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  • The Lost Sister

  • By: Tracy Buchanan
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn, Jessica Ball
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky’s world apart. It was the day her mother, Selma, met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with and leave her husband and child for. Now: It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky - a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter. With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but whom can she really trust?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Joanna Pycock on 19-10-18

a very confused book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I did not enjoy this book. it was disjointed,
please return this item . I would not wish to read it or similar works again.

  • The Girls

  • By: Emma Cline
  • Narrated by: Cady McClain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 516

Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air, and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The human side...

  • By Mark on 05-01-17

the girls by Emma cline

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-17

not a book I enjoyed at all! really struggled to finish it not an author I would choose Again!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rain on the Dead

  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

A storm is coming for Sean Dillon & company in the mesmerizing new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author. It begins with the attempted assassination of the ex-President of the United States. Only the presence of Sean Dillon and the fellow members of the ‘Prime Minister's Private Army' prevents it becoming a bloodbath. Soon they are on the trail of the perpetrators, confident they will catch them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t raise the enthusiasm to finish this one!

  • By Andy T on 10-07-18

rain on the dead

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-16

as always, Jack Higgins is the master and the story is well narrated by Nigel Carrington.

  • This Beautiful Life

  • By: Helen Schulman
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

When the Bergamots move to a well-to-do neighbourhood, they're unsure how well they'll adapt. Soon though, Richard is consumed by his new role and Liz is hectically playing mother to 4-year-old Coco and 15 year-old Jake. But the day Jake unthinkingly forwards his friends a sexually-explicit email from a young girl is the last day of the Bergamots' comfortable existence. Faced with impossible choices, what Richard and Liz do next risks destroying not only their marriage, their daughter, and their place in the community, but also Jake - the child they have set out to protect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not so beautiful!

  • By Lolita on 06-03-16

not so beautiful!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-16

struggled! totally left up in the air.
flat characters. I didn't enjoy the book at all.

  • Without Mercy

  • Sean Dillon, Book 13
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In Higgins' acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy, but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • without mercy review

  • By Lolita on 27-02-16

without mercy review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-16

Higgins is great!
didn't enjoy voices of the characters. not convincing!
not as imagine them from the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beside Myself

  • By: Ann Morgan
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,717

Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places - just for fun, and just for one day - and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely outstanding

  • By Kaggy on 08-12-17

this is a return request.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-16

I found this poor poorly written, very bitty, with little or no characterisation. I would like to return turn it please.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Private India

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Amerjit Deu, Raj Ghatak
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

When Santosh Wagh isn’t struggling out of a bottle of whisky he’s head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency. In a city of over 13 million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women - seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Private India

  • By Miss C A Williams on 27-09-14

not enjoyable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-15

i did not enjoy this book, which is unheard of for a James Patterson book. please return it.