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  • Life, Death and Vanilla Slices

  • By: Jenny Eclair
  • Narrated by: Jenny Eclair
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them. She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself. Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank. But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, sad and insightful

  • By Saffy on 30-09-13

Such a beautiful story with the mix of tears , humour and intrigue

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

Reviewed: 16-02-16

Such a clever and beautiful story Jenny Eclair and I loved it that it was read by Jenny . She made you love every word and kept me hooked .
It reminded me of my old nam and the ways and sayings of her time . Brought it all back .. Great holiday read girls !

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Made me laugh and cry out loud

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

Reviewed: 22-01-16

If you could sum up Spectacles in three words, what would they be?

So funny
And cleverly put together .. Kept
My interest throughout like having a good gossip with a mate ! Loved it

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved sues honesty and the way she described situations and don't know she was such a good impressionist !

Which character – as performed by Sue Perkins – was your favourite?

Her lovely mym

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes dads cancer and sues brain tumour and how they love each other so much
But never said it !

Any additional comments?

I loved it and didn't realise sue was so funny
Really enjoyed this book to and fro to work and am bit lost its finished !

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