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  • The Gunner Girl

  • By: Clare Harvey
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Bea has grown up part of a large, boisterous Kent family. But she hasn't heard from her soldier sweetheart in months, and her mother is controlling her life. She needs to take charge of her future. Edie inhabits a world of wealth and privilege but knows only too well that money can't buy happiness. She wants to be like Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary, to make a difference. Joan can't remember anything of her past or her family, and her home has been bombed in the Blitz. Desperate, she needs a refuge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lots going on

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

lots going on

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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: 12-11-18

on the whole I enjoyed this book, but there were times, I thought how did we get here, so I suppose a little disjointed. But it was quite an enjoyable book

  • The G.I. Bride

  • By: Eileen Ramsay
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

When her beloved father is killed in the Blitz, trainee nurse April Harvey is all alone in the world. Desperate to find the family she craves, she heads to Truro, her mother's hometown. But danger and heartbreak lurk even in Cornwall, and when the American GIs arrive, April finds her life turned upside down as she discovers that some people are not to be trusted. Especially when it comes to her budding romance with Major Crawford Dunbar. As vicious rumours emerge, April fears there will never be a future for them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most beautiful Story I've ever listened too.

  • By Jane Bryder on 09-10-18

an oklisten

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I found it ok. if you want easy cheesy listen. I'm a ex nurse. never did I have a kindly matron like in this book

  • Never Look Back

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Holli Dempsey
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime. She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. From there she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush. Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I've been on a journey, an epic one

  • By Helen on 13-10-18

A great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

lots of highs & lows, making you smile & cry. But Matty certainly led an interesting life

  • Unnatural Causes

  • By: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 189

As the country's top forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead. When death is sudden or unexplained, it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause. Each post-mortem is a detective story in its own right - and Shepherd has performed over 23,000 of them. Through his skill, dedication and insight, Dr Shepherd solves the puzzle to answer our most pressing question: how did this person die?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bringing life to death

  • By Anonymous User on 29-09-18

wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-18

I heard Dr Shepherd on Jeremy Vines radio 2 programme. I thought at the time this sounds interesting. Not my normal listen, but I'd give it a go. I never realised what a forensic pathologist did. oh I have seen tv shows, but this book takes it to a new level

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cinnamon Gardens

  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Now that Nell's three sons are in work and becoming more independent, she's ready to build a new life for herself. She's been left a house in England and decides to leave Australia to start a new chapter. On her arrival at Peppercorn Street, Nell encounters Angus Denning, a software engineer with a stately home at the end of the road. Then there's Winifred, an elderly lady who lives alone but has made friends with young single mum Janey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-18

Great

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

loved this. No mystery, just great listening, I won see if there will be another in this setiesseries

  • Peppercorn Street

  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Janey is 18 and living in a small flat with her baby daughter. Just as her new life starts to show promise, her past catches up with her. Nicole is renting one of the new luxury flats. She’s just walked away from her husband and teenage sons, tired of being treated as a servant, suspecting her husband of having an affair. Winifred has lived in her large family home for over 80 years but it’s all getting too much, though she doesn’t want to leave. Things are not what they seem, and danger can strike both rich and poor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great story

  • By Mouse2560 on 12-01-15

a great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

a slow burner, but by the end you can't stop listening. A Really good listen, I thoroughly recommend

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 779

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

an ok

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

This book is ok. the storyline I found quite unbelievable. I did finish it, but couldn't wait for it end. so I guess quite drawn out

  • The Love Letter

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Angela on 29-08-18

OMG.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

what a fabulous book. I loved all the twists & turns. You'd never guess the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets Under the Sun

  • By: Nadia Marks
  • Narrated by: Daphne Alexander
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

On the island of Cyprus, in the small seaside town of Larnaka, three childhood friends have reunited for the funeral of Katerina, the much-loved old woman who had a profound effect on their lives. Eleni, Marianna and Adonis grew up together, as close as siblings. Although from humble beginnings - a housemaid from the age of 13 - Katerina's love, wisdom and guidance helped shape them all. Her loss leaves the friends bereft, but the funeral is not just a time to mourn and remember....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-07-18

Good 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: 29-07-18

I found this one difficult to start with. I'm not sure why. But once I got into it I loved it

  • Summer at the Lake

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

A fateful car crash sets in motions a series of events for Floriana, Esme. Floriana gathers the courage to attend the wedding of her one true love, and Esme journeys with her to Lake Como to find the man who stole her heart many years ago. It’s time for Esme and Floriana to face the past - and the future - on the shore of the most romantic and enchanting of lakes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gently romantic story set in Oxford and Italy.

  • By Mrs on 19-03-14

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-07-18

I really enjoyed this book. I hope there will be sequel. As all of Erica James just fabulous