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  • The House of New Beginnings

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 600

On moving to Brighton, Georgie finds throwing herself into the city's delights fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble. Charlotte is in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London, but could her passion for food lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This author's skills just get better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-17

A star!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Really enjoyed this, I loved the story lines characters well developed and great narration. I've bought a couple of LD books which did not do it for me so I was pleased that this one is so good.

  • A Family Recipe

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Laura's life has just been turned on its head, and with an empty nest and a crumbling marriage she launches a new business from her own kitchen, making artisan jams, chutneys and relishes from her grandmother's cookbook to sell at the local farmer's market. So can her flair for cooking, her most special family recipes and a better understanding of her grandmother's past help her find a happy future?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All’s there in love and war

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 29-05-18

A family saga

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Just loved this story, the characters are believable and the beautiful Bath setting works so well.
My Mum grew up in Bristol during ww2 and used to tell tales of a close friend who Ivy reminded me of.
I picked this one after listening to a poorly written and poorly read book as I knew that Veronica Henry and Julia Barry would be a safe bet and I wasn't disappointed.

  • Recipe for Love

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Take one aspiring cook, one judge, and a spoonful of romance...When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition she's thrilled. It's a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she's set her heart on. The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate. Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she's fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges - the truly delicious Gideon Irving.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another perfect Fforde...

  • By Mrs Collins on 14-04-13

I've had dreams like this!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-18

Loved this book which has romance and lots of moments of fun.
The sabotage, and mishaps that led to Zoe being disadvantaged throughout the competencies me of those dreams/nightmares where how ever hard you try you are unable to complete a task or find the place you are looking for. I found it frustrating, but captivating.
The end however was a little weak.

  • Talking to Addison

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Holly is a frustrated florist whose life doesn't exactly seem to be coming up roses. Fleeing the houseshare from hell, she moves in with Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to match; and the gorgeous Addison, who spends his days communicating only with his computer and those who worship at the altar of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Right up my street

  • By HippyH on 17-12-18

Not the best

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

An odd story, ok if you can suspend reality and just go with it, not in the same league as some of Jenny Collins other books.

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

My long second

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

I truly love this book, it is written with such sensitivity and insight. The characters are treated with care and respect.
I spent many years nursing older people with acute mental health illness, and this reminds me so much of those times when I've tried to unpick the seeds of reality from distressing delusional ideas.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer Seaside Kitchen

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Flora is forced to move back to the tiny island of Mure from the bright lights of London. It's tough: even the beautiful landscapes and bright blue sea can't lift her spirits - she's too busy looking after her dad and her feckless brothers. Then she chances upon her mum's collection of recipes and begins to cook her way through it. As she reconnects with her family and the place she was born, might she also find herself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different but brilliant!

  • By JulieGeorgiana on 20-02-17

Magical!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-18

This book was more than I expected it to be from the title and blurb.
Having recently cruised around the British isles, visiting Orkney I really enjoyed the descriptions of the light and air of the far north. It is indeed like a cold clear glass of water.
The romantic story line was a little predictable, but the characters of the island people were good. I loved the references to the myths of the north.
The book was brought to life by the narrator, I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much if I had read it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marriage and Other Games

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

When girl-about-town Charlotte discovers her husband has been arrested for fraud, she flees to Exmoor to nurse her broken heart – and finds she’s not the only person whose life is in turmoil. There’s bad boy artist Sebastian, determined to drink the pub dry while his wife lives it up in London. Then Fitch, who is struggling to keep up with his wife’s outrageous demands. And finally recent divorcee Penny, who is quietly determined to have more fun the second time around.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The worst narrator

  • By jayne on 07-12-15

Good book, interesting narration!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-17

I enjoyed this book slightly different format from most of the author's work.
The narration was rather off putting, I've never met anyone who sounds like any of these characters, if I hadn't been enjoying the story I would have found it too irritating and given up.
I've nearly listened to all of this author's books available on audio book, opining that more will become available soon.

  • An Eligible Bachelor

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Eversleigh Manor provides the perfect location for a hit new television show called Lady Jane Investigates. But before the film crew descended en masse, no-one could have predicted that romance would be brewing before the clapperboard has snapped its last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story brilliantly read.

  • By Merelina on 26-11-12

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-17

One of Veronica's best!
Well drawn characters who I cared about. Now where is the number for that nannies agency?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Country Christmas

  • Honeycote, Book 1
  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

The Liddiard family have lived in Honeycote for generations. But that just might be changing.... Mickey Liddiard adores his wife, Lucy - so why he is cheating on her with Kay? James Liddiard has been in love with Lucy for years. So when he discovers Mickey is being unfaithful, could this be his opportunity? Kay is most definitely not happily married - it was the money which first attracted her to her husband. But now, could Mickey hold the key to her heart and her happiness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice audio

  • By Lorcan on 02-01-16

It's frome as in froom, not from!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-17

Good but not one of the author's best .
To many simular characters, it's easy to mix them up. Listened to this whilst painting the hall, quite a lot of sex for painting!

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,664

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

So good that I have been rationing myself to one chapter a day.
I love the portrayal of Eleanor's social awkwardness, and the way that the detail of her past life is drip fed to the reader.
This book made me laugh and cry, it addresses the crushing loneliness that so many people live with.
The book is beautifully read by Cathleen McCarron, her portrayal of 'Mummy', made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
Please don't ruin the work by making it into a film or a tv series, it's too good for that.