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  • The Lost Letters

  • By: Sarah Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When Martha’s beloved father dies, he leaves her two things: a mysterious stash of letters to an English woman named "Catkins" and directions to a beach hut in the English seaside town of Wells-Next-the-Sea. Martha is at a painful crossroads in her own life and seizes this chance for a trip to England - to discover more about her family’s past and the identity of her father’s secret correspondent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Maggieannie on 07-11-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I loved this book. It was full of twists and turns. I know Wells, I imagined myself there with them. This is surely what a good book is all about

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saturday

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: James Wilby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind and proud father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flawless narration by James Wilby

  • By John Imeson on 15-11-17

A good book

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Ian McEwan always delivers a good story, this is definitely a good story. The narrator is easy to listen to. Not always the case I find.
Enjoyed it very much.

  • The Bookshop

  • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, David Nicholls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Eve Karpf, David Nicholls, Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. Hardborough becomes a battleground. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important but natural and even supernatural forces, too. Her fate will strike a chord with anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but sweet

  • By Maggieannie on 29-12-16

Short but sweet

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

Reviewed: 29-12-16

What made the experience of listening to The Bookshop the most enjoyable?

This was a lovely little book. I especially enjoyed the narration this time.

What did you like best about this story?

It had a bitter sweet theme.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Three different narrators and all very good.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Quite sad really with the odd chuckle.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful