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  • Last Letter from Your Lover

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846

When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband.... In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely book

  • By Kirstine on 01-04-12

loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-19

i work whilst i listen to audible so they have to be uncomplicated and good narration! this was just lovely! well written!

  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A genuine, quaint story that keeps you listening

  • By LivingTheDream on 30-04-18

loved every word!!

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

This is the first Rosamunde Pilcher book i heard! it was just wonderful all round! i gave it 5* all round which it truly deserves!

  • The Last Laugh

  • By: Tracy Bloom
  • Narrated by: Caro Clarke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair...as is her life wasn't tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother's constant complaints, friends who aren't up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards. And now a cheating husband and a death sentence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read

  • By heather m on 17-03-19

Super book! Thought provoking!!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

When I realised the book involved a terminal illness I almost sent it back as it is not really the kind of book i prefer! However I am so glad I continued to listen as it was just a very beautiful thought provoking book! It is also inspiring to live, laugh and love in the moment!

  • The Favoured Child

  • Wideacre, Book 2
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favoured child.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Middle in many senses

  • By Lindsay on 05-11-17

Superb!!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

I was a little reluctant to buy this after the first book was so brilliant I didnt think it could get any better! But....I was totally hooked all the way through!! These are not my usual type of books I read! I cannot wait for book 3

  • Wideacre

  • Wideacre, Book 1
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

Philippa Gregory's first story in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the 18th century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More like "50 shades of grey".....

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-10-17

Loved all of it!!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

Totally engrossed all the way! Loved the story! its twists and turns! such contrasts in characters! wonderful narrator! cannot wait for book 2

  • Unravelling Oliver

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Sam O'Mahony, Roy McMillan, Kevin Hely, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children's books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma. In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, Original and Very Well Crafted

  • By Simon on 28-07-17

Shocked when it finished!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

I was left jaw dropped when this book finished as i could not believe that that was that!!!! Boy treated badly! Boy hits wife! Man kills wife and goes to jail!! It was totally missing the nucleus!!!

  • One Cornish Summer

  • By: Liz Fenwick
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

A moving story of two women struggling with their past: one cannot remember hers, the other cannot forget.... When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 40, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful - Cornwall, and the house her family spent so many summers in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved every second! just Beautiful!

  • By Autumn Rose on 04-04-18

I loved every second! just Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

its very rare i give a 3x5 star review! i save it for the absolute best! this is only the second time in 2 years i have been unable to resist! it was so beautifully moving!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be Human: The Manual

  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • l am now a little bit in love with Ruby Wax

  • By Anonymous User on 26-02-18

superb everything

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

everything about this was super (apart from the organic food bit) it was funny and very interesting! made it all the better for the great narration! 5 star all round! just read it!

  • The Teashop on the Corner

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

At her husband's funeral, Carla Pride discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife. And his other wife is determined to take everything from Carla. When Will Linton's business goes bust he thinks that he will rise to the top again. But his wife Nicole isn't going to stick around with “a loser”. Molly Jones is being bullied into going into a retirement home. Then the love of her life returns – he says he is dying and wants to spend the time he has left with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting what a fabstory

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-10-14

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favourite?

all the characters were well written.

Any additional comments?

Again an honest account of ordinary life! Moving and easy listening!
It could have been called.... 'Never judge a book by its cover' eg ..you dont know what has gone before in peoples lives or what they are dealing with! and.....
.... this books cover does it no justice.
and again I feel although well narrated it would be better narrated by a Yorkshire accent!

  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is ok though a little predictable.

  • By Gwenevere on 28-01-18

loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 14-06-17

really lovely unflowered story! very good narrator but would have prefered a yorkshire accent! will buy another from this writer

5 of 6 people found this review helpful