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  • The Woman Who Stole My Life

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

One day, sitting in traffic, Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. But in this event is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, wrenching her whole family apart. For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good lark of a story

  • By christine on 11-12-14

A Curate's Egg

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I enjoyed the first half, but the second half dragged badly and I ended up fast-forwarding through a lot of the later section.

  • The Peacock Emporium

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 634

The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Peacock Emporium

  • By MARLENE on 12-07-16

Improves as book progresses

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Seriously struggled through first two-thirds, hated heroine etc, final third redeemed the book to some extent

  • Letters from Father Christmas

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously irritating music

  • By Sally on 24-12-16

Seriously irritating music

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

Reviewed: 24-12-16

Readings were lovely - it would be 4 to 5 stars if you could eradicate the dreadful, repetitive music

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