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Ja Boucher

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,544

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

This was a fantastic book. Searingly sad but I couldn't put it down.Some of the characters weren't very likeable but still realistic.

  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,007

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

Speechless

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-13

What can I say about this book? If I hadn't spent money on it, I would have binned it. Coarse language throughout,very annoying accents and pronunciation.And the worst of all endings!!

  • Light a Penny Candle

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

As a child, Elizabeth was sent from her war-torn, rather loveless home in London to stay with a big, boisterous family in a small town in Ireland. There she meets Aisling, and begins what becomes a long-lasting friendship. Over the next 20 years, Aisling and Elizabeth's paths will cross and re-cross. As they face their loves, their marriages, and their disappointments, they realise that not all problems will be solved, nor all wishes granted by lighting a penny candle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light a penny Candle

  • By Denise on 22-08-10

So sad but absolutely gripping.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-12

I have become totally addicted to listening to my Maeve Binchy audiobooks.They are amazing and bring hours of total enjoyment.Really wonderful reading as well.By the end of this book the characters had come to life and I was feeling all their joy and sadness as if they were friends.What a gifted author she was.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Anybody Out There?

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Winner of the British Book Awards, Popular Fiction Award, 2007.
Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents' Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her best friends, the most fabulous job in the world, and, above all, it means her husband, Aidan. But nothing in Anna's life is that simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was letting myself in for

  • By Patreesha on 06-11-07

Anybody out there?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-12

For me,this book was rather spoilt by the heavy use of the F-word. Totally unnecessary, and believe it or not certainly not in common usage in my life. I have felt like wiping it off but will persevere to the end.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Thread

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

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

The Thread

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-12

One of the best books I have listened to. Beautifully written and it transports the listener into the lives of the characters.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful