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Rosemary

Falkland Islands
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  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kindhearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge - and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spinning gold more like

  • By Jenny on 24-07-18

Magical tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Superbly narrated, cleverly written, this is an amazing production. I found myself totally absorbed, not wanting it to end.

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  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Having been married for over 40 years, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper is mourning the loss of his wife. He finally musters the courage to go through her possessions and happens upon a charm bracelet that he has never seen before. What follows is a surprising adventure that takes Arthur on an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s life - a journey that leads him to find healing, self-discovery, and love in the most unexpected of places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A charming delight from start to finish!

  • By Rachel Redford on 16-04-16

Charmingly different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-18

A story that will linger in your memory. Superbly sympathetic narration does justice to excellent, carefully crafted writing. I absolutely loved it.

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting story

  • By The pink one on 02-02-16

So happy that this narrator was chosen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-11

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed indeed savoured the printed book, I was a bit nervous about paying for an audio version in case it was a let-down.

I need not have worried. The narrator does a superb job and is utterly convincing as Enzo, and I didn't want my listening time to end.

I can totally recommend this audiobook.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful