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Broken Down Angel

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  • Our Endless Numbered Days

  • By: Claire Fuller
  • Narrated by: Eilidh L. Beaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 531

1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children, and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change. Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end, which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, thought-provoking, with a good twist.

  • By bookylady on 28-03-16

Excellent, interesting read, great use of words

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

This was a fascinating end of world/survivalist story. Really well written with such interesting turns of phrase. Absolutely loved it, hooked and loved the way it was told and the ending.

  • The Book Lovers

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Author Callie Logan never expected to swap her life in London for one in rural Suffolk but, after the breakdown of her marriage, she decides that a fresh start is just what she needs. Finding Owl Cottage in the tiny village of Newton St. Clare, Callie determines to give up on love and throw herself into her work. But fate seems to have other ideas and she soon has two very different men vying for her attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Purely delightful!

  • By Kim The Book Worm on 25-03-16

Good story

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I enjoyed this book, the troubles, the characters and the journey they go on.

There was lots of "he said" and "she said" to describe the dialogue, that got quite tiresome. Maybe reading it would have been a obvious.

The performance of the narrator d good reading the book, a lovely, soft, eloquent voice. Reading the dialogue though she gave emphasis that I didn't enjoy as much.

  • The Memory Illusion

  • Why You May Not Be Who You Think You Are
  • By: Julia Shaw
  • Narrated by: Siri Steinmo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate records of the past we like to think they are. True, we can all admit to having suffered occasional memory lapses, such as entering a room and immediately forgetting why or suddenly being unable to recall the name of someone we've met dozens of times. But what if we have the potential for more profound errors of memory?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An unpleasant listen

  • By JR on 29-06-16

Really good reading/list to understand memory more

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

Accessable information

Great stuff on the research

Would like more on how to use it for learning, but that's probably a whole other, focused, book

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