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  • The Food of Love

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter. But when Lexi's struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The food of love

  • By simplyswing on 09-04-17

Moving story

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

A very moving and poignant story. How anorexia can impact on a family and can be overcome by togetherness and love. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Girls' Night Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • it really wasnt my kind of thing. A bit Gung-ho.

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-02-19

Great listening

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Enjoyed this from the beginning. The characters came to life with the intricates of friendships and partnerships. Didn't expect the end. Worth a listen.

  • Big Sexy Love

  • By: Kirsty Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Emmy Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Olive's best friend is dying, and she has one final wish. With Olive's help, she wants to track down her first love, her 'Big Sexy Love' Chuck. But there's a problem: Chuck's in New York, and Olive has never left her hometown. Also, Chuck does not seem to want to be found. It's going to take bravery and a whole lot of Big Sexy Love to make this happen....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Alison John-Haslam on 27-01-18

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Just love this book. It is a feel the fear and do it anyway story. Humorous and sad. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Witness

  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal. It's been ten years since Rebecca's testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough time for the nightmares to recede, the nerves to relax; enough time to rebuild her life and put the past behind her. Then one day a phone rings in her bedroom - but it's not her phone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • totally absorbing

  • By Karen on 23-01-17

Overall good

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

Reviewed: 12-01-19

Overall I enjoyed listening to this book. Found at times the main character a bit annoying but later realised all wasn't as it first seemed. So would definitely recommend

  • The Beekeeper's Promise

  • By: Fiona Valpy
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change the course of her summer - and her life. In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France’s eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • French accent

  • By Idalmis on 14-12-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Enjoyed this production very much. I would certainly recommend listening to it. Great story love the parallel narration

  • Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Carole Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Indulge in this lovely, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Carole Matthews at her heart-warming best! Fay and Danny are madly in love, and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat, The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By Hazel Dunfermline on 06-11-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narration was excellent. Great to have a feel good story. Loved it❤

  • Don't Stop Me Now

  • By: Colleen Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed and living back at her mum's. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team and renews her friendship with Leanne. Spending time with Leanne's gorgeous twin Tom is just a bonus. But life has a way of tripping you up when you least expect it, and Poppy soon must decide where her priorities lie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • easy read

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-09-17

Good listening

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

Reviewed: 25-12-18

I struggled at first to get into the character but once I did it was good to see how she developed. Realising that what she thought she wanted, wasn't what she needed. Well done author. Enjoyed it!

  • The Coordinates of Loss

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Rachel Croft wakes up on her family’s boat in Bermuda, it’s to sunshine and yet another perfect day…until she goes to wake her seven-year-old son, Oscar. Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there. In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable easy listening holiday read .

  • By Janet leslie on 01-02-19

Moving story

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

A very moving story. Narrated lovely. Worth listening to. I can't even imagine such sorrow.

  • The Wife Before Me

  • A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together, they can help each other. Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of. And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak

  • By Janice on 19-10-18

enthralling listening

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Enjoyed listening to this book. The characters created were captivating. Wanting me to keep listening. Highly recommended

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Jackie on 29-10-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

At first I struggled with this story. But then as the story unfolded and the characters to come to life it was epic. A story of bravery, love and sorrow during one of the worst times in European history. Well worth listening to.