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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible tale.

  • By Anonymous User on 24-09-17

An account of WWII never heard of before

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

A well written account of a young man’s part in WWII in Italy. A story never told before. Love, loss & history.

  • Hothouse Flower

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

As a child, Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers. So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recently inherited by charismatic Kit Crawford, the estate is undergoing renovation. This leads to the discovery of an old diary, prompting the pair to seek out Julia's grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such variety - real escapism

  • By Karen on 26-02-12

Compiling book

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I really enjoyed this book which takes you on a journey across the decades & different lives. It was very well read too.



  • Me Life Story

  • Sofa, So Good!
  • By: Scarlett Moffatt
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Moffatt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 77

A hilarious and touching look at the life of Scarlett Moffatt so far.... Chatty, authentic, honest, down to earth...Scarlett Moffatt, the beloved Gogglebox breakout star, has had a meteoric rise. After charming the viewing public with her classic and witty views on Gogglebox, she was then crowned the public's favourite in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2016, and she now appears alongside her TV heroes, fellow northerners Ant and Dec, in Saturday Night Takeaway.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Me Life Story by Scarlett Moffatt

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

Brilliantly Funny & emotional too

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Loved this honest & frank book about Scarlett’s life so far. So sorry in ended but hopefully there will be more books in the future.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Gripping Story & brilliantly read too

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

Reviewed: 13-09-17

Would you listen to Silent Child: Audible's Thriller of the Year again? Why?

Yes, brilliant story and on a 2nd listening I could pick up more details that I may have missed to start with

What was one of the most memorable moments of Silent Child: Audible's Thriller of the Year?

Finding out who that kidnapper was!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The end where the mother confronted the other person involved who knew where here child had been kept for over 10 years!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Heart retrenching tale of 2 young parents coping with the loss & returning of their child!

Any additional comments?

Joanne Froggatt really bought the characters alive, thank you.

  • No Place for a Woman

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When Lucy's parents are killed in a train crash, her kindly uncle steps in to look after the little girl - to the initial apprehension of his wife and her son. However, Lucy's sweet, spirited charm slowly wins over her new family, and as she overcomes the trauma of her childhood, she grows up inspired to become a doctor, just like her father. But studying medicine in London takes Lucy far from her home in Hull and the people she loves, and she has to battle to be accepted in a man's world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a brilliant heartwarming read...

  • By Petra 🤗📚📓🖋📮 on 26-11-16

Very good story & well read

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

Reviewed: 28-07-17

I really enjoyed this story, learnt about Hull & world war 1. Always enjoy a story ready by Ann Dover.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

Brilliant Story, had me hooked!

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

Reviewed: 18-07-17

Really enjoyed this thriller, had me hooked, guessed the plot 3/4's the way, in but didn't want it to end but I did just to see if I was right!

  • Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Handsome Frank Rossi took Matty Gilbie away from her working class roots in East London, promising her fame and fortune. As his wife, she would be half of a power couple. But the Wall Street Crash puts paid to all that, and as Frank becomes more violent, Matty flees in the dead of night. Once home in Bermondsey, she goes into hiding, but Frank is on the move, determined to find her and get her back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this story

  • By Karen Hubbard on 26-03-17

Lovely Story

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

Reviewed: 30-06-17

I really enjoyed this book, twists & turns with a lovely ending. Always like a book more when read by Ann Dover😀

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Absolutely brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 22-01-16

Where does Spectacles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top

What other book might you compare Spectacles to, and why?

Graham Norton Story of a he devil

What about Sue Perkins’s performance did you like?

Brilliant

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The hap hazard life of a TV presenter & comedian

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl from Barefoot House

  • By: Maureen Lee
  • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

For Josie Flynn, the war was just the start of a journey that began in heartbreak when she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle. But the dark shadow that her uncle cast over her life is lightened by the bubbly Lily, who lives along the street and becomes her life-long friend. But Josie has itchy feet, and it is in New York that she falls in love with Jack Coltrane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Book from Maureen Lee

  • By Mrs P. on 03-02-15

Another great Book from Maureen Lee

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

If you could sum up The Girl from Barefoot House in three words, what would they be?

Loneliness, Love, family

Who was your favorite character and why?

Josephine as you followed her from a girl to grandma and her need to love and acceptance.

What about Clare Higgins’s performance did you like?

How she was able to do the different accents, ages & sexes

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A snippet of Liverpool from WW2 to now

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,910

On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A. F. (After Ford, the deity).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Marred by narration

  • By George on 06-08-11

Won't be listening to this ever again!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Nope, I only listened to this as it was the book club I attend choice, not my cup of tea.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not surprising

Have you listened to any of Michael York’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but Michael York has a lovely voice

Did Brave New World inspire you to do anything?

Nope

0 of 2 people found this review helpful