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  • A Hundred Pieces of Me

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 905

Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred items - the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gorgeous gorgeous book!

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 19-04-14

Be warned!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

This was a good story, well read. It is however, a story about a woman who has experienced cancer and the after effect on her life (no plot spoiler here). The story dwells on this and goes into detail. I wish I had known this before I listened to it, as it was much too personal and uncomfortable for me to listen to yet and had the story precis mentioned this theme, I would have avoided it. If, as I really hope it is for you, merely of academic interest, then go ahead and enjoy the characters and unfolding story. Just be warned that if you have experienced diagnosis and treatment, it may be too hard to listen to comfortably.
A rather long story and unlike other listeners, I found the constant hopping backwards and forwards in time a little confusing.

  • 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 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

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

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

I enjoyed this story - the romance, the jeopardy, the intriguing plot, the characters and the satisfying ending. A little bit like a grown -up fairy tale but hey, it's a good story to listen to whilst ironing or cuddling down at night.

  • 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 403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

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

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

A little slow to start with, I was so glad that I persevered. The story took wings and flew!! Goodies, baddies, romance, intrigue, it has it all. A good book to listen to whilst ironing as the time just flies. Maybe not high powered literature but an entertaining tale well told. Go Connie........!

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing

  • By Kirsty on 23-02-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Slow, twee and irritating. Narrator not brilliant. Overall, disappointing and I gave up before the end.

  • Christmas at Butterfly Cove

  • Butterfly Cove, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Bennett
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

All she wants for Christmas... When talented artist Nee Sutherland returns to Butterfly Cove for her sister's wedding, it's only a matter of time before she has to face her own bridegroom - Luke Spenser - the man she impulsively married then left in the middle of the night. Nee hasn't picked up her paintbrushes in months; a part of her is broken. She knows Luke might never forgive her and that leaving him was the biggest mistake of her life - but could coming home for Christmas be the best decision she's ever made?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sugar sweet and happy ending

  • By Dumetella on 20-04-18

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I've just finished listening to all 3 parts of the trilogy and was totally hooked from the first minute! The stories of the 3 sisters are hung on the central location of Mia's house at Butterfly Cove. The stories are charming, engrossing and addictive. Always lovely, never cheesey as they include tragedy, a despicable husband and abuse within the art world but with a base of supportive family and perfect romance.
I now want to move to Butterfly Cove and have 2 sisters!
Next book please Sarah....

P.S would make a fantastic Sunday evening TV series!!

  • Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Ruby has finished with university and is heading home for the holidays to save up for her trip around the world in January. Against her father’s wishes, she takes on a stall at the local market and sets about making it the best Christmas market stall ever. There’ll be bunting and mistletoe and maybe even a bit of mulled wine. But with a new retail park just opened on their doorstep, the market is under threat. So together with all the other stallholders, Ruby devises a plan to make sure that Wynbridge is the first port of call for everyone’s Christmas shopping needs.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not for me

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

I really enjoyed this story and felt thoroughly 'Christmassy' by the end of it! Not sure quite how believable Ruby's Father's story line was but hey, it's Christmas!!
Excellent narrator who really enhanced my enjoyment of this book.

  • Christmas at the Beach Hut

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of single-handedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful as usual

  • By pennycrimps on 19-11-18

I know how she feels!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

Very entertaining, enjoyable story with a slightly different slant on the usual Christmas theme. I think a lot of Mum's will sympathize with her!
I now want a Beach Hut!....

  • Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay

  • By: Bella Osborne
  • Narrated by: Jaimi Barbakoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance - an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for 12 whole months.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling

  • By Anonymous User on 07-02-19

Good Fun!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

Lovely, light, funny, engaging, romantic and thoroughly satisfying! A perfect story to drift off to sleep to (even though I did occasionally wake my husband as I laughed out loud at some of Tamzin's remarks!) Well narrated.
Very enjoyable, although I did experience an overwhelming desire to drink gin??...........

  • A Year at the Star and Sixpence

  • By: Holly Hepburn
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The perfect escapist listen, for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey. A Year at the Star and Sixpence is Holly Hepburn's four Star and Sixpence novellas collected together as a novel for the first time. When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village, they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it's not quite what they imagined - it's pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it's going to be a huge job....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasing glimpse into village life..

  • By Marilyn Lambert on 01-06-18

Charming!

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

I really enjoyed this book! It is charming, romantic, evocative and totally the right story to listen to at night as you drift off to sleep. Beautifully narrated, it is undemanding with a satisfactory ending that made me sigh with contentment. May there be many more such delights...

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  • The Oxford Tearoom Mysteries Box Set Collection I

  • Prequel + Books 1 & 2
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

"Scones, a tea shop in England, a kitty and a murder...yes, please!" Enjoy the first three books in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, in one handy collection! Join tearoom sleuth Gemma Rose, her mischievous feline Muesli, and the nosy Old Biddies as they tackle murder and mystery in the beautiful city of Oxford - not to forget the delights of delicious baking and afternoon tea in a quaint English village!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A much loved series.

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 06-03-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

I have the impression that this is written specifically for a foreign market (probably America?) It is not convincing as a Cotswold story and seems to have gone over the top in every aspect of a cosy tale. I found a lot of the mispronunciation of place names very irritating and thought that it should have been better checked. It felt a little like an American TV programme set in the Cotswold but carried little authenticity. Not for me this one....