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Julie Ann Jones

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  • Sisters of Gold

  • By: Annie Murray
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Sisters Margaret and Annie lost their mother years ago; they long for her every day. Their frightfully protective father keeps the girls close, but he can't protect them forever.... When a scandal rocks the family, the girls are forced to leave their home. The girls flee to Birmingham's jewellery quarter to stay with the one person they can rely on - Uncle Goldsmith. Annie takes up work at a nearby factory, where she learns to forge cutlery, and Margaret is employed as a chain maker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-04-18

a curates egg in story bland and boring

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I struggled with it narrative male voices sounded the same. I was bored the story was predictable and very slow. I kept going with it thinking it would warm up it didn't until the lady few chapters

  • The Girl with No Name

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved it

  • By Ingrid on 28-11-16

lis.ply brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

a truly brilliant book story narration I can't wait to read the next one fantastic

  • I've Got Your Number

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier: She is about to marry her ideal man. But in one afternoon, everything begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations and mysterious phone calls, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous chick lit

  • By R. Dang on 02-03-12

poorly written book

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

I just find this book irritatingtinly poor with a even worse storyline I hate it

  • Secrets of the Sewing Bee

  • By: Kate Thompson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

In 1940s London, each cobbled street is strewn with ghosts of soldiers past. And for the women, their battles are on the home front. Flossy is embraced by the colourful mix of characters working at Trout's, who have turned their sewing expertise to war work. Dolly Doolaney, darling of the East End, helps Flossy settle into wartime life. All of the sewing bees play their part in defending the front line, but as the Blitz hits London, can Dolly manage to contain the secret that binds them all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Karen Hubbard on 15-10-16

poor structure to the story

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

I kept on with this lack luster book hoping for it to start it didn't

  • Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

They call them the custard tarts - the girls who work at Pearce Duff's custard powder factory in Bermondsey before the First World War. Conditions are hard but nothing can quench the spirit of humour and friendship. But the shadow of the coming war looms over them; it will pull London's East End together as never before - even while it tears the world apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable ..

  • By Christopher on 09-05-14

a brilliantly written book love laughs poverty

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

a book well worth reading narrative excellent I didn't want the book to end atall

  • Wartime at Woolworths

  • By: Elaine Everest
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Fun-loving Maisie is devoted to her young family and her work at Woolworths. But her happy life with her RAF officer husband and their baby daughter leads her to think of the family she left behind. With the war now into its fourth year, what will she find when she sets about searching for them? Sarah and her husband, Alan, are blissfully happy and long for a sibling for their daughter. But dark days lie ahead for this close family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Marina. on 05-05-18

as brilliant as ever in every way

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

Reviewed: 15-05-18

a fantastic book I couldn't stop reading it when is the next one out brilliant and as fantastic as ever

  • The Pride

  • Neyler Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

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

book you must read

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I loved this book it kept me awake at bedtime eading it. a passionate compelling read taking you from sorrow to laughter trauma and love.i can't wait to purchase the next book in the quartet.

  • GI Brides

  • The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love
  • By: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

From the best-selling authors of The Sugar Girls, G.I. Brides weaves together the real-life stories of four women who crossed the ocean for love, providing a moving true tale of romance and resilience. The ‘friendly invasion' of Britain by over a million American G.I.s caused a sensation amongst a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s soon had the local girls queuing up for a date, and the British boys off fighting abroad turning green with envy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By Jane Bryder on 31-07-18

very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

very disappointed with this book. reader flat American mono tone voice poor a shame. poorly written

  • The Silver Music Box

  • By: Mina Baites, Alison Layland - translator
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country - a country that would soon turn against his own family. A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best bargain

  • By J E BEASLEY on 02-04-18

Boring reader bland American mono tone voice

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

The book chops and changes in years to fast. Narrator mono tonal American voice I looked forward to this book; but can not stand the narrator's voice and story line
unable to finish this book very disappointed it's such a shame a good story line ruined

  • Jenny Alone

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

After the sudden and brutal breakdown of her marriage, Jenny finds herself alone for the first time in her life when she leaves the comfortable farmhouse with her four-year-old daughter. Taking refuge in a seaside town in North Wales, Jenny finds a room in a boarding house. It's difficult at first, but as she gets to know her fellow residents, she gradually begins to see that life has much more to offer than she could ever have dreamed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By hettyc on 20-07-18

A little slow at the start but stick with it

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

Reviewed: 30-01-18

A good book read excellently by Ann Dover a good story for cold rainy days in.

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