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  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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    5 out of 5 stars 219
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fabulous

  • By Mrs J ramsdale on 09-03-19

Simply magnificent!

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Reviewed: 08-05-19

There is only one word for this book and that is magnificent! Sophie is a fantastic creation, going from Sophie the trophy wife to a woman who stands up for herself and what she wants to do. The characters in her Yorkshire place of refuge are wonderful too from warm hearted Tracy, to sweet little Luke and of course gorgeous vicar 'Ells Bells'! On the other hand there were some characters who were truly awful, with John F Mayhew being loathsome. This is a book full of love, warmth, friendship and humour and I loved it. Perhaps Magnificent Milly Johnson's best book yet? I think it could be 😊 I have to say that the narrator was superb, bringing vividly to life to each of the individual characters.

  • The Strawberry Thief

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Joanne Harris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this visit to Lansquenet sur Tannes!

  • By Portybelle on 30-04-19

Loved this visit to Lansquenet sur Tannes!

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Reviewed: 30-04-19

It says a lot about how much I enjoyed this audiobook that I listened to it all over just a couple of weeks. Usually it can take me many weeks or even months to get through a whole audiobook but with this one I was wandering about the house with my headphones on while I was cooking the tea or washing the dishes! I loved the mix of intrigue and mystery so familiar from the other Chocolat books. This time we hear the inner thoughts of Vianne's 'special' child Rosette, a girl who rarely communicates except through animal noises and occasionally in her shadow voice. An incomer to Lansquenet sur Tannes is welcomed by many of the community which is somewhat surprising given Morgane's profession is a tattoo artist. And even more surprisingly, Vianne is the one who does not make her welcome, who sees her as a threat. Monisieur Le Cure is wracked with guilt over past secrets which threaten to come to the fore following the death of Narcisse. A novel about loving and letting go, this is another compelling and magical tale from Joanne Harris.

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