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  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book

  • By ellen on 08-05-15

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I have never read any of Jodi Taylor's books but this won't be my last! I was spellbound by the twists and turn of the heroine and her timid strength, Thomas and Russell, I shed a tear and laughed out loud. Enjoy this book, I did, very very much... onto the little donkey!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Sister

  • The Seven Sisters, Book 3
  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Jessica Preddy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

When their father dies, Star D'Aplièse and her six sisters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world, are left with few clues to their heritage. But Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow her first clue, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration spoils this audiobook

  • By Frances on 31-12-16

I can't wait for the next one now

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

I am really enjoying the Seven Sister books, I really couldn't put this one down. The book takes you on an amazing story through time and back, cleverly pulling all the threads together at the end and leaving the reader waiting eagerly for the next book! Loved it!

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

  • The Diaries
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood before marriage Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated however by a crucial but terribly awkward question - who is the father?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Has Bridget gone as far as she can go?

  • By Rachel Redford on 15-10-16

I laughed and cried! Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

I was a little apprehensive about reading another Bridget Jones but I can honestly say that this was my favourite! Laugh out loud funny and touching, characters were fab as usual, just don't listen to it without headphones if you have kids... Lots of F**k f**k f**k!!!

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Helen on 01-12-13

Thought provoking and a really good read!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

This was a very clever book, I loved the way all the characters had a part in the narrative and even though some chapters were very short, it all works! I found the way Alice coped from being supermum to forgetting 10 yrs thought provoking, touching and laugh out loud funny.
Read it, it's really good. X

  • The Dandelion Years

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Lee Maxwell Simpson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl, providing a perfect sanctuary to hide from the tragedy which shattered her childhood. Now an adult, Saskia is still living at Ashcombe and, as a book restorer ,devotes her days tending to broken, battered books. When she discovers a notebook carefully concealed in an old Bible, Saskia finds herself drawn into a heart-rending tale of wartime love....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story nicely read

  • By Mr S Gregory on 30-06-15

Slow start wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 24-11-15

This was a lovely book that weaves two love affairs together with grace, one set in the 1940s, one now. The book had me after the first couple of chapters and I have really enjoyed finishing the two in one!

  • Last Letter from Your Lover

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband.... In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely book

  • By Kirstine on 01-04-12

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

Yet another surprise from JoJo Moyes, every book is so different, each world she takes you into is so full of colour and description! This book is no exception, I loved the characters and their sad love story, the the pressures of society and different times she took me through.
Gorgeous book, I am sad it's over.

  • Summer at the Lake

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

A fateful car crash sets in motions a series of events for Floriana, Esme. Floriana gathers the courage to attend the wedding of her one true love, and Esme journeys with her to Lake Como to find the man who stole her heart many years ago. It’s time for Esme and Floriana to face the past - and the future - on the shore of the most romantic and enchanting of lakes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gently romantic story set in Oxford and Italy.

  • By Mrs on 19-03-14

Escape to Lake Como

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

Reviewed: 27-10-15

Lovely descriptions of Venice and then the Lake, 2 stories winding through each other. The story had me captivated and the end was perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Here Come the Girls

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust me ladies this book is a must read.

  • By Lisa on 17-04-13

Loved it! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 21-10-15

The characters were funny, real and believable! An easy to listen to book that I didn't want to end!

  • The Christmas Party

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can't keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh Wallace. Louise usually says no to evenings out but she's decided to let her hair down tonight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening

  • By Miss R Tasyaka on 18-12-15

Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Good story, great twisty bits! Easy to listen to and was sad when it ended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Birds and the Bees

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual narrator for Milly Johnson

  • By L. Day on 25-08-14

Birds and bees slow to start then fab

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

I have listened to all the Milly Johnson's available on audible and can honestly say this book took the longest to get into but once I did I really enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful