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Fae Howard

UK
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Hag cover art

Interesting parallel if old and new

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

Reviewed: 10-09-19

This is my first listen of audible podcast Hag I cannot wait to explore the next story.
Loved the selkie story

A Very Accidental Love Story cover art

Marvellous characters . Totally original story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I would have liked to give five star to this book. I really enjoyed the originality of the story . Brilliant . Only thing less than perfect was the narrator. Sadly she is not as good a narrator as she is a story teller. Still a brilliant book

Our Little Secret cover art

A terrific listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

First book I've listened to by this author. It's so good I couldn't put it down

Full House cover art

Superb...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-17

A truly great story. One complaint...as always with Maeve Binchy books....not long enough. I always want them to go on forever. Delighted to revisit... if not very briefly... known characters from other books. A style I much enjoy with Maeves books. Adore the narrator very skilled cousin of author. Terrific. Thanks.
Fae

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Light a Penny Candle cover art

A story of deep friendship

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-17

I feel stunned by the conclusion of the book ..Maeve Binchy books are always a terrific read and the twists and turns of these friends made me laugh ,cry and feel deep sadness. What an amazing story of life's pathos... fantastic story. Marvellous narrator . I couldn't stop listening after a slow start it turned into a skillfully crafted classic. Thank you Binchy sisters

Heart and Soul cover art

Unusually dissapointing.....

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

Reviewed: 30-09-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is a great story as always in Maeve Binchy books... but the narrator is terrible and it has spoiled the book for me considerably. The characters are what always hooks me with Maeve`s books and of course the voice has to be good or the character doesn't come across well

What other book might you compare Heart and Soul to, and why?

cannot compare , I have listened to most of Maeve's books and they are all terrific but I realise now that the narrator brings the characters alive if you are listening to the book

What didn’t you like about Maureen O'Brien’s performance?

all the characters voices sound the same and the Irish accent is appalling. Very poor I would never listen to another book with this narrator

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Heart and Soul?

wouldnt change the book just the narrator !!

Any additional comments?

I am slowly getting through the book as I got it through my audible membership and don't have anymore credits till next month , But it is so frustrating listening to such a poor representation of the characters through this narrators voice. Its appalling. So bad in fact I have looked through the many books to see if this same one comes with a different narrator . sadly it doesnt !"!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A Week in Winter cover art

short stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-16

Wasn't sure if I would like the format of short stories. But Maeve Binchy books never cease to deliver. All the characters connect and still have an individual story view. I loved this book and if there was anything I didn't like ... it was just not long enough.
Always Maeve Binchy books are a first class read or listen

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Tara Road cover art

just love Maeve Binchy books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-16

I adore the characters. The often simple and at the same time deeply poignant story. All pulled together and anchored in the fabulous narration by Kate Binchy.
Another terrific aga saga ...

Between Sisters cover art

another great listen from Cathy Kelly

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Perfect for listening to on the beach or in the garden. Lovely down to earth characters. A realistic and poignant story.
Wonderful narrator. Loved it. Thanks'

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Firefly Summer cover art

fabulous Maeve Binchy at her best

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

Would you listen to Firefly Summer again? Why?

Yes it's a great story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Firefly Summer?

Some of the more shocking twists and turns .

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Too many to have favourites

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes...And I limited myself because I didn't want it to end

Any additional comments?

Can't praise it enough . A good down to earth story fabulous characters real life at its best. . Nothing smaltzy or predictable .

4 of 4 people found this review helpful