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BURNLEY, United Kingdom
  • 13
  • reviews
  • 16
  • helpful votes
  • 113
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  • The Lido

  • By: Libby Page
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life. But now everything she knows is changing - the library where she used to work has closed, the family fruit and veg shop has become a trendy bar, and her beloved husband, George, is gone. Kate has just moved and feels alone in a city that is too big for her. She's at the bottom rung of her career as a journalist on a local paper and is determined to make something of it. So when the local lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So what!?

  • By ROBIN on 18-05-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

Absolutely loved this book, felt like I was swimming there too! Such a great story and brilliant descriptions

  • The Old-Girl Network

  • By: Catherine Alliott
  • Narrated by: Suzy Atchinson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Dreamy, scatty, and impossibly romantic, Polly McLaren is a secretary in an advertising agency, but the day a stranger on a train catches her eye, her life changes for ever. This American Romeo, who's recognised her old school scarf, begs Polly to help him find his missing Juliet. Over an intoxicating dinner at the Savoy, Polly agrees to play Cupid and her investigations begin. The last thing she needs now, however, is trouble from the men in her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious book

  • By sarah on 09-12-17

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Going to return this as so irritating and she kept talking about people smoking all the time. Dreadful story too.

  • Airs and Graces

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Having married once for love and been abandoned by her husband, Ellen is determined that her second marriage will be for money. And conveniently Duncan, her divorce lawyer, is not unattractive - and he’s enticingly single. But when she meets painter Matthew, Ellen has to remind herself very strongly indeed that Duncan is the man for her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Suzanne on 11-09-13

Good story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

I was a bit sceptical in the beginning as the story was not being read by Gerri Halligan, but a narrator that I had not heard of. In the end I really enjoyed the story and the narrator.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Summer Daydreams

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

What if you had always dreamed of something more? Waving goodbye to the chip shop, Nell McNamara starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves. It seems Nell's dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn't come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it's really possible to have it all….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Jill on 02-08-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and I like the main character Nell. She was inspirational. A good story and listened to it over a couple of days on holiday.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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        Erica James
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    120 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Hidden Talents

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Dulcie Ballantyne knows that creative writers’ groups attract an unlikely bunch of people, so when she starts up Hidden Talents, she is well prepared for the assortment of people she is bringing together. But what they all have in common is a need to escape, as well as a desire to keep their lives as private as possible - even Dulcie, who at the age of 63 has been having an affair with a married man for three years. As they grow more confident in their writing skills, friendships develop and gradually they come to realise that a little openness isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Collection of Writers

  • By Mrs on 05-12-13

Easy reading

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

I enjoyed this story although I thought it was a bit unbelieveable at times. The book was well written and I enjoyed the descriptive writing. It was a nice comfortable listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Cottage by the Sea

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches, and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

I really enjoyed this book. I always like books about the coast and seaside. This was well written and I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters. I was also very well read. I have read others from this author and was not disappointed in this one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Seagulls in the Attic

  • By: Tessa Hainsworth
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Tessa Hainsworth used to have it all – except time, peace of mind and leisure to enjoy the fruits of her labours. One momentous spring, she and her husband decide to start again in Cornwall – and the story of Tessa’s first turbulent year in adapting to her new life was told in her first book. Seagulls in the Attic now find Tessa a fully-fledged member of the community, but that doesn’t mean life becomes any easier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

I have listened to Up with the Larks and loved it, and was not disappointed in Seagulls in the Attic. Being from Cornwall and desparate to move back, these books means such a lot and I really wish it was me. Really well written and well researched. I just loved them. In fact I am putting off listening to Home to Roost because I don't want them to be over! I will listen to them again for sure. LOVE THEM!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A French Affair

  • By: Katie Fforde
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside. Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the 21st century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep. The last thing either of them want is to fall in love. But will a trip to France change their minds?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Right book, wrong narrator

  • By DooeyDuck on 25-03-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

This was a great story. Amusing and sad at times. Well research book and very well written with good descriptions. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cornish House

  • By: Liz Fenwick
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

When artist Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will be the fresh start she and her step-daughter, Hannah, desperately need. Trevenen is beautiful but neglected, a rambling house steeped in history. Maddie is enchanted by it and determined to learn as much as she can about its past. As she discovers the stories of generations of women who've lived there before, Maddie begins to feel her life is somehow intertwined within its walls. But Maddie's dream of a calm life in the countryside is far from the reality she faces....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • relaxing holiday read

  • By susan on 27-12-13

Great read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

I really enjoyed this book. The story was really interesting, very descriptive so I felt I was really there. The story was good and interesting. Very well read as well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pink Hotel

  • By: Anna Stothard
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

A seventeen-year-old London girl flies to Los Angeles for the funeral of her mother Lily, from whom she has been estranged since her childhood. Stealing a suitcase of letters, clothes and photographs from her mum's bedroom at the top of a hotel on Venice Beach, the girl spends her summer travelling around Los Angeles, returning love letters and photographs to the men who had known her mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and narrated

  • By Ru on 28-01-13

Not my cup of tea at all

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

I really did not like the story or the characters. Quite well read but spoilt by the story. Quite depressing really.