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Bittersweet Sorrow

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

Reviewed: 18-07-19

I read this after reading Sweet sorrow, which is a much better read. There is some humour in the book, but to be honest Stephen is such a sad character, that you just felt bad for him. Narration was excellent, and overall I enjoyed the read, but it did leave me feeling a little flat.

Aga saga

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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: 09-07-19

Really lovely listen, beautifully narrated, no real twists and turns and all a little bit formulaic, but entertaining non the less. Ideal for the start of my holiday.

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Excellent narration

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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: 05-05-19

Chosen for our book club. Really enjoyed it from start to finish. Juliet does a brilliant job.

Hugh Lee is 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: 09-01-19

I can’t believe this was only one narrator, he is brilliant. Great story, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Had me in stitches (pun intended)

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

Whilst I realise that the , now ex, health minister is probably a hunt😇, it doesn’t come across in any of the book that the government (any government) is even partly liable for the many shortcomings of the NHS. What does come across loud and clear, is the ineptitude of the pen pushers and hospital trusts that run the damn hospitals ( and yes I have worked in the NHS). Perhaps Adam ( and the rest of us) should address this, or we will never save the NHS (from itself)!

A romping good read, one that will no doubt cause great debate at book club, but save yourself from the talk in section (the last 20 minutes) it adds nothing.

Love a vanilla slice....love an Eclair

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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: 21-08-18

My second Jenny Eclair book. Not a massive fan of her comedy, but as with all great pathos, parts of this book made me cry and laugh out loud. Beautifully narrated by Jenny herself, a most enjoyable read.

Predictable story with annoying narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

I wish I hadn't bothered, from start to finish the story was so predictable. Gracie doesn't have a secret, I kept listening, in the vain hope that something (other than what I had assumed from paragraph one) would happen. Oh and the narration, dear god, it was like nails scraping on a blackboard, all in all a waste of a credit.

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Fabulous

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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: 22-07-18

My first by this author, just loved it. The characters and the story are brilliant. Didn’t want it to end.

Marvellous Marvellous

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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: 13-07-18

The beauty of the story., the beauty of Sarah’s narration. I didn’t want it to end.

Not sure of her Cornish connection, but she clearly knows Cornwall well.

Throughout the book I could see Marvellous as a play performed at the Minnack, the backdrop of the sea would be a magical setting for this magical book.

Terrible narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-18

From the horrendous child voice, to the awful Scottish accent and nail grating voice of the women, it was unbearable to listen to. Story good so a shame.