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  • Nora's Promise

  • By: Sedona Hutton
  • Narrated by: Terri England
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

She trusts animals more than men. He runs through women like tires. Will an orphaned child force them to change gears? With her sister’s death, Nora’s life changed in an instant. Forced to raise her orphaned nephew, the animal rescuer doesn’t expect to be dumped and fired by her kid-hating boyfriend/boss. After her own close call and a message from beyond, Nora introduces the little boy to his handsome, fast-living absentee father.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Animal activist essay

  • By Jan on 10-03-19

Animal activist essay

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

Reviewed: 10-03-19

The story could be good my issues are. The heroine is a female version of Dr Doolittle in that she can communicate with animals and talks to cows and pigs and rescues them from farmers. She is also visited by her dead grandfather who takes over the body of a delivery man to talk to her. If you don\t mind having vegetarianism and veganism, alternative lifestyles (gurus, mindfulness) being promoted regularly you might like the book. None of these fit seamlessly with the main story and for me ruins the book it is so irritating.

  • A Proper Family Christmas

  • By: Jane Gordon-Cumming
  • Narrated by: Sara Coward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

William Shirburn really isn't into Christmas - all that jingly, tinselly, presenty stuff makes him feel queasy. He'd prefer to spend it alone watching trash with his cat. But there's an unwritten law that elderly people are not allowed to be left alone at Christmas, especially if they live in a vast old mansion that could be a gold-mine in the right hands - and William's relative are very keen to ensure that Haseley House does end up in the right hands!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a family favourite.

  • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 30-12-14

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

Stereotypical characters. I could have written a plot outline once characters were in place. Didn't like the characters enough to care about the outcome. At least i was multi tasking whilst listening so time wasn't wasted.

  • The Single Mums’ Mansion

  • By: Janet Hoggarth
  • Narrated by: Tara Quinn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 16

Amanda Wilkie unexpectedly finds herself alone with her three children in a rambling Victorian house in London. Her husband leaves them, claiming he's just 'lost the love', like one might carelessly lose a glove. A few months later, Amanda's heavily pregnant friend, Ali, crashes into her kitchen announcing her husband is also leaving. So, after Ali's baby, Grace, is born, they both move into Amanda's attic. And when Jacqui, a long-lost friend and fellow single mum, starts dropping by daily, the household is complete. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable, easy listening

  • By Kirsteen on 08-01-19

boring

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

The narrator is awful and the story is incredibly slow so I have given up. The story has no originality to it as far as I managed to get, the narrator is very earnest in the way she reads the story. this is a return.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Here Be Sexist Vampires

  • Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it.

  • By Anonymous User on 06-08-18

Downfalls of multiple narrators

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

So disappointed with the narration. Justine Eyre uses BBC English but pronounces several words using American pronunciation. Also when Sam the heroine is being read by Justine Eyre she has a BBC English accent most of the time with occasional cockney , when P.J Ochlan is narrating Sam has a cockney accent. I think I will just read the hard copy.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Dire Straits

  • Bo Blackman, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Bo Blackman is a rookie private investigator working for the London based firm of Dire Straits. She doesn't often get triber-based assignments, which is just as well. Vampires and daemons don't interest her as much as humans do... However, when she has to serve a summons on a dodgy daemon called Devlin O'Shea and she ends up saving his life instead of being framed for his murder, her life takes a shocking turn for the worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully British Urban Fantasy

  • By Mike on 18-11-15

Didn't engage with me

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I am about to physically read this book as I think the wrong narrator was chosen to read it. Saskia Maarveld has a light voice and speaks BBC english. I think someone with a deeper toned voice would have match the story better. I might edit the review if I don't like the story when I have read it.

  • Slouch Witch

  • The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa, where she could watch TV, munch junk food, and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content. However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, eccentric narration

  • By Ms F. Beaumont on 26-08-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

Really enjoyed listening to this book. good story line, humorous i am so glad I bought this. i am not a big fan of Tanya Eby when she narrates the Fools gold series by Susan Mallery but she is excellent reading this. It is a lesson not to write a book off because of the narrator in future I will read the hard copy too before giving up on a book.

  • Agent of Enchantment

  • Dark Fae FBI, Book 1
  • By: C.N. Crawford, Alex Rivers
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

I thought this would be a simple profiling case. Just another Jack the Ripper wannabe, prowling London’s streets, searching for easy kills. I was wrong. This killer is fae, and he’s as elusive as smoke on the wind. But I’m an FBI profiler, and it’s my job to track him down. It doesn’t matter that one of the main suspects - a lethally alluring fae - is trying to seduce me...or kill me, I’m not sure which. I won’t be stopped, not even when panic roils through the streets of London or when the police start to suspect me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but ends well

  • By Jessica Wolfe on 16-01-18

Fails to deliver

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

not very exciting. I found the history of England boring it was as if it was included to prove to the reader that the author knew what they were talking about. I also found the portrayal of the English people to be stereotypical though that might be partly the narrators fault. This is another book that I might borrow from the library but won't pay to read it. the story didn't live up to its potential.

  • Cowboy SEAL Homecoming

  • Navy SEAL Cowboys Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicole Helm
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Alex Maguire never thought he'd go home again. The perfect soldier, the perfect leader, he's spent his whole life running away from Blue Valley, Montana - but when a tragic accident bounces him and two of his men out of the SEALs, there's nowhere left to turn but the ranch he used to call his own...and the confusing, innocently beguiling woman who now lives there.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not what I expected from the description

  • By Jan on 04-01-18

not what I expected from the description

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

I am two thirds of the way through this and am thinking of giving up. The story so far has only been about the relationships between the 3 men and the heroine. The haven has been very much ignored. so far all we know is that the bunk house has new windows and is taking a long time to repair, this through conversation not through any description of the actual work. One review says this book is setting the scene for a series I think using a whole book to do this without much story is asking too much of the reader. The description gives a wrong impression of the style of this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One True Mate 1

  • Shifter's Sacrifice
  • By: Lisa Ladew
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon. It's a race against time to find the angel/human hybrid "One True Mates" that the pack's spiritual leaders say truly exist. Steamy. Light swearing. High heat. You've never experienced a shifter romance like this before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A passable story let down by poor narration.

  • By AthenaNI on 23-02-17

shortest listen ever

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

I lasted all of six minutes listening to this and stopped. The narrator is dreadful if i didn't know better i would say he was computerised.

  • The Coppersmith Farmhouse

  • Jamison Valley Series, Book 1
  • By: Devney Perry
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Joe Arden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town's sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she's ever laid eyes on - and a complete jerk. Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She's stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gave up half way through

  • By Jan on 09-11-17

Gave up half way through

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

The hero and heroine are not likeable. If the hero spoke to me and treated me like he does the heroine he would have been out on his ear and never invited back.