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  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

  • By: Sarra Manning
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Girls like Neve Slater don’t get gorgeous guys like William. But William’s been in L A for three years, and Neve’s been slimming down in preparation for his return. Then her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess then she’d better get some experience - a man to show her the ropes, like Celia’s colleague Max. And since he’s not Neve’s type, she certainly won’t fall for him...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Re-readable

  • By Raisa on 05-02-12

Excellently English

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

Reviewed: 13-12-13

This is a very English novel that has lots of really funny moments and also endearing. Neve is the typical mid twenties girl who falls in love with an idea of a man and will desperately try to change her appearance in the hope that he will love her back. This book covers all the hangups that most women have had sometime during their lives. Ms Manning has encapture many funny moments in this book which will make you laugh out loud as well as gush with lots of 'Ahhhs' and gasp with frustration.

  • Angel Fever

  • The Angel Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: L. A. Weatherly
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale... In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in "Edens" provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As the angelic stranglehold on humanity tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Angel Fever was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Sushil Patil on 03-10-16

Excellent Finale

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

Reviewed: 13-12-13

This is a great end to a brilliant trilogy. Really enjoyed this, catching up with Alex and Willow's antics and finding out if they can overcome Willow's father and the rest of the Angels that are corrupting the humans.

  • Revealed

  • House of Night, Book 11
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever - and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • When will this series finish?

  • By Dobsew on 13-12-13

When will this series finish?

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

Reviewed: 13-12-13

Unfortunately the characters in this series seem to be battling with life threatening circumstances but where everyone else seems to be growing up, the main character Zoey aka 'Z' is very childish and very annoying. I can't really tell you what relevance this instalment has in the House of Night series because there isn't any. This series needs to end and Zoey needs to grow up as her childish terminology is getting really tiresome.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gracie Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,254

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets, including how she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is very funny

  • By Matthew on 10-08-08

What you expect from a Sophie Kinsella story

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

Reviewed: 27-09-13

This is a good story, some funny moments as well as some frustrating ones too. It has all the elements that you would expect from a Sophie Kinsella book. The only thing that I struggled with was the narration. It was not very entertaining and at times felt dreary. It made listening quite difficult at times. If you decide to listen to this book I would say don’t let the narration put you off, keep going, it does have a good story.

  • Love Unscripted

  • The Love Series, Book 1
  • By: Tina Reber
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans... and finds much more than he expected. Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very addictive

  • By Yvonne on 28-04-13

A bit repetitive

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

Reviewed: 08-06-13

Love Unscripted is a book about most women’s dream, where they meet a movie star who desperately falls in love with them and want to spend the rest of their lives together.

This is basically what this story is all about but it does focus on the issues that come with having a relationship with an extremely famous person. All the paparazzi, adoring and sometimes, crazy fans as well as the lack of personal alone time.

At times I did really enjoy reading this book and if I could rate is 3.75 stars then I would. It doesn’t quite make the 4 star mark with me.

Ms. Reber has created some vibrant and interesting characters who have strong family and friend values. Protection and trust have a strong essence throughout this book. What I had problems with, is that it was a very long book and at times I felt like the characters were going around in circles. This did annoy me at times and I didn’t feel the length was necessary.

That said, overall this is an enjoyable read with funny and romantic moments that did make me want to read more. I will be reading book 2 and hopefully it won’t be as repetitive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Blood

  • Morganville Vampires, Book 13 (Unabridged)
  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

With the eradication of the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town's human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But Claire Danvers isn't about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is it time to move on and out of Morganville?

  • By Dobsew on 13-04-13

Is it time to move on and out of Morganville?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

All I can say about Bitter Blood is that it was okay. Always great to read what the gang are up to but this felt very much like it was a stop gap book. Not much really happened in terms of action until the end, it feels like the book is tying up loose ends as the gang are growing up and moving on with their lives. This is the first book out of the series that made me feel that it is perhaps time to bring the series to a close, hopefully the next two books that are due to be penned will be more action. Time will tell ...

  • Finding Sky

  • Benedict Brothers Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

You have half our gifts, I have the other ...When English girl Sky catches a glimpse of bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can't get him out of her head. He talks to her with his thoughts. He reads her mind. He is the boy she will love for ever. Shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. She must face the dark even if it means losing her heart. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her nd be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the demons of her past prevent her from realizing

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light reading

  • By Kindling Micky on 07-04-13

Good start to YA series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This book is action packed in the sense that two more soul finders are discovered by the Benedicts and one of them is a very rare soul seeker who helps with the strength and love of her soul finder to rescue the soul finders and bring them back to the Benedicts. They may be broken thanks to an old enemy's mother trying to erase their brains, but with the seekers skills, anything is possible and Crystal will do whatever she can to put back what is right.



Joss Stirling has not disappointed with this book as it still has the English anecdotes that make her stories full of humour and an easy, enjoyable read.



It is not clear if there is going to be a fourth book, waiting to hear, but I hope there is as I would love to know whether the remaining three Benedicts do successfully find their soul finders.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Crystal

  • Benedict Brothers Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The hotly anticipated third book from Joss Stirling, featuring the characters from Finding Sky and Stealing Phoenix. Crystal Brook has always been the dud Savant in her family; paranormal powers just aren't her thing. Dropping out of school with a clutch of 'E' grades and no future, she lives in the shadow of her high-flying sister Diamond. On a trip to Denver, a chance encounter with the dashing Benedict brothers leaves Diamond head over heels in love and engaged to be married. Crystal, on the other hand, is unimpressed by

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Leah on 09-11-12

Is this the end of the Benedicts?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This book is action packed in the sense that two more soul finders are discovered by the Benedicts and one of them is a very rare soul seeker who helps with the strength and love of her soul finder to rescue the soul finders and bring them back to the Benedicts. They may be broken thanks to an old enemy's mother trying to erase their brains, but with the seekers skills, anything is possible and Crystal will do whatever she can to put back what is right.



Joss Stirling has not disappointed with this book as it still has the English anecdotes that make her stories full of humour and an easy, enjoyable read.



It is not clear if there is going to be a fourth book, waiting to hear, but I hope there is as I would love to know whether the remaining three Benedicts do successfully find their soul finders.

  • Stealing Phoenix

  • Benedict Brothers Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Phoenix was raised within the Community, a gang of thieves with paranormal powers, under the control of a harsh master known as the Seer. The notion that there's a soul mate out there for every person with a paranormal gift is mere myth in Phoenix's world. That is until the Seer gives Phoenix the details of her next target, Yves Benedict. He's more than just her next victim, he is her destiny. To be together, Phoenix must break away from the Community, but resistance against the Seer puts them both in mortal danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable second instalment

  • By Dobsew on 13-04-13

Enjoyable second instalment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This is Yves and Phoenix story - they are brought together by crime and after convincing Phoenix that she is worth more than the life she was brought up on by the Sea,r they are destined to live happily ever after. However, they have to get to that point first and this story has action and conniving tactics that bring evil and good together and enjoy the ride to see who will win the overall fight.



Joss Stirling has created a world of likeable characters that are easy to care for. This book is a fun enjoyable read and has plenty of laugh aloud moments which are shear delight.



Definitely going straight on to the third book to see what's next for the Benedict family.

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  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding - I loved it

  • By Happy and Smiling on 16-02-13

Past and present day entwined

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This is a story of long lost love, finding out the truth from going back in to history and standing up for what you believe in.



This book is everything that you would expect from Ms. Moyes, it is well written and with many likeable characters, a very good read. I loved how the book was split between the past and current day and how one painting connects that two together.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful