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  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great saga

  • By Linda Carroll on 19-08-17

Montana mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Rather slow start but became really gripping. Well worth listening to as the characters are well developed. The denouement was not expected.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,081

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need more!

  • By Lily on 08-11-17

Brilliant - why is Stephen Fry so talented?!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Where does Mythos rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent retelling of Greek myths. Funny and entertaining

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

His humour and diction kept me engaged. I couldn't wait to hear more.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - I listened on my commute.

Any additional comments?

It doesn't seem fair for one man to be so darned clever. I know he has his demons but Stephen Fry is so talented and this showcases his brilliance.

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Jo Hall, Anna Bentinck, Steve Crossley, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,555

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book but it did make me cry!

  • By R. Dang on 08-06-12

Makes you think

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

Reviewed: 25-01-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book. It is very different in terms of subject matter and not really a love story as it appears.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Will as he seemed genuine and as his relationship with Louisa developed he seemed to develop.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I would have preferred to read the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Narration was rather slow but I think that was partly due to the writing and unfortunately had a sort of Janet and John feel to it.

  • The Improbability of Love

  • By: Hannah Rothschild
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Annie McDee, alone after the disintegration of her long-term relationship and trapped in a dead-end job, is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected secondhand shop. Within the jumble of junk and tack, a grimy painting catches her eye. Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings, she prepares an elaborate dinner for two - only to be stood up, the gift gathering dust on her mantelpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved Every Minute of It. Great Characters.

  • By bookylady on 02-04-16

Strange, rather confused book

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

What disappointed you about The Improbability of Love?

The story seemed rather muddled with too many different elements included to make it flow well and a talking painting was bizarre plus not developed throughout the story to add anything really.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Disappointing in parts, predictable in others

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Let the plot more streamlined without all the extra bits. Some parts were not resolved.

What character would you cut from The Improbability of Love?

The additional Russian who appeared but again was not developed and several others who were not necessary.

Any additional comments?

I quite liked the main character, Annie

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paris

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Jane Wymark, Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 31 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Inspired by the haunting, passionate story of the city of lights, this epic novel weaves a gripping tale of four families across the centuries: from the lies that spawn the noble line of de Cygne to the revolutionary Le Sourds who seek their destruction; from the Blanchards whose bourgeois respectability offers scant protection against scandal to the hard-working Gascons and their soaring ambitions. Over hundreds of years, these four families are bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets , and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book - hard to follow in Audible format

  • By Penny on 29-11-13

Great for lovers of Paris and French history

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Paris to be better than the print version?

i have not read the book yet but thought the book was narrated well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thomas Gascon. A decent person who took a few risks yet was dependable and ultimately acted for the greater good of his comrades

What about Jane Wymark and Jonathan Keeble ’s performance did you like?

The way they ensured it was easy to follow which character they were portraying?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

How badly the solicitor's daughter treated people and also when Louise was betrayed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Half Forgotten Song

  • By: Katherine Webb
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

England, 1937. In the village of Blacknowle on the Dorset coast, 14-year-old Mitzy Hatcher has endured a wild and lonely upbringing. Shunned by her neighbours, the arrival of renowned artist Charles Aubrey - along with his exotic mistress and their daughters - is like a breath of fresh air. As Charles's muse, Mitzy develops a deep and abiding bond with the Aubrey household over the course of the following three summers. Gradually, Mitzy begins to perceive a future she had never thought possible....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really engrossing

  • By helen on 05-10-12

really engrossing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-12

a fantastic listen. the story is really well read and the plot and sub plot make this one of the best audio books i have listened to. the accents are believable, characters likeable and the scene setting really engages the listener. i look forward to more of her work and will also seek out the reader as she made the book come alive.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

  • By: Louisa Young
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Set on the Western Front, in London and in Paris, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is a moving and brilliant novel of love, class, and sex in wartime, and how war affects those left behind as well as those who fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful,moving and engrossing

  • By helen on 20-06-11

Powerful,moving and engrossing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-11

I read the blurb and thought it sounded interesting. What an understatement, thsi is one of the most thought provoking, enthralling and totally moving books I have listened to. It is similar to Birdsong (as critics have compared it to) in terms of context and also power over the reader. The characters are well developed and believable. What struck me the most was the incredible amount of research the author must have undertaken to produce this book and portray the horror of war and its aftermath. I encourage you to read/listen to it.

38 of 38 people found this review helpful