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  • The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid stepmother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home. So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good all-round telling of someone's life

  • By Dewdrop on 14-03-18

sweet

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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: 20-10-18

nice story. really enjoyed it. great twist. lovely characters. heart warming. loved listening to the reader too.

  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

When three South Yorkshire friends picnic on top of an ancient fertility symbol, who could have known that within four months they would all have their own eggs fertilised! For Helen, pregnancy is a true come true. But the more the baby grows inside her, the more she can see her outwardly perfect marriage crumbling. For career-woman Janey, it is a nightmare. How could it have happened? She had her husband George, ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, were always so careful over contraception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A happy tale with northern grace and humour

  • By Sara on 17-05-10

very sweet

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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: 11-10-18

took me back 15 years to my own single mother pregnancy. sweet, inspiring and well read.

  • The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

  • How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
  • By: Annie Kagan
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen, David Colacci
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

One of the most detailed and profound ADC's ever recorded, Kagan's audiobook takes the listener beyond the near-death experience. Billy's vivid, real-time account of his ongoing journey through the mysteries of death will change the way you think about life, death, and your place in the Universe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Mrs Pauline J Liddle on 20-05-15

very comforting and interesting

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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: 28-09-18

it puts how small human life is, into perspective. well read and written. glad I listened.

  • 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

really enjoyable listen.

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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: 19-09-18

I enjoyed getting to know the characters and bouncing back and forth between past and present.

  • The Summer of Serendipity

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Deidre O’Connell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

One summer, property seeker Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem: nobody seems to know who owns it. The Welcome House is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Mrs Arabella M Hickman on 18-05-18

a very boring book to listen to

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

this has taken me forever to get through.
not too keen on the readers voice either but the story was lame.

  • Venus

  • A diary of a puppy and her angel
  • By: Diana Cooper
  • Narrated by: Diana Cooper
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Meet Venus, the puppy with a big heart and loud bark, who takes life on the chin. In this book, Venus tells in her own voice of the adventures, battles and joys of her puppyhood, and shares the wisdom that she receives from her angel. Venus is psychic, sensitive and ruthlessly honest. Her diary is rich with vivid characters, whose stories she shares. Her best friend is her owner, Mum. Venus and Mum are devoted to each other, and together they learn a great deal about life, spiritual truths and the invisible worlds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok

  • By auspicious on 16-07-18

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

I used to like this book a lot more. listening to it now after reading it when it first came out I find myself out of sync with a lot of Diana's connections and spiritual beliefs. we are all different.

It's a cute concept, told from the perspective of the then puppy Venus and her friends.

  • Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle

  • How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama
  • By: Doreen Virtue
  • Narrated by: Doreen Virtue
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Difficult relationships and challenging circumstances all come down to one thing: drama. In this groundbreaking audiobook, Doreen Virtue guides you through the process of determining your Drama Quotient. You'll discover how much stress you are unnecessarily tolerating and absorbing from other people and the situations you find yourself in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Life is Sparkling

  • By Sereenity on 10-03-18

very valid if you want to understand your trauma

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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: 30-05-17

I enjoyed this as it helped me identify trauma and anxiety and release it from my energy fields.