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Mrs. J. E. Hingley

England
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  • Aren't We Sisters?

  • By: Patricia Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Norah Thornby can no longer afford to live in her grand family home - unless she can find a respectable lodger. But Nurse Lettie Quick is not nearly as respectable as she seems. Meanwhile the beautiful Rae Grainger is staying in an isolated house miles away from the town. It’s certainly rather creepy, but Rae knows that all she has to do is stay out of sight until paid-professional others take her little problem away.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard for me to follow

  • By Mrs. J. E. Hingley on 18-08-18

Hard for me to follow

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

Although this was hard for me to follow, I am not suggesting that another person wouldn't like it. I like my stories to flow, not keep moving backwards and forward to various characters. I've not bothered to finish it.

  • Rosie

  • By: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Narrated by: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Nick Robertson has become used to his grandmother Rosie's dotty behaviour. At 86, a widow now, she is determined that before life passes her by, she will live a little. Or preferably a lot. It wouldn't be so bad if Nick had nothing else to do, but with a job to find, two warring parents to cope with and a love life in terminal decline, he would prefer his grandmother to get on with things quietly. But, Rosie insists, there is no time like the present....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story with a twist

  • By HF on 10-03-18

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

What a charming, heart touching story. Good escapism and entertainment. Clever man is Alan T.

  • The Westerby Inheritance

  • Regency Royal, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Willow Nash
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Lady Jane Lovelace has conceived the idea of approaching the most notorious man about town, Lord Charles Welbourne, with a most unique proposition. But when he counters her offer with a condition that he thinks will halt her impudence, much to the surprise of both, she accepts. A novel of passion and intrigue, The Westerby Inheritance is the first volume of this new and emotionally charged romantic saga all played out against a backdrop of elegant 18th-century society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is book 2

  • By Mrs on 07-02-18

Did I get all of it?

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

I loved the story. But what a funny ending. Is there a carry on from the Lord feeling very afraid. Confused....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

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

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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 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

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
  • Just amazing, as always

  • By Gilly on 08-03-18

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 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030

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 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

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

Overall
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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

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.