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  • The Woman in Blue

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 8
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 781

The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr. Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation. Ruth's friend, Cathbad, is housesitting in Walsingham, a Norfolk village famous as a centre for pilgrimages to the Virgin Mary. One night, Cathbad sees a strange vision in the graveyard beside the cottage: a young woman dressed in blue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A subtle change of direction for Ruth?

  • By Maggie on 11-02-16

As always the best. <br />

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

Reviewed: 13-02-16

Elly Griffiths never disappoints. I am always sorry when I come to the end and impatient for the next one.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented 14-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure.... One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accents

  • By Patricia on 10-11-15

Good book spoiled by narration

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

Reviewed: 21-11-15

What made the experience of listening to The Lake House the most enjoyable?

Good story

What did you like best about this story?

The split between 1933 and 2003 and London and Cornwall held interest and was not confusing as split time can be.

How could the performance have been better?

Different reader

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

There are some stories where an Australian accent does not matter but in this one it is off putting as is the rough sounding throat.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monday to Friday Man

  • By: Alice Peterson
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

What do you do if you're 34, single, and recovering from being jilted two weeks before your wedding day? This is the dilemma Gilly Brown finds herself in. While friends are marrying, having children, and moving into the depths of the countryside, Gilly finds herself alone in London and holding on to her fractured family with their tragic past. It's time to meet new people. So, she decides to get a Monday to Friday lodger, and after a succession of alarming interviews finally finds the perfect one in the shape of handsome reality-television producer Jack Baker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen

  • By emma on 29-12-12

a poorly written book well narrated

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

Reviewed: 29-10-13

Would you try another book written by Alice Peterson or narrated by Karen Cass?

I would have to be persuaded to try another book by this author but would happily listen to Karen Cass

Would you ever listen to anything by Alice Peterson again?

Not unless it was advertised as better than this one

Have you listened to any of Karen Cass’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

Could you see Monday to Friday Man being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

This book seemed to have been written using a tick list of popular chick lit themes without any originality, Totally predictable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful