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  • Love's Melody Lost

  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A fragile melody of love is played between these damaged souls, a song made sweeter and stronger by the day. But will their blossoming romance be destroyed by an outsider's greed or will it succumb to the discord of Graham's tormented heart? Can Graham find happiness with Anna, caught up in the fiery overtures and darkly gothic strains of Love's Melody Lost?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An old classic ruined by the Reader

  • By KH on 12-06-19

An old classic ruined by the Reader

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

Reviewed: 12-06-19

The Reader is truly appalling. The characters just die and the story is completely lost in this poor performance. Very disappointing.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,843

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

A Triumph

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

Stephen Fry has given us a wonderful and extraordinary book. And sublimely read. It is funny and informative and a great disappointment when it's finished. Thank you Mr Fry.

  • Trails Merge

  • By: Rachel Spangler
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

After a devastating ultimatum from her lover, Campbell Carson returns to her childhood home, Bear Run Ski Resort, seeking her family's unconditional solace and support. Parker Riley escapes to the mountain after the high-powered world of Chicago's political machine leaves her questioning her judgment in both life and love. Despite their initial wariness, the women find their budding friendship snowballing toward romance. The idyllic mountain resort is the perfect setting for them to learn to rebuild trust, and perhaps to find a second chance at love. However, when Parker's past resurfaces, Campbell is forced to face her own hard truths. As barely healed wounds reopen, the unexpected obstacles in their path threaten any hope for a future together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and fun

  • By KH on 09-02-18

Sweet and fun

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

A lovely story skilly written. The back stories are good and the character tension spot on.
To correct a previous reviewer - this is not a lesbian meets straight woman plot. Both main characters are out and comfortable with it - so, thankfully, no tedious coming out drama.
Narration on the other hand is not great - it's just tolerable. The narrator over acts and some of the characters become caricatures.

  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and seperated years before. Their reunion, after the passage or irrecoverable years of their youth, forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Sue on 08-09-07

Austen and Scacchi - Peerless and Perfect

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

Such a pleasure to listen to an old favourite read so beautifully, with feeling and sensitivity. What a joy.

  • The Fall

  • By: Robin Alexander
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Noel Savino has no problems attracting women. After several failed relationships, she's more than happy to keep it casual. Sunny Chase is willing to be another notch on Noel's bedpost after a tragedy of her own. Despite their playful intentions, they find themselves poised to fall, especially if Noel's old-school Italian mother and Sunny's cross-dressing uncle have anything to say about it. The only thing standing in their way is Noel's niece, Harper, who is also captivated by one of the Chase women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Niki Lorna on 26-05-17

Funny, romantic, excellent

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

Reviewed: 19-04-17

Very well narrated and beautifully written. Two romances in one with laugh out loud supporting characters. Highly recommended.

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  • Blue Ice Landing

  • By: KA Moll
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

At 33, Coy Davidson is a beautiful blonde with a southern accent and a successful practice as a physician assistant. She has a comfortable home, good friends, and a loving family. She's also a widow, carrying a burden of responsibility for her wife's untimely death. She lost her footing that day, gave up her dream to be a doctor, and swore off relationships. Now, three years later, she's ready to turn her life on end in an effort to regain what she lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cringe worthy

  • By KH on 09-03-17

Cringe worthy

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

A good enough story but lousy execution.

The narration was nothing less than irritating - I so wish narrators wouldn't try accents. in this one, Diego the Mexican was more Diego the Russian.

Coy is appalling - passive aggressive and manipulative. Oh, poor ol', little ol', whimpering me.

Colby is more likeable. But I can't decide if the author or the narrator failed to deliver the flawed but fighting Butch an authentic voice. We are told she is butch but, until she carries some shopping, we see no evidence of it.

The time on Antarctica is brief and, bluntly, we could have been anywhere for all the felt sense the reader gets of this fascinating and amazing place.

So, No. Not recommended.