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  • One Day in December

  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man whom she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend, Sarah, introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • made me laugh and cry lovely story.

  • By jules on 26-10-18

Perfect love story

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

So many twists and turns. Very well read by both readers. Couldn't put it down. Loved it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really thought provoking story

  • By Frances Locke on 25-02-18

Great story, painful narration

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

It was a very good story with lots of twists and turns but unfortunately the narration was a bit off putting. I really had to make myself listen to the beginning of the story because her narration was so bored and monotone. Her choice of accents was strange as well.
I do recommend the book but the narration let it down.

  • The World According to Bob

  • The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-Wise Cat
  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing - through new stories - how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, trust - and happiness. "Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How can you not love this book!

  • By kellie brown on 30-01-17

A bit repetitive from first book he wrote

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

Reviewed: 31-12-17

Liked the story but it is a bit repetitive of his first book - a street cat called Bob. Also I didnt particularly like the reader.

  • Paris for One and Other Stories

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Stephanie Racine, Charlie Sanderson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Nell is 26 and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone, including herself, that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed. In this collection of 11 unmissable short stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big disappointment, Jojo

  • By Philip on 04-03-17

Good collection of stories

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

Reviewed: 15-07-17

Good variation of characters and stories - however the first story had a very irritating narrator - once past her though, the rest was good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

Slow to start but then couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

It's a very cleverly written book - with a lot of interesting characters. I really enjoyed it!

  • This Must Be the Place

  • By: Maggie O'Farrell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful story, really well read

  • By Philippa Considine on 25-05-16

Very hard to get into

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

Reviewed: 25-06-17

I really had to preserve with this book. Lots of different stories interlinked. very sudden ending.