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  • Million Love Songs

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell, Carole Matthews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Million Love Songs sees Sunday Times Top Three best seller Carole Matthews at her most fabulous. Feel-good and full of emotion, Carole will make your heart sing with this glorious listen. After splitting up with her cheating ex, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years, and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!!

  • By michelle g on 07-02-18

A beautiful love story

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

Chick lit has been genre of choice for 20 years and this is one of the best I’ve heard so far. It’s also the only audio book that has left me on the edge of happy tears.

By the end of it the characters felt like old friends and it’s so easy to find yourself sucked into Ruby’s world. I could identify with her and sincerely wish that I had a best friend like Charlie.

The book isn’t your usual mushy love story, the twists and turns are what make it feel real.

Will definitely listen to this one again and try and track down all of Ms Matthews books in future. Thank you.

  • Perfect Weddings

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Amy Perfect is the crème de la crème of wedding planners, so who best to plan Georgina's wedding? Except that the man Georgina plans to marry is the same man who jilted Amy three years ago. Will her plan to give Georgina an imperfect wedding backfire? Is this the chance for Amy to win back the love of her life, or will insufferable Ben put a spanner in the works?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mrs France on 05-07-18

Fluffy humour

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

When I first saw this in the sale I thought 'ah, perfect chick lit! A girl with weight issues, I can totally get into this!'

But then I fell out of love with this book the second that the main character started talking about how hideously obese she was (and maybe if she was 5ft tall that might be true but at a relatively normal height of 5’7 she'd be overweight at best) and how that had to be the reason she got jilted at the altar. Her weight obsession follows her through the book, but sadly she doesn’t learn any lessons on how to look after herself properly and binges again and again.

The story was predictable for the most part but not unpleasant to listen to with a few mad cap adventures thrown in along the way. As someone who’s struggled with their weight most of their life I couldn’t identify with the main character, which was somewhat of a disappointment. She came across as vapid and shallow with no dedication to her supposed love of creating perfect weddings for people. I really wanted to love this book, I just... couldn't.

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  • How to Find Your (First) Husband

  • By: Rosie Blake
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Isobel is eight years old and marrying Andrew Parker, the boy of her dreams, on the school playground. Life is perfect. Then the ceremony is over, and a week later so is the marriage. Twenty years on and Isobel is dressed as a prawn handing out promotional fliers. Her career is going nowhere, and her love life leaves a lot to be desired. Then she catches sight of Andrew, her first husband, and wonders if she can rekindle a playground romance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing character

  • By Nicola on 17-01-19

Obvious plot in far off destination

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

Reviewed: 15-07-18

Isobel is possibly the most non self aware person on the planet. She’s vapid and relatively unlikable for most of the book, and this is possibly the first time I’ve found myself not even vaguely rooting for the main character of a book.

She suddenly decides her life is crap and goes haring across the planet in search of her ‘husband’ from when she was a kid. Not even someone she loved, just a friend who she ‘married’ in the playground - but sure, he must be ‘the one’.

Amusing exploits ensue and I did enjoy listening to the travel part of this novel, but every single interaction she had with another human being was cringeworthy (including randomly hating on another character who was nothing but nice to her) and I was looking forward to the fairly obvious ending.

I love chick lit and listen it almost exclusively but I really didn’t enjoy this book at all.

  • The Note

  • By: Zoë Folbigg
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably that he is 'the one'. But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya. Eventually she plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. And so begins a story of missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK book

  • By Babs on 24-12-17

Sweet story of missed connections

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Mia is a pleaser. And at the beginning of the book I thought I’d come to hate her and her constant looking out for everyone but herself, though after a while she grew on me and threw in a few huge plot twists.
The other characters in this book - including the huge influence of ‘train man’ turn this book into something that could have been very one sided into a charming and sweet story. By the end I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel like the characters are friends.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reading Upside Down

  • By: Jo Platt
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Abandoned at the altar, Rosalind Shaw descends into the kind of depression which involves her watching too much daytime TV. After several inebriated months, Ros relocates to St Albans and begins a new life, as part-owner of a bookshop. However, just when Ros begins to feel that life might be improving, her rather hairy neighbour, Daniel, knocks on her door with a bunch of flowers and some rather distressing news....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a favourite

  • By Julie on 06-01-19

Cute but predictable tale

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

It was very hard to find the main character likeable throughout the book as she had the habit of going into these little rants for no reason and was super oblivious (to the point of being unbelievable sometimes).

A nice enough book that felt a little flat and didn’t really have anything memorable happen in it.

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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fine... just... okay

  • By Pixx on 02-04-18

Fine... just... okay

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

For a long time I’ve been a huge Sophie Kinsella fan but this story seems to go in a similar vein to Twenties Girl. I love that Sophie tries new avenues but the main character of this story was severely unlikeable, rather neurotic and very unintelligent. I honestly didn’t find myself caring about whether her issues got fixed and unusually (for me at least) found myself hitting fast forward multiple times.

It was an ok way to kill 10ish hours but I probably won’t listen to it again

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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A struggle to get through

  • By Pixx on 16-03-18

A struggle to get through

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

The story took a while to get into but the narrator makes the male lead sound like a sociopath. There was zero chemistry in the romantic scenes.