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Mrs. J. E. Hingley

England
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  • Mr Gandy's Grand Tour

  • By: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Narrated by: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for 40 years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the henpecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a grand tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the 18th century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expects to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful language

  • By fiona101 on 18-09-16

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

Surprised by Alan’s talent. Really enjoyed it. Didn’t realise he was so clever. It wasn’t too soppy either.

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOWED

  • By Clare on 07-04-18

Language !!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

What disappointed you about The Perfectly Imperfect Woman?

I haven't bothered finishing it. It was the graphic language that I did not like.

What was most disappointing about Milly Johnson’s story?

The bad language. Too much of it. I don't mind the occasional swear word for a laugh.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing wrong with the narrator.

What character would you cut from The Perfectly Imperfect Woman?

None just some of the language made it a boring story to me. Others may enjoy it.

Any additional comments?

I don't want to put down the author's writing. Goodness knows I couldn't do as well. It was just the unnecessary use of the swear words.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

Boring and depressing

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

Reviewed: 24-01-18

What a depressing boring story. Wished I hadn’t have bothered. I found it confusing too.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Picture Miss Seeton

  • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Heron Carvic
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer? Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she's fated to be a sitting duck...for murder most foul!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm & delightful mystery story

  • By Ms on 31-08-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

This to me was boring. Slow, ridiculous how many times miss Seaton survived the attacks. Was it supposed to be funny?

  • High Rising

  • A Virago Modern Classic
  • By: Angela Thirkell, Alexander McCall Smith - introduction
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son, Tony, set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbor, George Knox, has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deliciously amusing tale of English village life

  • By Jill Besterman on 25-02-17

High rising

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

Reviewed: 14-12-17

I really enjoyed this story. How clever with her use of words and characters was the author. I had to look up incubus. I think it was a bit cruel calling the character this but suppose it was meant in a liberal way to describe her.

  • The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

  • By: Katherine Woodfine
  • Narrated by: Jessica Preddy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of Sinclair's department store! Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and mysteries around every corner. Wonder at the daring theft of the priceless Clockwork Sparrow! Tremble as the most dastardly criminals in London enact their wicked plans! Gasp as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, crack codes, devour iced buns and vow to bring the villains to justice....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By Ms S on 04-05-17

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

I'm wondering if I found a children's book by mistake. But as the title says it was ok.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The powerful best-selling novel, now a major motion picture, of how a grief-stricken man's encounter with God changes his life forever. With 20 million copies sold worldwide, The Shack is an international best seller that explores life's toughest questions through the gripping story of one man's struggle to find answers to his suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my second visit of reading The Shack,

  • By C. Campbell on 15-05-17

Wanted it to be true

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Worth listening to. I will get another of his books. A very heart stirring story.

  • The Affair of the Thirty Nine-Cufflinks

  • By: James Anderson
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Understandably, Lord Burford had some misgivings about hosting another house party at Alderley, his beautiful country mansion. After all, the previous two could at best be described as disastrous, since a couple of their guests were bumped off during their stay on each occasion. But with family members travelling down for the funeral of an elderly relative, the Earl really had no choice but to offer them accommodation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're a fan of Ngaio Marsh's Alleyne, you'll LOVE this!

  • By Carôle on 07-01-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 28-04-17

I guessed who the muderer was early on but still enjoyed the story. Loved the twist at the end.

  • Murder of a Lady

  • By: Anthony Wynne
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

Duchlan Castle is a gloomy place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her locked bedroom. The only tiny clue to the culprit is a silver fish's scale, left on the floor next to Mary's body. Inspector Dundas is dispatched to investigate. The Gregor family and their servants are quick to explain that Mary was a kind and charitable woman, but Dundas uncovers a more complex truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly absorbing

  • By Kl Love on 21-07-16

Unexpected end

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

Reviewed: 31-08-16

I almost gave up half way through because I thought it a predicted story of mis justice but another murder then gave an unexpected twist. I am glad I stuck it out. Overall, a very good mystery story.

  • Wickham Hall

  • By: Cathy Bramley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Best seller Wickham Hall was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events coordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. Not only does she get to organise for a living and work in stunning surroundings, but it will also put a bit of distance between Holly and her problems at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet & enjoyable

  • By Casey J on 02-04-16

Pure Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 15-08-16

If you could sum up Wickham Hall in three words, what would they be?

Grown Woman's Escapism

What did you like best about this story?

Because it was a happy ever after story.

Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favourite?

lead.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Come and see a grown up woman's Fairy Story.

Any additional comments?

I did like it but too far from reality.