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  • My Sister's Secret

  • By: Tracy Buchanan
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Everything you've built your life on is a lie. Willow's memories of her parents are sun-drenched and full of smiles, love and laughter. But a mysterious invitation to a photographic exhibition exposes a secret that's been buried since a tragic accident years ago. Willow is forced to question everything she knew about Charity, her late mother, and Hope, the aunt she's lived with since she was a child. How was the enigmatic photographer connected to Willow's parents?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A light and enjoyable story

  • By Boo on 11-10-15

Snail Paced Stiry

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

This was almost bordering on tedium.A story that lacked pace and soul.
The characters all lack depth, there isn't one character you really like,they are all insipid.
I bought this book for all the positive reviews it got!
It goes on and on and on about the past. They all led incredibly small and shallow lives.
There is twist that you are unlikely to get...... But you are well past caring when it comes.

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

A well versed story

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

Reviewed: 30-09-16

First and foremost I enjoyed The Letter and because of this bought The Secret. A good read with an in depth knowledge of human behaviour.
I gathered the secret towards the middle of the book but another part of the story was a complete suprise.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Sister

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Natalie Blass
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend, Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words the last time she saw her and, in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister, steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and her boyfriend Dan's home. But something isn't right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weaves a delicate tale

  • By Know Your Writes on 20-09-16

Not such a twist

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

Reviewed: 16-08-16

Perhaps if I read The Sister I may have got into it. The narrator unfortunately kept sending me to sleep and I had to retract the chapter.
The story wasn't particularly suspenseful and the twist in the end wasn't as thrilling as all the reviews made out.
Don't expect too much from the story and you may enjoy it more. The reviews didn't reflect the conclusion.

  • Broken Promise

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn Baker, Brian O'Neill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 472

The morning it all started, newspaper reporter David Harwood had plenty to worry about. A single parent with no job, forced to return with his young son to the small town of Promise Falls to live with his parents, the future wasn't looking too rosy. So when his mother asked him to look in on his cousin, Marla, who was still not quite right after losing her baby, it was almost a relief to put the disaster his own life had become to one side. The relief wouldn't last long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Barclay !

  • By Andrea on 13-10-15

Poor ending

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

A well written, paced thriller. However,an absolute goose chase, when within the first 4 chapters you have got the story sussed, you are taken through various roads to confuse you. Linwood certainly succeeds. I thought there would be a follow up book .......is there?

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • An African Love Story

  • Love, Life and Elephants
  • By: Daphne Sheldrick
  • Narrated by: Virginia McKenna
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of An African Love Story, Daphne Sheldrick's touching memoir about romance, life and elephants from Africa's greatest living conservationist. Read by Virginia McKenna, the star of Born Free and the Founder Trustee of the Born Free Foundation. An African Love Story is the incredible memoir of the life of Africa's greatest living conservationist. It tells two stories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely uplifting book

  • By Emma on 13-04-13

A Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

This will inspire future generation to assist the wild life to be free. An understanding of elephants habits and sensitivity will assist the reader to embrace their love of elephants. Have hankies to the ready!