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Dear Mrs Bird cover art

Smashing

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

Reviewed: 24-05-18

Something I liked about this book is that it was uplifting. It has substance with fact and fiction together.
It provoked a variety of emotions that I hadn’t anticipated.
The narrator was a comfortable listen and felt like a friend from that era by the end.
I took a chance with this audiobook as a change from my usual crime, with the basis of fact, fiction and characters.
Very glad I did, it’s smashing!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Never Greener cover art

Only one problem

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I totally loved this book because of these ease of the way the characters bundled along.
The performance would have got a 5 star but when the new chapter number comes up, it is blurted out and doesn’t leave a second to take in the moment of appreciation and thoughts for the end of a chapter.
Most enjoyed book and audible for a long time- the peaks and troughs of life.
Thank you Ruth Jones.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful

Best Day Ever cover art

Great

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I planned into my day to be able to listen as much as possible. The story unravelled almost with a hypnotic rhythm. I adjusted to the narrating style which added to the main character. Glad I stuck with it. Great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Somewhere Inside of Happy cover art

Like the author/narrator in the room

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

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

Thouroughly recommend as I had to concentrate to get into it which is a welcomed distraction from the real world. Sometimes I hear an audio and imagine the words as scenes and sometimes as the narrator reading me a story. This one embraced both. Sensitive and not sloppy,

Who was your favorite character and why?

Valerie. I warmed to her mix of feisty and vunerable character.

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

The intonation guided how to translate what was happening with the characters. So consistent that i knew exactly who was who along the way that I could be absorbed totally in the book. It felt like I knew them by the end.

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

Yes. I have Bluetooth speakers around the house and an ear bud while outdoors-dog walking, on the bus, waiting for appointments. Kept going as much as possible through the day and evening.

Any additional comments?

The book topic has glued to me and had an effect on my way of thinking. This doesn't make me bad for not having full appreciation of how complex we can all be from our surroundings, life paths and our own needs. One silly thing is that I thought this was going to a bit chick-lit because of the cover- I am so glad that the audio sample drew me in. Thank you to the Author, Narrator and all involved.

Try Not to Breathe cover art

Worth persevering

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

At first I was tempted to stop listening as I found it hard to settle into the speech pattern of the narrator. She pauses where I wouldn't But the unusual plot and subject kept me listening and sure enough I did adjust to the narrator. In fact I've changed my rating from a three to a four.
It was a straightforward story in which I respected the author for the way the characters were clearly defined. Would recommend and will search out another.

Magpie Murders cover art

Mind blowing.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Finished this five minutes ago and am feeling totally satisfied.
It is an easy and comfortable listen which builds and builds a need to hear more.
Very clever, if I may say so....