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Mrs Hannah

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  • Together

  • By: Julie Cohen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

A poignant, surprising love story told backwards over five decades, with a devastating secret at its heart. Robbie and Emily they have been together for decades. Now, their joints are creaking and their eyesight is failing - but their love for each other is as fresh and fierce as the day they first met. They have had children and grandchildren, lived full and happy and intimate lives. But they have been keeping a secret since the day they met, when their lives changed forever. Over the years, the sacrifices and choices they made have sealed their fates together. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is amazeballs!!!

  • By Mrs B on 06-12-17

A beautifuly written poetic style book

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

Reviewed: 24-01-18

I loved this book. So well written and well read. Very moving story that makes you think. I fell in love with the characters from this book.
10 out of 10

  • With or Without You

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

When Jake tells Lyssa it's not working, she knows he's not talking about the toaster. Her immediate reaction is to sob into her pillow and wait for Jake to come to his senses. But slowly Lyssa begins to understand that's not an option. In a bid to escape, she embarks on a trekking holiday in Nepal. Lyssa needs to get away - it never occurred to her that she might fall in love.... When it's time to go home - back to reality and a very sheepish Jake - Lyssa is faced with the hardest choice of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely easy listen

  • By Mrs Hannah on 02-12-17

Lovely easy listen

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Really lovely book. If your looking for a book with a quick start and a few twist and turns along the way this is for you. Well read and very easy to listen too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is ok though a little predictable.

  • By Gwenevere on 28-01-18

Bit pradictable

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

Reviewed: 14-11-17

It’s an ok listen nothing out of the ordinary. Nice story but no wow factor hear.

  • To the Moon and Back

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Number one best-selling author Jill Mansell talks with sensitivity and optimism about love, loss and new beginnings in To the Moon and Back. Not to be missed by fans of Jojo Moyes and Veronica Henry. When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband, she feels her life is over. But eventually she's ready for a new start - at work, that is. She doesn't need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company.... Moving to North London, Ellie meets neighbour Roo, who has a secret of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Hollister on 28-06-18

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 14-11-17

This is an easy listen good for holidays but slow in places. I was a little disappointed that the Jamie situation was not made abit more of. Some random singing in places!!

  • Practice Makes Perfect

  • The Larkford Series, Book 2
  • By: Penny Parkes
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

The hilarious and heartfelt new novel from the best-selling author of Out of Practice! The Practice at Larkford has suddenly been thrust under the spotlight - and its nomination as an NHS Model Surgery is causing the team major headaches. Dr Holly Graham should be basking in the glow of her new romance with fellow doctor Taffy - but she is worried that the team is prioritising plaudits over patients, and her favourite resident, the irreverent and entertaining Elsie, is facing a difficult diagnosis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Marjory Lamb on 11-08-17

Beautifully written and lovely narration

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes!! Because it's so well written and such a lovely story. It's good to read a book that's not all crime and murders. This is light hearted but with good message hidden in.

What did you like best about this story?

It's like a cup of tea on a cold day. Warm and compelling.

Have you listened to any of Anna Bentinck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes the first book out of practice. Both books are fabulous can't wait for book the next book.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not sure it's that type of a book.

Any additional comments?

Lovely book in some ways better than the first and in others not quite as good. I really enjoyed both books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Practice

  • The Larkford Series, Book 1
  • By: Penny Parkes
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711

Out of Practice is based around a large country medical practice, which proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Enjoyable Read

  • By L Hayes on 04-04-17

Like a cup of tea after a long day

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

What did you like most about Out of Practice?

It's a lovely story but with a good message to all.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hollie because she the main character

Which character – as performed by Anna Bentinck – was your favourite?

Taffie

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending

Any additional comments?

A lovely book I would recommend this book to first time audio bookers as it flows really well. I can't wait to get stuck into the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,315

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Rachel on 04-03-06

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

Would you listen to How to Win Friends & Influence People again? Why?

Yes so much content to take in.

What could Dale Carnegie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Don't know

Would you be willing to try another one of Andrew MacMillan’s performances?

Yep

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nope

Any additional comments?

It's a really good book for improving people skills but unfortunately I think the type of person who cares enough to buy this book will probably have good people. As they care enough to try and improve. The person this book could really help would be to stuffy and stick up to even contemplate reading such a book.

  • The Button Box

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Clara held on to the precious button, glimmering like a jewel in the dark alleyways of London's notorious Seven Dials. She needed to save her family...but who was going to save her? There was a time when the Carter sisters' father was their hero. Now he's a drunk who's gambled away everything they had and put them all in peril. It's on Clara's shoulders to save the four sisters from destitution. Clutching her precious button box, the only thing of value they have left, Clara dreams of starting a shop that could put a roof over their heads and keep them safe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Button box

  • By Susan A Short on 16-01-18

Lovely story bit confusing at times.

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Where does The Button Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top end of fiction.

What did you like best about this story?

Constantly moving never got dull.

What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

Her voice is amazing it's like tea and cake for the ears.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It's very long but it's fabulous to dip into each day.

Any additional comments?

Beautiful discriptions with out being over the top. I really could see the shop and all it's countence.,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,082

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Good read but odd in places

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes I learn a lot from it. It really makes you think about people you know and people that you don't know but maybe should,

Would you recommend Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes it's a good read that makes you think.

Which character – as performed by Cathleen McCarron – was your favourite?

Eleanor

Could you see Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No it's better as a book

Any additional comments?

Really good read I like the twist at the end.

  • Bilbo

  • The Lifeguard Dog
  • By: Steve Jamieson
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the small bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair were inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even credited with saving the lives of three people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Have loved this story from start to finish

  • By Rebecca Gilbert on 26-02-17

Lovely book

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Lovely book reduced me to tears. Very moving well worth a listen. Bilbo was a incredible dog and this book is a fitting tribute to his life.