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  • In Their Mother's Footsteps

  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Edith and Ada run Jimmy's Hope House, where they care for unmarried mothers and where Edith, a doctor, offers free medical help to the poor of London's East End. Both are struggling to overcome trauma from their past. For Edith there is the constant ache and yearning for her twin girls, Elka and Ania, from whom she was separated in 1918. For Ada there is the threat of her sister returning.... As the Nazis strengthen their grip on Poland, sisters Elka and Ania are forced to make a difficult decision: travel to England to find their birth mother or stay and fight?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By Maureen on 21-06-18

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

This is the first Mary Wood book I have read and sadly may be the last. The story was lacklustre and the narrative very 'twee', I struggled to carry on listening but thought it might improve. By the end I breathed a sigh of relief that it was finished. Now for something a little more inspiring and intriguing.

  • Mothering Sunday

  • By: Rosie Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

It's 1884, and 14-year-old Sunday Small has been in the Nuneaton workhouse since she was abandoned at birth. The regime is cruel, and if it were not for her dear little friend Daisy, Sunday's life would barely be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the seedy workhouse master, who will stop at nothing to get her alone. It's time for Sunday to strike out alone in the world, but the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and heartwarming.

  • By ian mcnamara on 26-10-17

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 28-10-17

Regrettably not the best of books, rather predictable right from the start and morose. I have read many authors who write in a similar period and themes, and they have been much more interesting. I had to finish the book, always thinking it might get better, it didn't and the ending fizzled out.

  • Apple Tree Yard

  • By: Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,008

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can’t control what happens next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Recommendation!

  • By Mrs. Helen M. Herbert on 09-02-14

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 24-08-14

What disappointed you about Apple Tree Yard?

Rather long winded, not particularly interesting to me

Has Apple Tree Yard put you off other books in this genre?

Has put me off this author

How could the performance have been better?

Narrative from different characters

What character would you cut from Apple Tree Yard?

Probably none

Any additional comments?

Laborious to listen to, got a little more exciting towards the end but storyline not to my personal taste