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  • The Bookstore

  • By: Deborah Meyler
  • Narrated by: Lucy-Jane Quinlan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15

Ardent and idealistic, Esme Garland arrives in Manhattan to study art history at Columbia University. When she falls in love with New York blue-blood Mitchell van Leuven, life seems to be clear sailing, until she falls pregnant and he abruptly ends it all. To make ends meet Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore with a colorful crew of characters - but then Mitchell, glittering with charm and danger, comes back on the scene.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Chelle :o)) on 10-06-14

All spoiled by the inept pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Would you try another book written by Deborah Meyler or narrated by Lucy-Jane Quinlan?

Not by this narrator

Would you ever listen to anything by Deborah Meyler again?

Maybe

Would you be willing to try another one of Lucy-Jane Quinlan’s performances?

Never, she is supposed to be portraying a very intellectual character who would know how to pronounce all of her words, which distracts completely from the story.

Did The Bookstore inspire you to do anything?

No

  • Carolina Moon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. But after Hope's brutal murder, Tory's life fell apart. Now grown, she's trying to find a measure of peace. But Hope's killer is still nearby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration!!

  • By Cheri on 28-05-16

A great beach listen..

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you listen to Carolina Moon again? Why?

It's a bright story about good people.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Carolina Moon?

The initial road trip to stock the shop.

Have you listened to any of Dean Robertson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not sure

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The past doesn't control the future

Any additional comments?

A great listen where slightly annoying people improve, good people get what they deserve and mostly bad people get their come-uppance. It's a glad to be alive story which triumphs over the dark evil which wins a lot of book time in other stories.

  • Shatter the Bones

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

The new Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor – Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation – are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book from MacBride

  • By Amy on 10-01-11

A laugh and a cringe

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-11

Entertaining! A good book should entertain! McBride's characters always make me laugh and the extremes of incompetence, implausibility, success and violence marry to make a very listenable book. I look forward to the next but I like a year between them!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Winter Ghosts

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

March 1928. The Great War has been over for ten years, but Freddie still hasn't recovered from the loss of his brother. Even now, on holiday in south-west France, he cannot escape his grief. When his car crashes, Freddie stumbles down from the hills to a village nearby. There he meets Marie, a beautiful young woman who is also mourning a lost generation. Her story of the fate of her family moves him deeply.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • excellent reader

  • By Siobhan on 28-10-09

Lovely story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-11

I found this a lovely story of a gentle man altered by grief in a very believable way. It was well read and successfully immersed me in the life of the story. I look forward to listening to it again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Great concept story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-11

I loved that this was a long book in the style of The Stand or The Talisman rather than a more scary one. The concept was kind of believable. The polarisation of good and evil is not so believable (but that's my opinion of other King books too). The good characters are very likeable and some of the science aspects are interesting too. This is one that I will enjoy relistening to as I'm sure there are lots of aspects I have missed. A good, thought-provoking read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful