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Karen Haggerty

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  • The Five

  • The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
  • By: Hallie Rubenhold
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 439

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses and lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped people traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book

  • By Mr Scott Doutre on 10-03-19

So much more than I even hoped for!

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

Reviewed: 13-08-19

Compelling, well researched and beautifully written. Miss Rubenhold captures not only the lives of the five ladies who died but the essence of London during that time. This book presents a more comprehensive picture than I realised. A must read!

  • Murder Under the Sun: 13 Summer Mysteries by The Queen of Crime

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Summer. Holiday season. A time for rest and relaxation. But murder can strike anywhere, as this selection of an ‘unlucky 13’ mysteries by Agatha Christie proves. Join Hercule Poirot, Christopher Parker Pyne, Harley Quin and James Bond on this special holiday-themed collection, and take a dip into these short stories, perfect for killing time on the beach, by the pool - or at home, when planning to get away from it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh Fraser

  • By Emilou on 30-07-19

Agatha Christie and Hugh Fraser...

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

Reviewed: 13-08-19

.... are a perfect combination! A gem I will return to over and over again.

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  • Thrive

  • By: Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by: Agapi Stassinopoulos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. She likens our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. It may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg – a Third Metric for defining success – in order to live a healthy, productive, and meaningful life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The reader can't pronounce words!

  • By Mr. Ce Evans on 15-07-15

Dreadful Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Very disappointing and the ruination of what may well be a decent book by a 'shouter' who someone deemed fit to narrate! I wanted to Thrive not go deaf.

  • Ladies of Letters

  • The complete BBC Radio collection
  • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
  • Narrated by: full cast, Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

First broadcast on Woman's Hour, Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in this popular BBC Radio 4 comedy Ladies of Letters. This collection features all 11 series. When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception, they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complete?

  • By Judith J. Standing on 07-09-17

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

I will be listening to this over and over. Amazingly written and with two of my favorite actresses. One to cherish.

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