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  • Sidney Sheldon's Reckless

  • By: Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

New York Times best-selling author Tracy Whitney - Sidney Sheldon's most popular and enduring heroine - is back again in the sensational and gripping follow-up to Chasing Tomorrow. Once upon a time, Tracy Whitney was one of the best thieves in the business. Then she settled down, had a baby, and planned to spend the rest of her days quietly, living anonymously, devoted to her son. But tragic news has forced Tracy to face her greatest nightmare.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Ninamm on 28-01-17

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Could not get more than 30 mins in. The narration was horrific, terrible accents and overly dramatic.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tempting Fate

  • By: Jane Green
  • Narrated by: Jane Green
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When Gabby first met Elliott she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him, but Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she meets the youthful Matt… And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear. Are some betrayals too great to forgive?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Let down

  • By Ninamm on 29-05-14

Let down

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

Reviewed: 29-05-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I've read and re-read all Jane Green's books, but this one, my first Jane Green listen, I hated and could not get further than the first couple of hours in.

Has Tempting Fate put you off other books in this genre?

I'm not put off by other books in this genre, but will not listen to anything Jane Green reads again.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Jane Greens narration was slow, laborious and boring. I could not listen, it was terrible. Sorry Jane, but stick to writing and pay a pro to do the narrating.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

None other than dying to switch it off.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Helen on 01-12-13

Addictive listen

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

Reviewed: 17-02-14

If you could sum up What Alice Forgot in three words, what would they be?

Funny, interesting, gripping

Who was your favorite character and why?

Really loved the new Alice and her sister, both great central characters.

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

I am really picky about the narrators I listen to. I loved Caroline Lee and would listen to others based on her alone.

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

Yes! But it was a bit long,I had to break it up over a week or so.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Really funny and lovely

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

What did you like most about The Rosie Project?

Loved all of it. Funny, quirky, interesting. I'd heard the writer interviewed about the book on the radio and thought I would give it a go and was so pleased I did. One of my favourite listens of 2013.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved Don, his struggle with himself during the book was heart breaking, but funny and touching too.

What does Dan O'Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I don't normally listen to male narrators, but I loved Dan's narration. He really embodied Don.

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

Yes! I listened for hours at a time, which was great.

Any additional comments?

I did not think this would have been my cup of tea, but I loved it, so to others who are not convinced, give it a go!

  • Constance

  • By: Rosie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Eva Haddon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Constance, a musician, composer, and arranger of other people's music, has made a new life for herself in Bali. On hearing the news of her sister's serious illness, the last thing she wants is to leave her relaxed lifestyle and return to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By sally smith on 03-10-18

Forbidden love story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed this long audiobook. If you are a fan of a long listen, this is a really good find. Loved the narrator and found the story, though a bit slow at times, really compelling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed all the different charaters, it was nice having people from different countries and finding out about their customs and traditions. I liked Constance, but really liked the lap dancer charachter the best.

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

I loved the narrator. Great voice, I am so picky about who I listen too, it was great to find a new one I liked!

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

Yes! But it was too long for me to manage that!

  • Life, Death and Vanilla Slices

  • By: Jenny Eclair
  • Narrated by: Jenny Eclair
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them. She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself. Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank. But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, sad and insightful

  • By Saffy on 30-09-13

Laughter and tears

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

What made the experience of listening to Life, Death and Vanilla Slices the most enjoyable?

I loved the narration.

What other book might you compare Life, Death and Vanilla Slices to, and why?

It was a bit like Dear Silvia by Dawn French, but better. Similar coma storyline.

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

She gives great personality and emotion to the story and characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The childbirth bit had me in tears on a packed 6pm train home from Paddington! I had been laughing on the 7am train on the way in to town that morning!

Any additional comments?

Loved this book, really enjoyed the story, really enjoyed the narration and would recomend it to anyone who loved Dawn French's A Tiny Bit Marvellous.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

  • By: Janelle Brown
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

In the heat of a west coast summer three very different women, each poised for success, find themselves failing spectacularly: Janice, a devoted mother and housewife who's approaching 50, finds she has been abandoned by her husband; her elder daughter Margaret, a magazine editor, is driven back home by towering debts; and her teenage daughter Lizzie is humiliated by the boys whose affections she has unquestioningly embraced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read

  • By Ninamm on 11-05-12

Enjoyable read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-12

I really enjoyed this one. I don't normally like an American accent, but this one was very easy on the ear. The story was interesting and I was engaged the whole time, loved and hated the characters too. Always the sign of a good one with me, when I get annoyed with them!

I would recommend giving this one a go.

  • Regency Buck

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: June Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first meet Julian St John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he's also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent and, their legal guardian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best....

  • By Maxine on 27-07-09

Great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-11

I'm not sure why I downloaded this audio book, but I'm glad I did. It was funny, charming, beautifully read and an all round good, long (which I prefer) listen. Great for a rainy day or a long train ride! Enjoy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Secrets

  • By: Freya North
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Joe has a beautiful house, a great job and no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his seaside retreat. When Tess turns up, he's not sure she's right for the job. Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma. But there's something about her and it looks as though she's here to stay....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved hearing the whole story!

  • By Rosie and Duncan on 02-11-10

Awful narrator

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-11

This is a good book, I have read it, but the narrator ruins it. And I'm gutted to see other really good Freya North books are being narrated by the same horrific narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Tiny Bit Marvellous

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 622

Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey, inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indeed a whole lot of marvellous

  • By Mark on 12-11-10

A big bit brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-10

I really enjoyed this book. The fact that Dawn French read it made it even better. It was funny, clever, a bit sad at times, but mostly hugely enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful