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  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but found it slow.

  • By Elizabeth B on 12-06-18

Australia to England

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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: 08-11-18

Such a lovely story both of sadness leaving families in Australia and the the happiness when landing in England, but not for all. The way the brides managed with everything on board the ship was explained so well and the lovely ending was beautiful. I really enjoyed listening to this story and the narrator, Nicolette Mckenzie, was excellent.

  • Paul Temple and Steve

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

A brand new, fully dramatised remake of the lost archive drama Paul Temple and Steve, starring Crawford Logan and Gerda StevensonFrom 1938 to 1968, crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve solved case after case in one of BBC Radio’s most popular serials. Now the dapper duo return refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves, to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant “who done it”

  • By barbara on 08-11-18

A brilliant “who done it”

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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: 08-11-18

Oh my goodness me, I used to listen to Paul Temple plays on the radio in the forties and was surprised to find that the series could be listened to on audible. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and will be choosing another one.

  • The Forever House

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

Hunter's Moon is the ultimate 'forever' house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Willoughbys' home for over 50 years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. But the sale of the house unlocks decades of family secrets - and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey

  • By libby jones on 23-06-17

A wonderful story

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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: 10-10-18

This is such a lovely story read beautifully by Julia Barrie and I didn’t want it to end so perhaps there may be a sequel- I do hope so. Thank you Veronica Henry for writing a lovely story about house and those who lived there.

  • The Village Vet

  • By: Cathy Woodman
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In Talyton St George, vet nurse Tessa Wilde is on the way to her wedding...It should be the happiest day of her life. But then her car hits a dog, and though the dog is saved, her wedding is not. Animal welfare officer and part-time firefighter Jack Miller spends his life saving animals and people. As one of Tessa’s oldest friends, he feels he has the right to rescue her from a marriage that can only end in tears.But does he? Tessa is sure she doesn’t need rescuing, least of all by Jack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness for animal rescue centres

  • By barbara on 01-10-18

Thank goodness for animal rescue centres

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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: 01-10-18

What a lovely story. I really enjoyed listening to it even though at times it was so sad and the story wasn’t just about animals but the lives of those people involved in the running of the centre. Penelope Freeman read it beautifully.. I am sure that anyone who likes animals will love this book.

  • The House by the Sea

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner’s son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina’s hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina’s family. But Rafa is not who he seems....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a very satisfying read!

  • By A.G.Raynor-Krill on 02-09-12

A Lovely Story

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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: 23-09-18

Oh I really enjoyed listening to this story read so well by Juanita McMahon. Santa Montefiore writes such interesting books that it is so easy to close your eyes,listen, and you feel that you are there - wonderful!!

  • September

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life. The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Tracey on 10-04-18

September in Scotland

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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: 06-09-18

I loved this story of family, friends and village life in Scotland. Jilly Bond read the story with all the different accents very well. The ending was a surprise..

  • Mind Calm Meditations

  • Experience the Serenity and Success That Come from Thinking Less
  • By: Sandy C Newbigging
  • Narrated by: Sandy C Newbigging
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Sandy Newbigging's Mind Calm technique is the modern-day meditation technique that you've been looking for. With Mind Calm you will learn how to let go of the constant chatter in your mind, gain clarity, perform at your best, worry less, heal faster, sleep better, improve relationships and feel more calm, confident and content in daily life. This collection of meditations is perfect for first time and experienced meditators, and those who have previously benefited from Sandy's original Mind Calm book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a step up from mindfullness

  • By Jane Yates on 26-04-16

Wonderful

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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: 28-08-18

I found listening to this so helpful dealing with all aspects of life’s problems. I felt so relaxed and calm and will continue to listen to it.

  • Summer at Tiffany's

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Cassie loves Henry. Henry loves Cassie. With a Tiffany ring on her finger, all that Cassie has left to do is plan the wedding. It should be so simple, but when Henry pushes for a date, Cassie pulls back. Henry's wild, young cousin, Gem, has no such hesitations and is racing to the aisle at a sprint, determined to marry in the Cornish church where her parents were wed. But the family is set against it, and Cassie resolves to stop the wedding from going ahead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • errors

  • By Mrs U on 23-12-17

Brilliant

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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: 16-08-18

I loved listening to this story, as I always enjoy stories written br Karen Swann,. The narrator was excellent and the story set in a lovely area of Cornwall I know well. The story held my interest from the beginning to the end. I can certainly recommend it.

  • The Temptation of Gracie

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Gracie Burton is a grandmother living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past 40 years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered, with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her ageing mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant from start to finish!

  • By Julia Gooderham on 03-08-18

Wonderful - Gracie’s Story

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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: 01-08-18

Oh what a lovely story read beautifully by Rachel Atkins.. As I listened, with my eyes closed, I felt that I was there in that beautiful area of Italy. From the beginning of Gracie’s story, to the lovely ending, I found it hard to stop listening. Loved it!

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  • An Unbreakable Bond

  • The Breckton Novels, Book 2
  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

It is 1913, and for best friends Megan and Hattie, born at the turn of the century and brought up in a convent orphanage in Leeds, the time has come to make their way in the world. Megan is to become an apprentice seamstress, and Hattie is to work as a scullery maid at Lord Marley's country residence. Once separated, Megan begins to excel at dressmaking, but Hattie is less fortunate. After a devastating encounter with Lord Marley, she is forced to earn a living working the streets....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story

  • By barbara on 14-07-18

A wonderful story

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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: 14-07-18

This story from the beginning to the end was so good that I found it hard to stop listening to it. Annie Aldington read it so well - all the different voices of the characters. I can certainly recommend it - even with the bad language which when I first heard it thought “O my word”.