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  • The Disenchanted Widow

  • By: Christina McKenna
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

It’s the summer of 1981. Newly widowed Bessie Halstone is fleeing Belfast with her young son, Herkie. She’s wrongly suspected of pocketing £10,000, the loot from a heist carried out by Packie, her late (and unmourned) husband. Bessie has plans. She longs to make a fresh start. But first she must reach the safety of her sister’s home, in County Sligo, to borrow money for the trip.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • voice of child

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-05-17

Don't purchase!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

I've made it about half way through this audio book - The Disenchanted Widow - but can't listen to another word. The accents of the narrator range between highland Scottish and Pakistani traversing through Wales and Sweden in between. It is meant to be Irish!!!

The accents are worse than Mel Gibson's in Braveheart and that's saying something. The story is good but I can't listen to that woman a moment longer. I'm trying to return it.....

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,377
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,346

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeper, Darker, Longer . . . Brilliant!

  • By Simon on 11-12-15

fabulous narration!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-17

Fabulous narration though I would have preferred the same accents as the actors/characters in the films especially Professor McGonegal and Hagrid. And the background music should also have been the music from the films - the music used sounded more suited to an Australian romantic rural melodrama! Stephen Fry is a class act! loved every minute... and I'm 61 years old!

  • The Forgotten Woman

  • A Gripping, Emotional Rollercoaster You'll Devour in One Sitting
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Kit Mason has lived a life of unimaginable pain. An ex-prostitute, she has fled the clutches of an abusive pimp and now finds herself living hand to mouth in a new city, without anyone to help her. Frances Thornton seems to be living the perfect life. A lawyer from a privileged background, her perfect façade hides the painful secrets that still haunt her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and touching

  • By Linn on 05-10-16

don't bother!

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

Reviewed: 22-01-17

awful, full of clichés, flat one dimensional characters, saccarin like narration was unbearable in parts. the author used phrases from another of her novels and very similar themes. not worth the money

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Lines

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 5
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn't add up. When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another brilliant story

  • By Nicky Birmingham on 22-08-17

DREADFUL narrator.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-17

the narration was very difficult to listen to until getting into the story. the accents were DREADFUL!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful