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  • The Girls

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Amelie Jewell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years, and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? On a midsummer’s night, a 13-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak in several parts

  • By Giftgiver on 14-11-16

Sorry, boring

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

After 4 hours I am going to give up on this book, i t just can’t keep my interest, l also see several reviews that complain about the ending so I haven’t even got that to look forward to.... sorry but I am going to return this ( thanks to Audible for giving me this option)

  • A Country Christmas

  • Honeycote, Book 1
  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

The Liddiard family have lived in Honeycote for generations. But that just might be changing.... Mickey Liddiard adores his wife, Lucy - so why he is cheating on her with Kay? James Liddiard has been in love with Lucy for years. So when he discovers Mickey is being unfaithful, could this be his opportunity? Kay is most definitely not happily married - it was the money which first attracted her to her husband. But now, could Mickey hold the key to her heart and her happiness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice audio

  • By Lorcan on 02-01-16

Not Christmassy at all

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

The actual story is ok , but this is NOT as advertized, a christmas book ! There are no mince pies or christmas cheer, actually the family have a pretty dismal christmas and doesn’t occur until about half way through the book and is over and done with rather quickly . Disapointed, I almost feel like asking for my money back

  • Down a Dark Road

  • A Kate Burkholder Novel
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling

  • By Frances on 20-08-18

Thrilling

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

This series is still keeping me highly entertained, always suspenseful, with characters that you care about. With good varied plots . This has become one of my all time favourite series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undercover Princess

  • The Rosewood Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Connie Glynn
  • Narrated by: Olivia Cura, Irfan Shamji, Jane Glynn, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

When fairy-tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life. Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty - a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is so lovely and cozy, a story well told!

  • By Jennie on 21-08-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I was so disappointed with this audio book, it had lots of positive reviews, and been likened it to princess diaries and the likes. I was looking for something light and fun, but this was so dull, the plot could have been told in a few chapters.
The author partially narrated this herself and did a reasonable good job, the male narrator did not suit the role he was reading, or else he just did not convey the sense of “ danger “ that the characters where supposed to be in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just amazing, as always

  • By Gilly on 08-03-18

Imperfect

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Any additional comments?

I normally love Milly’s books, but found the plot of this one a bit all over the place, although large parts of it where enjoyably, but I did’t really feel it fitted properly together.

  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is ok though a little predictable.

  • By Gwenevere on 28-01-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 23-02-18

Any additional comments?

This is definately one of Milly Johnson’s best. You really feel for the lovely quirky charactors , the goodies are good and the baddies are right sods!! Yes the endining is predicable , but all the in between is wonderful . Totally enjoyed

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Completely fascinating and bonkers

  • By melisa on 04-11-15

great fun

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

Reviewed: 18-12-17

Any additional comments?

Although I originate from England i have lived in Denmark for 38 years, so I could really put myself in this book. Humourously written , with lots of facts about Denmark and the danish way of living.
Well narrated by one of my favorite narrators Lucy Price-Lewis , who coped with most of the danish words reasonable well, but concidering Snegle where mentioned about 3-4 times in every chapter, I do wish that she had learned to pronounce it better !!

  • Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Carole Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Indulge in this lovely, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Carole Matthews at her heart-warming best! Fay and Danny are madly in love, and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat, The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By Hazel Dunfermline on 06-11-17

Sequel to the cake shop in the garden

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

... And once again we meet all the quirky characters from the cake shop in the garden ( plus a few new ones)
Lovely story as you would expect
Thoroughly enjoyable

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Light Years

  • Cazalet Chronicle, Volume 1
  • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

The tangled lives of three generations evoke a vanished world in this, the first volume of the Cazalet Chronicle. Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home.... For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A snapshot of pre-WW2 upper middle class life

  • By Knucklebones on 09-01-12

Yawn ...

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

What disappointed you about The Light Years?

Everything
The story so ullerly dull full of totally boring details, I didn't feel I liked any of the characters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Jane Howard again?

Maybe, but would check out the preview first

Any additional comments?

I found this book so boring I finally gave up after 2 hours. life's too short to listen to tedious audiobooks, there are so many other good ones out there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Small Great Things

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Noma Dumezweni, Jeff Harding, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

The new audiobook from number one best-selling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First but not last

  • By TinaàRaven on 12-01-17

Loved everything about this book

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

Reviewed: 26-11-16

Any additional comments?

Jodi does it again. Written an amazing book about a very important topic , showing the story from different viewpoints. The one thing about Jodi's books is thant you never know how they sre going to end ,so you can't take it for granted that all is going to go as you hope. An amazing journey. Captured right from the start to last chapter. Loved the info at the end on how and why she wrote this story.
Brilliant narration that truely brought the characters to life.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful