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Granny June

Kent, England
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  • 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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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

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 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

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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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

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 8,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,798

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

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.

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Namedropping par excellence!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-18

Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Well constructed, suspenseful and witty. The name-dropping is delightful and added to my enjoyment. The narration was just right and the plot kept me guessing to the end.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Delightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I really enjoyed this. The novel within the novel was engaging and the performances were excellent.

  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By Mrs on 07-02-17

Heartwarming and then some.

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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: 22-09-17

What a lovely story with memorable characters and unique plot. I loved Sunshine and will read this again immediately as I enjoyed it so much.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,596
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,317

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long live Longbottom

  • By Victoria Gallagher on 24-01-16

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-17

Just brilliant all round. A wonderful end to Harry's story brought to life by Stephen Fry.

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think of what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly enjoyable listen.

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-06-09

Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I loved this book when my book club read it and so did everyone else. The narration here is superb and brought the story to life all over again. The characters are fascinating and leave me wanting more.

  • Precious and Grace

  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

The delightful 17th installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. For years Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - codirectors of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - have been helping people with the problems in their lives, but their partnership is tested by a curious case: a client who wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another delightful trip to Botswana

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-05-17

African sunshine

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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: 10-05-17

I love these books and this one was every bit as good as the previous ones. The characters are larger than life - Precious is precious!

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  • The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 16

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

The latest instalment of the beloved and best-selling series - as endearing and delectable as ever! Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, so at Mma Makutsi’s suggestion, Mma Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday. But just as she’s about to depart, a new client arrives: a young woman whose father was considered a hero in Botswana but whose reputation is now being called into question.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always a pleasure

  • By Janice on 15-07-16

Delightful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

This series never disappoints. The stories are always interesting and the characters well sculpted. I can read them time and again and without fail I smile all the way through.