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Rebecca Dickson

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  • Christmas with the Bomb Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The festive season is approaching, and the Bomb Girls are determined to make this a year to remember. With Myrtle's health in decline, Edna's love life beginning to take flight and a shy new arrival in their midst, life is never quiet in Pendle. But Gladys, back from performing for the troops, is sullen and sad, and her friends are sure she is hiding something.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Susieann on 14-01-19

good story shame the narrator rushed through it

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

had to keep rewinding to hear clearly what the narrator said. i love Daisy's books but wished i had bought this book to read rather than listen to. each sentance ran into the next. very frustrating to listen to.

  • Not Without You

  • By: Harriet Evans
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Sophie knows she should count herself lucky when she finds herself catapulted into the A-list after the surprise hit of a budget movie, but she just wishes she could be a proper actress, in proper, serious films. As Sophie’s career begins to decline her fate seems to be entwined with that of her favourite actress, Eve Noel: the epitome of 50s Hollywood glamour…

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking audio

  • By Rebecca Dickson on 22-09-14

Shocking audio

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

Reviewed: 22-09-14

What would have made Not Without You better?

Sadly the audio quality of this book was so poor that I could not understand what was being said by the narrator. I love Harriet Evans books and have never had a dud with Audible before. I even checked my MP3 player thinking it was a problem with my equipment, but other Audible books play with no problem. It is particularly bad when the narrator puts on an accent - the audio is fast and incomprehensible.

I would suggest reading this book rather than listening to it and hope that if this book is re-recorded that I will get the chance to listen to it again.

Would you ever listen to anything by Harriet Evans again?

Yes - love her books

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Couldn't understand most of what was said. The narrator read very fast and when she put on the different accents the recording was impossible to hear clearly to make head or tail of the story.

Any additional comments?

Please see above

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chocolate Wishes

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Julia Rounthwaite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon…Business is booming at her artisan chocolate-makers 'Chocolate Wishes' in the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond - not least because all of Chloe's sweet treats contain an inspirational prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to read in the cards, perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cosy Lancashire tale

  • By Terence on 02-05-11

Sadly disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-11

I purchased this book because I am a fan of Katie Fforde - however, from the beginning I hoped it would get better, the narrator made me feel like turning off - I am near the end now, and it has not got any better - the story is ok 4/10 possibly - the narrator 1/10 - I will try and avoid a talking book with her reading it. She sounds like she is bored stiff - a bit like a parent being asked to read the same story to a child for the 10th time that night. I have enjoyed all the other books that I have purchased with audible - this one was very disappointing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful