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East cowes, United Kingdom
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  • The Book of You

  • By: Claire Kendal
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 144

A terrifying psychological thriller about obsession and power, perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep. Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there. Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can’t be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... Think I held my breathe the whole book!

  • By Dizzything on 01-05-14

Gripping.....

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Loved the story couldn't put it down. Just felt disappointed at the end of the book. But I think that's the romantic in me. Otherwise I loved story and characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

"I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Lisa on 21-01-15

Non starter for me

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Really could not get into this book. Not often I give up on a book but sadly not finished. Stopped listening after the 4th chapter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Amazing Things About You

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

From the number one bestselling author of The One You Really Want comes a poignant romantic novel about a young woman whose time is running out. Not to be missed by readers of Jojo Moyes and Erica James. Jill Mansell's enchanting new novel will drive readers to seize life with both hands and make the most of every minute... Hallie has a secret. She's in love. He's perfect for her in every way, but he's seriously out of bounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very uplifting and suspense-filled read

  • By Victoria on 27-02-15

Uplifting brilliant read.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-15

You go through all the emotions during this book. I loved it. Story is great and it is well read.

  • The One Plus One

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to.... Jess’ gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’ teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone. Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking.... Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling, uplifting listen

  • By Saffy on 13-03-14

Up lifting

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

Reviewed: 19-01-15

Fabulous book. Great storyline. You can relate to the characters. Had me going through all the emotions. Sadness, laughter and anger. Didn't want the book to end.

  • A Cottage by the Sea

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 15-01-15

Story a bit predictable. Lovely descriptions of Wales. Loved everything about the book. Only thing I found a little annoying where the long gaps before the next chapter started. Otherwise it's well worth a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Teashop on the Corner

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

At her husband's funeral, Carla Pride discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife. And his other wife is determined to take everything from Carla. When Will Linton's business goes bust he thinks that he will rise to the top again. But his wife Nicole isn't going to stick around with “a loser”. Molly Jones is being bullied into going into a retirement home. Then the love of her life returns – he says he is dying and wants to spend the time he has left with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting what a fabstory

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-10-14

Lovely listen

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

Loved this book. A bit predictable but such a lovely story. Well worth a listen.
I'm going to invest in a few more of her books.

  • How to Fall in Love

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author. She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love - with his own life. Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% pure pleasure

  • By Kaggy on 25-01-14

Disappointed..

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

Reviewed: 17-12-14

I am so disappointed. Average story nothing special and sadly predictable. Haven't read a good book from Cecelia in a long time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit, Part 2

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

Whisked from his comfortable hobbit hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True to the original story.

  • By Joseph on 06-09-13

Loved the book but the singing!!

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

Reviewed: 17-12-14

Loved this story and the narration was good BUT ..... The singing after a while is so annoying. I wish he would have just spoken it. Other than that I loved it.

  • Written in the Stars

  • By: Ali Harris
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Bea Bishop slips while walking down the aisle on her wedding day, she is momentarily knocked unconscious. And in a flash, her world splits and two separate parallel lives take her on two very different journeys. In one, Bea flees back down the aisle and out of the church. In the other, she glides blissfully towards Adam, her intended. Which story will lead to her happy-ever-after?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not recommended 😝

  • By Louise H. Chandler on 25-01-15

Loved this book didn't want it to end.

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

Reviewed: 14-12-14

I love this book. If you like the film sliding doors then you will enjoy this.
The character lives 2 lives parallel to each. In one she is married to Adam the other she leaves him at the alter. I would listen every chance I got. The writer has you going through all the emotions with the characters. Well worth a listen.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Eloise

  • By: Judy Finnigan
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89

She was a daughter, a wife, a mother. She was my friend. But what secrets did Eloise take to her grave? After her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. But then Cathy begins to have disturbing dreams that imply Eloise's death was not all it seems. With a history of depression, Cathy is only just recovering from a nervous breakdown and her husband Chris, a psychiatrist, is acutely aware of his wife's mental frailty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Graziella on 24-04-13

Overall story is interesting but tedious.

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

Reviewed: 14-12-14

I did enjoy this book to start, but then it started to get repetitive and annoying. But I felt I had to listen as wanted too know the outcome. Bit predictable in places but then a twist which I found a bit far fetched.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful