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  • The Take

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

An uncompromising and haunting story of betrayal and violence from the best-selling author Martina Cole. Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections, and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she's forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie's star rises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Reginald pelle on 18-03-16

Another stormer from Martina!

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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: 20-02-19

I love this book, my favourite by Martina and fab narration from Annie Aldington. Fabulous!

  • Somewhere Inside of Happy

  • By: Anna McPartlin
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Maisie Brennan is standing on a podium on the 20th anniversary of the death of her son, trying to find the first breath that will help her start talking to a room full of strangers. A daunting task at the best of times, but she's also menopausal and one hot flush away from totally losing it. But as Maisie begins her story, she relaxes and, word by word, disappears into her past, back to the day when one mistaken action led to a chain of events that changed her life forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous! Just buy it!

  • By Ann D on 05-01-17

I wept buckets!

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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: 09-10-18

A hard subject matter to write about, i have 2 boys of a similar age and i just had to pounce on them for cuddles!
Once i explained why i was being more affectionate than usual they laughed at me! But i did feel them squeeze a bit tighter!

  • Me Life Story

  • Sofa, So Good!
  • By: Scarlett Moffatt
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Moffatt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76

A hilarious and touching look at the life of Scarlett Moffatt so far.... Chatty, authentic, honest, down to earth...Scarlett Moffatt, the beloved Gogglebox breakout star, has had a meteoric rise. After charming the viewing public with her classic and witty views on Gogglebox, she was then crowned the public's favourite in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2016, and she now appears alongside her TV heroes, fellow northerners Ant and Dec, in Saturday Night Takeaway.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Me Life Story by Scarlett Moffatt

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

I love Scarlett !!

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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: 06-11-17

she's just fabulous, I am so glad that she is getting the opportunities to further her presenting skills

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,077

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So boring ...

  • By Heike on 14-11-17

Great listen

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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: 30-10-17

loved it! great story and narration, Marian Keyes at her best, heartwarming, funny fabulous read

  • The Know

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Being in the know can be deadly. Joanie Brewer's children mean the world to her. She'd do anything to make sure they're fed and clothed - even if it means going on the game - and she lives in constant fear that one of them will be taken from her. Eighteen-year-old Jon Jon is knee-deep in crime, and Jeanette, only fourteen, knows more than is good for her. But it's Kira who really scares her, for in a world where no one is to be trusted, her eleven-year-old angel is the most vulnerable to danger. Then Kira disappears and Joanie's darkest fears are realised. She thinks she knows what's happened to her little girl, and her obsession to uncover the truth threatens to destroy them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD GRITTY DRAMA

  • By Mo on 18-12-13

The Queen of crime

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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: 15-10-17

i Could not put my phone down . Martina at her best. Fab listen

  • Dangerous Lady

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Maura, the Ryan clan's youngest and only daughter, is the last person anyone expects to take on gangland London. But with her eldest brother Michael by her side she fast becomes the queen of organised crime. Smart, tough and beautiful, no one is a match for her. But with power comes a price, and Maura is forced to put her heart on the line. She might be a dangerous lady but everyone has a weakness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • crooks

  • By Amazon Customer on 31-01-18

Best work of Martina Cole

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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: 20-01-17

I will never tire of listening to this audio book. I would like a 3rd book about the Ryans

  • Two Women

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston's East End upbringing. Unloved by her mother, abused by her father, and brutalised throughout her entire marriage, she smashed her husband's skull in a final act of desperation. All that keeps her sane knows that she's done it to protect her four children. At last, they are safe from harm. When she is celled up with murderess Matilda Enderby, their fates become inextricably linked. And no one - least of all Sue - could have predicted the consequences...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best story

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-04-16

Great listen

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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: 20-01-17

loved it
a big fat familķy saga, love martina cole, my favourite author of all time

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it had just kept on going.

  • By Will Price on 16-11-16

Good listen

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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: 09-12-16

I enjoyed listening to this book, Anna is very honest and funny. I would recommend this book

  • Making It up as I Go Along

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along. She has wonderful and tickling words of advice for those fast approaching 50.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately Average

  • By A. D. Macleod on 05-09-17

My favourite author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-16

I adore Marians writing style, I read Watermelon whilst pregnant 18 years ago and Marian remains my favourite.
love hearing her thoughts and descriptions , love her!

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  • Wildflower

  • By: Drew Barrymore
  • Narrated by: Drew Barrymore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy,and healthy place she is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew is my new BFF

  • By Mrs on 17-11-15

Love Drew!

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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: 08-12-16

Wish her 1st book was available here, she has led an interesting life.
Her relationship with her mother when she was a child is so screwed up. She must have had a lot of therapy