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A. Richards

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  • The Little Cottage on the Hill

  • By: Emma Davies
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Following a scandal at her high-flying PR agency, 26-year-old Maddie flees London to help promote what she thinks is going to be a luxurious holiday retreat in the countryside. Everything is riding on her making a success of this new job.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By A. Richards on 31-12-18

good

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

a woman is brought in to help bring money in to keep the farm running.
tensions are high as the owner and employee row.
but there is a happy ending.

  • The People Next Door

  • By: Roisin Meaney
  • Narrated by: Deirdre O'Connell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

A warm, spellbinding tale of friendship, love and second chances from this number one best-selling author. Behind the brightly coloured doors of Miller's Avenue live people with very complicated lives...When Yvonne in number seven joins an online dating website, she's looking for something more than friendship but, after a series of disastrous encounters, decides to shut down her account. Is she shutting out her only chance of finding love? While next door Dan, still reeling from his wife's desertion, signs up for a cookery course. As his lemon souffle rises, so does his interest in someone close to home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

good

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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: 29-12-18

The book is about three families who live in three houses in a row.
it is confusing to keep up with the three families at first,
but when you get into the story it is good.

  • The Queen of Bloody Everything

  • By: Joanna Nadin
  • Narrated by: Kelly Hotten
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the 14th floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter, Dido, tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido - aged exactly six years and 27 days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and intelligent, witty and honest

  • By Lu on 21-04-18

an eye opener

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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: 23-12-18

A dysfunction life of a girl and her messed up mum.
a young girl seeks comfort with her neighbors family and they grow up together.
and lead very separate lives.
but the girl has been in love with the neighbors son all her life.
a story with sadness and happiness rolled into one.

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just amazing, as always

  • By Gilly on 08-03-18

amazing

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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: 23-12-18

an unloved adopted girl struggles though life of unhappiness.
but befriended by an elderly woman, her life completely turns its self around,
a wonderful story with a fairy tale ending.

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fairly repetitive in parts

  • By Mandie on 10-09-17

brilliant

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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: 10-12-18

a lot of emotions in this book.

two sisters go through hell.when two masked men enter their home.
looking for their dad,but when they find he is not home it goes horribly wrong.

  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackson Makes it a Hat Trick!

  • By Simon on 08-05-18

great read

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

there are twists and turns through out the book.
a tense read i was unable to keep listening all the way through.
but at least it was not all doom at the end.

  • My Absolute Darling

  • By: Gabriel Tallent
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see; why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done; and what her daddy will do when he finds out....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So grim

  • By Mrs. Caroline Bradshaw on 11-01-18

unusual

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

A lone father bringing his daughter up like a boy.
the girl lives for guns as her dad has no room for weakness.
very slow with incest in the book.
not to my liking.

  • Rosie

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Without a mother, Rosie is at the mercy of her father and thuggish brothers. Then one day a friend comes to the farm in the form of cockney housekeeper Heather Farley. But soon enough Heather vanishes, abandoning Rosie to her fate. Only when Thomas Farley comes to find his sister several years later does Rosie learn the terrible truth about Heather - and her family. Running away from home, she finds herself pursued by the man who brought ruin on her family. Is he out to get her, too? Or could he have some other reason for chasing her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very addictive

  • By Jess on 23-09-18

brilliant

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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: 05-12-18

absolutely brilliant.
A real page turner from start to finish..
marvelously written.
another great novel from Lesley Pearson.

  • The Sunday Lunch Club

  • By: Juliet Ashton
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is...don't make any afternoon plans.  

Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way.   

Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 40. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.  

Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?  

Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book

  • By Mary Bolch on 27-06-18

charming

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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: 01-12-18

A book about family dynamics all compiled in this lovely book.
A light read/listen that will pull you into their open arms.

  • 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 2,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427

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
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

suburb

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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: 30-11-18

What a lovely heart felt story.
I really enjoyed this book,not just lost things.
but a nice romance.