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  • Sweet Temptation

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change. Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies: bitter divorcee Lauren and shy Jess, the beautician.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to lose weight and gain a life!

  • By Jill Besterman on 26-08-12

Particularly enjoyable for those who struggle with their weight!

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Really enjoyed this story! Some may say predictable but it wasn’t for me, great characters and the very believable abusive boyfriend will ring true for many people I reckon. Its thinker, in a good way and I didn’t want it to end x

  • This Could Change Everything

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding.... On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the Internet by storm, that is), she never would have met Zillah and Conor - not to mention Lucas. And she'd never have found out just how much life there is to be lived....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK AND PERFORMANCE

  • By pennycrimps on 02-02-18

Lovely!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

What a great story and well read! Some b awful accents and/or voices for some characters but still enjoyed the readers’ style and voice x held my attention and kept me guessing throughout
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  • The House of New Beginnings

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 638

On moving to Brighton, Georgie finds throwing herself into the city's delights fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble. Charlotte is in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London, but could her passion for food lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This author's skills just get better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-17

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

Bright, funny, quirky and well read x
Whoever told the narrator that a Yorkshire accent can’t contain the letters H or T tho was sadly mistaken, terrible accent there but that was literally the only thing I didn’t like x

  • Single Woman Seeks Revenge

  • By: Tracy Bloom
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Suzie Miller, a disillusioned agony aunt, can't believe she's been dumped from a great height yet again (this time by text!). So she decides the time is right to make every one of her exes feel the pain she felt when they carelessly cast her aside. Her methods are unusual but humiliation on a grand scale is no less than they deserve. And then she starts giving the same advice to her readers….

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • so so so bad.

  • By Alexandra Jones on 12-10-15

First but not last

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

My First Tracy Bloom book but Iv really enjoyed it and I just love Julia Barrie as a reader, great combo and I’m going to look for another Bloom book right now! It was LOL funny, a bit touching, fun and a tiny bit sad , 5* xx

  • The Christmas Party

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can't keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh Wallace. Louise usually says no to evenings out but she's decided to let her hair down tonight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening

  • By Miss R Tasyaka on 18-12-15

Suspenseful until the very end!!

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

Reviewed: 19-04-18

I can always decide what will happen in books at the very beginning but not with this one!! It held me to the very end and then still leaves a lot in the air! Really enjoyed it, well read too

  • Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Carole Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Indulge in this lovely, cake-filled novel of romance and friendship. Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights is Carole Matthews at her heart-warming best! Fay and Danny are madly in love, and it's all Fay's ever dreamed of. But she left everything - including the delightful cake shop she used to run - to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat, The Dreamcatcher. And as she soon finds out, making delicious cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By Hazel Dunfermline on 06-11-17

Lovely story, narration is mainly good but a bit 'twee' even for me at times!

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

Reviewed: 27-12-17

The worst Irish male accent Iv ever heard!! Lovely story tho and I enjoyed it.

  • The Oyster Catcher

  • By: Jo Thomas
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Best seller The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas' first irresistibly feel-good audiobook, set on the coast of Ireland. Dooleybridge, County Galway: the last place Fiona Clutterbuck expects to end up, alone, on her wedding night. But after the words 'I do' have barely left her mouth, that's exactly where she is - with only her sequinned shoes and a camper van for company. One thing is certain: Fi can't go back. So when the opportunity arises to work for a brooding local oyster farmer, Sean Thornton, she jumps at the chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By kristy hazlehurst on 22-11-17

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

Really enjoyed this, really took me to the wilds of western Ireland , was a bit confused by the time travel at the end. Seemed unnecessary and didn't affect the story to do it that way, just a bit odd

  • A Compromising Position

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When Emily's boyfriend posts compromising photos of her on the Internet, her life goes into sharp decline. Emily is about to lose everything - including the man she thought she loved. Her best friend, Cara, is determined to mend Emily's broken heart, and she believes that a little magic is all that's required. But will Cara cast the right spell to get Emily out of her current position? Or will it go horribly wrong when they both fall in love with the same man?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Dekka52 on 30-09-17

Predictable but not! Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Really enjoyed this, we all have a friend like these girls , they were funny and touching and there's a bit of a cliffhanger as u don't know if what u think is going to happen ever does! Held me til the very end x

  • Let's Meet on Platform 8

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Teri has dated more men than she's had low-calorie, low-fat dinners, and she still hasn't found Mr Right. She's found other men, though: Mr Lazy, Mr Greedy, Mr Completely Selfish, Mr Looking-for-Mother-Substitute and Mr Pervert. But no Mr Right. That is until she's literally knocked off her feet by Jamie Duncan as they rush to catch the same train from Euston station: the 18.07 from platform eight. It's not long before love blossoms and commuting takes on a whole new meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By kerry on 07-07-17

Good read but sad in places x

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I usually smile a lot and laugh out loud when reading her books but I found myself tearful more than once with this one. The tone is a bit dispairing throughout and I wasn't ready for it! Good read and the narrator is well suited to this story x

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  • The Chocolate Lovers' Club

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

For Lucy Lombard, there's nothing that chocolate can't cure. From heartache to headaches, it's the one thing she knows that she can rely on - and she's not alone. Fellow chocolate addicts Autumn, Nadia and Chantal share her passion, and together they form a select group known as The Chocolate Lovers' Club. Whenever there's a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a café called Chocolate Heaven. And with a cheating boyfriend, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband and a loveless marriage, there's always plenty to discuss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pointless but brilliant

  • By Jackie Cody on 11-05-17

Love it!!

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

Reviewed: 25-05-17

Slightly spoilt these by reading the third book first, but still love them! Love the story and the characters, I have an affinity with clumsy Lucy!!
Great writing and love the narrator too x