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  • Little Girl Lost

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Margriet grew up as a lonely child in the old town of Hull. Her adored father often travelled by sea to the Netherlands, leaving her with an unaffectionate mother and only her imagination of a little Dutch girl to keep her company. When tragedy struck and her father's ship went down in a storm, devastation ravaged her tiny family. A few years later, Margriet is blossoming into a kind young lady. Keen to escape her mother and strike out on her own, she forms an unlikely friendship with some of the street children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-19

fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-19

another fabulous book by Val Wood. I enjoyed it so much I didn't want it to end.

  • Rosa's Island

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Rosa grew up an orphan in a remote, watery island fastness on the wild East coast of Yorkshire. Taken in as a small child by the motherly Mrs Drew, she realised as she grew up that this large and seemingly close farming family contained many troubled souls: Mr Drew, whose religious fervour held a dark secret; Jim, the eldest son, who was terrified of something from his past; Delia, longing to escape from the island; and tall, handsome, confident Matthew, who wanted only one thing - Rosa herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.

  • By Patricia on 17-01-17

fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

I loved this book with so many twists & turns. I didn't want it to end

  • The Photograph

  • By: Debbie Rix
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Italy, 1958: Rachael is a young widow with a small child. After a lifetime of running for survival, of not knowing who to trust and where to call home, she finds herself in a place of safety. On a sun-drenched Italian island for one carefree summer the troubles of her past fade away, and she falls in love. But will Rachael’s new-found happiness bring her further heartache? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a slow start

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-03-19

a slow start

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-03-19

I found this a bit slow to get going, but the end is great. love the end

  • Proud of You

  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Alice, an upper-class Londoner, is recruited into the Special Operations Executive and sent to Paris, where she meets Gertrude, an ex-prostitute working for the Resistance Movement. Together they discover that they have a connection to the same man, Ralph D'Olivier, and vow to unravel the mystery of his death. After narrowly escaping capture by the Germans, Alice is lifted out of France and taken to a hospital for wounded officers,where she meets Lil, a working-class Northern girl working as a nurse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow, what a book

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-03-19

wow, what a book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-03-19

I loved this book from the start to the very end. in my opinion its Mary Woods best book.

  • Beyond the Blue Hills

  • By: Katie Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Laura Collins is struggling to make a good life for her daughters, Tess and Tina. So when she is offered a good job, with accommodation, she is delighted. Life is very different for the Brewsters who live on Manor Farm in Herefordshire. Danny plans to marry one day so that he can take over the farm, whilst his cousin, Phil, longs to escape the world of farming as soon as possible. War changes all their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twists & turns

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-19

twists & turns

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I liked this book, although a little predictable, but easy listening enough to enjoy. thank you

  • Christmas at Liberty's

  • By: Fiona Ford
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

September 1941. Mary arrives in war-torn London nursing a broken heart and a painful secret. When she is offered her dream post as an assistant in the fabric department at Liberty store, she knows this is the fresh start she needs. Amid the store’s vibrant prints and sumptuous interiors, Mary finds a new family who can help her to heal. But not everyone will give Mary such a warm welcome, and the trauma of her past will soon catch up with her. As Mary and the Liberty Girls endure the heartache and uncertainty of war, it will take a steady heart to keep the magic of Christmas alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Josephine Farr on 15-03-19

easy listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-01-19

An enjoyable easy listening book with twists & turns through out. Mary certainly has has had a rough start to her life

  • All I Have to Give

  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

When all is lost, can she find the strength to start again? It is 1916, and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working-class Albert, a corporal from the East End of London. Despite being worlds apart, Edith and Albert can't deny their attraction to each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story well read

  • By Mrs D G Headley on 14-07-17

fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-01-19

I loved this book from beginning to end. Not to soopy but easy listening. xx

  • The Forgotten Daughter

  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

From a tender age, Flora felt unloved and unwanted by her parents, but she finds safety in the arms of caring nanny Pru. But when Pru is cast out of the family home, under a shadow of secrets and with a young baby boy of her own to care for, it shatters little Flora. But over the years, Flora and Pru meet in secret - unbeknownst to Flora’s parents. Pru becomes the mother to Flora she never had, and Flora grows into a fine young woman. When Flora signs up to become a nurse with the St John’s ambulance, she begins to shape her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but a little predictable

  • By becsicle on 31-01-19

love

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Reviewed: 12-01-19

I loved this book from the beginning to the end. with all the twists & turns you can never imagine. just go & buy it

  • A Place to Call Home

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Ellen thought she’d always live in the remote, pretty coastal village where she grew up. After all, her husband, Harry, works on a farm where he’s guaranteed a job and home for life. But when the old landowner dies and the couple and their young children are forced from their cottage, the future is suddenly bleak. Rather than stay - and starve - in the countryside they love, Harry sets out to find a job in the factories and mills of nearby Hull, and Ellen must leave behind everything she’s ever known to follow her husband and build a new life for her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful book

  • By suzanne barber on 25-02-19

easy listening

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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: 04-01-19

I enjoyed this book, its Interesting, but keeps you entertained. the narrator is Anne Dover who always talks expertly

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,575

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

another fabulous listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-18

as all of this series, it's a great listen. compulsive listening. I hope theres another one soon