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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,019
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,824

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Thank you for this free book

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Reviewed: 24-03-19

Utterly charming - albeit preditcable, but what.s wrong with that, I thiught it was a nice gesture as the members gift

  • Dreams from My Father

  • A Story of Race and Inheritance
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979

Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heart touching!

  • By Yassin Musa on 03-10-18

interesting insight into his family life

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Reviewed: 24-03-19

A comfortable listen of interesting things - pleased I bought it as I now have a better understanding of him as a person

  • The Invisible Ones

  • By: Stef Penney
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 468

Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he had promised to find Rose Janko. Rose was married to the charismatic son of a travelling gypsy family, Ivo Janko. When Ray starts to investigate her disappearance he's surprised that her family are so hostile towards him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent story, narrated well

  • By Helen on 25-10-12

It's quite interesting

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-18

I always thank the Daily Deal for introducing me to authors I haven't tried before but This was quite slow and unremarkable

  • Silent Voices

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oneof the best audiobooks I've heard

  • By Gill on 17-05-11

You can always rely on Vera for a good story

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Reviewed: 14-12-18

The pace of Ann Cleeves writing is never fast but it still holds your attention and maintains your interest. Yjis is another excellent story and I'm grateful to Daily Deal for suggesting it

  • Lost for Words

  • By: Stephanie Butland
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people, and her job in a York bookshop is her refuge. If you look carefully, you might see the first lines of the novels she loves the most tattooed on her skin, but there are secrets Loveday will never share. Into the bookshop come a poet, a lover, a friend and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories she wants to forget. Turning the pages of her past will be the hardest thing Loveday has ever done. Can she trust those around her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Special

  • By Jordan Brewitt-Taylor on 13-08-17

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did

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Reviewed: 14-12-18

Thank you Daily Deal for introducing me to another book I probably wouldn't have bothered with. I found Lost For Words utterly charming and interesting. Well done

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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 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

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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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 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

 

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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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 1,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358

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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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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,575

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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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 487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

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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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.