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  • Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Liverpool, 1939. As winter descends on Tuppenny Corner and rumours of war float across the canals, 15-year-old Rosie O’Leary must come to terms with her own dramatic upheaval. Forced to say good-bye to all she holds dear and embark on a new life aboard The Kingfisher, her world is suddenly full of uncertainty. But new beginnings open up new possibilities.... When fellow bargee Tim Bradley offers to show Rosie the sights of Liverpool, she jumps at the chance, and it’s not long before their friendship grows into something more. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

  • By Sakazoke on 28-11-18

Excellent

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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: 12-01-19

Thank you Katie Flynn for writing such a wonderful and interesting story about the people who own and work on the canal barges. I really enjoyed listening to it and was so glad everything turn out well for all the characters. Once again thanks to Anne Dover- it’s a pleasure to listen to you reading stories.

  • Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

After calling off her engagement, Hayley, the Wynthorpe Hall housekeeper, wants nothing more than to return to her no-strings fun-loving self, avoiding any chance of future heartbreak. Little does she know, Wynbridge’s latest arrival is about to throw her plan entirely off course.... Moving into Wynthorpe Hall to escape the town’s gossip, Hayley finds herself immersed in the eccentric Connelly family’s festive activities as they plan to host their first ever Winter Wonderland. But Hayley isn’t the only new resident at the hall....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snowflakes and cinnamon swirls at the winter womderland.

  • By Warren on 23-11-18

A winter wonderland

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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: 05-01-19

What a lovely story of the “family “ of Angus and Catherine. I certainly hope that there will be a sequel telling of the lives of all the people and the charity which is to be set up at the hall. Beautifully read by Karen Cass. Thank you for writing this story HeidiSwain.

  • Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition. A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas Fair

  • By P.M.N. on 28-11-18

A wonderful Christmas 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: 26-12-18

I loved this story as soon as I started listening to it. It was read beautifully by Karen Cass and I really hope there will be a sequel to tell how the retreat will be a success. Thank you Heidi Swain - it was lovely .

  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in her pretty Hampshire village. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog, Horace, and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells - particularly Oscar - to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida's tranquillity: Oscar's wife and daughter are killed in a terrible car crash, and he finds himself homeless when his stepchildren claim their dead mother's inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous

  • By Penelope on 20-02-18

A most delightful 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: 16-12-18

This is a most beautiful story and I didn’t want it to end so I hope there is a sequel to tell how everything turns out for the family and the people who live in the village..

  • The Tea Planter's Wife

  • By: Dinah Jefferies
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies, read by Avita Jay. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Change for Me

  • By Linda on 08-10-15

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: 02-12-18

Loved the story about family life on a tea plantation. It was interesting but also very sad..

  • Together

  • By: Julie Cohen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart. Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing - but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives. But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is amazeballs!!!

  • By Mrs B on 06-12-17

A Wonderful 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: 21-11-18

I like a story with all the twists and turns of different years and places and this certainly was one of those. I loved it

  • 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 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

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
Story
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 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

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 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

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
Story
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 38 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.