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t.j.simcox

PENZANCE, United Kingdom
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  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,428

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-12

I loved this story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I had never read a book by this lady even any of the Harry Potter stories. I bought it out of curiosity and I was not disappointed!

I was listening to it every spare moment. The people in it, the different backgrounds and plotting to topple the results of the vote, had me hooked. I was drawn to the going's on in this little village and all its residents. There were some surprises which were really clever. Its a great story and well written, as you would expect from J.K. Rowling.

  • Forgive Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother’s secret past from the No. 1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse. Read by the actress Alison Dowling. Cheltenham, 1991, when Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, not for the depressed

  • By Miss on 03-06-13

good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I enjoyed the story with all the details of Eva and how she tries to find out about her past.

The description of all the places she visits are vivid and real. Good story, spanning decades that keeps you intrigued.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful