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Helen Jones

Gloucester, UK
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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An historical eye opener

  • By Ellen on 07-07-17

Gripping to the end

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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: 04-02-19

The story line, the characters, all so real that you feel that you are there. Impressive range of voices and accents. I loved this book and couldn't put it down.

  • The Secret of Happy Ever After

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

When story-lover Anna takes over Longhampton's bookshop, it's her dream come true. And not just because it gets her away from her three rowdy stepchildren and their hyperactive dalmatian. Unpacking boxes filled with childhood classics, Anna can't shake the feeling that maybe her own fairy-tale ending isn't all that she'd hoped for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally - an amazing story!

  • By Annemarie O'Brien on 06-06-16

A real feel good read

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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: 18-11-18

I loved this book. An easy read, and feels so good, with a satisfactory, if relatively obvious ending.
Loved the story lines of the two main characters and especially the regular references throughout the book of books that I loved as a child.
Beautiful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,589
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,676

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Best book I've read in long while

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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: 30-04-18

I absolutely loved this book and was so sad to get to the end. I wanted found the main characters and their interactions so alive, I really felt that I knew them and wanted to continue with them.

The story is funny but poignant, a glimpse into the world of someone for whom tragedy has scarred their whole life and the beginning of their healing journey.

beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. I shall be thinking as Eleanor and Raymond for some time to come. I shall be listening to it again.