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  • The Christmas Angel

  • By: Marcia Willett
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end.Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle tale evoking images of Cornwall

  • By Mark on 13-12-12

Lovely story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Sweet Christmas story with lots of loveable characters. Sad at times but overall an upbeat tale about the importance of a loving family.

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The Red House
    
    
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        Nathaniel Parker
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    114 ratings
    Overall 3.2
  • The Red House

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children, a single family and all of them strangers. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not recommended.

  • By zomodo on 31-05-12

Nice story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-12

A lovely story about the trials of family holidays, and the difficulties in reuniting long estranged siblings. This story also highlights the tenuous relationship between memory and truth, and the damage bereavement can cause for individuals and families. The story is good covering the point of view of all of the characters, however it is often difficult to tell which character is talking in the audiobook, as some are given very similar voices.