LISTENER

Amazon Customer

  • 16
  • reviews
  • 6
  • helpful votes
  • 19
  • ratings
  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

loved it!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-18

I absolutely loved this book.
I just couldn't stop listening to it at every chance I got would totally recommend it.

  • Summer at Skylark Farm

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Escape the cold winter nights with Sunday Times top five best seller Heidi Swain's Summer at Skylark Farm! Amber is a city girl at heart. So when her boyfriend, Jake, suggests they move to the countryside to help out at his family farm, she doesn't quite know how to react. But work has been hectic, and she needs a break, so she decides to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it. Dreaming of organic orchards, paddling in streams and frolicking in fields, Amber packs up her things and moves to Skylark Farm.  But life is not quite how she imagined....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgic getaway

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-09-18

Another amazing story!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-18

As always these books are unputdownable i just couldn't stop reading absolutely loved everythink .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just for the Holidays

  • By: Sue Moorcroft
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too whining to enjoy

  • By CaptainKate on 11-07-17

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

really enjoyed this book,wasn't sure at first as didn't like the sound of the narraters voice but once I got used to it it was a very good read.

  • The House We Called Home

  • By: Jenny Oliver
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The house where Stella and her sister, Amy, grew up never changes - the red front door, the breathtaking view over the Cornish coast, her parents in their usual spots on the sofa. Except this summer, things feel a little different.... Stella’s father is nowhere to be seen, yet her mother - in suspiciously new Per Una jeans - seems curiously unfazed by his absence and more eager to talk about her mysterious dog-walking buddy, Mitch. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book.

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-08-18

loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

I really enjoyed this book read it every night would recommend it.a good holiday read.

  • The Sunday Lunch Club

  • By: Juliet Ashton
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is...don't make any afternoon plans.  

Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way.   

Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 40. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.  

Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?  

Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book

  • By Mary Bolch on 27-06-18

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

Absolutely loved this book from start to finnish.loved all the characters and the family.very enyoyable

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer of Serendipity

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Deidre O’Connell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

One summer, property seeker Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem: nobody seems to know who owns it. The Welcome House is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Mrs Arabella M Hickman on 18-05-18

unputdownable !!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

loved this book from start to Finnish.
Just the kind of book I love reading.

  • The Hourglass

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent read from Tracy Rees!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-17

great book!!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I loved this book and the way it went back and forth in time.loved all the characters ,and a happy ending.

  • Coming Home to Island House

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Summer 1939: After touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called to his bedside. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can Romily cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a good story teller

  • By Rosemary Gardner on 02-04-18

a good read

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I liked this book it was very enjoyable although I thought it had a bit of a strange ending.

  • The Memory Shop

  • By: Ella Griffin
  • Narrated by: Deirdre O'Connell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Daydreamer Nora has inherited all of her grandmother's worldly belongings. Nora dreads seeing her beloved grandmother's possessions go, but she's determined that item by item, memory by memory, she will find the perfect new owners. When she opens The Memory Shop in the front of her grandmother's house, the community is gradually drawn inside, and Nora begins transforming the lives of those around her through the objects she pairs them with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interwoven lives

  • By S. C. R. Roberston on 01-01-18

a memorable book

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

loved this book,loved the narrator all the characters were believable I just wish it had more chapters.

  • Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper Van

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Welcome to the gorgeous Cornish town of St Felix, where there's magic in the air...When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall - some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs. But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it's a sign: she'll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were meant for. And as the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never fails to empress

  • By Kindle Customer on 20-07-18

loved it.

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I absolutely loved this book I just couldn't put it down.u found it very relaxing to read.