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  • The Lewis Man

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118

An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former detective inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to The Blackhouse, which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis trilogy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric sequel to The Blackhouse

  • By Kirstine on 24-02-12

What a book... amazing

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

I am a writer, editor and publisher. I read a lot of books and have to say this is one of the best I’ve ‘read’ in years. I absolutely loved it. All of it. I wish I could start all over again. Thank goodness there is a third in the trilogy.

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a Listen

  • By Penny on 06-08-08

Another great book, not so keen on Lee

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

I loved this book by Kate M. As always, she pulls it out of the bag. I usually like Caroline L as a narrator but she really annoyed me in this one. Which was a shame as the story was lovely...

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared, a priceless heirloom is missing and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC !!!!

  • By helend on 26-09-18

Great, imaginative and unique tale

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

A great listen, I really didn't know where it was going and the characters, introduced and evolved throughout the book, were great. It's a really unique story in a time where many plots are replicas of other stories. I really loved it. Finished it in a few days as made excuses to find a way to listen to my audio!

  • Love Is Blind

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Is Blind by William Boyd. Love Is Blind is William Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boyd on Top Form

  • By Mark on 27-09-18

More cat and mouse than a real get your teeth into

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

I was really looking forward to this book and kept waiting for the story to evolve, but for me it was a simple tale of cat and mouse, I really don't get where the real grit / story comes into it. I found it boring, only made more pleasurable by the narrator who was great. Sorry, not one for me...

  • Restless

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping and thoughtful book

  • By Tom on 03-11-07

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and love it when I am taken deep into another place and time and really submerged into the characters lives. I absolutely loved this book. The story, the narrators, the characters. Brilliant. One of my best books of 2018!

  • The Secret Life of Bees

  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now 14, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the '60s is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it - start to finish!

  • By Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE on 04-08-14

Fabulous narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Great story and probably the best narrator I've ever heard on Audible and I listen a lot. I really enjoyed this. Thank you to all involved.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paris for One and Other Stories

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Stephanie Racine, Charlie Sanderson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Nell is 26 and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone, including herself, that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed. In this collection of 11 unmissable short stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big disappointment, Jojo

  • By Philip on 04-03-17

The narrator is the most annoying I've ever heard

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

Would you try another book written by Jojo Moyes or narrated by the narrators?

I would have loved this book if I'd read it but the narrator, with her baby voices trying to be cute and the way she pronounced 'says' drove me MAD – I couldn't even finish it as found the terrible voices so annoying I wasn't concentrating on what she was saying. Such a shame, and such a waste of my money :(

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The One Plus One

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to.... Jess’ gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’ teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone. Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking.... Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling, uplifting listen

  • By Saffy on 13-03-14

Nice summer holiday book

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

Reviewed: 31-08-16

Would you listen to The One Plus One again? Why?

A well narrated, well written, fun and eventful holiday book... this is the first book I have read by this author and I'd definitely read more.

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 935

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One yapping dog. It's a normal weekend in the suburbs. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book the authors best work

  • By Mrs on 30-07-16

The most frustrating book I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 20-08-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Reading this book is like being drip-fed a story by someone with a hundred secrets who loves to tease people. You can't enjoy the actual narrative as you have no idea what they are talking about; it's all meant to be so mysterious but it is just incredibly frustrating as you need a solid story to be interested in. It's almost as if it's been written backwards. I would need to read it all again to enjoy the writing as all I felt was annoyance. Honestly, I usually give Liane Moriarty 5 stars, and Caroline Lee, but I wish I hadn't wasted a credit on this. Even Caroline Lee's narration was annoying and over-played. Save your credit.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Hungrychics on 21-10-15

Great narrator

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

Reviewed: 21-05-16

What made the experience of listening to Amy Snow the most enjoyable?

Great story, great narration, I loved every minute of it. The characters are perfectly written.