?

It is quite impossible to choose between Sarah & Handfull, both were portrayed absolutely perfectly.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Leaves you feeling very emotional about the lives of slaves & the way they were treated.

Any additional comments?

A wonderful book, I would urge everyone to listen to.

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 840

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Conclusion, not at all believable

  • By Corrinne on 12-02-17

Quite a good story.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

The story was pretty good if a little far fetched and the narration was good too, it didn't take me long to finish as I was intrigued to see if there would be a twist at the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer Queen

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Eleanor of Aquitaine's story is legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, best-selling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before. Young, vibrant, privileged, Eleanor's future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood ends abruptly. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written & a joy to listen to.

  • By Diane on 26-07-13

Powerful historical fiction.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

An excellent historical novel, really well written, with some great characters. I didn't really care for the narration, I found it a little weak for such a strong character as Eleanor, but still really enjoyed the book overall.

  • The Strings of Murder

  • By: Oscar de Muriel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 667

Penguin presents the unabridged,downloadable audiobook edition of The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel, read by Andy Secombe, including musical interludes recorded by the author himself. Edinburgh, 1888. A virtuoso violinist is brutally killed in his home. But with no way in or out of the locked practice room, the murder makes no sense. Fearing a national panic over a copycat Ripper, Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Frey to investigate under the cover of a fake department specializing in the occult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Class

  • By Mr Chops on 29-10-15

A cracking good yarn.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Would you listen to The Strings of Murder again? Why?

No but I look forward to listening to another from the series.

What did you like best about this story?

High drama and humour in one package.

What does Andy Secombe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narration is absolutely brilliant, OTT, but perfect for this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely.

  • The Letter

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide.... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sheila on 19-07-15

A lovely story.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-17

This was a lovely story read by a fantastic narrator. I enjoyed it more than The Secret and look forward to hearing more from the author and narrator. .

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

Fantastic narrator! !

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

A very enjoyable book, maybe a bit sentimental, the narrator did a fantastic job and I look forward to hearing more from her.