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  • The Love Letter

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Angela on 29-08-18

A page turner. A bit far fetched but entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Had me wanting to know what was on the next page right from the start. A bit protracted. Main plot interesting & sub plots added depth. Not the ending I would feel was the best constructed or believably imaginative. I felt I got to Know the main characters. Narration excellent. I’ll certainly think about reading more by this author.

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,556

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

Well written

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

Good for getting Into the minds of both the perpetrator & the victims. Some of the conversations were a little boring as between a 4 year old & the perpetrator. Not much going on in those scenarios . I think if I’d been the author I would have cut those dialogues back a little & concentrated more on the inner thoughts of the perpetrator. LOL I found my values often more in line with the perpetrator ‘s re certain aspects of child rearing. Story would make a good TV production. I was a bit disappointed that the end didn’t go into more depth of how the mother felt, what happened to the perpetrator etc. the story felt cut short to me.

  • The Edge of Normal

  • By: Carla Norton
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical 22 year old girl. But Reeve is anything but normal. 10 years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she's spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim - she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new here

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-01-19

Nothing new here

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

Meh. Well written but it’s the same old format about a grisly topic. Sadistic psychopaths.... you either luv em or find them uninspiring. I’m in the latter category. The endings of this genre of novels such as this books - with a topic such as this - are always predictable & there’s was no exception here with this story.
For me nothing original or noteworthy about this story.
Narrator good. I don’t like audible books with narrators who have American accents; but that’s my problem. Narrator gave a very good delivery.

  • I'll Take New York

  • By: Miranda Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

A tale of love, misunderstandings and second chances in the city that never sleeps. The path of true love never did run smooth.... When Brooklyn bookstore owner Bea James is let down once too often by unreliable boyfriend Otis, she swears off relationships for good, determined instead to focus on her successful business and otherwise happy life in New York. Meanwhile, on the other side of Manhattan, Jake Steinmann is nursing a broken heart after his beautiful wife Jessica files for divorce.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and obvious

  • By Sia Willms on 14-04-15

Shallow with no character build up

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

No feeling for me of getting to know the main protagonists whose characters remained bland & superficial ( other than that they were “ nice, decent “ people). The whole story line was shallow with no real Gritty substance. A load of girly fluff. Also the author didn’t seem to have done her research or understand the difference between the roles of a psychiatrist, psychotherapist & psychologist. Narrator on the whole good, but was 1 of those readers who try to do an odd talking from the throat when reading the male parts. Just made the men sound mentally retarded.

  • One Day in December

  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man whom she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend, Sarah, introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • made me laugh and cry lovely story.

  • By jules on 26-10-18

Definitely not for your average Hell’s Angel reader

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Extremely girly girly, enough to make you wince. Well written story though & ( being a girl) I did shed a tear. Very well narrated indeed. The story did keep me reading to the end. Very Hugh Grant-ish type scenario so theme not original. But the writing style was insightful with some lovely metaphors.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • Audible Christmas Gift 2018
  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,536

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Charming Eloquent Quaint

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

Reviewed: 14-12-18

They don’t write them like that anymore. Happy tale. Lovey turns of phrase. Love the grammar & remembering the culture & etiquette of the time period. Well narrated.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Walking Back to Happiness

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Juliet's been in hiding. From her family, from her life, but most of all from the fact that Ben's not around anymore. Her mother, Diane, has run out of advice. But then she insists Juliet look after her elderly Labrador, and it becomes apparent that Coco the dog might actually be the one who can rescue her daughter. Especially when it leads to her walking dogs for a few other locals, too, including a spaniel, Damson, who belongs to a very attractive man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant trip to longhampton!

  • By lynsay g on 10-08-16

OK eventually but so slow. Insightful

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Good insights into how we all see things from differing points of view. Rather tasteless debasing of the 2 older women, making 1 out to be whiney & selfish when she’s lost her only son for goodness sake, & the other to be a bit neurotic when all she was guilty of was selfless love for her daughter. Over all pretty good in highlighting how we all make decisions & act in ways that aren’t meant to hurt others but are a desperate grab for happiness & a sense of meaning in life. Can’t stand the Brummy accents, but the narrator was good.

  • Somewhere Beyond the Sea

  • By: Miranda Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Bailey, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built - while grieving for his loss - she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely and inspiring.

  • By Sarah Campbell on 04-08-18

A new author for me. I’ll get more of her works

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

A light & refreshing story into which escape from a crueler world. Well written & well narrated. I enjoyed each page. Pure escapism into something pure.

  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,841

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

Love this author

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

Lots of deep thinking & philosophising As is usual with this author. Unique story line. He is always so original. Funny/odd/weak??? ending though. But a well rounded tale.narrator very good.

  • The Healer

  • By: Antti Tuomainen
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Its two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe: subway tunnels are flooded; abandoned vehicles are burning in the streets. People are fleeing to the far north where conditions are still tolerable. Social order is crumbling and private security firms have undermined the police force. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was just getting into it when “the end”

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-11-18

I was just getting into it when “the end”

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

I was so surprised with the ending. The story was just getting interesting. Rather depressing what with the situation, the grey weather & the whole theme of the book. What there was, was well written. Good prose. Narrator good .