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  • A Rose Petal Summer

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland. She’s answered an ad in The Lady: being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it is time to make a change and do something different for a while? The fact that she may also see Alec, the young man whom she met some years previously and whom she has always thought of as her ‘one who got away’, is of course purely incidental. Soon Caro is falling in love - not only with Alec but with the stunning house and grounds she is now living in. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rose petal summer, amazing read

  • By snowqueen on 01-03-19

Not the best.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-19

Found the story rather confusing. & the narration difficult to hear in parts particularly Rowen. Not the best of her stories. Will try it again but have given up at the moment!

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eeeh, it's gradely

  • By Maggie on 17-05-14

One of the best.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Well read,. a great story with much to make you smile. A very likeable hero!

  • 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 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

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

Poor sound

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Not one of my favourites & spoilt by very poor sound, Only audible part title announcements!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forever House

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Hunter's Moon is the ultimate 'forever' house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Willoughbys' home for over 50 years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. But the sale of the house unlocks decades of family secrets - and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey

  • By libby jones on 23-06-17

Fantastic story, but spoilt by poor recording.

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Would you try another book written by Veronica Henry or narrated by Julia Barrie?

Yes certainly

Who was your favorite character and why?

Liked them all!

What about Julia Barrie’s performance did you like?

Excellent but very difficult to hear even with Kindle on Max

Could you see The Forever House being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Sorry no idea

Any additional comments?

Unusual story much enjoyed

  • Black Sheep

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book, shame about the reader

  • By Orna on 28-06-09

Enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 31-07-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes a great story one of Miss Hayers best.Amusing side lines & insight into dependent relatives

Which character – as performed by Barbara Leigh-Hunt – was your favourite?

Abigail

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Certainly made me laugh

Any additional comments?

One of those recordings you don't want to end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Faro's Daughter

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship's family are scandalized that he proposes to marry one of 'faro's daughters', and his cousin the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar - decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged at last!

  • By Maggie on 09-08-14

Narration spoils this recording

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Would you try another book written by Georgette Heyer or narrated by Laura Paton?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Laura Paton’s performances?

No

Was Faro's Daughter worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

One of the shortest of Heyers stories. Have read it previously & enjoyed it. Yet again the narration is so important. Increasingly only purchasing Heyer stories read by Phyllida Nash

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • False Colours

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Romantic Comedy in Regency England

  • By Andrew John Rae on 21-10-13

One of Heyers Best

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

Reviewed: 13-06-17

Would you listen to False Colours again? Why?

Have already done so

What did you like best about this story?

A different type of leading lady

Which character – as performed by Phyllida Nash – was your favourite?

Jenny & her father

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Adams relationship with Jenny as it developed

Any additional comments?

Phyllida Nash is by far the best reader clear & brilliant characterisation

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely reading

  • By Caroline on 25-07-09

Very difficult to hear & sort out characters

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

Reviewed: 28-05-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Still struggling to hear & get to grips with it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too early to comment

How could the performance have been better?

I think maybe different narrator?

Do you think Bath Tangle needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No comment

Any additional comments?

Would love to delete American voice introducing & closing recordings!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Practice

  • The Larkford Series, Book 1
  • By: Penny Parkes
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

Out of Practice is based around a large country medical practice, which proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Enjoyable Read

  • By L Hayes on 04-04-17

Fantastic narrator

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

Reviewed: 15-04-17

A really enjoyable read waiting for book 4 hope it is as good as previous 3



11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Daughters-in-Law

  • By: Joanna Trollope
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Rachel has always loved being at the centre of her large family. She has fiercely devoted herself to her three sons all their lives, and continues to do so even now they are all grown up. They are, of course, devoted to her – she and Anthony, their father, hold the family together at their big, beautiful, ramshackle house near the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk. But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel finds that control is slipping away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle, well narrated book

  • By WeimOwner on 01-09-11

Superb_both story & reader

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

If you could sum up Daughters-in-Law in three words, what would they be?

So many of us can relate to this saga!

What other book might you compare Daughters-in-Law to, and why?

Marcia Willet her saga are very similar

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

No

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you have sons