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Wow!<br />

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Reviewed: 12-05-20

This really took my breath away, it started out so light and gradually...SPOOKY! Treat yourself to a REALLY good listen!

The Little Girl Who Lived in the Library

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Reviewed: 12-05-20

What a wonderful memoir, it has everything, humour, pathos, love. I was only sorry that it passed so quickly, an absolute treat!

The answer to prayer

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Reviewed: 19-02-20

I was brought up with the statement 'love the sinner not the sin'. Having family and friends who are gay, it worried me that according to scripture (as taught to me) these good people would not achieve their reward. A friend gave me this book and once I started I couldn't put it down. The book is thoughtfully written and has made things very clear to me, it covers all aspects of gay life and satisfies me that we have been looking at things through the wrong end of the telescope. If you are a Christian you know that God is omnipotent, perfect, all seeing, all knowing - He doesn't make mistakes. Nor does He have unrealistic expectations of us, He is all forgiving...He is LOVE. I have finished the book with a weight off my shoulders, secure in the knowledge that my friends and family are not going to be punished for something that they cannot change. God loves us all, end of story.

A real classic!

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Reviewed: 15-01-20

The book from which one of my all time favourite films was adapted, beautifully performed. As I said a REAL classic. Highly recommended for those who love the film or the book or for those who like gentle romance with humour.

Romance and Intrigue in Italy

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Reviewed: 04-08-19

I love all Clara Benson's books and am delighted that they are now available as audiobooks. Elizabeth Klett has done a superb job of giving Angela Marchmont a voice and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the ins and outs of the plot, even though I have read it before. Clara Benson produces a souffle of a story which, unlike the edible variety, remains as light and fresh as when it was first produced. Perfect for those of us who prefer our corpses to be (more or less) bloodless and with a hint of humour in the mix. Highly recommended.

Freddy solves the problem!

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Reviewed: 26-04-19

Clara Benson is one of my favourite writers, she always writes well and her characters are real individuals. Freddy is my favourite of her characters and in this, his fourth adventure, he yet again pulls the rabbit out of the hat whilst I'm still completely puzzled. To date I have only ever read Clara's books but this time I was given A Case of Duplicity in Dorset as an audio book. Gethyn Edwards does a fantastic job of bringing Freddy and co to life and I have now put the other books on my wishlist. VERY highly recommended, a must have for fans of cosy mysteries.

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Hell IS Empty!!!

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Reviewed: 14-01-19

WOW! I love Elly Groffiths books and have eagerly followed both the adventures of Dr Ruth Galloway and those of DI Stephens and Max Mephisto. The Stranger Diaries is the first of her stand alone novels that I have read, however it certainly WON'T be the last. The atmosphere of The Stranger Diaries is deliciously spooky and kept me hooked from start to finish. The story is written in layers and has several narrators so that you see the plot from several points of view, this makes it difficult to guess the outcome (well it foxed me!) An absolutely brilliant book, VERY highly recommended.

An Absolute Gem!!!

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Reviewed: 20-12-18

I can't say too much about the plot as I don't want to give anything away, but it's a fantastic crime mystery with more twists and turns than your average maze. Richard Armitage (xxx) does a masterly job of narrating this convoluted tale, his range of accents is spectacular and he manages to make women sound normal which is a skill in itself. I'm a huge fan of murder mysteries but had reached the stage where my Audible and Kindle libraries were so full of the genre that I thought I would stick with known authors, however when this came up as a daily deal I decided to give Joy Ellis a try. Suffice to say that I am so impressed with every aspect of this book that I have added all her books to my wishlist! I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Incidentally although this title is number two in the published order of this series, it is number one in the chronological order for reading purposes.

Don Camillo and his wonderful world

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Reviewed: 19-11-18

I was introduced to these books many years ago by my mother and they have not lost their charm. The characters are wonderful and the humour is gentle, the writing is excellent. The only bugbear stopping me from giving 5 stars in every category is Piers Dudgeon spoiling an otherwise excellent performance by mispronouncing some of the Italian names, for example Giacomo should be pronounced Jackamo. This is becoming an irritant to me, I listened to another book yesterday where Greek names were mispronouced by the narrator. I accept that if you do not know a language, pronunciation can be a problem but surely a professional would check! Anyway please don't let my rant put you off the adorable Don Camillo and PLEASE can we have all the books recorded?

Bryson and The Bard, a match made in heaven.

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Reviewed: 15-10-18

Absolutely entrancing from beginning to end. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Bryson at his best.