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  • Firefly Summer

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Firefly Summer is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy' Irish Independent In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences. For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly Summer - A Must Read

  • By Elaine Calderwood on 04-11-07

Lovely Storytelling

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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: 05-08-18

Great story, loved every minute. So Maeve Binchy, authentically Irish - lots of smiles and lits of tears xxx

  • Meridon

  • Wideacre, Book 3
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The third volume in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. Set in the 18th century, they launched the career of Philippa Gregory, the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens. Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show while her sister, Dandy, risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Mrs. O. W. Hawkins on 29-09-17

Excellent

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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: 19-06-18

Loved it. It was an excellent coclusion to this trilogy. I would definitely recommend it 😊

  • The King's Curse

  • Cousins' War Book 6
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating if you're english!

  • By Jane de Nagle Costello on 21-01-15

Interesting

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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: 06-04-18

Very interesting story of this woman who I had not really heard of before. I really enjoyed it!

  • Light a Penny Candle

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

As a child, Elizabeth was sent from her war-torn, rather loveless home in London to stay with a big, boisterous family in a small town in Ireland. There she meets Aisling, and begins what becomes a long-lasting friendship. Over the next 20 years, Aisling and Elizabeth's paths will cross and re-cross. As they face their loves, their marriages, and their disappointments, they realise that not all problems will be solved, nor all wishes granted by lighting a penny candle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light a penny Candle

  • By Denise on 22-08-10

Great 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: 22-03-18

Kate Binchy made this bok come to life. I loved it. I look forward to my next Maeve Binchy book 😊

  • The Angry Tide

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799: Poldark, Book 7
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152

The Angry Tide is the seventh novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this saga!

  • By Celticprincess on 29-09-16

Excellent

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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: 04-01-18

This book is even better than the preceding books ❤ So well read too by Oliver Hembrough!

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

The powerful best-selling novel, now a major motion picture, of how a grief-stricken man's encounter with God changes his life forever. With 20 million copies sold worldwide, The Shack is an international best seller that explores life's toughest questions through the gripping story of one man's struggle to find answers to his suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my second visit of reading The Shack,

  • By C. Campbell on 15-05-17

STUNNING ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

Exceptional book. Written from the heart with love and warmth and a sprinkling of humour. My favourite part is when he meets Papa (God) for the first time ❤

  • Wideacre

  • Wideacre, Book 1
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Philippa Gregory's first story in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the 18th century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More like "50 shades of grey".....

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-10-17

Gripping

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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: 09-11-17

What a gripping tale. It has everything and is told so well by Emma Powell.

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,013
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,949

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Amazing Story

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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: 30-09-17

Stephen Fry is a brilliant storyteller and brings every chapter to life. I just don't know how he remembers all the different voices for them all ❤

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,382
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,351

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeper, Darker, Longer . . . Brilliant!

  • By Simon on 11-12-15

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-17

This book makes you laugh out loud and makesnbyou cry. Very embarrassment ng on the bus to work!! Loved every minute! 💕💕

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,785
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,873
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,844

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Good Potter!

  • By Simon on 29-11-15

Excellent as Usual

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Fabulously read as usual. This is one of my favourite Harry Potter books and Stephen Fry really brought it to life ☺

2 of 2 people found this review helpful