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Molly Meux

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  • The Pool House

  • By: Tasmina Perry
  • Narrated by: Esther Wane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Perfect for everyone who's been gripped by Showtime TV's The Affair, Adele Parks' The Stranger in My Home and J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before. When you're invited to spend summer in the Hamptons with a group of new friends, you agree - who wouldn't? But then you realise you're taking the place of another woman, a woman who died in mysterious circumstances, just the summer before. Your housemates tell you her death was an accident. But which of them has something to hide?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to get through...

  • By Molly Meux on 06-12-17

Struggled to get through...

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Unlikeable characters. I didn't care for the character that died or who killed her. Thought it was a pointless investigation and kept asking myself 'Who cares?'

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Every Vow You Break

  • By: Julia Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Wayland family - Lara and Marcus and their three children - leave England to spend a long, hot summer in Trout Island, Upstate New York. A chance meeting at a party reacquaints the family with Marcus's old actor friend, Stephen, with whom Lara once had an affair. Lara feels herself drawn towards Stephen and they pick up their secret relationship where they left off. Lara knows she's playing a dangerous game; what she doesn't know is that it's also a deadly one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The four-year-old sounds just right

  • By Susanne on 06-08-16

Yawn!

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

Reviewed: 18-06-17

5 hours into this and I just can't take anymore. The pacing is so slow and the characters are unlikeable. I just don't care about any of them at this point. I really hate not getting through an audiobook but I don't even get excited to listen to this one. Nothing remarkable has happened yet and the characters are bland. Maybe I should just skip to the end.

The narrator is okay although the American accents are a bit annoying.

  • Because She Loves Me

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 866

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scary

  • By Tim Miller on 06-11-16

Great story - but narration was AWFUL.

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

If you could sum up Because She Loves Me in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, exciting, intriguing.

What did you like best about this story?

It was gripping and intense. The way the story unfolded kept making me want to listen into the late hours.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Napoleon Ryan?

I'm not sure but he should just stick to acting out male characters as his voice is not bad.

Any additional comments?

I really don't want to go hard on this book as I enjoyed it for the most part and I love the way Mark Edwards writes. I love these types of stories but the narrator's voice for Charlie was awful. It really put me off... and I could only picture Charlie as some rough as hell sea urchin that you wouldn't want to touch, let alone sleep with.

  • Her Perfect Life

  • By: Sam Hepburn
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Gracie Dwyer has it all: the handsome husband, the adorable child, the beautiful home and the glittering career. The perfect life. Her new friend, Juliet, doesn't exactly fit in. She's a down-on-her-luck single parent with no money and not much hope. So just what is it that draws Gracie and Juliet together? And when the cracks start to appear in Gracie's perfect life, can both of them survive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By san2har on 09-03-17

Difficult to get into...

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

Would you try another book written by Sam Hepburn or narrated by Stephanie Racine?

Possibly. I think I would have enjoyed and made more sense of this book had I read the paperback version. The audio-book was too confusing and hard to follow.

Any additional comments?

I found it really difficult to get into this book I was almost ready to give up and get a refund. Kept making it till about chapter 6 and not having a clue what was going on and having to restart from the beginning.

I thought the characters were appalling and unlikable apart from Juliet who I warmed to once I figured out where the book was going. I just hated everyone in this book... the husband Tom was an idiot who reacted over-the-top and poorly to things. Gracie the wife just annoyed me. Her friend Daphne was no better. I detested Elsie. And the house keeper should just have minded her own business! I didn't care for any of these characters and would have been happy if they all fell off a cliff!

Also, every time there was a section from Pauline Bryce it just infuriated me and I couldn't bear to listen. Who was this lady?! I didn't care what she had to say! It all made sense in the end but I seriously couldn't wait for her rambling to finish as it made the story confusing. Why should I care about Pauline?! I had no idea who she was in relation to the story.

Stephanie Racine's voice was okay for the most part although her voice acting for the children was like nails on chalk board. Couldn't bear to hear the shrill voices of 'mummy mummy!' Ugh... so loud and grating.

Anyways, I am glad I saw the book through all the way to the end as it did get better once things started to make more sense and I could differentiate between the characters.

  • The Girlfriend

  • By: Michelle Frances
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,465

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a 23-year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart, but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life. Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most gripping book I have read in a while

  • By irene on 26-05-17

Gripping!

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

What does Antonia Beamish bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great narrator. She portrayed the characters perfectly you could sense how distraught they were given the tense situations. I find most authors to be quite monotone but Antonia did a fabulous job acting them out.

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed this book. The story-line was fantastic and the narrator was great, I didn't want it to end but I couldn't stop listening.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Work

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake. What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie's predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Sara on 30-09-16

Narration is Horrid

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

I've tried to get into this audiobook 3 times now... I just can't take the narration. I made it to chapter 6 and gave up. It's just awful and the accents are appalling. I love Mark Edwards' books but sometimes narrators are chosen that can make or break a book for me! What a shame. I am curious about the story though so will try pick this one up to read.