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Aix en Provence, France
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  • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

  • By: Louisa Young
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Set on the Western Front, in London and in Paris, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is a moving and brilliant novel of love, class, and sex in wartime, and how war affects those left behind as well as those who fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful,moving and engrossing

  • By helen on 20-06-11

An excellent audiobook.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-11

I absolutely loved this book which is read superbly. I have never come across the author before but will now seek out more of her work.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Fabulous

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-11

We listened to this during a long drive through Europe. Jonathan Keeble does a fantastic job of reading this excellent book. Buy it!

  • The First Patient

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Palmer
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard were roommates at the Naval Academy in Annapolis years ago. Today, Gabe is a country doctor and his friend Andrew has gone from war hero to governor to President of the United States. One day, Marine One lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard delivers a disturbing revelation and a startling request.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Helen on 22-07-10

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-10

Stunning book and very well read. One of the best.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wedlock

  • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
  • By: Wendy Moore
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

> Wedlock is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore who died young, and pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. Then in swooped Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary was bowled over and married him within the week. But nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Emma on 29-03-10

wooden

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-10

I don't know if this book is good or not as I found the narrator impossible to listen to, a truly wooden delivery. A great disappointment.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Engleby

  • By: Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a "traditional" school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible - In the very best way!

  • By Robert on 08-02-08

an extraordinary book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-08

I wasn't expecting to like this after struggling with some of his other titles, but a friend persuaded me to listen to it. What a fantastic book - so well written and beautifully read. I stayed up half the night listening to it.