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Diane

Eastbourne,, United Kingdom
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Anne Frank

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

Reviewed: 29-06-19

Anne Frank was a wonderful writer for someone so young, she was extremely talented, very witty and intelligent. Her story is one of great courage and resilience while living with the constant fear of being discovered, it brings a very human element to the world they found themselves in and of course incredibly moving at the end.
It is so beautifully narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, she was the perfect choice to read Anne’s story, thank you Helena.
One of the best Audible books here, I highly recommend listening to it.

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Wonderful narration by Oliver J Hembrough

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

These Poldark books by Winston Graham are brilliantly narrated and are lovely stories of late 18th and early 19th century Cornwall. I'm always immersed in all of the characters and their era with historical events woven in.
A really good narrator makes the book a really great listen. Well done Oliver J Hembrough, please don't ever stop narrating books.
I Can't wait to listening to book 10 The Loving Cup. :)

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Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 18-03-17

Wonderfully narrated story, this is my first Daphne du Maurice book I've listened to and would thoroughly recommend, Jonathan Pryor narrates this so well I found myself completely immersed in the characters. I am now looking forward to listening to more of Daphne's work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-11-16

Great story, so well written and perfectly narrated. Definitely recommend this story if you love historical drama it's a must listen to. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 13-08-16

Love love love Elizabeth Chadwick's work. This was the first book I read of Elizabeth's some years ago and I was hooked and have since read every book of hers, I was thrilled to see this had recently come out on Audible and I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't sure about the narrator at first but she grew on me as the story unfolded. This is a gentle love story entwined with late 11th /early 12th century history. Her historical research is thorough and second to none in all her novels and has definitely whetted my appetite to look into and learn so much more of this era. Very pleased to see more of Elizabeth's earlier works coming out on audible. A lovely story.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

Thoroughly enjoyed this book just as much as the first three.
A great story of the bringing about of the end of the wars of the roses and the rise of Henry Tudor put together with detailed and accurate historical facts and wonderfully read by Roy McMillan who is by far one of the best narrators on Audible.
An interesting authors note at the end too. I highly recommend listening to this book if you're into historical fiction, you won't be disappointed.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I wasn't sure what I was going to get from Amy Jarecki's books but it didn't take long and I was hooked.This is a lovely story if you like historical fiction with passion and well written love scenes about the true story of the black knight, a Scottish laird and his lady. I really enjoyed this story and Dave Gillies is a great narrator with such an easy voice to listen to, I've listened to Amy Jarecki's other books and enjoyed them all although I wished Dave Gillies narrated them all. If you are an Outlander fan (love the drama series but but found the books way too long and too detailed) then Amy Jarecki's books are for you.

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Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Great story and wonderfully read by Roy McMillan who brings the story and characters to life, he draws you in so you forget you're being read to and feel as though you are in the story itself much like watching a great film, which is such an important quality in a good narrator. Fantastic author and amazing narrator, highly recommend both.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Easy listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-15

Lovely story, easy to listen to with a very good narrator , well worth a listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A good sequel

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

Reviewed: 18-06-14

A good sequel to 'My dear I wanted to tell you'. A very moving story, beautifully written, a must read if you've enjoyed the first book. Beautifully narrated by Dan stevens who always does a great job with every book he reads.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful