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  • The Betrayals

  • By: Fiona Neill
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock, Sarah Ovens, Huw Parmenter, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127

When Rosie's best friend has an affair with her husband, the consequences reverberate through the lives of two families. Relationships are torn apart, friendships shattered and childish innocence destroyed. Her daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel when a letter arrives that opens old wounds. Rosie's son, Max, blames himself for everything that happened. And her ex-husband, Nick, has his own version of events.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wasn't the best book I've ever listened to!

  • By Mrs Wendy Davidson on 29-01-18

Disappointing Ending

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

This Book was very middle of the road. I found it slow in places but stuck with it as I thought the characters were quite interesting. Unfortunately, the ending of the book was really abrupt and I felt as though it needed at least a couple of extra chapters to make it feel properly finished.
The story was mediocre and as I didn't like the ending so I was left feeling really dissatisfied.

  • The Roanoke Girls

  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Lane Roanoke is 15 when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family's rural estate following the suicide of her mother. Over one long, hot summer, Lane experiences the benefits of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But what she doesn't know is being a Roanoke girl carries a terrible legacy: either the girls run, or they die. For there is darkness at the heart of Roanoke, and when Lane discovers its insidious pull, she must make her choice....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up to chapter 18 and I gave up.....

  • By L. russell on 23-03-17

Dark Story, Captivating Writing & Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

I really enjoyed this audiobook, it has a stylishly midwestern flair and covers a dark and unusual subject matter. If you enjoy American writers such as Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt you should enjoy this. The narration is excellent too! I wouldn't really call it a thriller - it's more of a whodunnit; although I did guess who the culprit was part way through, however, it still kept me gripped. The characters are layered and damaged and the writing successfully evokes the heat and dust of Kansas in summer. Great attention to detail! The Roanoke Girls is probably my favourite read/listen of 2018 and it stayed with me for days after I had finished it.

  • Riders

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

The brooding hero, gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, is driven to the top by his loathing of the darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having filched each other’s horses, and fought and fornicated their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!! Riders perfect:)

  • By Jesse on 02-10-10

Classic Jilly at her Best

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

Jilly Cooper’s best novel in my humble opinion. Brilliantly read by Gerri Halligan. A must for all showjumping fans or lovers of a good country romp!

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    Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
    
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    Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
    77 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Polo

  • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Louise Hobden
  • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

Ricky France-Lynch had a large crumbling estate, a nine-goal polo handicap and a beautiful wife who was fair game for anyone with a chequebook. He also had the adoration of 14-year-old Perdita MacLeod, who couldn't wait to become a polo player. The polo set were ritzy, and gloriously promiscuous. Perdita was a brat who loved only her horses and Ricky France-Lynch....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book terrible narration

  • By Neil on 05-01-18

My Favourite Jilly Cooper Ruined by Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

Polo is my fave Jilly Cooper Novel, I've read it many times and even emailed Audible several years ago to request for it to be added to their collection. I was overjoyed when I saw it was available but just 2 hours in I am afraid I am returning the book as the narration is quite awful. The voices of the characters are cheesy and unrealistic and the emphasis is all over the place making it hard to listen to. I listened to on a dog walk and in the car and found myself switching off as the narrator just wasn't engaging.
I wouldn't normally give a negative review as I know a story's content is often subjective and down to taste, but on this occasion, I felt I should warn Jilly Cooper fans that this audio version is ultimately disappointing.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Original and gripping story

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Very original premise that remains compelling from start to finish with a final twist at the very end! In my opinion, even better than her first book I Let You Go. Would recommend for fans of domestic thrillers and police procedurals with a difference. Great narration too.

  • Humble by Nature

  • By: Kate Humble
  • Narrated by: Kate Humble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband, Ludo, decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing listen

  • By JAYNE W on 27-04-15

Cheerful, interesting listen

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

Reviewed: 20-04-17

Humble by Nature is a really lovely book depicting Kate Humble and her husband's journey to becoming smallholders and agricultural advocates for the Welsh (and British) farming communities. There are some sad moments in the book and also some practical descriptions about livestock (and dead stock) that can be difficult to hear but are an important part of Kate's story. Overall, the story struck a chord with me as a country girl currently living in the city and counting down the months until I can return to rural life. The book is also read beautifully by the author.

  • Lessons I've Learned

  • By: Davina McCall
  • Narrated by: Davina McCall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

In this long-awaited audiobook, Davina McCall shares the tips and wisdoms learned on her 'work-in-progress' journey through life. Warm, engaging, honest and generous, this audiobook will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. Lessons I've Learned is the closest thing to a Davina hug and we all need one of those....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was not expecting this book to be so fantastic!

  • By McEwang1 on 10-11-16

Sound, uplifting advice from Davina!

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

I really enjoyed this book. I'm not really an avid autobiography or self-help fan but I do like Davina and have her cookery books so thought I would give her new book a listen. Rather than feeling like a book full of self-help rules to live your life by, 'Lesson's I've Learned' feels more like a good chat with an old friend. There are also some great autobiographical moments in the book and the fact that it is narrated by Davina adds genuineness and authenticity to the audiobook. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable listen that I'm sure I will return to during trying times.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Completely fascinating and bonkers

  • By melisa on 04-11-15

Uplifting, funny and informative

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

I found Helen's account of living Danishly uplifting funny and informative. There are lots of interesting facts threaded through this book which is a very personal and engaging story about relocating; I laughed out loud numerous times and found the narration added a great layer to the books journalistic story telling tone. I was sad to reach the end but I'll be looking out for more this author.

  • Lie with Me

  • By: Sabine Durrant
  • Narrated by: Kirk Bage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030

It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home. And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of.... Which turns out to be less than perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very cleverly observed and put together.

  • By janice wildchild newman on 02-10-16

Unusual thriller; slow burner

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

Reviewed: 24-11-16

Struggled to get into this novel at first as the main character is a bit of a creep. However, the last few hours were really gripping. I loved Sabine Durrant's last two books but whilst this one is good it is my least favourite of her novels.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

No. 23 has a secret. In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide. Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks. In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Do You Trust?!

  • By garry on 07-07-14

Interesting multi-character story but very gory!

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

Reviewed: 23-06-16

The Killer Next Door follows the inhabitants of a large shared house in London. With a landlord that only accepts cash and asks no questions you can imagine that the house tenants are fairly colourful characters; each with a story of their own that is told throughout the book. The book itself isn't really a who-dunnit but there is a killer whose identity is revealed about 2/3 of the way through (however it doesn't really come as a great surprise). I like the core main characters and found a lot of humour and touching moments in the story...BUT the chapters detailing the killers preservation of his victims was too gory and graphic for me and I had to keep stopping the story to have a break from the grotesqueness - If I listen to this book again I will definitely skip these chapters. That being said, all in all it was a good listen and I loved the ending. Narration was topnotch too!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful