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  • Echoes

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By glimmering Lake Geneva, the quiet Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful story

  • By Dave on 07-02-19

wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

I love Danielle Steele. I have read many of her books and have enjoyed them all. The story was brilliant, I cried lots.

  • Peace Comes to Honeyfield

  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Armistice Day, London, 1918. Fiercely independent Georgie is tired of being told what's best for her by men. When she defies her father's wishes by going out into the peace festivities, she tries to help a woman being attacked and encounters Patrick, a gallant wounded ex-soldier looking for a new calling now that the fighting is done. But the war isn't over for everybody. Enemy forces have infiltrated the bureau and sent her father into hiding. And they are coming for her, too. Georgie knows there's only one place where she'll be safe: Honeyfield. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Dave on 01-02-19

brilliant

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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

loved the whole series. great story. narration kept my attention. Very well done. waiting in anticipation for the next book

  • The Mothers of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 3
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children and the family; she just about gets by. When Finn, her youngest, passes the 11-plus exam, Noleen feels faint. Allowing Finn to attend the grammar will stretch her purse too far. As the nurses of Lovely Lane near their final exams, Noleen will find herself tested and her heart broken. Just how far can a mother's love stretch?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the first two books.

  • By Rachel on 28-09-17

lovely listen

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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: 08-01-19

loved it. loved the whole series. hopefully another book to follow shortly. lovely story and the way it was narrated drew me into the story.

  • One Special Village

  • Ellindale Saga, Book 3
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The third book in beloved and best-selling Anna Jacobs' Lancashire-based Ellindale saga. Lancashire, 1932. Widower Harry Makepeace lives in Manchester with his sickly daughter, Cathie, scrimping and saving to get by. But after she suffers a violent asthma attack, the doctors say she must move to the clean, fresh air of the countryside to have any hope of survival. When Harry chances upon a patch of land for sale in Ellindale and an advert for a disused railway carriage that can be made into a home, he snaps both up quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series of books.

  • By ian mcnamara on 22-01-19

took me back in time

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I loved this book, the whole saga. I didn't want it to end. surely there could be more books to follow on. Brilliant

  • The Christmas Rose

  • The River Maid, Book 3
  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Standing on London’s Victoria docks with the wind biting through her shawl, Rose Munday realises she’s been abandoned by her sweetheart. She had risked everything to get to London, but, stumbling through the pea-soup fog, she has nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Scared and alone, Rose steps straight into danger, only to be rescued by two women with even less to their names - a woman of the night and her young sidekick, Sparrow. With only a cluster of love letters to her name and all hope of her sweetheart’s return fading, Rose finds herself forging a new life with her unlikely companions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read by Dilly Court

  • By Joan K. on 14-01-19

lovely story

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole saga. just would like the series to continue. more please

  • A Shilling for a Wife

  • By: Emma Hornby
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Shilling for a Wife by Emma Hornby, read by Penelope Freeman. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read strong story lines

  • By wendy on 10-09-17

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

anther brilliant story. kept my attention throughout the whole book. narration wad excellent. I loved it!!

  • The Pride

  • Neyler Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

1901. Tina Rose is the beloved daughter of a wealthy Jewish family while Edward grew up with an abusive father in the wilds of New Zealand. Despite their differences, the two fall madly in love when Edward arrives in England, looking for a better future. However, the consequences of their love affair are terrible for Tina, as she is shamed by the father she adores, and Edward is sent away. Against all the odds, Tina and Edward find each other again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book you must read

  • By Julie Ann Jones on 06-03-18

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

loved every Minute of it. the narration was, as usual from Anne Dover, lovely to listen to. I liked how the story merged the characters then families together. can't wait to listen to the next chapter of their lives.

  • A Mother's Promise

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads. Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story,Well Told To The End.

  • By Mrs on 04-11-13

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

lived it listened to it about 4 times now. lovely narrating and lovely story I love the happy endings

  • The Secret Scripture

  • By: Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story with exceptional narration

  • By Trixie on 26-07-15

fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

thought to begin with it was going to be a hard story to listen to but was pleasantly surprised. I loved it. would like to have known what happened to the psychiatrist father?

  • Going Home

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

For Amelia and her brothers and sisters, the grim past which their mother, Emily, had endured seemed very far away. As pretty as a picture and now learning to be a teacher in York, Amelia looked forward with pleasure to becoming acquainted with the young men clamouring to get to know her, and especially the two gentlemen who had come all the way from Australia to meet her family. Ralph Hawkins, bringing with him his friend Jack - a handsome half-aboriginal Australian who was determined to make a good living for himself - arrived in Hull looking for his roots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Australia to England

  • By barbara on 20-08-17

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-08-17

lovely lovly story and lovely to listen to. I also would like to know how the families got on with their new lives.