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Sharron

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  • I've Got Your Number

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier: She is about to marry her ideal man. But in one afternoon, everything begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations and mysterious phone calls, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous chick lit

  • By R. Dang on 02-03-12

A wonderful story for fans of light hearted romanc

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

I enjoyed this and listened during a low time when I needed a light hearted love story to lift my mood. I liked the characters and even though I knew how it would end it was worth listening to because of this! A fun story for dull days.

  • The Diary of Two Nobodies

  • By: Mary Killen, Giles Wood
  • Narrated by: Mary Killen, Giles Wood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

What is life for Giles and Mary outside the willow-patterned cocoon? Giles is a countryman who relishes solitude. His wife, Mary, thrives in company and enjoys frequent escapes to London. After 30 years in a marriage of opposites, Giles and Mary have adapted to a life of domestic misunderstandings within comical misadventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage - eject or sit it out?

  • By Rachel Redford on 27-12-17

Not as funny as I hoped

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I have never watched gogglebox but thought this much but be funny. Not my cup of tea. Wanted to like this but found it dull. Sorry!

  • A Bicycle Made for Two

  • A Love in the Dales Story
  • By: Mary Jayne Baker
  • Narrated by: Madeline Gould
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Chock-full of colourful characters, dry wit and a bit of love and passion for good measure. In a lost corner of the Yorkshire Dales, Lana Donati runs a medieval theme restaurant with her brother. As a distraction to help them get over losing the father they loved dearly, and as a tribute to his passion for the beautiful area they live in, Lana hatches a plan to boost business for everyone by having the Grand Départ route pass through their village. But this entails getting the small community to work together to convince the decision-makers that their beloved village is Tour material.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Denise N on 13-01-19

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I enjoyed most of this story but did find the two main characters a bit annoying.

  • Pocketful of Dreams

  • The Brogans of the East End, Book 1
  • By: Jean Fullerton
  • Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

It's 1939, and the Brogan family of London's East End are ready to show Hitler what for. But things don't seem so rosy when rationing, evacuation and air raids start to put this larger-than-life family to the test. When a mysterious young man arrives at the Brogans' local parish church, he provides just the dazzling distraction they need - and, for eldest daughter Mattie, the promise of more than she'd ever wished for. But as the pair fall deeper in love, they are drawn into secret dangers, rife on the very London streets they call home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Sharron on 10-11-18

Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I really enjoyed this saga and thought the characters interesting and believable. The plot was full of twists and turns.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,898
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,478

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

Enjoyed the beginning

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Enjoyed the beginning of this book but by chapter 25 found myself drifting off. Will not be finishing this unfortunately.

  • The Nonesuch

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect escapist Regency romance

  • By Beccameriel on 25-07-13

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I was disappointed because I had enjoyed reading this book many years ago but found the Audible full listening.

  • The Man Who Didn't Call

  • By: Rosie Walsh
  • Narrated by: Katherine Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

If you've ever found yourself waiting for a call that didn't come, The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh is the audiobook for you. Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous novel by Rosie Walsh

  • By Linda Siddorn on 18-06-18

A slow paced story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I found this quite a depressing story and the lady reading this seemed to feel the same!

  • The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Esther Wane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Masha's life has stopped. Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her life has been forever changed by a tragic event 12 years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds solace in the silent company of the souls of her local Victorian cemetery and at the town's lido, where she seeks refuge underwater - safe from the noise and the pain. But a chance encounter with two extraordinary women - the fabulous and wise Kitty Muriel, a convent girl-turned-magician's wife-turned-70-something-roller-disco-fanatic, and the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice - opens up a new world of possibilities, and the chance to start living again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Three or five stars, still not sure!

  • By Sharron on 31-08-18

Three or five stars, still not sure!

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

This book is beautifully written and I am torn between giving three or five stars. An incredible story with inspiring moments but also heartbreaking. Best not to listen to it if you are feeling loss. I read some of the book as I wanted to speed through the most sorrowful parts. I know death is inevitable but I quite like books which take me from the sorrows of life.

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  • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: Tom Hodgkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian Basher Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. When a certain Irene Adler turns up on their doorstep with a proposition, neither man is able to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sara on 05-01-12

Two sides

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

This is such a clever story which intertwined with Sherlock Holmes cases. I disliked the characters but this is what made us brilliant. I stayed faithful to Holmes while enjoying the evil Moriarity.

  • Little Donkey

  • A Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

It’s Christmas, and Jenny Checkland is beset with problems. The vicar, who really should know better, has asked to borrow Marilyn the donkey for the nativity play, thereby unleashing chaos on the already chaos-laden Frogmorton Farm. Will Marilyn survive her bath? Will anyone survive Marilyn’s bath? Robbed of her role as the Virgin Mary, what revenge is the angel Gabriel plotting? Why is that sheep so fat? Will Charlie ever get to say his one line? Can Marilyn be prevented from eating the baby Jesus?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read the nothing girl first!

  • By Hevpais on 25-10-15

Christmas Joy

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Another incredibly beautiful story. I love the series, author and ladies vocals. Buy, borrow it or listen.