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  • I Found You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him in to her home. Surrey: 21-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful ,involving and moving l Antonia Beamish's narration outstanding.

  • By Susie on 28-03-17

Really enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Was nice to finally find a book I could really get into having selected a few clangers previously!
Interesting & original storyline, believable characters, gripping & great narration. Would definitely recommend!

  • The Last Lie

  • By: Alex Lake
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Everyone lies...but some lies are deadly. For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good. They’ll be perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By rebecca on 09-01-19

Don’t bother!

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

Reviewed: 29-01-19

Started off ok but just descended into silliness. The story was totally unbelievable & the main female character lacked any depth & went from one extreme to another.
Lost interest towards the end & was left unsure as to what had actually happened.
That narrator was annoying too. I’ll be returning this book.

  • I Did a Bad Thing

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Sarah Roberts used to be good. Then she did something bad. Very bad. Now, years later, she’s living a good life. She works as a local newspaper reporter and lives with her saintly boyfriend, Jonathan. She has no reason to think her guilty past will ever catch up with her... until Nick walks back into her life. And suddenly, what’s good and bad aren’t so clear to Sarah anymore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very boring

  • By Jill Besterman on 24-11-10

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

Really loved Linda Green’s other books. This one was a bit boring to be honest which I was surprised about given how great the others were.
That said, I did enjoy the slight comedy style of writing in parts & also loved the narrator who kept me listening.

  • Friends Like These

  • By: Sarah Alderson
  • Narrated by: Ellie Heydon, Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

We all know someone like Becca. She has the job everyone wants, a designer wardrobe, a hot-shot lawyer boyfriend, holidays to exotic locations. And she flaunts her perfect life all over social media. It drove her colleague Lizzie mad, but she couldn't stop looking. They were never really friends - and yet Lizzie knew everything about her. Or did she? When chance and a terrible mistake pull Lizzie back into Becca's orbit years after they lost touch, she'll realise that you can't always believe what you see online...and that finding out the truth might be the worst thing you can do.   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruined the entire experience.

  • By D on 28-01-19

Had to stop listening

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

I stuck half of this out then had to stop listening. The basis of the story was actually ok but the characters were all unbelievable. The main character was irritating & unlikeabke & the other characters just over the top & silly. The narrator was annoying too, especially with the character of James.
I was really disappointed as the reviews were good & was surprised at what a load of tosh it was.

  • Too Close

  • By: Natalie Daniels
  • Narrated by: Clara Salaman, Sara Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

There’s a moment, when you meet someone new, when the connection is so strong that making a friend can feel like falling in love. That’s how it was for Connie and Ness. They met in the park while their children played, and as they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable. But when Ness’ marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC!! The best book I've listened too

  • By Weigh In Time on 10-12-18

Best book for ages!

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

Took me by surprise as wasn’t quite what I had expected having read the description..but it was a good surprise!
Really original, gripping, moving, well narrated, never dull. Great..it’s a yes from me!

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  • Here and Gone

  • By: Haylen Beck
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She's taken the family car, and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. She keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in the Arizona desert. Looking for a safe place to stay for the night, she spots something in her rearview mirror. A police car is following her, and the lights are flickering. Blue and red. As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 stars! Suberb!

  • By Ann D on 16-07-17

Gripping..unputdownable!

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

Great book..I literally couldn’t put it down! Wasn’t sure where the story was going initially & it came as a bit of a surprise..not what I expected after reading the description!
Great story, really original. I was completely immersed in it within a short space of time after getting used to the narrator..found the narration slightly annoying to begin with for some reason..but quickly got used to it & was suitably impressed with her wide range of voices for all the different characters.
My only criticism of the book was the amount of times ‘hunker down’ was used. There were people hunkering down all over the shop. A different adjective wouldn’t have gone a miss. But hey, that’s me being extra picky & if that’s the only bad thing to say about it that makes it a pretty impressive read :)

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

Original!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

Great story, really original & with a great twist at the end..my nerves were shot to pieces! I found the female narrator a bit irritating at times but not so much to cause umbrage

  • The Proposal

  • By: S. E. Lynes
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Pippa wants a second chance. Recently divorced and unhappy at work, she uproots her life to move to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside, determined to make a fresh start. But Pippa soon realizes that troubles are never far behind. One night, when Pippa is at home alone, a stranger arrives at her front door. Pippa invites him in and, in a moment of madness, makes him an offer she believes could change everything.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and very long winded!

  • By Lynn Burfoot on 03-12-18

80% great!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

Found this book a bit odd..I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of it. I was gripped from outset & enjoyed the characters & the narrator. HOWEVER! I found it got slightly farcical towards the end, and the ending was silly. It almost felt like the author had been putting their all into the story but then had to finish it off quickly. It’s a bit of a funny one as I wouldn’t say give it a miss as I enjoyed the majority of it..maybe just brace yourself for a descent into silliness towards the end!

  • The Innocent Wife

  • By: Amy Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Christina Cole, Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Twenty years ago Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida's Red River County. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary that's whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted. A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis' case. She exchanges letters with him and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Original Book

  • By Janet biglari on 03-01-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

Really enjoyed this book..the story line was original & I found it gripping so listened in a very short amount of time. The narrators were great too

  • Eileen

  • By: Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman, trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's carer and her day job as a secretary at the prison. When the charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives as the new counsellor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted and unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic reader made this good, wouldve struggled otherwise

  • By ziiigggg on 19-03-17

Didn’t enjoy

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Found this book tedious. I listened in a relatively short space of time only because I was compelled to keep listening in anticipation of something actually happening.

When it did ‘happen’ it seemed too random & disjointed. I didn’t like the ending either.