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Wonderful Dramatisation

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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: 11-05-17

Excellent cast & a gripping story line. It could be high Victorian melodrama, but the script & actors make this a gem of a listen.

Very Enjoyable

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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: 01-05-17

Barbara Leigh-Hunt was a brilliant narrator. I found the first chapter or so a little slow, but with the arrival of the Hero, things became much more interesting! Another very listenable Georgette Heyer.

Easy Listening History

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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: 07-12-16


The author easily conjured up the dangers of tudor England. Makes you wonder why anyone wanted to be at court! A great mixture of fact , filled in by imagination. The only thing I could have done without was the occasional Mills & Boon type moments, but these do not dominate & you can always fast forward! It is great girlie history & compelling listening!

A Must Sad Listen!

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

Reviewed: 29-11-16

I visted the Howarth Parsonage a few years ago & came away feeling sad at the lives of the Bronte family. This book had the same effect! However, it is still a great listen & offers so much insight into the writing & lives of Charlotte Bronte & her sisters. Although a great biographer, I think that it would have been better to have had an actress read this book, rather than the author. Sorry! However, if you are a Charlotte Bronte fan, you just have to listen to this book.

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Another Addictive Catherine Cookson

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-16

This is probably one of my favourites & Sarah, one of my favourite characters. The story is just as dramatic as other Cookson stories, but seems more believable. Susan Jameson is a fantastic narrator. I cannot imagine anyone else reading Catherine Cookson.

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Absolutely Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-16

This is an abridged dramatisation, with certain characters left out, but still extremely enjoyable.

Forever Emma

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-15

I have 3 versions of Emma on dvd, and have the book, but I'm ashamed to say I hadn't actually read it. Well, I don't need to now, having listened to the excellenttJuliet Stevenson reading Emma. There are so many detsils i n Jane Austen's book which you don't get in the dvds (fabulous as they are). I really enjoyed that once the wedding proposal had been made it didn't end there, Jane Austen gives us a further couple of chapters at least to give us a happy and satisfying ending. I know Jane Austen was concerned that readers may not get with Emma's personality, but she need not have worried. I really enjoy Emma's imperfections combined with her self honesty & willingness to admit when she gets it wrong - eventually!! You cannot miss this reading.

Hooray For Miss Read

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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: 30-09-15

Whether it is a Miss Read novel or one of Thrush Green, I always feel soothed & happy listening to Gwen Watford narrating these stories. She is my absolute favourite for these books & is part of the magic. These are not fairy stories, but tell of everyday life, with its sadness & happiness, but from an era when values were different. Relish the nostalgia!

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Thoroughly Victorian

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-15

This is the 2nd Miss Unwin to which I've listened. I again enjoyed it very much. Sheila Mitchell has grown on me as the narrator to such an extent that I cannot imagine anyone else reading these very victorian stories. A great ending to the book.

Lovely Listening, Eventually!

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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: 09-09-15

A bit if a slow start, I found, but once the story got going I really enjoyed this book. The early chapters are of course necessary to set the scene, but a little depressing. However, I did get a happy ending and overall this book is worth its 5 stars. Carol Boyd is her usual excellent self as the reader.

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