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  • Where the Light Gets In

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Where the Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon. 'You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn’t work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on? That’s where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.' It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. If Lorna’s learned one thing from Betty, it’s that courage is something you paint on like red lipstick, even when you’re panicking inside. And right now, with the keys to the town’s gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty’s anxious little dachshund trembling beside her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming and gentle, bittersweet as well, it draw

  • By Helen Taylor on 26-05-18

Absolutely loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Brilliantly read, fantastic characters & a story that you feel a part of. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly emotive but with a positive spin. Loved seeing the evolution of the characters too, I feel I know them. Can’t recommend highly enough, & again, beautifully read.

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 591

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By GKH on 02-01-17

A bit disappointed

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

Reviewed: 24-03-17

I've read Nick Spalding books before & enjoy his sense of humour, so bought this book without much thought. The book itself, doesn't disappoint. I would totally recommend the book. Sadly the narration lets it down completely. I struggled to get past the first chapter. The tones are confusing and although the words are clear and easy to hear, the lack of pace & natural speaking, loses most of the humour. I struggled to identify with the characters as I couldn't become absorbed in the story. Some of the accents were good but it seemed as if the story were being read for the first time as homework. I asked friends to listen to the first chapter & without exception they couldn't understand why it was being read in that way. It was irritating. I will always listen to a sample in future, to avoid this again. Sorry guys but it wasn't good.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,313

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Very enjoyable, gritty & real.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

You really get to grips with the characters in this book. Unlike many they are well rounded real people you can relate to or may have met. That for me was the best aspect, closely followed by the twists & turns of the plot. Highly recommend this book to anyone. Exciting and enjoyable to the last.

  • The Easy Way to Control Alcohol

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies. In his Easy Way to Control Alcohol Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, he shows you the way to escape from the ‘alcohol trap’ in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very effective, although could do with some modernisation re comparisons

  • By Karen on 11-08-15

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 27-03-16

If you're looking for a way forward that's easy, you've found it. I truly believe this audio book is a better way to appreciate the content than reading it yourself. If anyone were to ask me for help with alcohol in the future I would recommend this audio book. I would wish you all good luck but as you'll find, luck has nothing to do with this method.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful