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  • The Greatest Love Story of All Time

  • By: Lucy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

It's Fran's 30th birthday and things are good. Her outlandishly handsome boyfriend Michael is escorting her to the Ritz, but something has gone very wrong. By the end of the evening Fran is howling in bed with one of Michael's old socks. In her quest to figure out why her life has suddenly gone down the pan, Fran comes up with a failsafe plan. And so begins the greatest love story of all time... The Greatest Love Story of All Time is Lucy Robinson's first novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book for a long time

  • By Mrs Gee on 07-03-14

Omg the best audio ive downloaded for ages

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

Reviewed: 23-08-13

Would you listen to The Greatest Love Story of All Time again? Why?

I would listen to this again as its the first audiobook that's made me uncontrollably laugh out loud a lot in almost every chapter

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Greatest Love Story of All Time?

How it kept you guessing till the end

What does Antonia Beamish bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The way she uses over emphasis for the characters moods ie the voices

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The chapter where she realises who Freddie was

Any additional comments?

This is the best book I've downloaded in so long made me laugh uncontrollably out loud on the train was laughing so loud in places I didn't care who was looking at me lol

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mystery of Mercy Close

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Niamh Daly
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

Meet Helen - youngest of the Walsh sisters and a law unto herself. She’s easily bored, has an inability to filter her thoughts and was fired from every job she ever had before she found her true calling as a private investigator. But times are tough for PIs, and Helen’s had no choice but to take on the search for AWOL boyband has-been Wayne Diffney: The Wacky One.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good story if you are running out of options

  • By Niome on 18-12-13

a bit strange

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-12

I liked this book but it was a bit drawn out and kept twising the plot of the story so every so often you had to think back over what had just hapened with a view to keeping up,overall a good listen that i would recomend

  • Monday to Friday Man

  • By: Alice Peterson
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

What do you do if you're 34, single, and recovering from being jilted two weeks before your wedding day? This is the dilemma Gilly Brown finds herself in. While friends are marrying, having children, and moving into the depths of the countryside, Gilly finds herself alone in London and holding on to her fractured family with their tragic past. It's time to meet new people. So, she decides to get a Monday to Friday lodger, and after a succession of alarming interviews finally finds the perfect one in the shape of handsome reality-television producer Jack Baker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen

  • By emma on 29-12-12

a good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-12

i really liked this book it moved at a good pace and the characters had good depth without being to drawn out,the ending was a little predictable but the journey there was good

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Very Accidental Love Story

  • By: Claudia Carroll
  • Narrated by: Claudia Carroll
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

An original, funny and poignant story about those things in life that you just can’t plan for…‘A very modern fairy-tale, full of Claudia’s trademark wit and humour.’ Sheila O’Flanagan. Eloise Elliot is one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country. Respected and revered by her peers, she’s at the top of her game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen

  • By emma on 19-11-12

a good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-12

over all this book was a good listen it moved at a pace i was happy with and i felt the characters were well described,reflecing on the title the ending was predictable but then they say its not the destination its the journey.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Julia Rounthwaite
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

When Tansy Poole inherits a run-down shoe shop tucked away in the village of Sticklepond, ‘Cinderella’s Slippers’ is born - providing the footwear to make any fairy-tale wedding come true…Carrying everything a bride would want to walk down the aisle in, Tansy’s shop soon expands to carry shoe-themed wedding favours, bridesmaid gifts and even delicious chocolate shoes. It’s the dream destination for any shoe-lover!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real fairy tale

  • By lynn clough on 21-11-15

good book not so good narriting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-12

i liked this book and the story is a warm and fluffy as with other titles from the same author but the voice reading it became quite annoying for me,it was ok untill the fake and quite bad accents started and continued on throughout the book,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good, the Bad and the Dumped

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Now, you obviously, would never, ever look up your exes on Facebook. Nooo. And even if you did, you most certainly wouldn't run off trying to track them down, risking your job, family and happiness in the process. Posy Fairweather, on the other hand...Posy is delighted when Matt proposes - on top of a mountain, in a gale, in full-on romantic mode. But a few days’ later disaster strikes: he backs out of the engagement. Crushed and humiliated, Posy starts thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I just love Jenny Colgan!

  • By rebeccah prince on 04-02-15

slow in the middle but over all a good listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-12

i started off thinking this was a great book but by the middle i felt it was going slow and i wanted to skip ahead to seed the plot line up,but as it progressed it came good,the characters were well thought out and i felt were well explained,the naraitor was good,over all i would recomend as a good listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Secret of Happy Ever After

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When Anna takes over Longhampton's bookshop, it's her dream come true. And not just because it gets her away from her rowdy children and their hyperactive Dalmatian. As she unpacks boxes of childhood classics, Anna can't shake the feeling that maybe her own fairytale ending isn't all that she'd hoped for. But as the stories of love, adventure, secret gardens and giant peaches breathe new life into the neglected shop, Anna and her customers get caught up in the magic too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just lovely

  • By KJ Monty on 13-11-13

slow going

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-12

ive read a few books by lucy dillon and have liked them but felt this one was dragged out a bit too much,the main story could of been condensed and the ending expanded as i ended up wanting the story to hurry along and then when it did it came to a sudden end ? narrated well with good accents ect,

  • Recipe for Love

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Take one aspiring cook, one judge, and a spoonful of romance...When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition she's thrilled. It's a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she's set her heart on. The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate. Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she's fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges - the truly delicious Gideon Irving.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another perfect Fforde...

  • By Mrs Collins on 14-04-13

good fluffy book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-12

i really enjoy katie ffordes books,there light and you often get an idea of how the story wll pan out within the first few chapters but always a few good twists and turns to keep you interested and make you laugh,read well,i would recomend this to a friend,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I've Got Your Number

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier: She is about to marry her ideal man. But in one afternoon, everything begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations and mysterious phone calls, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous chick lit

  • By R. Dang on 02-03-12

great book couldnt stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-12

i love sophie kinsella and this latest book turned out to be just as great if not better than all the others,it had me gripped from the first word till the end,there was just enough detail about the characters to make you feel like you knew them and the plot had me laughing out loud and cringing inwardly at the same time,well worth the money

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Rural Affair

  • By: Catherine Alliott
  • Narrated by: Alison Reid
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Newly widowed Poppy Shilling should be feeling distraught at the death of her husband, Phil. But, instead, she can’t help feeling relieved. No longer will she have to endure Phil’s iron fist ruling over her and their two young children, or his unfortunate penchant for Lycra cycling wear. And when a secret is revealed after his death, Poppy’s memories of their life together are turned upside down. Freed from her loveless marriage, Poppy is determined not to make the same mistakes again. As she embraces village life to the full, will Poppy have the courage to follow her heart? It’s time for a new beginning, and a chance to discover what real love feels like…Alison Reid reads this hilarious, heartwarming novel from bestselling author Catherine Alliott.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rural affair

  • By Jean on 16-11-12

overall a good ending

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-12

ive read many books by catherine alliott but dont feel this was her best at times there was too much detail leaving me wanting to skip along to get to the interesting bit but overall it turned out to be a good listen,narrated well

2 of 3 people found this review helpful