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  • Here Come the Girls

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust me ladies this book is a must read.

  • By Lisa on 17-04-13

Cruising fever

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Here Come the Girls the most enjoyable?

I think the narrator was very good and she made a good story even better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the women, but Olive was my favourite character, she had such a long way to go.

What does Colleen Prendergast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The author has captured so many different qualities of human nature and the nastiness of some people who do not care how they treat other people and how one little episode in life can change the whole course of your life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening to this story and had a compelling need to buy some more of her stories. She never fails to draw her audience in and take them on a roller coaster ride.

Any additional comments?

It made me want to go on a cruise!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Can't be bothered

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 01-06-14

A perfect match.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

What made the experience of listening to The Collector the most enjoyable?

I thoroughly enjoyed Nora's writing style and she has paired up some new characters that instantly intrigue and endear themselves to you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Collector?

I think the moment when the dog saved Lila was so funny.

What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Julia Whelan gives voices to the characters, that adds to the build up of sexual chemistry between the characters.

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

This book made me laugh and the part when his father accused her of being after his son for his money made me so indignant for Lila. I think I went full the full range of emotions with this book and was sincerely sorry when i got to the end.

  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

  • By: Alan Garner
  • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

The Edge is a land of two worlds: above and below. It took me my childhood to learn about above; when I was 19, I went to learn the wonders of below: a world of darkness and silence, so dark that you can see the lights of brain cells discharging; so silent that blood in the veins can be heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book superbly narrated.

  • By Michael on 09-05-08

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

A wonderful story with some memorable characters the good guys Cadellin and Durathror and the baddies the Morrigan and Grimnir, living hidden from the inhabitants of Alderley Edge and unexpectedly stumbled on by two children Colin and Susan. I remember reading this when I was 11 and forty years later it is still full of wonder for me. A childrens book that even an adult can enjoy and sets your feet firmly on the path to discovering new worlds. A magical book with The Moon of Gomrath coming next.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,962

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

Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I did enjoy this book and the way the disfunctional characters mesh. Old secrets uncovered and mysteries explained. How a family copes and falls apart after the daughter/wife/sister disappears. The raw pain of those involved draws you along as life continues. It is a compelling book with a good share of humour, pain and anger.