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  • Before We Were Yours

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • thoroughly enjoyed it

  • By Amy Connolly on 22-01-18

Thank you Daily Deal for suggesting this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

A worthwhile read/listen on a variety of levels as not only is it an engaging story over generations with charm and intrigue, it's woven around historical facts about how shamefully children were treated before the contraceptive pill was invented and they suddenly became a rare commodity

  • The Other Wife

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

 

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really excellent

  • By mollyeyre on 16-06-18

I always enjoy Michael Robotham's stories

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

This is another well created and very British story of deception and moral standards. I've already recommended this to friends.

  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 738

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

An interesting crime story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-18

If you enjoy the 'he said' and 'she said' way of writing this will be a great choice for you. It's a careless moment that blows up out of all proportion, but that's how things can happen. Read and beware!

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Another excellent read/listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-18

I really enjoy the voice of Robert Glenister reading the stories of my favourite hero. I've enjoyed 1,2,3 & now 4 - give me more please?

  • The Sewing Machine

  • By: Natalie Fergie
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred unpicks the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing walk through generations

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

Thanks to the Daily Deal

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

Another example of why the Daily Deal is such a great opportunity to discover different authors and stories which might not have grabbed you at the bookstall. I really enjoyed this book and I've recommended to my friends.

  • Sweet Heart

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Charley has a strange feeling when she sees the idyllic mill house with its cluster of outbuildings, the lake and the swirling mill stream - a powerful sense of recognition, as if she has been there before. Except she knows she hasn't. After Charley and her husband, Tom, move into Elmwood Mill, sinister memories of a previous existence start to haunt her. Despite both their attempts to dismiss everything with rational explanations, the feeling turns to certainty as the memories become increasingly vivid and terrifying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well! Couldn’t put it down

  • By Avril on 20-04-18

Not my cup of tea - I will endeavour to return it

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

Reviewed: 14-10-18

I am a committed fan of the Roy Grace books and I've enjoyed several of the other books written by Peter James but I haven't been able to finish Sweet Heart due to the unnecessarily graphic disruptions of cruelty to animals. Even though what happened to the chickens was a natural occurrence and the dog was killed by accident, surely it wasn't necessary to be quite so descriptive as to put me off the book altogether. Perhaps someone with a stronger stomach, or a disregards for their pets, will disagree - but you asked for my opinion and that's what I have to say about this book.

  • Parting Shot

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promise Falls Final

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-04-17

I'm a BIG fan of Linwood Barclay

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

This is another very enjoyable story and I love anything read by Jeff Harding who is to me the voice of Linwood Barclay

  • The Stolen Marriage

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina. Hickory is a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess' new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Completely threw me. Loved it!

  • By Louise on 25-09-18

Thanks to the Daily Deal I found this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-18

I find the Daily Deal is a great way to discover books and authors I wouldn't usually even know about and therefore when The Stolen Marriage was offered at such a bargain price I gave it a try and I'm so pleased I did. I've already recommended the book to friends and I'm recommending it to you too - give it a try and see if you're also pleasantly surprised how much you enjoy it.

  • A Noise Downstairs

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Jared Zeus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Paul Davis forgets things - he gets confused, he has sudden panic attacks. But he wasn't always like this. Eight months ago, Paul found two dead bodies in the back of a coworker's car. He was attacked, left for dead, and has been slowly recovering ever since. His wife tries her best but fears the worst.... Therapy helps during the days, but at night he hears things - impossible things - that no one else can. That nobody else believes. Either he's losing his mind - or someone wants him to think he is. Just because he's paranoid doesn't mean it's not happening....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Can Bank on Barclay's Stories!

  • By Simon on 13-07-18

I love Lindwood Barclay stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-18

This one is another that kept me on the edge of my seat and I thoroughly recommend it

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  • Soul on the Street

  • By: William Roache
  • Narrated by: William Roache
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This abridged audio book is read by the author himself. As a young actor William auditioned for a TV drama that was likely to be running for only a few weeks. Now, 47 years later, he is the only original cast member and the soap's success has established him as a household name. Over the course of that time, William's character Ken Barlow has been married four times, twice to Deirdre, and had a series of tumultuous affairs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocked me how much i enjoyed this book

  • By Mrs Clare Mead on 03-02-15

A lovely story of a lovely man

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-18

I stopped watching Corrie years ago as I dont have time to follow soaps but I caught an interview William Roache gave about his life and his beliefs and it made me want to know more about him. The other book gave me what I was looking for but this one is good too and his gentle way of speaking is very pleasant. Thank you William for sharing your secrets with us