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  • His Other Lover

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Mia has her life in order. She is a grown-up and enjoys a grown-up's relationship with Pete. Not passionate or spontaneous but solid. She knows he is 'the one'. But then she sees a text message on Pete's phone that throws her world into a spin. It is more than friendly, signed off with a kiss, and Mia has never heard of the sender, Liz. With her carefully mapped out life sliding out of control Mia will discover a side to herself she never knew existed, as she formulates a plan to win her happy ending. Because all's fair in love and war - isn't it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good easy listening, suspense thriller

  • By David M on 16-01-19

a good story but just kind of ended suddenly

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

Reviewed: 22-05-19

I enjoyed the story and narration but I felt it was missing a last chapter. it just ended without ends being tied up, or leading you into thinking about where the story could go. Mia didn't confront her feelings for her male friend & it was a fair part of the storyline. just feel it ended before the story had a natural finish.

  • The Woman Who Met Her Match

  • A funny romantic comedy that will make you laugh out loud!
  • By: Fiona Gibson
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

What if your first love came back on the scene...30 years later? After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her 40s, but she's got a good job and wonderful children, and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after 30 years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful

  • By Claire Boynton on 20-07-18

it wasn't a funny rom-com but a nice story

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

Reviewed: 28-04-19

loved the narrator, the story was a nice one but not that funny as advertised. I still enjoyed it.

  • The Couple

  • An Unputdownable Psychological Thriller with a Breathtaking Twist
  • By: Sarah Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86

Following a whirlwind four-month romance, lawyer Claire and hotel entrepreneur Angus are engaged to be married. Happy and successful, and ready to start their new life together, Claire and Angus find what they believe to be the perfect home. But when Claire meets Mark, the man selling them the house, he looks eerily familiar. He looks exactly like the man she loved five years ago, the man she couldn’t bear to lose.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Drivel, don’t bother.

  • By ziiigggg on 05-03-19

great narrator but the story isn't very deep

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Don't get me wrong it was a good story but it missed the detail and depth I like in a book. I didn't get a sense of her feelings towards people and herself and she didn't question the weird things people did. Other things were left unanswered, so after being made a big deal of, I didn't get why it wasn't mentioned again. Maybe I missed something but it didn't stop me listening to the whole book.

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  • The Good Sister

  • A Twisty, Dark Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Gripped
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

There are two sides to every secret. When her beloved father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover a secret life he has led with another family: another house, another woman, and a half sister, Valentina. Born in the same week, in the same hospital, they look so physically alike they could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there.... Josie is sweet and reserved, a counsellor with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Valentina is damaged and reckless, and she always gets what she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and turns, fabulous read

  • By Hollybear on 20-09-17

Not as twisty dark and psychological as described

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

good listen but was a little confused as to which girl was which at the beginning due to the narrator sounding similar on both but it became clear later on.

  • The Party

  • By: Lisa Hall
  • Narrated by: Georgia Macguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

It was just a party. But it turned into a nightmare. When Rachel wakes up in a strange room the morning after a neighbour’s party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel’s arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An average book, poorly read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-08-18

straight into the story and kept me intrigued

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

I guessed early on who the 'culprit' was but it was still a good listen. I was annoyed that obvious questions weren't asked, she didn't probe her husband at all and only asked a few questions of her friends. Also who wakes up and doesn't search for their phone after a drunk night out, especially when you lose all your photos etc. All that aside, I enjoyed the story and towards the end wanted to get back to the book as quick as I could to find out what happened.

  • The Longest Holiday

  • By: Paige Toon
  • Narrated by: Nicky Diss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Laura has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But, she now discovers, a week before the wedding Matthew made a terrible mistake.... Escaping the heartache and humiliation, Laura is whisked off to Florida's Key West by her best friend, Marty. A carefree holiday full of cocktails and fun, surrounded by gorgeous, tanned men, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Distraction comes in the form of sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo. As the end of the holiday approaches, Laura doesn't want to go home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Atheana on 23-05-19

good story but most action was at the end

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

Reviewed: 26-03-18

it was a little average until close to the end when the drama, emotion and story kicked off.

  • Wedding Night

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams, Beth Chalmers, Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don’t want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement - just a straight wedding march to the altar! Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben’s rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember…or one to forget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, lighthearted and engaging

  • By E on 22-06-13

far fetched in places but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

some parts were a bit far fetched and I could take or leave the first half of the book but it got better and kept me interested later on.

  • Peggy and Me

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book so much

  • By Jemma on 13-10-16

I loved this book, so emotional and funny

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

I didn't want this book to end and when it did I had a few sad tears but was also happy for Miranda and Peggy. I've just got my own dog so it probably meant more to me listening to how Miranda got through situations with Peggy. I love how Peggy speaks to the listener. That's how I imagine our dogs think too! Loved this book.

  • How to Not Be Jealous

  • Ways to Deal with, Overcome and Stop Relationship Jealousy (Stop Being Insecure and Jealous, Book 1)
  • By: Stanley Steel
  • Narrated by: Jordy Christo
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Do you want to know how not to be jealous of your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse? I can teach you how to deal with and overcome the relationship jealousy that seems to be controlling your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short but to the point.

  • By Sally R on 02-04-17

Short but to the point.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

they are quick tips which will help you see the situation from another perspective. sometimes you just need to hear someone say 'stop thinking that way' To Help You See clearer.

  • The Tent, The Bucket and Me

  • By: Emma Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Emma Kennedy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

For the '70s child, summer holidays didn't mean the joy of CentreParcs or the sophistication of a Tuscan villa. They meant being crammed into a car with Grandma and heading to the coast. With just a tent for a home and a bucket for the necessities, we would set off on new adventures each year stoically resolving to enjoy ourselves. For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great fun.

  • By c jennings on 02-12-15

Reminds me of my childhood!

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

Funny and engaging, these things happened to all of us, took me back to those days and put a huge smile on my face.