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  • The Sapphire Widow

  • By: Dinah Jefferies
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband, Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child. While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation overlooking the Indian ocean.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started well but fell apart very quickly.

  • By SHEILA on 17-06-18

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 21-03-19

I have read and listened to many books over the last few years but this was one of the most boring and slow paced I have read with little to keep your attention and long drawn out details of no interest which don't contribute to the storyline and just use up space. I've had to delete it before finishing it.
Sorry, my first bad review.

  • The Far Side of the Sun

  • By: Kate Furnivall
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

With beautiful blue skies, sandy beaches, and glorious sunshine, the Bahamas is a slice of heaven. But in 1943, the world is at war and even paradise isn't safe. Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and captivating

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-03-18

Exciting and captivating

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

Reviewed: 23-03-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this story from start to finish. One of the best I've listened to

  • Beneath a Burning Sky

  • By: Jenny Ashcroft
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Olivia Sheldon has travelled across the world to marry a man she does not love. Reluctant to leave England but coerced into the marriage, Olivia's reward is being reunited with her estranged sister, Clara. Her punishment is falling impossibly and illicitly in love with the enigmatic Captain Edward Bertram. Then one scorching day Clara is abducted from Alexandria's busiest street. Desperate to find her sister - and the truth about her disappearance - Olivia becomes embroiled in Egypt's shadowy underworld, risking both her life and future with Edward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-17

A must read book

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

Reviewed: 26-08-17

Reallý loved this book, very harrowing and sad at times and the narration was excellent.

  • The Invitation

  • By: Lucy Foley
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

An epic, escapist novel that will transport you away to an extraordinary time in history. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Victoria Hislop. Rome, 1950s. One fateful night, Hal Jacobs meets Stella, a beautiful society darling from New York. To Hal, flailing in the postwar darkness, she's a point of light. They're from different worlds but both trying and failing to carve out new lives. Stella vanishes all too quickly, until a curious invitation from an Italian Contessa reels her back into Hal's world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites!

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-08-17

One of my favourites!

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

I really enjoyed this book. Excellent historical story made even better by the amazing narrator.

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  • The Midnight Rose

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Anjana Srinivasan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

In the heyday of the British Raj, Anahita becomes Princess Indira’s official companion, and accompanies her to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to a magnificent, estate – and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. Her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, takes her to the now-crumbling Astbury Hall…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful Love Story with a Difference

  • By G on 05-04-14

Really enjoyed from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Captivating all the way through. Brilliant narrator. It gave me a desire to visit India.

  • Last Train to Istanbul

  • A Novel
  • By: Ayse Kulin, John W Baker (translator)
  • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Born into privilege to one of the last Ottoman pashas, beautiful, spirited Selva is the brightest jewel in her father’s household - until she falls in love with Rafael Alfandari. Though Turkey has long been a safe haven for Jews, marriage between a high-ranking Muslim girl and a Jewish boy is strictly forbidden. Yet young love will not be denied, and Selva and Rafael defy their parents and marry, fleeing to Paris in hopes of a better life - only to find themselves trapped in the path of the invading Nazis.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, for me - it could have been so much better

  • By Pen on 19-06-15

A book not to be missed

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

loved this book and the presentation. Didn't want it to end. It was very moving.

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        Gerri Halligan
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs
    444 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very compelling listen

  • By Linmary on 19-07-13

Another captivating story

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

Reviewed: 22-02-17

The second story I have read and loved by Lucinda Riley. Can't wait to choose another.

  • The Seven Sisters

  • The Seven Sisters, Book 1
  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Emily Lucienne
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters were all adopted as babies. When their father dies each of them are given a clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world… Rio de Janeiro, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio convinces her father to allow her to accompany him to Europe. There, in the heady, vibrant cafés of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unanswered questions and misleading title.

  • By Frances on 08-12-14

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Loved this story and sorry it's finished. One of the best stories I have read.

  • A Simple Act of Kindness

  • By: Carol Drinkwater
  • Narrated by: Carol Drinkwater
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

After a devastating car accident, Carole escapes from an oppressive marriage in England to begin again in rural France. Yet she is haunted by the knowledge that Paul, her husband, has tracked her down before...and will do his best to do it again. Afraid to share her fears with her new neighbours, Carole nonetheless finds herself drawn to a local farmer, who helps her to create a new and independent life. But then she learns that Paul is on her trail and closing in fast....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-08-16

Narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-16

the story was good but with different voice narrating would have been a lot better. sorry!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful