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  • 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 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

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 audio book

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

A very well written book, I loved the storyline and the way it written. I couldn't stop listening to it.

  • The One You Really Want

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

When Nancy spies her Christmas present from her husband sitting on the lawn, she realises the jewellery she thought was for her must be on someone else. Her best friend, Carmen, isn't surprised (she never liked Jonathan) and persuades Nancy to leave Edinburgh and come and stay in her luxury London flat - far too vast for Carmen since her husband, millionaire rock star Spike Todd, died. Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter, Mia, is matchmaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Gem on 01-09-16

Fantastic read

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

I loved reading this book, I didn't won't it to finish, I was laughing a lot and crying a bit. The narrator was brilliant at the way she spoke the words with the different accents and feeling to the words.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Saffron Trail

  • By: Rosanna Ley
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

Once there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets and its mystery, and best of all she loved its hint of magic. After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant. It's there she meets Amy - a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family's involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Locations

  • By Kathy on 07-11-16

I was in Morocco

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

Reviewed: 15-10-16

I felt like I was in Morocco, the way the writer wrote, I could hear, smell, taste and see everything she wrote about Morocco and I was really drawn into the story.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Another Love

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Romilly had worked hard for her stunning house in one of Bristol's most fashionable suburbs. She adored her daughter and handsome husband, and sure, life was sometimes exhausting - but nothing that a large glass of wine couldn't fix. But then, as deep-buried insecurities surfaced, everything started to unravel. A glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Once, Romilly's family were everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking

  • By ANNE on 07-10-16

Heart breaking

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

I found it heartbreaking and well written. I think if you had drinking illness or have had to stop drinking go some reason, you would feel the pain of the main character and the upset it causes to everyone round the person with the illness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ivy Lane

  • By: Cathy Bramley
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

From spring to summer, autumn to winter, a lot can happen in a single year.... Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air, and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution. But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales, and planning seasonal parties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ivy Lane.... A lovely warm escapism

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-16

Great read

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

Reviewed: 26-06-15

Very ease to get into the story and very hard to stop listening too and get on with other things.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Summer at Shell Cottage

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. But this year everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces. Harriet's looking forward to a break with her lovely husband, Robert, and teenage daughter, Molly. But unknown to Harriet, Robert is hiding a secret - and so, for that matter, is Molly....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Summer satisfaction

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 21-06-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 13-06-15

I didn't want it to end, it was great story and well read, with a few interesting voices.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Charm Bracelet

  • By: Melissa Hill
  • Narrated by: Francine Brody
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Every charm bracelet tells a story and Melody Evans knows this better than most. Many years ago, a silver bracelet was delivered anonymously to her, a single charm attached. The following year, another charm appeared, and the same happened every year until the bracelet was almost full. So when one day she stumbles across someone else's lost charm bracelet, she knows she must try to reunite it with its owner. And, in order to try and track this person down, she uses each charm to help discover a little more about them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By ANNE on 01-03-15

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

I loved listening this well read, feel good story. When it came to the end it left me wanting more.

  • The Choice

  • By: Susan Lewis
  • Narrated by: Karen Kass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Sometimes the choice is too hard to bear... Nikki Grant is only nineteen when she discovers she’s pregnant. Despite her parents’ disappointment and anger, she welcomes the news with joy. The baby will complete the happy home she shares with the man she adores, Spencer James. Baby Zac arrives and is perfect in every way. And with Spencer’s career taking off they are ready to make the big move to London. And then, on a day like any other, Nikki suddenly finds her life turned upside down by tragedy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me!

  • By Lynne Burton on 02-05-18

Emotional story

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

Reviewed: 22-02-15

If I had known what the story was about, I most probably wouldn't have listen to it, only because it made me cry, but saying that it was well read and I couldn't stop listening to it.

  • Second Star to the Right

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Practical, smart, and desperate to escape a shadowy past, Faye takes a job at a top advertising firm in London where she hopes she and her children can find a fresh start. When she finds the beautiful two-story flat for rent in a stately old Victorian complete with a neglected but tumbling English garden, she can scarcely believe her good fortune. But it isn't long before Faye realizes not everything in the old home may be as peaceful as it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing

  • By ANNE on 25-01-15

Amusing

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

Reviewed: 25-01-15

I loved the story, very easy to follow.
The narrator made me laugh with her really bad posh English accents.

  • The Runaway Princess

  • By: Hester Browne
  • Narrated by: Rachael Louise Miller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Amy Wilde is tired of the idiots her glamorous flatmate Jo keeps foisting upon her - she'd much rather be digging in the garden with her dog Badger at her side than trying to find the man of her dreams. That is, until she meets Leo Wolfsburg. Handsome, polite and funny, Leo is everything Amy could want in a boyfriend. Best of all, the attraction seems mutual. But Leo's lifestyle is a world away from her own. Private planes, charity balls, exclusive members' clubs - Amy begins to realise that her simple existence is being turned upside down. Is that what she wants?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By SarahLou on 05-05-17

I couldn't stop listening.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

I loved the way the story was read, it conjured up the images of the gardens and places it the story. I didn't want the audio to finish.