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Elisabeth

Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • 8
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  • 42
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  • The Cradle Snatcher

  • By: Tess Stimson
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington, Jilly Bond, Robert G. Slade
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Clare Ellas has always known the risks of being married to a rich, handsome, younger man like Marc. But when she gives birth to two gorgeous babies, she discovers motherhood isn't quite the cinch she'd expected, and Marc is better with them than she is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Humourous read

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-10

Enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-11

Agree with the review above in every way. Very enjoyable mix of serious and humerous with excellent naration.

  • Husbands and Lies

  • By: Susy McPhee
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

There are some people you'd do anything for. For Fran that list would include her husband, Max, her daughter, and her best friend, Alison. Only Alison is now desperately ill and she needs Fran's help. She wants to find her husband a new wife, and leave her young daughter with a new mother. Fran finds the whole idea deeply uncomfortable, but it's hard to refuse your closest friend at the best of times, let alone ignore her dying wishes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad listen.

  • By Elisabeth on 26-01-11

Not a bad listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-11

I enjoyed it but it didn't leave me desperate for the next bit everytime I turned it off.

  • The Favoured Child

  • Wildacre, Book 2
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Liz Hollis
  • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The Wideacre estate is bankrupt. The villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of the Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village. Only one can be the favoured child and inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey' true heir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing

  • By Stephanie on 15-11-09

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-10

A little slow to start but half way through it became complusive listening.
Beautifully read and the best book I have listened to so far.

  • Home Truths

  • By: Freya North
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Despite their mother having run off with a cowboy from Denver when they were small, and having been brought up in a draughty house in Derbyshire by their eccentric uncle, Django, the McCabe girls actually consider themselves very normal. Their mid 30s are promising to be a time of comfort and contentment. However, at their uncle's 70th birthday party, an unexpected guest arrives, and old family secrets are unearthed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit dull

  • By Elisabeth on 03-09-10

A bit dull

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-10

I was very disappointed with this book as I normally love Freya North and I have listened to other books narrated by Phoebe James.
However, this book was a bit dull, the sisters were not very interesting and the events that did happen took so long that I lost interest. A sad ending though.

  • The Nanny

  • By: Melissa Nathan
  • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When Jo Green takes a nannying job in London to escape her small-town routine and perfect-on-paper boyfriend Shaun, culture shock doesn't even begin to describe it. Dick and Vanessa Fitzgerald are the most incompatible pair since Tom and Jerry, and their children glittery warrior pixie Cassandra, bloodthirsty Zak and shy little Tallulah are downright mystifying. Suddenly village life seems terribly appealing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brummy accent?

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-18

Light and fun - would definitely recommend it.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-10

The charcters were likable and although the story was predictable it was a good listen.

  • Perfect Timing

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Poppy Dunbar is out on her "hen night" when she meets Tom Kennedy. With his dark eyes and quirky smile, he could lure any girl off the straight and narrow, but what really draws Poppy to him is the feeling that she's known him all her life. She can't go through with the meeting they arrange - but she can't go through with the wedding either.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fun.....

  • By Alice on 31-05-10

Not great

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-10

I nearly gave up on this after the first couple of hours. The characters are uninteresting and the storyline is slow at best. I listened to the end because I didn't want to waste a valuable credit. Kind of wish I had given up now though, the ending was not worth waiting for.

  • The Little Stranger

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A subtle ghost story

  • By Jill on 13-06-09

Didn't get to the end - sorry

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-10

Very slow storyline. I didn't like the reader. Sorry but I wouldn't bother with this book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Twenties Girl

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Lara has always had an overactive imagination, but now the spirit of her great aunt Sadie has appeared to make one last request: she must find a missing necklace. Lara's got enough problems of her own: her start-up company is floundering and she's just been dumped. But perhaps Sadie's ghost could also be the answer to Lara's problems?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant!

  • By Dee on 03-09-10

The best book I have listened to so far.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-10

Great characters, not as unbelievable as some of her other characters. A surprisingly good storyline and beautifully read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Amy's Honeymoon

  • By: Julia Llewellyn
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In Amy's case, a husband might come in handy...but with no chance of a refund on the honeymoon, she's jetting off on her own. Except no one seems willing to leave her alone. If it's not nosy hotel guests, it's movie stars desperate to exchange suites. How's a girl supposed to wallow in misery when, under protest, she's dragged off to shop till she drops, or to film premieres or intimate picnics?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun - would definately recommend it.

  • By Elisabeth on 06-06-10

Light and fun - would definately recommend it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-10

I loved this book, it was light and fun. The story is not exactly taxing but the characters are likeable and the end is not as predictable as I first thought it would be.
Worth the money.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets

  • By: Freya North
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Joe has a beautiful house, a great job and no commitments - and he likes it like that. All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his seaside retreat. When Tess turns up, he's not sure she's right for the job. Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma. But there's something about her and it looks as though she's here to stay....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved hearing the whole story!

  • By Rosie and Duncan on 02-11-10

Narrator is excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-10

I forgot to add, the narrator is excellent, her voice is beautiful and her character voices are so sweet. I could listen to her talk all day.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful