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  • Oh Dear Silvia

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, James Fleet, Llewella Gideon, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 899

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Indigoleopard on 01-11-12

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

This is really well read, I loved all the different narrator. Really funny easy going. If you are looking for something to sit down and relax to this is for you. Made me laugh and smile.

  • Clara's War

  • By: Clara Kramer
  • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

On 21 July 1942, the Nazis invaded Poland. In the small town of Zolkiew, life for Jewish 15-year-old Clara Kramer was never to be the same again. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, Clara and her family hid perilously in a hand-dug cellar. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Mr Beck was a womaniser, a drunkard, and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life throughout the war to keep his charges safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story

  • By Helen on 13-12-13

An amazing story

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

Reviewed: 13-12-13

It is hard to believe this is a true story. What people would go through to survive. I would recommend this to anyone that has an interest in world war 2. The narrator transports you back there. It was one of those book I did not want to stop listening to. Its books like this that make sure we don't forget our past.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Helen on 01-12-13

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

What made the experience of listening to What Alice Forgot the most enjoyable?

The narrator Caroline Lee makes this book. She bring all the characters to life. The story is really easy to listen to and very funny in parts.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is really easy to listen to and entertaining.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • The Son-In-Law

  • By: Charity Norman
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Harriet Carmichael, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

On a sharp winter's morning, a man turns his back on prison. This is the story of Joseph, who killed his wife, Zoe. Of their three children who witnessed the event. Of Zoe's parents, Hannah and Frederick, who are bringing up the children and can't forgive or understand Joseph. They slowly adjust to life without Zoe, until the day Joseph is released from prison...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite books of the year

  • By Saffy on 31-12-13

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 25-11-13

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I loved this book, ive listen to many and find it hard to find books that keep me wanting to listen but this is one of those.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Xmas Factor

  • By: Annie Sanders
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

Even the best laid plans have a habit of unravelling - and no plan at all is a recipe for disaster. When two Christmasses collide, it looks like it's going to be anything but goodwill toward men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snatching Victory form the Jaws of Defeat!

  • By Anne on 08-01-09

Light hearted and easy listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I always find the narrator can make or break a book no matter how good the story is and kim Hicks does a really good job with this one. Its light hearted but enough of a story to make you want to keep listening but not to heavy. I fully recommend it .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Two Brothers

  • By: Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Berlin 1920: Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice.... Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Briliant!

  • By M on 19-01-13

Really good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I always find the narrator can make or break a book no matter how good the story is and Jot Davies does a really good job with this one. The story seemed to be a bit slow in getting going but I am so glad I stuck with as it’s a really really good story. I fully recommend it especially if you are interested in World War 2.

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

Nice story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This is really well written and read. Its not endge of your seat stuff but a really nice story that keeps you intrested.