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Rosalind Whitelegg

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  • The Sunrise

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta, in Cyprus, is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By Ms on 17-10-14

Heartwarming and heart wrenching

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

Reviewed: 28-04-16

It seemed to start off slowly and with a bit of a chick lit read but then it really got into the guts of the invasion and the ramifications for people and the place.

The historical content as informative as ever and the characters so vivid.

A great read once you get into it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Island

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.

Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book

  • By Ragen Nelson on 02-02-08

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 21-03-16

The background is leprosy but the story covers so much of raw human emotions and community. A great story.

  • An Elephant in the Garden

  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: Fiona Clarke
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

It’s 1944. Elizabeth's father is fighting with the German army on the eastern front. Her mother works at Dresden zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her… and then the bombs start to fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By CMoon on 25-12-12

Amazing! Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 18-03-16

We have listened to it many times it's just as good as the first time we heard it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful