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  • The Punch and Judy Girl

  • By: Sheila Newberry
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A heartwarming novel from the queen of family saga and author of Bicycles and Blackberries, Sheila Newberry. Suffolk, 1925. At only 16 years old, May Moon travels to West Wick, Suffolk, to become the local Punch and Judy girl. Determined to fulfil her dead father's wishes and to continue his business, May has her work cut out for her during her summer on the beach. Staying with a local family, she not only enjoys the silvery sand and sunshine; she also experiences first love, partings and reunions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • entetaining

  • By shirley pickin on 26-11-18

entetaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-18

very interesting story line enjoyed it greatly got into storyline and was shouting at storyline

  • Ambulance Girls

  • By: Deborah Burrows
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her ambulance station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By shirley pickin on 01-08-18

gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

great read couldn't switch off as it was so gripping felt as though was there all the way through going through all ranges of emotions brilliant

  • Watch Over Me

  • By: Daniela Sacerdoti
  • Narrated by: Helen McAlpine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

From the best-selling author of the Sarah Midnight Trilogy comes an instant classic - a beautiful and poignant love story about letting go and moving on. Eilidh Lawson’s life has hit crisis point. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. Desperate for relief, she seeks solace in the only place she’s ever felt at home - a small village in the Scottish Highlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story and loved narration

  • By NinaPasz on 28-01-15

tantalising

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-18

it was confusing at first then clicked and it became rivetting and very enjoyable couldn't put it down

  • Bicycles and Blackberries

  • By: Sheila Newberry
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The East End, 1939. When war comes to London, the bright and irrepressible Georgia Smith is torn from her tight-knit family and packed off as an evacuee. She moves in with Phoebe Bliss, whose cheerful smile masks a dark past that 10-year-old Georgia couldn't possibly understand. Georgia soon finds herself involved in the small town's complicated love lives. But some secrets aren't meant for little girls, and she finds herself in danger. Can a good heart keep a mischievous girl out of trouble?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice gentle read

  • By Kate on 26-01-18

enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-18

good storyline relaxed me very much enjoyed listening as it was engaging very good book

  • The Doorstep Child

  • By: Annie Murray
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence. Her young eyes had seen so much, but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend, Gary, and a friendly dog called Whisky, Evie might never have made it to her 16th birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding - Couldn't Stop Listening!

  • By bodriz on 15-10-17

emotional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I couldn't switch it off it was such a gripping story and so well executed it was like being the character exceptional storyline Thank You

  • The Winter Baby

  • By: Sheila Newberry
  • Narrated by: Mary Woodvine
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Alone at Christmas, will she find somewhere to call home? No more than 18 years old, alone and heavily pregnant, Kathleen stumbles through the snow, desperate for somewhere to rest her weary head. As the Christmas bells chime around her, she glimpses a man through the haze before collapsing into his arms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Memorizing

  • By shirley pickin on 03-07-18

Memorizing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Fantastic book glad it was audible as could Listerine whilst doing my jobs as it was so hard to put down felt part of the book

  • Chasing Rainbows

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Is love just an illusion? To the outside, Clare has everything: a beautiful home, a devoted husband and daughter, and plenty of money. But she is bored. Her husband Clive spends most of the year abroad - but what does he do after work hours? And her daughter Sally claims to spend all her time with horses and homework - but what about boys? Lonely, thwarted and unfulfilled - and against Clive's wishes - Clare takes a job managing a café.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read

  • By Lisa on 05-12-17

easy listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-18

this was a good book slow at first the nail biting very good storyline well navigation to a good ending

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  • Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger

  • By: Catherine Cookson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Gravedigger John Gascoigne lives in Downfell Hurst with his wife, Florrie, their three children and his mother, Gran. John is a deep thinker but extremely taciturn - a man of few words and many grunts. Which is why everyone is alarmed when he's hit on the head by a cricket ball, and it suddenly seems as if the words won't stop. What's more, he says he is talking to Saint Christopher - only no one else can see the saint, and they're beginning to worry John's not quite right in the head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saint Christopher and the gravedigger.

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-12-17

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

This was fantastic couldn't stop listening it was enthralling funny and entertaining brilliant read highly recommend

  • The Gingerbread Girl

  • By: Sheila Newberry
  • Narrated by: Cindy Hughes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

While in hospital, seven-year-old Cora Kelly is excited to receive a visit from her mother, who brings a gift of a gingerbread man. Little does Cora know that this will be the last time she sees her. When tragedy strikes, she moves to London with her new guardian, Eliza. As war approaches and the past comes knocking, everything changes again. Is Cora destined to repeat her parents' mistakes?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By shirley pickin on 04-06-18

Good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

This is a good book and very interesting that goes over a few years with a good storyline