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  • One Summer's Night

  • By: Kiley Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Kelsey Anderson is stuck in a rut so big, she’ll need a four-wheel drive to get out. She’s just been made redundant from her dead-end job, and boyfriend Fran is so busy climbing up the career ladder that he’s forgotten how to have fun. She needs to change her life - and fast. She stumbles across an advert for tour guides in Stratford-upon-Avon, and it seems like the perfect way to bring the sunshine back. In an impulsive move, she moves from her small Scottish village to Shakespeare’s birthplace, armed only with a suitcase and her battered copy of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG it's a lovely sweet story!

  • By Julie on 25-04-19

OMG it's a lovely sweet story!

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

What a lovely listen this was. It is nicely written and I believe the author is currently writing book 2. Something to keep my eye out for!

  • Harriet’s Big Fat Wedding Blunder

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

On arriving home after a friend’s posh wedding, launderette worker Harriet finds her flat has been ransacked and her boyfriend is missing. Shortly afterward, she is harassed by East End gangsters and upper-crust aristocrats. Accepting an offer she can’t refuse, Harriet, against her better judgement, becomes the fiancée of the wealthy Hamilton Lancaster, with dire consequences. What she had not bargained on was meeting Doctor Brice Edmunds.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious story - totally recommend!

  • By Liz Rev on 09-02-19

Finally on audio!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

The actual book (paper back) goes by the title The Dog's Bollocks. I have read this about 3 or 4 times because it is that funny. Not many books can have you in stitches, laughing out aloud, where you get strange looks from passers by or "what's so funny" from those close to you. It's ridiculously funny and witty.. It's quirky like Bridgit Jones, but a lot more laughs. NOW I CAN ONLY DREAM OF IT BEING MADE INTO A MOVIE! Go on, try it, if you want a good belly laugh.

  • Cupcakes at Carrington’s

  • By: Alexandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Josephine Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Georgie Hart loves her job - running the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department Store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry Bay and treating herself (once too often!) to a red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing in Carrington's café. But Georgie is thrown into disarray when Carrington's is plunged into a recession-busting makeover, cueing the arrival of femme fatale Maxine, who wields the ax in her immaculately manicured hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Brilliant!!

  • By Specialk8 on 09-04-19

Delightfully Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 13-12-18

Really enjoyed this.... will "poucne" on book 2, see there is book 3 mentioned but now yet available. Will keep checking!

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

I loved this story...It's sad, its thought provoking, wise, a bit of old fashioned who done it.

  • The Prime of Ms Dolly Greene

  • By: E. V. Harte
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

In the heart of Southwest London, just a short stroll from the Thames, lies a single row of cottages. Residents may come and go, but they all have one thing in common: Tinderbox Lane - small, enclosed, unknown to any iPhone or supermarket delivery van - is the place they call home. Foremost among the residents is Dolly Greene: divorced and permanently broke, she shares her tiny house with her 21-year-old daughter, Pippa, who can't afford to leave. Aside from Pippa the other constant in Dolly's life is her tarot business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give it 5 stars

  • By Julie on 15-01-18

Give it 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

Would you listen to The Prime of Ms Dolly Greene again? Why?

yes, its just great old fashioned murder mystery

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prime of Ms Dolly Greene?

none really, it's all good

What about Imogen Church’s performance did you like?

its outstanding!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no, its pretty entertaining

Any additional comments?

Give it 5 stars,and then another 5 stars! This is an old fashioned who dunnit. Great characters brought to life by one of the best narrators! As soon as another book is released I will be onto it!

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  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,396
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,397

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Long saga, but worth it in the end

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Would you listen to The Heart's Invisible Furies again? Why?

Listening to this once is enough for me. Its a long story, covering many issues and is very well written. Stick with it, its long, but overall pretty wonderful!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the characters

Have you listened to any of Stephen Hogan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I will loo to see what else he has narrated. He is very very good.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Emotional reactions? Yes many different emotions. It leaves you thinking about several things, makes you ponder life.

Any additional comments?

This is someones life. Its about hardships, challenges, injustices and peoples differing points of view. Performed well, written well

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous debut!

  • By Ann D on 09-05-15

Worth the read

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

Reviewed: 18-06-15

Loved this. Yes fabulous debut. Looking for more from this author. Narration really great!

  • Always the Bridesmaid

  • By: Lindsey Kelk
  • Narrated by: Lotti Maddox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

The brilliant new summer best seller from Lindsey Kelk, author of the I Heart series. Everyone loves a bridesmaid. Except Maddie, who's perpetually asked to be one. Everyone loves a wedding. Except Maddie's best friend, who's getting divorced. And everyone loves the way Maddie's so happy backstage. Except Maddie herself. One best friend is in wedding countdown while the other heads for marriage meltdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a Bridesmaid

  • By Kate on 04-02-17

Fun read, touching too

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

I love Lindsey Kelk - always a good fun lighthearted read. I looked at this and thought another book about weddings, happily ever afters. I didn't know if it would hold my attention.... wasn't in the mood for a wedding story. Glad I listened because as always there was so much more, funny, light, emotional, sobering. I finished it late last night and thought it was "brilliant"

  • Disgrace

  • Department Q, Book 2
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won’t rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely hooked!

  • By Hilary Harrison on 21-10-12

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 20-05-15

Love department Q, listen to the series! Good plots, really entertaining too!! Fabulous narrator!

  • The Cake Shop in the Garden

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

  • By Maz on 21-04-15

Just Lovely

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

Reviewed: 26-04-15

Very touching., love Jilly Bond a a narrator. Hope there will be a sequel.