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Wirral Merseyside, United Kingdom
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  • On the Island

  • By: Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When 30-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this was a phenomenon. I loved it so much, I cry.

  • By Andre on 23-12-16

A castaway book that I couldn't put down.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-12

I thought this was a fab little audio book, I found it was a great end of month gap filler for when you are in between or if you just want a shorter summer read.
It was lively and interesting all the way through and I found that I couldn't put it down.
It was a typical castaway book and the narrator did a good job and by bringing the characters to life.
I would have preferred the narrator to slow down a little bit as I found her speech too fast for me, but as I was able to set a slower reading speed on my i pod I then sat back and thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book at a more relaxing pace.

  • The Rose Garden

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

When Eva’s film star sister Katrina dies, she returns to Cornwall to scatter Katrina’s ashes. But the house where she stayed as a child is home not only to her friends the Halletts, but also to the people who lived there in the 18th century. When Eva accepts that she can slip between centuries, she begins to question her place in the present, and comes to realise that she must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A magical summers listen .

  • By Carol on 02-07-12

A magical summers listen .

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-12

I really enjoyed this audio book, great descriptions and the wonderful narration really made the story come alive .
I found myself plugging in to listen whenever I could.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Summer

  • By: Judith Kinghorn
  • Narrated by: Jane Wymark
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

A sweeping debut, perfect for reading groups and fans of Kate Morton and Downton Abbey - a beautiful and haunting story of lost innocence and a powerful, enduring love.Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer - and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Summer, by Judith Kinghorn

  • By Mrs on 10-06-12

A good old fashioned enjoyable listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-12

I don't have much patience waiting for an audio book to get better, so I am very happy to say that I found this audio book very easy to listen to right from the start.
The narration, the characters, and the storyline were really good too .
A story of true love and circumstances,
it has you wondering if two people who are clearly made for each other will ever get together .
I listened to this story with ease and it kept me listening to it right till the very end. It has lovely descriptions and I found myself wanting to listen to it to find out what happened next.
A tale of true love and those old fashioned class rules that create the type of sadness which pulls on the heartstrings and makes a person sigh.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Jo Hall, Anna Bentinck, Steve Crossley, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, be inspired & provoked to think...

  • By Rachel on 24-01-12

A tear jerker.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-12

Not fussy on tear jerker's so this book wasn't one of my best choices.
I turned it off before I got to the end because I couldn't face a sad ending, but
if you like tear jerker's then you will like this book,
If you want cheering up then choose another book instead .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Old House on the Corner

  • By: Maureen Lee
  • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Victoria Macara is 27 and lives alone in the old house on the corner that was once home to the family removal business. When the land is sold, she finds herself surrounded by a small estate of new properties called Victoria Square. The newcomers who move in around her bring with them their own dramas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A jolly good listen.

  • By Carol on 24-05-12

A jolly good listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-12

I wanted to give this book half star more, but half a star wasn't an option.
This book it had loads of great characters in it and the narrator was very good. I personally found the accents a little too akky sounding but the characters easily made up for that as the narrator made them really come alive.
I loved Anna with her lovely elegant voice and zest for life and her big burly loving husband Ernie, it was very true to life, sad and happy at times and rather romantic, it also provoked feelings and thoughts of how one might feel in some of the characters heart felt situations. I found that I wanted to find out what happened next.
All in all it was thought provoking and a jolly good listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Falling Home

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Cassie Madison has it all: A high-powered advertising career, a stylish Manhattan apartment, and a sophisticated, rich and gorgeous fiance. It's a far cry from her childhood in Walton, Georgia, home of the annual Kudzu Festival and hot, sticky summers. When Cassie's estranged sister calls to say that her father is dying, Cassie knows it's time to set aside her feelings and go home and face the sister she hasn't seen in 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent book by Karen White.

  • By Cita on 25-02-17

A very good audio book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-12

This book was well worth buying, it was full of family warmth and it really gave a sense of homecoming, plus the narration was very good too.

  • Sophia's Secret

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the stark and beautiful Slains Casle, she decides to use the castle as the setting for her new novel, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realises her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. As Sophias' memories draw Carrie more deeply into the intrigue of 1708, she discovers a captivating love story lost in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well written story.

  • By Judy on 02-01-10

If you like ships and history then this is for you

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-12

I found this audio book rather hard work at times, and although I liked the narrators accents and voice I found the history and ships was not for me, but to be fair if you do like ships and historic battles all entwined with past and present love story's then you will enjoy it.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,342

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

Kick off your shoes relax and enjoy a great book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-12

This is a great audio book, it kept me interested all the way through.
There were some great characters that were brought to life by the excellent narrators.
It is one of those books that I could read over and again.