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Something in the Water cover art

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Loved it. I’ve never heard of the author before but it was a stunning tale, I was on the edge of my seat throughout. Very clever plot. I didn’t want it to end and want find out what happened afterwards!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Man I Think I Know cover art

Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I loved this story. The narrators were excellent and I think I’m in love with Danny!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Between Sisters cover art

Poor

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Far too many characters and a crashingly inaccurate medical diagnosis and treatment.
Cliches throughout. The narrator was good though.

Dear Mrs Bird cover art

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

A really lovely story. Heartwarming and sad equally. I was glued to it all day today.
I think previous reviews mentioning the narrator shouting or being very quiet are a little unfair? The narrative calls for shouting as a bomb is coming down or similar.
I definitely recommend this x

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A funny, interesting narrative about life as a barrister

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-18

It wasn’t what I thought I was buying but I was unexpectedly hooked from the beginning.
I thought it would be a confessional type thing but it was a highly informative, amusing and sometimes sad look at the British judicial system and how lacking it can be. What I have been left pondering is the truism of ‘better a guilty man go free than an innocent man be wrongly convicted’
I really want to do jury service now!

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

No Angel cover art

Wrong narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

An epic tale but why did they cast an American to narrate an English story- set in England?
The cockney accents were laughable! Think Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins and times it by 10. The Scottish accent even worse.
Spoiled the story for me but I listened anyway.

Life of Crime cover art

Couldn’t stop listening ... but....

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Overall, it was bloody awful - However I found that I couldn’t stop listening to it! The characters swayed from loveable to unbelievable then to generally dislikable and back again. A guilty pleasure that I’d never recommend to a friend. (Literary snobs -much like myself)
Don’t let that stop you from listening though, I had it playing as often as I could and even rejected a phone call from my beloved as I was about to find out what happened in the end.

The Only Way Is Up cover art

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

From riches to rags. An unusual happy story but it really was. It makes you think about all the crap that isn’t important if you were on the bones of your arse. People are far more valuable than ‘things’ or soirée etc.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I Found You cover art

A tale of love, murder, intrigue and mystery

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

Reviewed: 30-01-18

A great tale - utterly absorbing. It has it all, love, murder, intrigue, mystery.
Very well written and narrated- it kept my interest to the end. I had to sneakily keep on listening at work, round Asda and whilst driving.
Thank you Lisa Jewell! It’s the first book of yours I’ve listened to. I’ll definitely look out for more now x

Two Women cover art

Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Although the story is very good I find that Martina Cole repeats the descriptions of how the characters look or what they are like over and over again. It detracts from an otherwise great story.