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  • The Colours of all the Cattle

  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 19
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Cosy Tale

  • By Tracey on 19-10-18

Wonderfully Cosy Tale

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

Lovely continuation of the No.1 Detective Agency; like catching up with old friends for tea.

  • Under Gemini

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Flora and Rose are identical twins who do not know of each other's existence. Rose has been raised by her frivolous mother with the glossy international jet set. Flora has spent her childhood in the beauty and quiet of her father's Cornish cottage. And then, by chance, they meet. The encounter seems heaven-sent to Rose, who longs to escape from a man she no longer desires. Flora can free her, and, in taking her sister's place, her uneventful life is changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Lovely Rich Light Read

  • By Tracey on 24-08-18

A Lovely Rich Light Read

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Enjoyable narrative with an interesting plot with a memorable cast of diverse characters. Really enjoyed this book. Would have loved to find out more about Flora's family and what happened after.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

Intriguing Story

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Really enjoyed this book. It's the first book I've listened to from this author and it was well worth it and I'll be looking for more of the same.
Story was well paced and interesting clues without giving too much away. Performances were a very good standard.

  • Splitting

  • Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • By: Bill Eddy, Randi Kreger
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better - many of these "persuasive blamers" leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way. Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read for Any Court with BPDs

  • By Tracey on 25-06-18

A Must Read for Any Court with BPDs

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

Very detailed information amd helpful suggestions. Also some very insightful facts into what to expect when going to court with a Borderline whether divorce or other.

  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in her pretty Hampshire village. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog, Horace, and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells - particularly Oscar - to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida's tranquillity: Oscar's wife and daughter are killed in a terrible car crash, and he finds himself homeless when his stepchildren claim their dead mother's inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous

  • By Penelope on 20-02-18

A Cosy, Fabulous Read!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

A very interesting story read by a wonderfully talented narrator. A cosy book to curl up with. I'll be looking for more from Rosamunde Pilcher and more by this narrator. Sad to have finished!

  • Little Girl Lost

  • DS Lucy Black, Book 1
  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black finds herself moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman’s teenage daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story very well narrated.

  • By J on 15-12-14

Gripping yet Poignant

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

A well narrated, gripping and yet poignant story of mystery, crime and human fragility that keeps you listening until the end. I'll be looking ford more of these books.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 802

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb narration and tense plot

  • By Lee on 09-07-17

Couldn't Put Down

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

Reviewed: 17-12-17

Great story and narrated well. Hard to put down. The sub plot was a bit odd because although it was mostly tied up in the end there were a few loose ends. I really didn't like the twist at the end though which was a bit disappointing.

  • Practice Makes Perfect

  • The Larkford Series, Book 2
  • By: Penny Parkes
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

The hilarious and heartfelt new novel from the best-selling author of Out of Practice! The Practice at Larkford has suddenly been thrust under the spotlight - and its nomination as an NHS Model Surgery is causing the team major headaches. Dr Holly Graham should be basking in the glow of her new romance with fellow doctor Taffy - but she is worried that the team is prioritising plaudits over patients, and her favourite resident, the irreverent and entertaining Elsie, is facing a difficult diagnosis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Marjory Lamb on 11-08-17

Lovely, Easy Read

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

A delightful story once again; picking up the lives of the people in book one. Great story line with an interesting plot keeping up the interest levels. Drama, humour, love surrounding the Larkford country medical practice. Superb performance by the narrator. I'll be looking for the next book.

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  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,758

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like watching a great thriller on TV...

  • By jo on 14-08-14

Thrilling Story

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Loved the plot line - very suspenseful although I'm not a great fan of dramatisations as some of the dialogue tends to get lost with the background noises at times. The boy, Simon was good but slightly stilted at times. The music as the end of each chapter or section was a too long. I did really enjoy this though and found it hard to put down.

  • What Happened That Night

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Lola has a plan. She's going to escape the village she grew up in and make it in the big city. She's smart enough - but she's also headstrong. When, one evening, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly, and without the full facts. But there's no way back. Bey is every bit her mother's daughter. An impulsive decision puts her in the path of great danger. She's left wary of trusting her own judgement ever again. Then, one night, she's standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Diamonds, love and great characters

  • By Miss Harrold on 29-06-17

A Good Read

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

Reviewed: 30-08-17

Interesting plot divided by the two main characters, Lola and her illegitimate daughter, Bey; who grows up to follow her father's snobbish family in the jewellery business on her own terms. Managed to finish it after putting it downa few times as I found it slightly stilted and slow in parts but ultimately enjoyed it. Narrated well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful