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  • Begin Again

  • Starting Over
  • By: Evan Grace
  • Narrated by: Nikki Diamond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Two years ago Journey Cummings spent two of the best weeks of her life with the man of her dreams, until he left her without even a goodbye.... Journey has spent the last two years trying to find the man who left her high and dry after two blissful weeks together, but he seemed to have dropped off the face of the Earth. With no hope in finding the father of her son she tried to just move on, until a chance encounter changed everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but not well narrated

  • By Val on 09-05-18

Good story but not well narrated

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This book was read at a gallop with very little intonation or feeling.
I listened to the whole book but won’t listen to any others by that narrator

  • Cinnamon Gardens

  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Now that Nell's three sons are in work and becoming more independent, she's ready to build a new life for herself. She's been left a house in England and decides to leave Australia to start a new chapter. On her arrival at Peppercorn Street, Nell encounters Angus Denning, a software engineer with a stately home at the end of the road. Then there's Winifred, an elderly lady who lives alone but has made friends with young single mum Janey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-18

Great sequel. Need book 3 !

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

I really enjoyed listening to this book
It picked up storylines from Peppercorn Street very well
I hope the story will continue
I want to know about Adam ! and Nell's boys in Australia
What will happen to Nolan ?
Will Janey get a fella ?

  • The Assistant's Christmas Wish

  • The Christmas Wish Series Book 1
  • By: Lexi Ostrow
  • Narrated by: Catherine LaMoreaux
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Leena has been in love with her boss, Nick DeMarco, for almost eight years. But he's never given her any indication that she was special to him. Their relationship was close, but rarely outside of a business function. So when he invites her to be his fake girlfriend at his family's Christmas week she is thrilled and ready to show Nick just what he's missing out on, her only wish for the Christmas season.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Keep your knickers on if in doubt !!!

  • By Val on 22-12-16

Keep your knickers on if in doubt !!!

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

Reviewed: 22-12-16

What would have made The Assistant's Christmas Wish better?

What a whiney voice reading a story about a woman who couldn't choose but had sex with the wrong man in the same house she was staying with him and the right man.

What will your next listen be?

The great Christmas knit off

How could the performance have been better?

The voice was too whiney for my ears

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Ms on 20-03-14

Another "page turner" from Mr Spark

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

As the two stories developed the characters grew on me. I needed to know what was going to happen to them next.
It made it hard to stop listening whenpmy world got in the way.
The story and the performances were so good I could empathise with each character in turn. Wonderful.