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Laura Martin

Bradford, England
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  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared, a priceless heirloom is missing and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Mrs. A. Hemsworth on 30-09-18

Engaging and enthralling

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Loved this story. It was so well written and so well read that I was always eager to listen. The story jumps about in time and yet never feels disjointed. Somehow I was able to feel part of each aspect of the story.

  • Trying

  • By: Emily Phillips
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Written by Grazia magazine's Features Director, this is a novel about a woman who is trying, and so far failing, to conceive. A hugely funny, searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting. Olivia and Felix are trying for a baby. They even moved to the suburbs in anticipation of their future family. But despite approaching her cycle and their sex life with military precision, there's still no sign of what felt like the sure next step, whilst friends' broods seem to be growing by the week.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for all those of us 'trying.'

  • By Laura Martin on 08-02-18

Perfect for all those of us 'trying.'

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

As an emotional wreck following 3 years of trying and 3 miscarriages I was unsure whether I could handle something so close. But I am so glad I took the risk. This book was so refreshing and real. It made me feel that I am not alone and reminded to remember what is important in all of this. I won't spoil the ending but I thought it was the perfect way to end it. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying and anyone who may be around people who are trying, so you can know what not to say to people of 'that age.'

  • For Better For Worse

  • By: Pam Weaver
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

July 1948: As Britain recovers from WWII, Annie Royal is looking to the future. Recently married to Henry, and with a baby on the way, she and her new husband are happily settled in the seaside town of Worthing. But a knock at the door brings Annie's world crashing down. On her doorstep stands Sarah and her two young children. As they talk, Sarah reveals that she is Henry's wife - and she has been searching for him since he walked out on their family a year ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For better for worse

  • By Annie on 28-02-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Loved this story. Great plot with believable characters that I was really rooting for. I would recommend it.

  • The Affair

  • Jack Reacher 16
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base.Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer? The adrenaline-pumping, high-voltage action in The Affair is set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher is back

  • By Oliver on 21-11-11

Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-13

Really enjoyed this story. Had a couple of twists that I didn't quite expect and as my first Jack Reacher novel, I really enjoyed it and am now trying to pick which one to order next!

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