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  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Having been married for over 40 years, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper is mourning the loss of his wife. He finally musters the courage to go through her possessions and happens upon a charm bracelet that he has never seen before. What follows is a surprising adventure that takes Arthur on an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s life - a journey that leads him to find healing, self-discovery, and love in the most unexpected of places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A charming delight from start to finish!

  • By Rachel Redford on 16-04-16

A great listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-18

Wonderfully narrated. A gentle story of memories intertwined with the unknown. A highly recommended read.

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  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

A pleasure to read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-17

Thoroughly enjoyable. Sue Perkins' superb command of English ensures a clever and witty delivery of the tales a humble woman. Loved it!

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,237

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

am interesting look at life.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-16

am enjoyable novel. which was worth the time taken to become involved in the storyline.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All you need is Ove

  • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Excellent narration for a tender yet amusing book. I loved it and was sad when it ended

  • The Thread

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic and moving story of love ad war

  • By Kirstine on 21-07-12

a rich experience. .

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-15

Superb writing delicately weaves fiction and history into a rich experience for the reader. it was a privilege to read this book.

  • Little Beach Street Bakery

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Piazza
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light Hearted read

  • By Grandma4919 on 04-06-14

A lovely gentle read....

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-14

What did you like most about Little Beach Street Bakery?

The Little Beach Street Bakery is the perfect summer read. It combines wonderful visuals of Cornwall alongside heady descriptions of baking aromas. What more could a woman want? Well worth a read and you will soon be heading off to the local supermarket for yeast and strong flour......

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Beach Street Bakery?

The first night alone in the bakery was well described..

What does Anne-Marie Piazza bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She reads with perfect pace...

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A mouthwatering literary treat!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful