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  • Hinch Yourself Happy

  • All the Best Cleaning Tips to Shine Your Sink and Soothe Your Soul
  • By: Mrs Hinch
  • Narrated by: Mrs Hinch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

All the best cleaning tips to shine your sink and soothe your soul. Discover how to transform your home. Cleaning doesn't have to be that job you dread. Not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways! Mrs Hinch has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, her clever cleaning hacks and her passionate belief in the life-changing magic of tidying.With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Gemma on 04-04-19

Absolutely loved this book

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

Reviewed: 18-06-19

Some really good ideas but mostly loved the positive, honest narrative of Mrs H! Try it you won’t regret it.

  • The Rosie Effect

  • Don Tillman 2
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O’Grady
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project. As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, different and intelligent!

  • By Ann D on 09-11-14

Just fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Loved this book as much as the first one Rosie Project. Real laugh out loud stuff but also very sweet. Just downloaded the final one in the series to make a start 😀

  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost for words

  • By Binka on 11-04-18

Didn’t want this book to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I’ve listened to all of the St Mary’s series and adored every single one. Sad to have finished yet another witty and beautifully written book and pray that Jodi hurry’s up with the next one.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,460

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Loved this novel

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

Reviewed: 31-10-16

I particularly liked the way the story was narrated and it was cleverly written to keep the readers interest. Well worth downloading.

  • A Trail Through Time

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

"St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's still St Mary's

  • By Sheryl Mason on 12-11-14

My favourite book in the series!!

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

I have enjoyed this book immensely and listening in two sittings. Couldn't put it down. I really love the narration of Zara Ramm as she brings this series to life. Can't wait to download the next one. Book 5 her I come.

  • A Second Chance

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it’s just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great balance between fun and fear

  • By Mike on 18-11-15

I adore this series of books

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Another great story from the St Mary's series of books.
Just about to download book number four so I can get back to see what dramas are unfolding!

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  • Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

  • A Feel Good Christmas Romance Novel
  • By: Jenny Hale
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51

An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas...and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe. Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything and doesn't regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job, she jumps at the chance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predicable but an easy listening Christmas read.

  • By c brennan on 04-02-16

Predicable but an easy listening Christmas read.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Only when you have the time to waste. It was an easy listening Christmas story but incredibly predicable from the start.

If you’ve listened to books by Jenny Hale before, how does this one compare?

No this is the first.

What didn’t you like about Katherine Fenton’s performance?

I found her narration nauseating and I'm surprised I finished the book. Sickly sweet and without real ability to define accents. Therefore everyone sounded the same other than a slightly higher or lower pitched voice!

Did Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses inspire you to do anything?

Determination to finish the book and not press 'mark as finished' before the end!

Any additional comments?

Tried to be fair with the scoring as it was a predicable feel good story for Christmas but unless you have time to waste and a great deal of patience to put up with the narration - don't bother.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,631

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

OMG the best book I have read in years!!

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

Reviewed: 17-01-16

Fantastically written and a must read. I loved everything about this book and couldn't put it down. It made me laugh and cry in equal measures and made me realise how difficult and confusing life can be sometimes. Beautifully written buy it now!

  • The Great Christmas Knit Off

  • By: Alexandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

The perfect seasonal tale of how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas jumpers can mend a broken heart. For fans of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan. Heartbroken after being jilted at the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her knitting obsession and now her home is filled to bursting with tea cosies, bobble hats, and jumpers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A heart warming read!

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 01-01-15

Great feel good story for Xmas

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

Reviewed: 17-01-16

What made the experience of listening to The Great Christmas Knit Off the most enjoyable?

It was just a great feel good tale for the festive season.

What did you like best about this story?

Well narrated and an enjoyable listen.

What about Gabrielle Glaister’s performance did you like?

She read the story well and lifted the characters from the pages.

Any additional comments?

If you fancy a good easy going listen to pass some time this is for you.

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Laughed out loud often!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

I loved this memoir as it was both incredibly funny in parts and sad in others. I was totally engrossed and couldn't stop listening. Beautifully narrated and a "must read" or should I say listen to book.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful