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  • Cruel to Be Kind

  • Saying No Can Save a Child's Life
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: DeNica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 104

Cruel to Be Kind is the true story of Max, age six. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn't the only one in denial; his whole family are, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By anna abimbola on 22-02-18

Really lovely read

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Would you listen to Cruel to Be Kind again? Why?

Yes I would becuse it's a a well written easy listening story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cruel to Be Kind?

When max went back home to him mum.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When kaz started to be nice.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did,when Katz passed away.

Any additional comments?

Just a really good story .

  • The Schemer

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

It’s 1983 and Stephanie Crouch’s life is dull. She is desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at fourteen years old she has nowhere to go. When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love. Finally Stephanie feels like her dreary life is on the up. But too young to control their fate, Stephanie and Barry are torn apart when he is whisked away to Spain by his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking good read

  • By Laura on 30-12-13

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

This is a fantastic listen,lots of twists and turns,just amazing Kimberley chambers . I wa

  • Betrayal

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

Aiden O'Hara has been head of the family since he was kid, and he's going to keep it that way. Jade Dixon is the one who watches his back. Mother of his son. The one who makes him invincible. But Jade's been in the game a lot longer than Aiden. She knows no one's indestructible. And when you're at the top, that's when you've got to watch the hardest. Especially the ones closest to you....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credit on this book

  • By Jodee on 31-10-16

Another fantastic read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-17

Really enjoyed this book. I love Annie Aldington narrating ,brings the book alive brilliant e

  • The Saddest Girl in the World

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

The Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged 10, having been abused, victimised, and rejected by her family. Donna has been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to Cathy's. When Donna arrives she is silent, withdrawn, and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very sad

  • By Natasha on 16-01-15

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-16

What a lovely happy ending. Really enjoyed this book. What a lucky girl Donna is .

  • Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

In her new book, the Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of Damaged tells the story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her. Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Elaine Jones on 07-10-16

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Another enjoyable read. I have enjoyed all Cathy Glass books. I hope Dawn is happy.

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  • Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

  • The True Story of a Troubled Boy with a Dark Secret
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97

When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged. Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By James C. on 27-07-18

Fantastic book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-16

This story of Reece is sad but a fantastic read. Glad he is happy now.