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Vicki Culverwell

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  • The Strawberry Thief

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Joanne Harris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this visit to Lansquenet sur Tannes!

  • By Portybelle on 30-04-19

Sadly, Joanne Harris is not a natural narrator!

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

Reviewed: 29-05-19

This was probably a great book but I didn't enjoy it, as I have the others.
It seemed like we were recycling the past, and it was being told badly.
Sorry Joanne...but stick to the writing, not the reading.

  • How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned from Things Going Wrong

  • By: Elizabeth Day
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Day
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Part memoir, part manifesto, and including chapters on dating, work, sport, babies, families, anger and friendship, it is based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger. It's an audiobook about learning from our mistakes and about not being afraid. Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth’s own life, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth Day - a philosopher of our modern world

  • By Miss L Henderson on 24-04-19

A brilliant book. Beautifully read.

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your funny, sad, amazing stories with us in this book. They have really helped me come to terms with how I see my life and how I deal with success and failure. I love your podcast too!

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  • Everything I Know About Love

  • By: Dolly Alderton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Alderton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By Ade B on 22-08-18

a truly excellent book for all ages

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

read this! Dolly has a way of writing with laughter and tears. She brings scenes to life. I'm in my mid 50's, but I loved her stories, and they helped me understand my 20 year old son too. It's a love story, about loving yourself and your support team. Well done Dolly. More please.

  • A House Full of Daughters

  • By: Juliet Nicolson
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

As narrated on BBC Radio 4. All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers - the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother, Pepita; the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother, Victoria; the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother, Vita; her mother's Tory-conventional background. But then Juliet, a renowned historian, started to question. As she did so, she sifted fact from fiction, uncovering details and secrets long held just out of sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Generations of formidable mothers and daughters

  • By Rachel Redford on 03-04-16

Excellent on all levels

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

The story, the content, the narration. I enjoyed every moment. If you are a daughter, have one, or know one..read this book!