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  • The Illegal Gardener

  • The Greek Village Series, Volume 1
  • By: Sara Alexi
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Heathcote
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

A delightful glimpse into the lives of two very different people who became friends and were both better for it. A rare friendship that changed their lives and may change yours a bit too.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well meaning but dull and annoying

  • By Kaggy on 04-07-16

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 30-05-15

If you could sum up The Illegal Gardener in three words, what would they be?

stunning, evocative, emotional

Who was your favorite character and why?

aaman- everyone should have a friend like him!

Which character – as performed by Suzanne Heathcote – was your favourite?

aaman

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

everything!

Any additional comments?

The kitchen has never been so clean- was totally hooked so remained in the kitchen listening and cleaning!!!

  • The Little Paris Bookshop

  • By: Nina George
  • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop - or, rather, a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Shoeless on 15-05-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 30-05-15

Would you listen to The Little Paris Bookshop again? Why?

I really loved this book- very thought provoking! Beautifully descriptive- I feel as if I have been to all the places in the book!

What other book might you compare The Little Paris Bookshop to, and why?

completely different story but the other book I loved this year was the illegal gardener by Sara alexi. Again beautifully written- made me question a lot and so descriptive I felt I was there!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes- most definitely!

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