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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 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

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 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

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

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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.

  • Paradise Lodge

  • By: Nina Stibbe
  • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 399

This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in a ramshackle old people's home in the English suburbs. It is the late 1970s and the place is in chaos - there's a much swisher old people's home nearer the supermarket with better parking which is taking all the best patients; Matron seems to be utterly without qualifications, and Lizzie has no idea what she's doing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolute Paradise

  • By Alexis on 04-06-16

And life goes on ...

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

I enjoyed finding out how Liz and her family are surviving in their turbulent and hilarious lives.

  • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris. It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a really great book

  • By Snuggles on 14-07-13

Hard going

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I found this story quite depressing which is a shame as I usually enjoy this author. The main character annoyed mel The romantic hero was wet. The character I did like …….. Hmmm will not spoil by sayingl

  • A Second Chance

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it’s just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another chaotic, but fun outing

  • By Robyn on 07-08-17

Incredile

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Another great book and audible. The story jumped and weaved through time and I never knew what would happen next. Loved it.

  • Man at the Helm

  • By: Nina Stibbe
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

Not long after her parents' separation, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet Daily Telegraph and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel, her sister and little brother and their now-divorcée mother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only 31 years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder, when you put it like that, that she becomes a menace and a drunk. And a playwright.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as expected

  • By Philip on 18-09-14

Man needed

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

Such a wonderful story about a family coping under the black pig of depression. Pig not dog! Instantly engrossing and ordered the next in series.

  • Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Connie Diamond has always been her husband Jimmy’s best girl, or so she thought. But then she discovers that he’s been playing away for years. Along with Della Frostick, Jimmy’s right-hand woman at his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine, Connie decides to destroy Jimmy’s life. Together they will set up a rival business called Lady Muck, and along with the cleaning ladies who meet at the Sunflower Café, they’ll make him wish he had never so much as looked at another woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous as usual

  • By Ms simplydebs on 25-11-15

Make mine a cream tea!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Where does Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I adore all of the books and audio versions by Milly Johnson and Colleen Pendergast.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café?

I want to be part of their friendship group.

What does Colleen Prendergast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Colleen Pendergast has the perfect voice for these romcoms

  • Don't Want to Miss a Thing

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times best sellers, including A Walk in the Park and To the Moon and Back. Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant hotchpotch of a story

  • By Kaggy on 18-07-15

I didn't want to miss a thing!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Don't Want to Miss a Thing to be better than the print version?

I love the books and audible versions and often buy both!

What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

I like Clare Corbett's voices for all characters

  • Murder at the Laurels

  • By: Lesley Cookman
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

When old Eleanor Bridges dies on her birthday at The Laurels nursing home, no-one except her niece, Fran Castle, suspects anything. But when the will goes missing, and Fran's newly discovered relatives appear to be doing everything in their power to obstruct investigations, she enlists the help of her friend Libby Sarjeant. Together they uncover sinister happenings in the past - including greed and elements of witchcraft - that provide a host of motives for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me awake until 2am!

  • By Ann in Durham on 07-09-13

Murder

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Murder at the Laurels to be better than the print version?

I prefer the books to the audible as there are lots of male characters and I do not like women reading male voices

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

I prefer Julia Barrie reading these books.

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

Timber, who will fall dow

  • This Could Change Everything

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding.... On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the Internet by storm, that is), she never would have met Zillah and Conor - not to mention Lucas. And she'd never have found out just how much life there is to be lived....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK AND PERFORMANCE

  • By pennycrimps on 02-02-18

Great book and reading

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

What made the experience of listening to This Could Change Everything the most enjoyable?

I adore Jill Mansell as she always cheers me up.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved all of the characters!

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

The reader has a great voice and I always feel happy to see her name.

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