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  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and superbly read!

  • By Aíslín on 24-07-17

Superb Crime Writer.

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

Never dissapoints. This book is totally absorbing. Always look forward to his next publication.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Duchess: The Untold Story

  • By: Penny Junor
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

In her relationship with Charles, which has survived for more than 40 years, Camilla's story has seen a great many myths. This book is the definitive account. The relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is one of the most remarkable love stories of the age. It has endured against all the odds and, in the process, nearly destroyed the British monarchy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sycophantic Dribble.

  • By 5712.odea on 05-07-17

Sycophantic Dribble.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Struggled to finish this audio book. Penny Junor has always been in Prince Charles 's camp and this book is just another book to promote Camilla in the eyes of the public. I like Camilla but no one is that sugary sweet and perfect. Even as a Diana fan, I have been very aware of her faults as well as her talents. I was honestly sick of hearing repeatedly the 'over the top' goodness of Camilla ( He who doth protest too much....). Penny Junor, it seems, has taken on the role of Mark Boland.
Conclusion: This is just another "Camilla is wonderful' PR book and doesn't really give us any insight into how Charles and Camilla tick. Utter waste of a credit

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Kate: The Future Queen

  • By: Katie Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Katie Nicholl, best-selling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives us an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated fans of the royals around the world. Now Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton's initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new so American!

  • By Gemma on 02-12-13

Good but Narrator spoiled it for me

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

Reviewed: 17-05-17

Story was interesting and entertaining but the narrator's voice was so 'affected' and annoying. she must have swallowed marbles for breakfast and came across as trying too hard. A pity because it had the makings of a 5 star listen for all royal enthusiasts

  • The Murder of Princess Diana

  • Revealed: The Truth Behind the Assassination of the Century
  • By: Noel Botham
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

The death of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, sent shockwaves around the world. A nation was left in mourning, but soon feelings of suspicion surfaced: was her death all that the Establishment might wish us to believe? Now, after an exhaustive two-year probe, investigative writer and former journalist Noel Botham has dared to reveal what the people of Britain have always believed - that Diana's death was murder.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not purchase this book this book does not tell you anything that you don't already know.

  • By Carmoon on 23-08-17

narrator from hell

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

struggled to finish solely because of the absolutely dreadful narrator with his boringly slow, sing song, tone. He absolutely destroyed what could have an interesting book.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • By: M L Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

The crying persisted. The door of the lighthouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And – oh cripes! There's a bloke, but –' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love

  • By sue on 05-08-14

Simply a beautiful listen

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

I have never written a review before. But this beautiful book deserves one. I hope I am doing Justice when I say that the author has created characters that you just fall in love with. I have just finished the book and there are tears streaming down my face. It is such a lovely story. A real tear jerker for all the ladies out there. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

just superb

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

loved it. was finding it difficult to find a good book for ages but this is it. brilliant

  • Secrets She Left Behind

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Reintegration into the outside world proves difficult for Maggie, even beyond dealing with Keith and her guilt. Somehow the two must find a way to overcome the past because Maggie and her family may be all Keith has left.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By 5712.odea on 28-02-16

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 28-02-16

could not finish. Narration was unbearable to listen too. Story line was not very interesting. had to return

  • The Darkest Secret

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea. But what really happened to Coco?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting

  • By P. Coleman on 14-01-16

what a boring tedious listen. absolute rubbish.

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

Reviewed: 18-01-16

struggled with this one. only purchased because of good reviews. I wonder if they were listening to the same book I was listening too

6 of 11 people found this review helpful