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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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  • The Chocolate Tin

  • By: Fiona McIntosh
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Alexandra Frobisher, a modern-thinking woman with hopes of a career in England's famous chocolate-making town of York, has received several proposals of marriage, although none of them promises that elusive extra: love. Matthew Britten-Jones is a man of charm and strong social standing. He impresses Alex and her parents with his wit and intelligence, but would an amicable union be enough for a fulfilling life together?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Samantha on 19-03-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 19-03-17

Really loved this book. Well read and was gripped, so much so I found the ending disappointing. I hope there will be a sequel.

  • The Witch's Daughter

  • Shadow Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 560

My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is 384 years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows begins… In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transported to another dimension!

  • By Jenny on 13-04-16

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Can't wait for the second. Really enjoyed this book. The narrator takes a bit of getting used to but adds drama and darkness to the story beautifully.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Songs of Love and War

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century and the birth of three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle; Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook; and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life will soon be threatened by Ireland's struggle for independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Furious!

  • By Linda on 19-05-16

Disappointing end

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

If you could sum up Songs of Love and War in three words, what would they be?

Disappointing, well read and enjoyable

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the story and how it detailed the lives of all the different characters

Which character – as performed by Genevieve Swallow – was your favourite?

Kitty and Jack

Any additional comments?

As with all the other reviews the ending was just awful, i agree with the comment that the writer must have got bored and ended it far too early. Stories of the characters not wound up properly.... Maybe she will write a second book?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Appleby Farm

  • By: Cathy Bramley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Appleby Farm was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She's been happy working at the café round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments, and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but not riveting!

  • By Catherine on 05-02-16

New discovery

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

Reviewed: 22-04-16

I've just discovered this author and reader.
A perfect feel good and fluffy listen. The readers accents are lovely.
My new discovery, I've downloaded them all!

  • Drums of Autumn

  • Outlander, Book 4
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good place to stop

  • By Robyn on 27-01-13

The best so far!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-15

This was the best book for me so far! The reader really makes the book come alive. I never want the series to end!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer Queen

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Eleanor of Aquitaine's story is legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, best-selling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before. Young, vibrant, privileged, Eleanor's future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood ends abruptly. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written & a joy to listen to.

  • By Diane on 26-07-13

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Where does The Summer Queen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have read and/or listened all of Elizabeth Chadwick's books and this was up there was all the others!

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

The reader took a bit of getting used to, not the best by a long shot. I do think that another reader could have given a better feel and personality. Knocked off one star.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The book is fantastic and really leaves you wanting more, the reader wasnt engaging enough for me to want to listen in one sitting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,104

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

Slow start but stick with it

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

I really enjoyed this book. Im a huge fan and read all his books so far, this is my first audible from Dan Brown.
It was a slow start and in my opinion not as good as his his previous books. But enjoyable, give it a go but stick with it, it gets better!

  • The Scarlet Lion

  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

The prowess and loyalty of the great knight William Marshal have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clare. William has weathered the difficult years of King Richard's absence on crusade and is currently serving him on campaign in Normandy. But the stability William and Isabelle have enjoyed comes crashing down as Richard dies and his brother John becomes king. Rebellion stirs throughout the Angevin domains, and William and Isabelle distance themselves in Ireland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story

  • By Lesley on 21-11-09

Amazing Top marks!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-11

I am such a fan of Elizabeth Chadwick! So i was chuffed to bits when i saw that there were loads of her books on Audible.
She is such a great writer and really gives a good feel of the time and place of the story. The reader is excellent and its very easy to get absorbed into this book.
My guilty pleasure is listening to these books while driving, walking the dogs and even house work! They make time fly by!
Dont hesitate, download today and enjoy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful