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  • The Lives We Touch

  • By: Eva Woods
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

In our lives we'll meet something like 80,000 people. Most of them just in passing, sitting beside them on a bus, buying a latte from them, overtaking them too fast on the motorway. Others will become friends, lovers, family. Some will stay in our lives forever, and some will be swept away by the flow of life. But we touch all of these people in some way, tiny or huge, making more of a difference that any of us can imagine. Rosie is in a coma, unable to reach out to the world or communicate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By alyson guy on 12-04-19

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 12-04-19

Every now and then a book comes along that you know you won’t ever forget, the lives we touch is such a book. Beautiful, thought provoking and inspiring. A beaut of a book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Maybe This Time

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

When Mimi first visits her dad's new home in the Cotswolds, she falls in love with Goosebrook and the people who live there. (Well, maybe not snooty Henrietta, who lets Mimi walk miles in the rain rather than give her a lift.) There's Paddy, with his flashing eyes and seductive charm. Friendly and funny Lois makes Mimi laugh. And seriously gorgeous Cal is welcoming and charismatic. Though Mimi loves her city life and her career, she'd be very happy to return to Goosebrook if it means seeing more of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By si on 02-02-19

Good and bad

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

Reviewed: 23-02-19

The story was good with some believable characters. Description. Was good, placed you in the heart of the story.... but.... the narration was beyond annoying, sing song voice, making the volume level go up and down far too much, made for a really frustrating listening experience.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Christmas at the Beach Hut

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of single-handedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful as usual

  • By pennycrimps on 19-11-18

An absolute gem

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

A lovely, heartwarming story. Great characters and a really feel good book. All the components needed for a magical Christmas read

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 12,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,719

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

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

This book will stay with me a lifetime
Beautifully written, the most human story and wonderfully narrated

  • The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

  • By: Kirsty Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

When Jessica Beam is thrown out of her flat, she finds herself relying on her only family: her grandmother. Things aren't going so well for Grandma, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, and her mortgage is staggering. When a publisher throws them a lifeline - a new contract if they can prove the Good Woman guides still work - Jess and Matilda have to work together if they want a roof over their heads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have listened to in years

  • By Maya on 15-06-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Such a brilliant author, so funny and engaging stories. Highly recommend
A great audiobook to escape into

  • We'll Always Have Christmas

  • By: Jenny Hale
  • Narrated by: Helene Maksoud
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Christmas has always been a special time for Noelle Parker. Winter evenings spent with family and friends, drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies at her family's cozy bakery have shaped her love for all things festive. But this year everything is changing.... The beloved bakery is facing closure and Noelle needs a miracle to save Christmas. Determined to raise funds for the family business, Noelle sets about revamping the bakery while juggling a surprise new job, caring for the elderly and cantankerous William Harrington in his luxurious, sprawling mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By alyson guy on 09-12-17

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Absolutely loved this story a really feel good book, magical and heartwarming. Touching to the end