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Mrs N P Uttley

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  • The Harbour Girl

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Scarborough, 1880. Young Jeannie spends her days watching her mother and the other harbour girls sitting at the water's edge - mending nets, gutting herring - and waiting for her friend Ethan Wharton to come in on his father's fishing smack. As she was growing up, Jeannie always expected to marry Ethan, who is loyal and dependable. But then she meets Harry - a stranger who has come to visit from Hull for the day - and she falls for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A colourful story

  • By Mrs N P Uttley on 04-08-18

A colourful story

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

- Loved the local information of Scarborough and Hull for the Fisher folk in the early 1900. Well read by Anne Dover. she makes the story come alive.

  • The House of Secrets

  • By: Sarra Manning
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

When Zoe and Win move into their new home it's meant to be a fresh start. But pushed to the back of a cupboard is a suitcase - inside is a wedding dress, letters and a diary all belonging to a woman called Libby. Zoe follows Libby's trail across Europe, but when Libby's story takes a darker turn, Zoe becomes increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened all those years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unputdownable

  • By A. Campbell on 31-08-17

kitchen sink drama

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

Story jumping about makes it difficult to follow. Last chapter only interesting part of the book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Emily

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother, Joe, to go and live with old Granny Edwards. A loving and hardworking child, she goes into service when she is 12 at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily's own family prove to be closer than she could ever have guessed. Roger's daughter, Deborah, takes a great fancy to Emily, and when Emily has moved to another household in Hull she finds that her new employer's son, Hugo, is to marry Deborah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By bertiebouncer on 12-07-18

fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Life of the poor exposed in many twists and turns. Goodness and love triumphing above cruelty and meanness.
The noratiion of the story was excellent.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane

  • By: Ellen Berry
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Burley Bridge, where a very special little cookbook shop is about to open its doors.... In the beginning...Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isn't an issue that 'Cooking with Aspic' can't fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left You. Forty years later.... On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book for Bedtime

  • By Joyce on 09-10-16

A bit dull

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

story lline quite predictable. no twist or turns. Naration clear but could be more expressive

  • One Quiet Woman

  • Ellindale Saga, Book 1
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Lancashire, 1930: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men, and pawning the few belongings she has left will keep their vicious rent collector at bay for only a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home. Out of the blue, Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By V. Davy on 30-07-17

unexpected twists.

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

Reviewed: 20-03-18

An excellent story. Unexpected twists when you think you know what will happen next. You will want to know what happens next. Very well narraated.

  • The Sewing Machine

  • By: Natalie Fergie
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred unpicks the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing walk through generations

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

confusing

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

found the story difficult to follow as it jumped about from person to person and different places

1 of 3 people found this review helpful