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  • The Birthday Party

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Secrets, rivalry, glamour - it's time for the party of the year... Delilah has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the glare of the media spotlight. Now planning a milestone birthday, she has more on her mind than invitations. Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse. But will he succumb to the temptations he's struggled to resist for the last ten years? Delilah's three daughters are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen!!!

  • By Sarah on 24-03-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Lighthearted and fun, classic Veronica Henry.... she’s my favourite for car journeys. Great escapism, highly recommended.

  • The Millionaire's Wife

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Can you ever really know the ones you love? When a woman is killed on the other side of the world, Anna Blackwell realizes that her past has caught up with her. That her greatest fear is about to come true. That it's her turn next. Uncover a web of lies and deceit in this chilling, twisty suspense thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read.

  • By Sue on 10-01-18

Rubbish

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

This book is rubbish.... badly written and poorly narrated. Very boring story, I wish I hadn’t bothered finishing it.

  • A Family Recipe

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Laura's life has just been turned on its head, and with an empty nest and a crumbling marriage she launches a new business from her own kitchen, making artisan jams, chutneys and relishes from her grandmother's cookbook to sell at the local farmer's market. So can her flair for cooking, her most special family recipes and a better understanding of her grandmother's past help her find a happy future?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All’s there in love and war

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 29-05-18

Great locations!

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

This story is like a big soft fluffy scarf that wraps itself around you and makes you feel better. I particularly enjoyed it as I live in Bath and could recognise all her locations. Highly recommended if you like just a good story that isn’t going to tax the mind too much. Perfect for a long motorway drive....

  • The House by the Sea

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a very satisfying read!

  • By A.G.Raynor-Krill on 02-09-12

Lovely story, warm and enjoyable characters

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

Another great story from Santa Montefiore. I love her books and this one is no exception. She paints wonderful pictures and summons up the most comforting locations. Even though the outcome was, I think, fairly predictable... it didn’t detract from a most enjoyable listen.

  • Christmas at the Beach Hut

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of single-handedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful as usual

  • By pennycrimps on 19-11-18

Vintage Veronica Henry

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

Loved this book and the narrator, a really lovely Christmas listen. Lighthearted but trips along like a loveable reindeer.. very uplifting and comforting. It’s the audible equivalent of a hit chocolate with marshmallows!

  • Mount!

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hysterical yarn

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-16

Beautifully read ...

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

A right rollicking story in true Jilly Cooper style... lots of characters to keep up with and the action is fast moving . A little too many corny quips , all rather too obvious, but lovely to catch up with all the old characters... I love how she humanises the horses and dogs...
The narrator is particularly clever to keep up with all the different accents, she keeps it all alive.

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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 3,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310

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

Absolutely fabulous

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

What a fantastic book, just plain quality writing that keeps the reader’s interest from the start. Brilliantly read by Gabrielle Glaister too, would highly recommend. Kept me in the car long after I’d parked!!

  • A Country Christmas

  • Honeycote, Book 1
  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

The Liddiard family have lived in Honeycote for generations. But that just might be changing.... Mickey Liddiard adores his wife, Lucy - so why he is cheating on her with Kay? James Liddiard has been in love with Lucy for years. So when he discovers Mickey is being unfaithful, could this be his opportunity? Kay is most definitely not happily married - it was the money which first attracted her to her husband. But now, could Mickey hold the key to her heart and her happiness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice audio

  • By Lorcan on 02-01-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Pure escapism, loved all the characters, want to listen to the rest of the series although could be read as a standalone book....