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  • The Red Necklace

  • The French Revolution, Book 1
  • By: Sally Gardner
  • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter: these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By jessica harby on 28-08-18

really enjoyed

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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: 13-12-18

Very well read, easy story to follow and dip in and out of, with a few good twists and turns.

  • The Wee Free Men

  • Discworld Book 30, (Discworld Childrens Book 2)
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72

Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned: ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching, a wise shepherd, might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead, and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wee free men

  • By Susan on 31-10-09

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: 12-11-18

the already fantastic characters in this story are brilliantly brought to life by Tony Robinson.

  • The Cake Shop in the Garden

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

  • By Maz on 21-04-15

loved it.

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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: 10-09-18

I love the canal and I love baking. this book appeals to me and I can easily imagine myself in it. I've read it once and listened to it twice.

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Poignant

  • By Lynne on 06-03-07

fantastic book

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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: 17-06-18

A brilliant book, very well read by the author. griping, eye opening and emotional in places.

  • Ambulance Girls

  • By: Deborah Burrows
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her ambulance station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By shirley pickin on 01-08-18

really well read<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I loved this book. it is very well read and a very gripping story set to the backdrop of the horrors of world war two.

  • The Last Fighting Tommy

  • By: Harry Patch, Richard van Emden
  • Narrated by: Alan Howard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Harry Patch, the last British soldier alive to have fought in the trenches of the First World War, is now 109 years old and one of very few people who can directly recall the horror of that conflict. After a rural childhood in Somerset, Harry left school in 1913 to become a plumber. Three years later he was fighting in the mud and trenches during the Battle of Passchendaele. He saw a great many of his comrades die, and in one dreadful moment the shell that wounded him killed his three closest friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting & Inspiring

  • By Richard on 24-01-09

fantastic insight

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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: 09-02-18

really enjoyed listening to this book, dear old Harry Patch. It gives a great insight not just into his war service but also his life before and after the war. It is also a great snap shot of what life in general was like and how we lived 100 years ago.

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had to give up! Dissapointing and over rated

  • By David on 10-06-13

really well read

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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: 12-03-17

really enjoyed listening to this book, the reader for the characters just right. very good.