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  • Yesterday

  • By: Felicia Yap
  • Narrated by: Indira Varma, Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

There are two types of people in the world. Those who can remember only yesterday and those who can also recall the day before. You have just one lifeline to the past: your diary. Each night you write down the things that matter. Each morning your diary tells you where you were, who you loved and what you did. Today the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband's mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago. Can you trust the police? Can you trust your husband? Can you trust yourself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By charlotte on 13-08-17

Different and hugely enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

A brilliant take on the whodunnit formula!

I’m off to write that in my diary ....

  • Swimming Lessons

  • By: Claire Fuller
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 525

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By dumphimlove on 23-03-17

Dreadful.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Nothing wrong with the narration, however, there was no story at all. It just limped along at a tedious pace. I wanted to throttle youngest daughter who winged her way through the story. Awful.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

One for fans of the classic murder mystery!

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

Reviewed: 13-11-16

I read the reviews which say that this book is a bit complicated, lengthy etc. I loved it, and the narration! Two books for the price of one and I cared about both!

  • The Cazalets

  • The Epic Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisation
  • By: Elizabeth Howard, Sarah Daniels, Lin Coghlan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton, Full Cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Penelope Wilton narrates BBC Radio 4’s epic dramatisation of the treasured family saga Elizabeth Jane Howard’s five book chronicle of the upper-middle class. Cazalet family begins in 1938, as siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert and Rachel join together for another family holiday at Home Place, their house in the Sussex countryside. During the course of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change, the progress of their lives, and those of their children, will be charted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lose yourself in this epic family saga

  • By sarah on 22-07-15

Marvellous!!!!

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

Reviewed: 18-09-16

Hours of being in the company of the Cazalet family - pure joy! I couldn't recommend highly enough!! Great story and great performances - such a shame when it ended!

  • Sweet Tooth

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 519

Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • McEwan Takes Us Back To The Seventies

  • By GC on 15-10-12

Had a bit of sleep in the middle but overall great

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

Reviewed: 16-05-15

Certainly a book to make you think. More about relationships than a spy novel as I assumed, but really well presented characters. Well worth a listen!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Disclaimer

  • By: Renée Knight
  • Narrated by: Michael Pennington, Laura Paton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 770

What if you realized the book you were reading was all about you? Disclaimer stealthily steals your attention and by the end holds you prisoner - a searing story that resonates long after the final words. When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up in bed and begins to read. But as she turns the pages, she is sickened to realize the story will reveal her darkest secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed!!

  • By MR on 24-04-15

Thoroughly horrible set of characters.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

Great story, which kept me hooked but what a horrible lot of characters! Nobody was on the least bit likeable and this did mar the story for me. Not the five star book that I expected!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

The Light Behind the Window
    
    
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    Length: 15 hrs
    445 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very compelling listen

  • By Linmary on 19-07-13

Easy listening and strangely compelling!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Really enjoyed this even though I'm more of a crime novel listener! Few historical inaccuracies around Constance's wartime career (nobody would have mentioned Bletchley Park to each other!!) but we'll read and very pleasing to listen to!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful