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  • Secrets

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ablett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Twelve-year-old Adele is placed in a bleak, cruel children's home after a family tragedy drives her mother to madness. But when trust is betrayed Adele has no choice but to run away.... Alone and friendless, she heads for Sussex to seek out the grandmother she has never known. However the journey, without food or shelter, leaves her desperately ill. Surrounded by the beautiful Rye Marshes, Adele is nursed back to health. Can she now dream of a new life? But what will happen when her mother reappears bearing shocking family secrets?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By a.e.harvey on 13-10-18

Another great story!

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

Reviewed: 15-09-18

Another great story - shame about the narration!! Sophie Ablett is horrendous!
I stuck with it because I love Lesley Pearse's books and the story did not disappoint. If you can get past the appalling narration and terrible put on voices, stick with it. Never shall I listen to this narrator again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reminiscent of Georgette Heyer

  • By Lorna on 17-07-16

Loved it!! 5 stars!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

TOTALLY absorbing. Do not miss this book! Ms Stevenson's narration is perfect for the feel of the story. Beautifully written by Lord Fellows. Just listen and revel in the delights that are on offer.

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 849

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Much More...

  • By Salter on 28-04-18

Slow and dull...

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

Tried to listen to this book twice now and both times got to just about 2 hours.
It's dull dull dull. Yawn! The narrator is not great either.
I'm done - I'm out!

  • The Nameless Dead

  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

'You can’t investigate the baby, Inspector.’ Declan Cleary’s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over 30 years ago. Now the Commission for Location of Victims’ Remains is following a tip-off that he was buried on the isle of Islandmore. Instead, the dig uncovers a baby’s skeleton, and it doesn’t look like death by natural causes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By Mrs A on 17-05-18

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

To me there seemed to be a fair amount of waffle in this book. Not as good as previous books, in my opinion.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 649

It's been 10 long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen so Far!

  • By Heather on 06-02-18

Too long!

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

Reviewed: 19-02-18

Overall enjoyable but there is a lot of waffle. it's almost like a script rather than a book. A bit of fine tuning and it could have be fabulous rather than me skipping 30 seconds of waffle every now and again.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

When a beautiful blonde girl is found half-drowned on a beach, she has no memory of who she is or what horrors have left her there. But an article about her in a Brighton newspaper rings alarm bells for beautician Dale, who shows the police photographs of Lotte Wainright. The girls met working on a cruise ship, and their friendship blossomed as they sailed the seas of South America, until Lotte fell under the sinister influence of an older American couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stolen

  • By Beryl on 30-01-18

not her best...

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

if you are new to this author don't start with this book! It's predictable and a little dull. she is one if my fav authors but this one just isn't great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harley Merlin 2: Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Harley Merlin has a lot of unanswered questions in her life. What drove her father to kill her mother? How can she know the true extent of her magical abilities? Has Wade Crowley always been this annoying? After the violent gargoyle incident that left many dead, Harley fears what other evil tricks her psychotic aunt has up her sleeve. When she discovers that magical foster kids like herself are in danger, she knows she must do whatever it takes to protect them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Sofia Panagiotou on 13-04-18

Jeez - can not believe there is a series!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Nothing happens! Its dull, pointless and so far fetched it's crazy! Move on - nothing to read here!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Not Quite Nice

  • By: Celia Imrie
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 624

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun and unexpected turns

  • By jacqui on 30-12-15

Yawn!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Started off so good... then just got more and more dull. too much detail about each and every person in the town - and there's a lot of them. Boring.
The use of long and complicated words is completely unnecessary and tedious! I won't bother with another by Ms Imrie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Remains of the Day

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Dominic West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366

A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside – and into his past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgia for a time that has so much to teach us

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-07-15

dull dull dull!

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

Reviewed: 13-06-17

gave up after 2hours. way to dull for my liking. turgid and off track pretty much straight away and for the next 2 hours.
next!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Loving Husband

  • By: Christobel Kent
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216

For fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Silent Wife, The Loving Husband draws readers into a marriage where nothing is as it seems.... Fran Hall and her husband Nathan have moved with their two children to a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens - a chance to get away from London and have a fresh start.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was so excited waiting for this one!

  • By Janet on 06-05-16

Fair amount of waffle...

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The first 3rd and the last 3rd are great - suspenseful, exciting, page turning, but the middle 3rd is a little dull. It drones on and on trying to build suspense and failed, in my opinion. It makes the main character sound whiny!
The narration is excellent and to be honest, this is the only reason I continued to the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful