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  • The Full Brontë

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Gayle Hargreaves has never read a Brontë novel so, when a film crew descends on her small Yorkshire town and her life is thrown into disarray, she isn't impressed. And she's even less impressed when the handsome actor playing Mr. Rochester starts flirting with her. But she can handle it, can't she? After all, she just isn't the sort to fall for a man in period costume.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming and full of character

  • By Adele on 20-11-16

Charming and full of character

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

Reviewed: 20-11-16

This was such a delightful story set in a charming Yorkshire village surrounded by the moors. The village and its villagers were brought to life with Jan's wonderful character narrative I felt instantly transported to this wild and wonderful area. When a new film adaptation of a literary classic was being filmed in the village the villagers were full of awe and gossip and were soon swooning over the male actors playing the lead role. Victoria Connelly has written a lovely story full of warmth and humour and I thoroughly enjoyed listening and being swept away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • At Home with Mr. Darcy

  • Austen Addicts, Book 6
  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

It's summer and renowned actress, Dame Pamela Harcourt, has organized a treat: the first Purley Hall Jane Austen holiday - to the home of Mr. Darcy no less. With Katherine and Warwick, Robyn, Doris Norris and the rest of the gang, it's going to be a trip to remember.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and romantic

  • By Adele on 05-06-16

Delightful and romantic

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved this little novella from Victoria Connelly, it is the sixth book in the Darcy series. A series of books about Jane Austen book fans (Janeites) who get together visiting places of interest that inspired Jane Austen herself and the characters in her books. This was a lovely catch up with the well loved characters, I hope there is more to come from Katherine and Warwick, Robyn and Dan, Dame Pamela and Higgins, lovely Doris and her new beau and not forgetting Mrs Soames. These books are delightful and romantic, funny and heartwarming.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, smile and warmed my heart.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rules for a Successful Book Club

  • The Book Lovers 2
  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Polly Nightingale never meant to fall in love again, especially not with a biker 13 years her junior. But then Jago Solomon enters her life with a guitar strapped to his back, and Polly and her six-year-old son, Archie, know that they've never been happier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Anonymous User on 01-03-18

Lovely story of friendships & new beginnings

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes definitely. Its a wonderful tale of friendships, new beginnings, new loves and lots of mutual appreciation for reading.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved Jago's characters, for someone so relatively young he was level headed and kind and knew just what he wanted to make him happy.

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

Jan's narrative was perfect. her tone of voice is very calming and she draws you into the story. However, when the storyline gets dramatic you can sense the change of direction and feel the tension within the characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This story made me smile, it was heart warming and lovely. However, it did have quite a tense moment and that my heart pound.

Any additional comments?

Audible books are such a lovely way to enjoy a story. Most of my reading is done via kindle or printed books but now and again I like to don my headphones and be swept away with a story. You can listen away while cooking, cleaning, walking or just relaxing in a chair. Victoria Connelly's books are a brilliant choice for audible, I can highly recommend them.

  • A Dog Called Hope

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

When a stray dog walks into a sleepy Chiltern village, she touches the lives of many people there, but can she help the recently widowed Alfie Ellis, who has been living a kind of half life since the loss of his wife of 43 years?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, little story

  • By Adele on 08-03-15

Sweet, little story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Really enjoyed this little story. The narrator was very clear and easy to understand and her voice was likeable. A wonderful story of an abandoned dog bringing new hope to a grieving family. Enjoying listening to audio books, it's relaxing and entertaining at the same time. Would recommend this audiobook for all ages even young adults who sometimes struggle to pick a book up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret of You

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Journalist Anna McCall has never understood people who collect things. So, when she's asked to interview local collector and eccentric, William Kitson, she isn't exactly looking forward to the experience. But she soon falls under the charm of Fox Hill Manor as well as its owner, even though she thinks there's something very strange about the collection there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical story filled with love

  • By Adele on 20-01-15

Magical story filled with love

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

Reviewed: 20-01-15

This was my first audio book and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to listen to your novel while doing the most mundane things. I was happily enjoying this story while having my brekkie, cleaning, cooking and just chilling out.

This was a lovely story filled with warmth and humour. It had a sort of magical, ethereal quality. I loved hearing about all the antiques and it was interesting finding out about Meg's background.

Victoria had created some lovely characters for this book all with secrets that were revealed in the storyline. Victoria's description of the location was perfect, you felt like you were having an adventure in the Cotswolds and in London.

A wonderful 5* read filled with moments of joy and sadness. Fun times and inspiring words. Tender moments of love.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful