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Mrs W.

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  • The Deserter's Daughter

  • By: Susanna Bavin
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Manchester, 1920. Carrie Jenkins reels from the revelation that her beloved father was shot for desertion during the Great War, not tragically killed in heroic action, as she had previously been led to believe. Worse, Carrie's sweetheart jilts her on the eve of their wedding, despite her pregnancy. Facing some tough choices and needing to provide a home for her baby and invalid mother, Carrie is forced to accept the unsettling advances of Ralph Armstrong. It is a decision she will regret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, loved it!

  • By Mrs W. on 21-08-18

Great story, loved it!

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

loved this book and had the pleasure of meeting the author recently too.
The narrator was excellent, was a really good listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House of Echoes

  • By: Barbara Erskine
  • Narrated by: Isla Blair
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

When Joss, an adopted child, discovers that her real mother has left the beautiful family home, Belheddon Hall, to her, she is thrilled, until she discovers that the Hall is haunted by a presence which will not tolerate husbands or sons living in the house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!

  • By Mrs W. on 23-07-18

loved it!!

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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: 23-07-18

Couldn't put it down! The narrator was excellent. Would definitely recommend it be read at night

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Went on a bit!!

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

Reviewed: 21-09-17

Must admit, I got really bored with it and was glad to finish! Narrators were good though...

  • The Haunting of Brynlee House

  • By: Caroline Clark
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Emma has been hiding for a year. Hiding from an abusive ex who broke more than her bones. Now it is time to start again and she has been left an old house in which to make a new beginning. Brynlee house is remote, old, and kinda creepy, but she knows that this is the second chance she needs. That is until things start to go wrong. The sound of a child laughing, or screaming haunts her dreams. Strange sounds, smells, and marks on the wall make her doubt her own sanity and what is it with the black cat?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • story not bad narrator not so good

  • By Mrs W. on 15-07-17

story not bad narrator not so good

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

Reviewed: 15-07-17

Was really difficult to listen to as the narrator sounded as if she was reading in a cupboard!!
She also failed to read with any feeling...could have been a lot more chilling if read properly.
The story was quite good though!

  • Crimson Shore

  • The Gold Detectives, Book 1
  • By: Gillian Hamer
  • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A half-naked woman dead in a ditch. A disappearing pathologist. A teenager run off the road. For a peaceful island, Anglesey is experiencing abnormal levels of crime. What's the connection? DS Dara Brennan has women problems. His boss, Amanda Gold, is embroiled in office politics, and his wife thinks he's a disappointment. And then there's DS Kelly Morgan. As missing-person cases become murder enquiries, Dara must put aside his personal life and focus on the killer's trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great detective story

  • By Sam on 04-10-16

Great story, excellent narrator

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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: 01-05-17

Really enjoyed this book, the narrator was excellent...so much better than the narrator of the other books. Really good story.

  • Closure

  • By: Gillian Hamer
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Helen West is coming to terms with her husband's death and trying to cope with her six-year-old son's grief. Jake suffers from nightmares, and visions of what he calls his 'other' life. He talks about a boy called Jacob and a place known only as 'the island'. Helen's journey to find the source of Jake's torment leads them to North Wales, where the university town of Bangor is in lockdown following a series of student abductions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mystical murder mystery

  • By Zoe on 12-01-15

Good story, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

This was a really good book but the narrator was dreadful. Not only did she have no idea how to pronounce welsh names and phrases but her voice is so monotonous it sounds like it's computer generated! Being Welsh and living in Wales it was really irritating to listen to her awful attempts at pronouncing welsh names and places. Overall a really good story spoilt by an awful narrator...surely there are Welsh ones?