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  • The Mister

  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Dominic Thorburn, Jessica O'Hara-Baker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections and money, he’s never had to work, and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-04-19

The Mister

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-19

I really enjoyed this book. Not sure what to expect but pleasantly surprised. Great story well told sorry when it ended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,888
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,872

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

The Tatooist of Auschwitz

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

This book is easily one of the best books that I have ever read (listened to). It is not and easy read at times as it describes the depths of depravity, however it goes also into the deepest love and passion between to individuals in the grimest of places. There are, also many examples of love between two humans helping each in the worst of situations in order to survive one more day.

  • Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition. A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas Fair

  • By P.M.N. on 28-11-18

Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas Fair

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

So far this has been the best of Heidi Swain's lovely books all linked in some way!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Honey Farm on the Hill

  • By: Jo Thomas
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

We never forget the one who got away. Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete, and life changed forever. Nell's daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again. When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia - where everything began - Nell can't resist the urge to go back and find him. Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there's plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely Grecian Idyll

  • By suet on 30-11-17

The Honey Farm on the Hill

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Really enjoyed this romantic, colourful tale. I could almost feel the heat of the sun, smell the aroma of the herbs and hear sheep! A happy ending too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Mother's Secret

  • By: Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

From the number-one best-selling author of Bad Behaviour and If You Were Me comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequences. Not to be missed by readers of Jane Green, Lisa Jewell, and Marian Keyes. A romantic holiday in sunny Rome. A happy marriage strong enough to last 40 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well told holiday listening

  • By Sue Dobbing on 25-07-15

My Mother's Secret

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I found this story a pleasant surprise. A real family tale but full of surprises and insights into human nature and Irish traditions with a happy ending!

  • The Map That Leads to You

  • By: J. P. Monninger
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Heather Mulgrew's world is already mapped out: She is going to travel abroad with her friends after college, come back to a great career in September, and head into a life where not much is left to chance. But that was before an encounter on an overnight train introduces her to Jack, a passionate adventurer who changes the course of her journey and her life. Throwing Heather's careful itinerary to the wind, they follow Jack's grandfather's journal through post-World War II era Europe: Vienna, Budapest, Turkey - exotic places that serve only to heighten their feelings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The map that leads to you.

  • By P.M.N. on 25-06-17

The map that leads to you.

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

Reviewed: 25-06-17

I really enjoyed this love story. It was unusual and haunting, sensitive and romantic and yes sad.

  • The Hare with Amber Eyes

  • A Hidden Inheritance
  • By: Edmund de Waal
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

Winner of the 2010 COSTA Biography Award. A total of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ruth on 11-06-12

The Hare with amber eyes

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

This biography is a must read for anyone interested in art/history. It is about a Potter who traces family treasure. A sad and dramatic story of life between and during WW1. I really enjoyed this true story.

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disappointed

  • By Film_Strip on 15-11-16

Lee Child no more.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-16

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

I did not really enjoy this book. Especially the highly unpleasant section describing woman having sex with animals. Totally unnecessary.

What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Left out sexually content.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, he is always good.

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Eat, Pray, Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment, and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression, and heartbreak. It's 3 a.m., and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her 30s, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By M Baker on 30-06-17

An inspiring and soothing story.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Eat, Pray, Love the most enjoyable?

Listening to the audio of Eat, Pray Love \I found it to be relaxing, interesting, soothing and inspiring.

What other book might you compare Eat, Pray, Love to, and why?

I think The little Paris Bookshop as it has a similar gentle believable theme, with added interest of travel and romance.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Gilbert – was your favourite?

so far I love Iva for laid back spirituality.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would if I had that time to give over to it.

Any additional comments?

It for me is always difficult to find my "next book". Sometimes I am not sure quite what I want but when I see it I know, sometimes after a long search. " Ah here it is," like meeting an old friend or meeting someone new with whom I have an instant connection.