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Kirstie T Thompson

Melton Mowbray, LEICS United Kingdom
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  • Cross Roads

  • What If You Could Go Back and Put Things Right?
  • By: Wm Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

Multi-millionaire Anthony Spencer is trapped in a coma and finds himself in a surreal world that reflects the skewed priorities of the life he's lived on Earth where he meets a stranger who turns out to be Jesus and a grandmother who is the Holy Spirit. Pleading for a second chance, he is sent back to Earth to redeem himself. There he must fight to put right the mess he's created, experiencing events through others' eyes before deciding how to use the miraculous gift he's been given. Before his illness he had set events in motion that he now needs to undo - but will he have the courage to make the right choice?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Make sure you keep going

  • By Mark Crabtree on 22-01-13

AS GOOD AS THE SHACK

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

Reviewed: 20-06-13

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

THis is one of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the idea that your life can be expressed in imagery

Which character – as performed by Roger Mueller – was your favourite?

Tony

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

No - it was quite thought provoking, but there were also a couple of genuine laugh out loud moments.

Any additional comments?

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret of Crickley Hall

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

There is an old, empty house in Devil's Cleave, a deep gorge that leads from the high moors down to the harbour village of Hollow Bay. The house is Crickley Hall and it's large and grim, somehow foreboding. It's rumoured to be haunted. It's thought to hold a secret. Despite some reservations, the Caleighs move in, searching for respite in this beautiful part of North Devon, seeking peace and perhaps to come to terms with what's happened to them as a family. But all is not well with the house....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proper thriller!

  • By Mrs. D. I. Reynolds-hale on 25-10-12

SURPRISINGLY SCARY

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

Reviewed: 20-06-13

Where does The Secret of Crickley Hall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was good! Melodramatic, but a very good example of the genre.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The wife was the best character - she was very realistic and her experiences had damaged her

Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favourite?

The wife

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

No - I was happy to listen to a few chapters at a time.

Any additional comments?

I'm tempted to buy another James Herbert!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daddy-Long-Legs

  • By: Jean Webster
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

First published in 1912, Daddy-Long-Legs is an epistolary novel that follows orphan Jerusha "Judy" Abbott through her college years through a series of letters written to her anonymous benefactor, whom she nicknames "Daddy-Long-Legs." As Judy learns to navigate the complex world of studies, social life, and romance, her letters convey her growth and address the increasingly complex questions that preoccupy her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Heather on 09-02-15

RETURN TO MY YOUTH

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

Reviewed: 20-06-13

Would you listen to Daddy-Long-Legs again? Why?

I would definitely listen again. I read this book when I was in my teens and it was a great experience to hear it again. The reader was clear and had lots of expression - helping to bring it to life. I would recommend this book HIGHLY.

What other book might you compare Daddy-Long-Legs to, and why?

Little Women

Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favourite?

The person writing the book.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The power of the written word

Any additional comments?

I LOVED IT

1 of 1 people found this review helpful