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Granny June

Kent, England
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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,016
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,984

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Inspirational

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Reviewed: 30-03-19

I never read the tabloids so I knew very little about Michelle Obama before this book. What a wonderful record of her life in the White House.

  • Death Comes to Pemberley

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Two great literary minds - master of suspense P.D. James and literary icon Jane Austen - come together in Death Comes to Pemberley, a bestselling historical crime fiction tribute to Pride and Prejudice. Conjuring the world of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and combining the trappings of Regency society with a classic murder mystery, James creates a delightful new story that will intrigue any fan of Jane Austen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just that bit different

  • By Steph H on 01-05-16

A lovely tribute!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-03-19

I came to Jane Austen late and have enjoyed P D James for a long time. This is a delightful marriage and very enjoyable. It extended the pleasures of Pride and Prejudice and was well written and we'll presented by the narrator.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great way to hear a classic

  • By Mrs. A. Gardner on 13-09-18

Old favourite

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

Lovely performance by narrator of a favourite. I don't like all the Austen novels but this one never fails to delight.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,831

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Delightful

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Reviewed: 19-12-18

Simple but enchanting story. Lovely performance by Jennifer Saunders. Ending was predictable, but none the less satisfying.

  • Mystery Man

  • By: Colin Bateman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

He’s the Man With No Name and the owner of No Alibis, a mystery bookshop in Belfast. But when a detective agency next door goes bust, the agency’s clients start calling into his shop asking him to solve their cases. It’s not as if there’s any danger involved. It’s an easy way to sell books to his gullible customers and Alison, the beautiful girl in the jewellery shop across the road, will surely be impressed. Except she’s not – because she can see the bigger picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just get it

  • By Caroline on 28-04-13

Deliciously funny!

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Reviewed: 13-09-18

Wonderfully funny and gripping. Got this after a recommendation. of Facebook and will now work my way through as many of Bateman's book as I can find.

  • The Sewing Machine

  • By: Natalie Fergie
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred unpicks the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing walk through generations

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

Delightful!

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Reviewed: 06-09-18

This book touched me in so many ways, so it became a personal journey. I was born and grew up near the Singer Factory. My father worked for Singer in the fifties and used their machines in his business. I learned to sew on an old foot treadle Singer and my first sewing machine was a hand operated Singer, bought second hand. I made my first layette on that machine as well as most of my clothes.
The narration was brilliant - the change in accents from West to east impressive. The story was well crafted and rang true. I look forward to more from this author.

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  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,131

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

Entertaining and educational

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Reviewed: 29-08-18

It took me a little while to get into this book but once I was there I could hardly put it down. At first when the narrative jumped back to the past, I wanted to hurry forward to the present but little by little I wanted to know more of the history. A very satisfying read. I do appreciate other customer reviews and recommendations which lead me to such wonderful books.

  • Penhaligon's Pride

  • By: Terri Nixon
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The stirring second instalment in Terri Nixon's Penhaligon Saga series. 1910. Anna Garvey and her daughter are still running the Tin Streamer's Arms in Caernoweth, Cornwall, and it finally seems like she has left her tumultuous history behind in Ireland. Meanwhile, Freya Penhaligon has blossomed and is now the object of increasing affection of Hugh, the elder son of the wealthy Batten family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical fiction at its best

  • By Granny June on 31-07-18

Historical fiction at its best

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Reviewed: 31-07-18

A worthy sequel to 'Attic' which was every bit as enjoyable as 'Pride'. Well rounded characters and plenty of suspense too. The narration was excellent, the accents endearing. I can hardly wait for the next one in this series.

  • Penhaligon's Attic

  • Penhaligon Saga, Book 1
  • By: Terri Nixon
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

1910. Anna Garvey arrives in Caernoweth, Cornwall, with her daughter and a secret. Having come from Ireland to take up an inheritance of the local pub, she and her 18-year-old daughter, Mairead, are initially viewed with suspicion by the close-knit community. Anna soon becomes acquainted with Freya Penhaligon, a vulnerable girl struggling to keep her family business afloat in the wake of her grandmother's death, and starts to gain the trust of the locals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Granny June on 23-07-18

Engaging

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Reviewed: 23-07-18

I loved this book when I read it as a ebook and it enchanted me again with the audio version. From the first chapter's description of life in a small fishing village and all the lovely accents it drew e in and held me there. This author never fails to delight and already I am on tenterhooks for the next installment.

  • 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 12,376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,393

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
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

An engaging story

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Reviewed: 09-06-18

I bought this on a recommendation on Audible's Facebook page. Thank you! Great read, fascinating story and excellent narrator. I look forward to more from this author.