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  • White Lies and Wishes

  • By: Cathy Bramley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Flirtatious, straight-talking Jo Gold says she's got no time for love; she's determined to save her family's failing footwear business. New mother Sarah Hudson has cut short her maternity leave to return to work. She says she'll do whatever it takes to make partner at the accountancy firm. Bored, overeating housewife Carrie Radley says she just wants to shift the pounds - she'd love to finally wear a bikini in public. The unlikely trio meet by chance one winter's day and, in a moment of carpe diem madness, embark on a mission to make their wishes come true by September.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story, perfect for summer beach reading

  • By DBS on 21-06-17

Poorly written

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

Reviewed: 19-08-17

Writing is full of cliches and such a dire narrative. Blue eyes shining bluely is not far off. Can't understand how it got published. Although I tried valiantly I couldn't bring myself to listen to more than 2 chapters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,645

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-07-17

Memorable and beautiful - best book I've listened to. Fantastic. Do purchase, you won't regret it

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Violated: A shocking and harrowing survival story from the notorious Rotherham abuse scandal

  • By: Sarah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 195

The shocking first true account from one of the young girls who lived through and survived the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. In the summer of 2014, the Rotherham sex abuse scandal sent shockwaves through the nation. A report revealed that since the 1990s, up to 1,400 young girls in the town had been regularly abused by sex gangs, predominantly comprised of Pakistani men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful and shocking

  • By lucy on 14-10-15

Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

So well written, balanced and brave. Sarah is a fighter, a survivor and an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.