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  • The Five

  • The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
  • By: Hallie Rubenhold
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 202

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses and lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped people traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-19

Fantastic insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-19

Really enjoyed this book. So very interesting. Superb insight into the history surrounding the murders.

  • East End Angel

  • By: Kay Brellend
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Two sisters living in London's tough East End… will Jennifer and Kathy be tough enough to survive?Katherine and Jennifer Finch are like chalk and cheese: Katherine is a midwife, dedicating her life to helping others - and Jennifer is a prostitute. Leaving home age 15, Jennifer must learn to live on her wits in London's notorious East End. Soon, however, she is battling drink and drugs, and is pregnant with a child. Her labour is nearly fatal, but her sister steps in to save the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Missy on 21-04-16

The best story yet!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Another excellent glimpse into the troubled lives so many poor women endured back then. Fabulous ❤️

  • A Mother's Secret

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When 17-year-old Belinda Phillips falls in love with a handsome Anglo-Indian officer, she knows that he is a man she can never hope to marry. When he is reported missing, believed killed in action, Belinda discovers that she is pregnant. Facing disgrace and ruin, she has no option other than to accept an arranged marriage with a middle-aged widower, knowing she must keep the secret of her child's birth for ever. Reluctantly she sends her beloved daughter to a foster mother in Cripplegate, little realising she has entrusted Cassy's care to Biddy Henchard, a woman who runs a notorious baby farm in an area full of poverty and disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful

  • By Massive fan of this read. on 09-03-17

Superb love story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-19

It doesn't get any better than this for a rags to riches love story, brilliant.

  • A Sister’s Bond

  • Bittersweet Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Kay Brellend
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Wood Green, North London, November 1913. The storm clouds of war gather overhead while one brave girl fights to save her family.... After her mother dies, Livvie Bone knows it's down to her to protect her younger siblings from their drunken father. But life on the worst street in London is dark and dangerous, and one night she needs protection herself. When the mysterious Joe Hunter steps in to help her, Livvie's fascinated by him, in spite of his unsavoury reputation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

A sad but fabulous tale.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. Totally hooked, excellent narrator.

  • The Workhouse Girl

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg, and his cruel wife. Sarah’s ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Listen

  • By Linmary on 17-02-15

Such a fabulous adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-19

She has done it again, Dilly Court has to be the best story teller in the land. A truly superb tale of rags to riches and everything in between. 5 stars

  • Cinderella Sister

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Lily Larkin is the youngest of six and the least important member of her family. With their father dead and their mother a stranger to them, she must stay at home and keep house whilst her elder siblings go out to work. As she goes about her daily chores, her head is full of dreams. And she longs for the day she can have a life of her own. When a fire threatens to destroy the nearby docks, Lily's act of kindness towards a handsome foreigner has disastrous consequences for the whole family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as always.

  • By Jason Moore on 26-02-19

Superb as always.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-19

It really doesn't get better than the combination of Dilly Court and Annie Aldington. Magnificent.

  • The Women of Lilac Street

  • By: Annie Murray
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

From the best -elling author of Chocolate Girls. Lilac Street was a crowded, sooty-faced, workaday place, the houses full and the streets teeming with children. One thing it was, without a doubt, was full of life. Birmingham, almost a decade after the end of the Great War, and the women of Lilac Street have had more than their fair share of troubles.... Rose Southgate is trapped, bringing up her daughter in a loveless marriage. Shy and isolated, she tries to make the best of her life, until she meets a man who changes everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good yarn

  • By christine on 19-07-14

Absolutely wonderful, one of the best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-19

I am quite surprised just how much I loved this book. It was warm, happy, sad, shocking, emotional, everything I could ask for, the author made sure you really knew the characters.
Also helped by being read by my most favourite narrator. Top marks.

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  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,449

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

Absolutely brilliant, oh Bram💜

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Excellent narration, great story, disappointed with the ending, but that is purely personal, I can't bare loose ends.

  • The Only Way Is Up

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams of returning to her old luxurious life. Will her dream come true, or will she learn that money doesn't always buy happiness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only half way through! .....

  • By kerry on 17-07-17

Brilliant on all fronts

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

Reviewed: 31-12-18

I chose this book on whim, quite different from my usual subject and era. Read beautifully by Annie Aldington, my favourite narrator by far.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it really held by attention. Highly recommended 😃

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,922

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Best book for a very very long time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Wow, this will be one tough act to follow. I listened to this after a very strong recommendation, completely different to anything I would normally choose, different time period, different subject matter. I was instantly hooked by the story, and I totally fell in love with the main character. Beautifully narrated, really made the story come alive. Only one problem for me was that it ended, I would love to know what happens to Eleanor in the future. Absolutely superb book.