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  • We'll Meet Again

  • By: Katie Flynn writing as Judith Saxton
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

When war broke out, 17-year-old Christie could have stayed down on the family farm in Norfolk, where she was wanted and needed. So why had she joined up? Come to that, why had Meg from Cheshire, and Sue, very much the big city girl from Liverpool, and Shanna, the life-toughened product of a broken home in Glasgow? Mixed reasons. Very mixed backgrounds. But no time to think now. Not with the sergeant shouting and the station air-raid siren beginning to wail.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story.

  • By Jane Bryder on 06-10-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

Found after a promising start, I could take it or leave it, couldn't wait to finish it so as to start a new book.

  • Emily

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother, Joe, to go and live with old Granny Edwards. A loving and hardworking child, she goes into service when she is 12 at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily's own family prove to be closer than she could ever have guessed. Roger's daughter, Deborah, takes a great fancy to Emily, and when Emily has moved to another household in Hull she finds that her new employer's son, Hugo, is to marry Deborah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting.....

  • By Mama C on 28-10-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Great read, very much took me over. Even felt sick on the journey over to Australia (just kidding) very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Christmas at Woolworths

  • By: Elaine Everest
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths and a rock for the girls, having given up on love...until a mysterious stranger turns up one day - could he reignite a spark in Betty?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very gripping family story

  • By Margaret ann cain Amazon Customer on 03-03-18

Dull

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

Sorry found my mind wandering. Nearly returned it but decided to give it a chance. Sorry this was a dull read.

  • The Innkeeper's Daughter

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Holderness, 1846.For reliable, thirteen-year-old Bella, life isn’t turning out quite as she’d hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn – an ancient hostelry run by her family in the Yorkshire countryside – surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a flighty younger sister. When Bella learns not only that her father is seriously ill, but that her mother is expecting a fifth child, her dreams of leaving home to become a schoolteacher are quickly dashed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By bertiebouncer on 06-03-17

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

Another terrific book by this author. Couldn't put it down. What's the next one for me I can't wait.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Annie

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Annie Swinburn had killed a man - the killing was timely and well-deserved, for Francis Morton had been evil in every possible way. But Annie knew that however justified her crime, only the rope and the gibbet awaited her if she remained in the slums of Hull. And so she ran - up river, along the wild and secretive paths of the great Humber - a new and unfamiliar territory which was to lead her into a new and unfamiliar life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling listen

  • By Linmary on 01-03-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 24-02-17

Lost myself in this book right from the first chapter, loved it, thank you, what's the next book of this amazing author.

  • His Brother's Wife

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

1860: Harriet Miles is trying to take care of her seriously ill mother, and just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse she is fired from her job at the hostelry. The last thing she expects after her mother dies is a marriage proposal from a man she barely knows, but her only alternative is the workhouse. And so begins her new life with Noah Tuke. But instead of marital bliss, Harriet finds herself in the cramped farmhouse Noah calls home, and in this overcrowded and angry household she meets with hostility and bitterness. The only person who offers her friendship is Noah’s brother, Fletcher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Mrs M E Hoare on 22-11-16

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 30-01-17

Really enjoyed this book, can't wait to get another by this author. It was wonderful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Mother's Trust

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Phoebe Giamatti lives with her boisterous Italian family in the heart of London's East End. Phoebe's father was killed in gang warfare and she and her family share a deep hatred for the Paxman brothers - whose lawless ways strike terror into the whole community. Despite her English mother's feckless ways, Phoebe is fiercely protective of Annie. Then just as the family are about to go to Italy for the winter, Phoebe discovers Annie is in trouble - and the Paxmans are involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mothers trust

  • By Anthea Potter on 09-03-18

Lovely and easy

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

Reviewed: 14-12-16

A bit confusing as to where I was sometimes but a great story overall. Thanks

  • The Little Runaways

  • Children's Home, Book 2
  • By: Cathy Sharp
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

A gritty drama that will appeal to fans of The Throwaway Children and authors Nadine Dorries and Kitty Neale. When little Terry and Nancy arrive at the door of St Saviour's Children's Home, they seem shell-shocked after being orphaned in the fire that killed their parents. Terry is terribly damaged by his experiences, though the concerned staff, especially Angela Morton, suspect that there is something more sinister behind his disturbing behaviour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-01-19

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16

Great little story, sad and quite harrowing in places. Not a load of laughs, I feel the author could have lightened the story in parts, but enjoyable nevertheless.

  • The Buffer Girls

  • By: Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

It's 1919 in Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire. The Ryan family are adjusting to life in the aftermath of the First World War. Walter has returned home a broken man, and so it falls to his son, Josh, and daughter, Emily, to do their best to keep their family business as the village candle makers going. Josh and Emily are great friends with Thomas 'Trip' Trippet, whose father owns a cutlery manufacturing company in Sheffield, and Amy Clark, daughter of the local blacksmith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-16

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

This was a great story flowed along nicely, love this author down to earth great

  • The Orphan's Dream

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The heartwarming and nostalgic new novel from the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Beggar Maid. Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother. She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain Jack Starke. But the safe haven turns out to be a house of ill repute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed this book

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-04-17

Lovely Read

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

Reviewed: 21-03-16

A lovely read storyline uncomplicated just closed my eyes and I was there, almost jumped at the episode in the swamp.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful