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  • Dilly's Sacrifice

  • By: Rosie Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their newborn baby. Heartbroken, she delivers her baby girl to the Farthing family, who have just lost their own daughter to measles. This act of desperation will change the lives of both families irrevocably. But when the chance for true love finally comes, will Dilly choose family over her own happiness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite sad but a good listen

  • By yvonne1010 on 13-11-15

Struggled!!

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

Reviewed: 24-11-15

What disappointed you about Dilly's Sacrifice?

Not sure why - but really struggled to get into this story line it seemed to go on and on forever about something and nothing! Left it to one side with 2 hours listening to go.

Any additional comments?

Think this is one of the least enjoyable books i have ever listened to - even considered applying for a refund!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rainbow Days

  • By: Josephine Cox
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Throughout their childhood, the love between Silas and Cathleen has grown stronger and now, in 1900, they start to plan a life together. But a jealous woman is determined to ruin their happiness and uses Silas's father to do so. As a dutiful son, Silas has no choice but to obey his father, and Cathleen must pay the bitter price. Separated, each is swept to a place where it seems there is no love or peace, and no way back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unforgettable!

  • By ANGELA on 25-08-11

unforgettable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-11

Writing this through teary eyes! A most enjoyable story read by my favourite narrator Carole Boyd! Found it very difficult to put down. Capturing all the characters with her unique voice. I hope Josephine Cox has left the door ajar for a sequel to this impelling story. A definite must read in anyones library!
Congratulations Authour and Narrator!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Boy Jack

  • By: Josephine Cox
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Deserted by the two women in his life, Robert Sullivan is left to raise 3-year-old Nancy and her 7-year-old brother Jack. Unable to cope with his feelings of loss and the rebellious behaviour of his young son, Robert is driven to abandon his children to those who he sincerely believes can provide them with a better life. However, after a chance encounter with a stranger, he has a change of heart and decides to go back for them. But, on the way there, he is involved in a horrific accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A LOVELY STORY!

  • By ANGELA on 01-07-11

A LOVELY STORY!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-11

I love the Authour Josephine cox and have read many of her books - i think this is the first one i have had on audio. Carole Boyd captures the characters beautifully! I didn't want to put it down. A rather predicatble story but with a twist at the end. I love happy endings! Well worth a listen. Thankyou Josephine cox!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • No Wings to Fly

  • By: Jess Foley
  • Narrated by: Patricia Gillmore
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

One woman's struggle against great odds, with a heart tragically divided. Having spent her childhood with a cold, unfeeling stepmother, Lily Clair’s life is changed forever when she is sent as general maid to old friends of her family. Soon into the dull routine comes Joel, handsome son of a wealthy entrepreneur, and for Lily, young and vulnerable, their meeting is a revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such is life

  • By loulabellauk on 11-04-13

POWERFUL LISTENING!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-11

A fantastic read! Didn't want it to finish a very touching end to a brilliant narrative. Patricia Gillmore captures all the characters perfectly. The story portrays the era with great intensity.

  • The Long Walk Home

  • By: Valerie Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Young Mikey Quinn, scavenging on the streets of Hull, is thrown into prison for stealing a rabbit from the butcher. His chief accuser, a well-to-do lawyer, has a daughter, Eleanor, whom he badly mistreats. When Mikey is released he finds that his mother has died and his brothers taken into the workhouse - determined to find a better life for his family, he walks all the way to London to seek his fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it from being to end

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-06-11

A very good listen!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-11

A heartwarming story of a young lad and young lady, set in what must have been a very hard era, that blossom into 2 happy young lovers. A story depicting their long struggle to acheive there hearts ambitions. A predicatable ending but very well read by the narator Ann Dover. Once I began to listen it was hard to put down.

  • Total Commitment

  • By: Elizabeth Waite
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Spirited Paula O'Brien wants to escape her family home and start a new life, but is scared of defying her abusive father. He had her put away in an asylum as a child and he threatens her with the same treatment if she disobeys him now. When she sees a newspaper advert for a live-in nanny, her best friend persuades her to apply. When grieving widower Jeffrey Lawson invites Paula to an interview, she doesn't realise it will change her life forever. And Jeffrey doesn't expect to meet a woman like Paula.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By Mrs. L. Symonds on 31-10-15

FANTASTIC BOOK

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-10

Wow! Another fantastic audio book, it just gets better!
Did not want this one to end, even found myself plugging into the ipod whilst sitting at my computer desk at work. Author was a brilliant reader too, could actually imagine myself back in the day. Cant wait for my next credits to arrive

  • The Girl from Wish Lane

  • By: Anne Douglas
  • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Eva Masson longs to escape the poverty of her Dundee childhood. She doesn't want to end up in the city's jute-mills where her mother and sister are spinners. Clever as well as pretty, Eva is selected to stay on at school after the age of 14 and trains as a teacher. When she falls in love with Nicholas North, the privileged son of the jute-mill owner, she embarks on a life very different from that of her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl from Wish Lane

  • By ANGELA on 10-02-10

The Girl from Wish Lane

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-10

Only my second book but this was 'A fantastic story'! Warm, dreamy and inviting and at times overwhelming, I was unable to turn off at times. The readers dialogue made it most enjoyable. Made me feel like i was actually living the story, could imagine actually being there. Cant wait to order my next book! Thankyou Audible!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful