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  • The Magnificent Mrs. Mayhew

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The brand-new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman - a gorgeous listen full of love, life and laughter. Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fabulous

  • By Mrs J ramsdale on 09-03-19

Absolutely fabulous

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

As a long time fan of Milly Johnson and having all of her books, I felt the last two were enjoyable but not spectacular as some of her other. This one though is magnificent and shows Milly is on top of her game and I would say her best book to date.
The main story is intertwined with vignettes of characters who you believe in , taking you on a fabulous journey. As well as being her best book to date, I would say this is one of the best books I have read for years

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

This is one of the best books I have listened to in all the years I have been an audible customer. The story lifts you along, revealing insight into an older persons thoughts and views on life. It is dark and humorous at the same time. Could not put this down and recommended it to many. Congratulations for the wonderful choice of narrator who brought every character to live. Would love to see this as a film!

  • Written from the Heart

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Tina Devino makes more money teaching people to write than writing herself. A middling romance novelist who dreams of penning a best seller, she’s increasingly forced to compete with younger, blonder debut authors for her publisher and agent’s attention. Feeling forgotten, Tina realises the only way up is to take her career and destiny in hand and build her own happy ending - which is perfect because, for a romance writer, Tina isn’t the most traditional of women....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed

  • By Mrs J ramsdale on 15-02-19

Very disappointed

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

As a long time fan of Trisha Ashley I found this to be an extremely poor book. The story didn’t move along and could have been completed within the first 10 pages. I am also baffled by the hilarity which some reviews site mentioned and the humour running through it. I must however congratulate the narrator for doing a good job trying to make this something bearable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made Tuesdays with Morrie such an astonishing book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Paul on 06-07-06

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 19-04-18

The story is uplifting and thought provoking. It is beautifully written and soothes the soul. It’s message is to accept the life you are living but to look for and acknowledge the goodness and impact your life has on others, no matter how insignificant it may seem at times. It also reminds us to be grateful and to live in the moment without regrets.
The author both in the written word and in his narration brings this to life

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just amazing, as always

  • By Gilly on 08-03-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

As an avid fan of Milly Johnson, I have all of her books and audios (Colleen Pendergast the narrator is wonderful) I eagerly anticipated this last story. As e er with this author the story was a wonderful interwoven vignettes which thread through the main story like a wonderful tapestry......until the last part. This seemed rushed, incomplete and ‘general’. From going to the personalisation of the characters, we jumped months with just a brief summary of where they were now in life. The main emphasis on the story was the protagonists love of baking cheesecakes yet in the last third or so of the book this was rarely mentioned. I am not sure wether it was disappointing editing, or the end was rushed, but this is the only one of Milly exhaustive library of works that left me feeling disappointed. The last third requires a new re-write

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Connie Diamond has always been her husband Jimmy’s best girl, or so she thought. But then she discovers that he’s been playing away for years. Along with Della Frostick, Jimmy’s right-hand woman at his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine, Connie decides to destroy Jimmy’s life. Together they will set up a rival business called Lady Muck, and along with the cleaning ladies who meet at the Sunflower Café, they’ll make him wish he had never so much as looked at another woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Milly Johnson never disappoints!!!!

  • By Catherine on 27-10-15

Beautiful Bouquet

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

This is a fabulous story brought to life by Colleen Prendagast. The interwoven and intertwined stories focuses on female friendships and how these enrich the individual lives of the characters. Each character’s story is diverse and unexpected but Milly Johnson ties them together like a beautiful bouquet