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  • Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

  • The True Story of a Troubled Boy with a Dark Secret
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 99

When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged. Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By James C. on 27-07-18

Touching and Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 20-09-16

Reece is just 7 years old when he arrives at Cathy's. He's part of a large family and his mother Tracy has had a difficult past She has h learning difficulties as does Reece and all but one of his siblings. Cathy and her family cater for Reece's needs as best they can, and Cathy stands by him as he goes through difficult times at school and in his personal life. He learns to trust Cathy and her family and they become close while decisions about Reece's future are made. A touching story of a brave little boy who was told "not to tell" of the secrets he and his family hold. I really felt for Reece and his siblings, experiencing so much so young.

  • Can I Let You Go?

  • A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving On
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child. Faye is 24 and pregnant and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cathy Glass FAKE!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-05-19

Truly Memorable

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

Reviewed: 15-09-16

Faye is 24 years old, has an intellectual disability and lives with her grandparents who have mobility problems. She stays with Cathy and her family during her pregnancy, at the end of which the plan is that her baby will be given up for adoption. Initially, everyone believes she will be incapable of raising a baby because of her disabilities, which were caused by foetal alchol syndrome as her mother was heavily alcoholic whilst pregnant with her. Will she prove them wrong? She has a change of heart and Cathy, as well as her grandparents, are a great support to her throughout the story.

I love all of Cathy's books, but this in particular had me rooting for Faye, and feeling teary in parts. By the end of the book, I was left feeling maternal myself. As a person with physical disabilities, I have had my own ability to parent up for debate, but this story is a story of courage and hope. Will Faye get to be a mother? No other words can sum up this story other than truly memorable. I have the feeling this will stay with me for a long time.

  • The Child Bride

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Cathy Glass, international best-selling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14-year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting in parts.

  • By lynda on 08-11-14

A Riveting Story

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

Reviewed: 24-08-16

It was nice to read about a teenager's experience. Zeena seems very strong to me, despite what she went through. As always, Cathy has a really approachable and kind manner, as much with Zeena as with any other child or teen she fosters, and this really comes across in her writing. There are very sensitive issues here, but Cathy's adolescent/ young adult children deal with what happened to Zeena with a wiseness beyond their years. As with all books by Cathy Glass, I cannot fault the flow of the story or the character voice.

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation

  • Imzadi
  • By: Peter David
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Frakes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Ship's counsellor Deanna Troi mysteriously falls ill...and dies. But her death marks the start of an incredible adventure for Commander Riker - an adventure that takes him across time, pits him against one of his closest friends, and forces him to choose between Starfleet's strictest rule and the one he calls Imzadi. Read by Jonathan Frakes, and enhanced with sound effects!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek

  • By Deborah Cannard on 16-03-19

Wonderful Audio Version of my Favourite TNG Book

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

This has been my favourite Star Trek TNG book since I was 11 years old and discovered I loved Star Trek. Peter David is one of my favourite Star Trek authors, and the way he intertwines Troi and Riker's relationship with alternate realities is pure skill. The pace of the writing never falters, even in this abridged version of the book. Shame it wasn't longer. The sound affects really add atmosphere to an already great narration.

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation: Crossover (Adapted)

  • By: Michael Jan Friedman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Frakes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Continuing the mission he began in Unification, Starfleet Ambassador Spock endeavors to impart the logic of the Vulcans to a small band of Romulans. But Spock and his students are taken hostage, and the Enterprise and Jean-Luc Picard are sent to secure the hostages' release. Read by Jonathan Frakes!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Top Notch Performance From Jonathan Frakes!

  • By Kat on 24-04-16

A Top Notch Performance From Jonathan Frakes!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-16

The performance is top notch in this book, and there is lots of action. A must listen!

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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A simple idea perfectly realised

  • By Kaggy on 02-11-17

A Quick, Concise Read That Is Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-16

I chose this as I have seen the film and liked it. This was descriptive and easy to listen to, but I would have liked more detail in some parts. At times I found the narrator's imitation of accents annoying as well as their tone of voice. I wanted the story to be longer but it was a quick read. I read it during the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon and it's a good book for reading challenges because of the length of the story. Very concise.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Another Forgotten Child

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten. The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-05-18

Very Moving

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

This is the story of 8 year old Aimee who has behavioural problems. As Cathy and her daughter Paula noticed in the book, Aimee was similar to Jodie, another girl of the same age Cathy fostered. Aimee has endured a lot, abuse, her mother's drug use and now and then we see bonds between Cathy and Aimee. Cathy does a great job of taking care of Aimee and this book was a great read.

  • The Silent Cry

  • There is little Kim can do as her mother's mental health spirals out of control
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help. The 16th fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion, but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late. This is the true story of Laura, whose life touches Cathy's in a way she could never have foreseen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Anonymous User on 18-10-17

Another Novel From A Great Author

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

I liked the fact that this book dealt with the stories of various children and it was nice to get an insight into Cathy's life when her children, Adrian and Paula, were very young. I really liked the update at the end of the book, but felt for Cathy and her family that John wasn't around much. She and her family, as well as the children she fosters, are very strong and courageous. This book deserved 5 stars as her novels are always a joy to listen to. She writes from the heart.

  • A Long Way Down

  • By: Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by: Pauline McLynn, Nicky Henson, Christopher Ragland, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?' For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: He has, in his own words, 'pissed his life away'. And on New Year's Eve, he's going to end it all.... But not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then 18-year-old Jess, and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea - but brought their own reasons. Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great cast of characters

  • By Mr Chops on 12-11-14

Worth a read but misguided in parts

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

I liked this storyline, the characters and performances (especially Jess and Maureen). I thought Martin was a bit too serious and there was too much swearing overall. Some parts made me laugh out loud but I didn't like the references to Matty, his disability or the references to disability or disabled people in general. As a person with disabilities, I found the portrayal of him misguided and the interpretations of disability badly represented. I have seen the film of the same name as this book and would have liked to have seen some of those parts represented. Worth a read.

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation: Q-in-Law (Adapted)

  • By: Peter David
  • Narrated by: Majel Barrett, John de Lancie
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The U.S.S. Enterprise is the site for a wedding that will unite two powerful rival families of the Tizarin. But Captain Picard's happiness is soon cut short by the arrival of Lwaxana Troi, the nagging mother of ship's counsellor Deanna Troi, and the notorious, all-powerful Q, who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. Read by Majel Barrett and John de Lancie!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek

  • By Deborah Cannard on 07-04-19

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

I have a very battered paperback copy of this but I liked it so much I also decided to buy the audiobook. Good if a little simple plot bought to life realistically as an audiobook. Highly recommended if you're a TNG fan. Funny in some places. Lighthearted compared to other Star Trek The Next Generation books. A quick enjoyable listen.