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  • The Secret of Villa Serena

  • By: Domenica De Rosa
  • Narrated by: Elaine Caxton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A gorgeous, sun-filled novel following one woman's journey from heartbreak to adventure, for fans of Santa Montefiore. An irresistible listen that will transport you straight to Tuscany.... Emily looks like she has it all. There's the lovingly restored Tuscan farmhouse, the three beautiful children, the successful husband, the newspaper column detailing her glamorous expat life. But when Emily's husband dumps her by text message, she has to face up to some stark home truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic De Rosa ..

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-10-18

fantastic De Rosa ..

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

Reviewed: 27-10-18

engaging storyline as always but the character description and development is superb. the authors ability to unexpectedly intersperse humour is again a delight and her observance of the human condition, insightful. altogether a great read

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  • My Lady Judge

  • By: Cora Harrison
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In the sixteenth century, as it is now, the Burren, on the western seaboard of Ireland, was a land of grey stone forts, fields of rich green grass and swirling mountain terraces. It was also home to an independent kingdom that lived peacefully by the ancient Brehon laws of their forebears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-04-18

FANTASTIC

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-18

This is a fantastic story, context narration and atmosphere. Cora Harrison is an incredible author. The book brings to life a whole community and tge characters are as alive as you and me. Can't wait fir the next in series

  • A Death in the Dales

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47

When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe. But it just so happens that Freda's nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gets better and better and better

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

gets better and better and better

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

loved this book from start to end and can't wait for next. keep writing please frances brody

  • Death of an Avid Reader

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Kate Shackleton's sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing attracts the attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in her past is a daughter born out of wedlock and given up to a different family. Now Lady Coulton is determined to find her and puts Kate on the case. But as Kate delves deeper into Lady Coulton's past, she soon finds herself thrust into a scandal much closer to home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyyable

  • By fotini on 24-05-17

outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-17

These stories and character s improve in leaps and bounds with each chapter in this series.

  • Murder in the Afternoon

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Young Harriet and her brother, Austin, have always been scared of the quarry where their stonemason father works. So when they find him dead on the cold ground, they scarper quick smart and look for some help. When help arrives, however, the quarry is deserted, and there is no sign of the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead? Did he simply get up and run away?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By fotini on 16-05-17

Excellent book and narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-17

Fantastic improvement on first two narrations as the character is being developed in a very interesting way

  • A Medal for Murder

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

A Pawnshop Robbery: It's no rest for the wicked as Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case. But exposing the culprit of a pawnshop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate - and murder is only one step behind.... A Fatal Stabbing: A night at the theatre should be just what the doctor ordered - until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story

  • By KateS on 18-02-18

the narrator doesn't really fit with character

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

interesting story but has lost local context due to change in narrator. now kate Shackleton sounds upper class?