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Sheila Harvey

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  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absorbing

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-02-18

Really Touching Story!

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

Enjoyed this book a really quite heart rendering story which is probably one that some people can certainly relate to especially in an era where things had to be kept secret and then have to deal with the consequence as a lifetime of torment to oneself. Great narration & well done to Kerry Fisher.

  • Gypsy

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Heather Bleasdale
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Fifteen-year-old Beth's dreams are shattered when she, her brother, Sam, and her baby sister, Molly, are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they make their fortunes, so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story .

  • By Val Atkinson on 01-01-18

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-18

Another great novel by Lesley Pearse such a heart rendering story of love, sadness, hardship & determination . Excellent narration ! well done!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Image of You

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar. Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems. The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • you just will not see it coming

  • By Nyssa B on 05-11-17

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Really enjoyed the book, didn't see that ending coming at all! have only read one other by the Author but will do again.

  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is ok though a little predictable.

  • By Gwenevere on 28-01-18

Another great Read!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

I really enjoy Milly Johnson books & this one is up to expectations. Good Narrator too!

  • Sheltering Rain

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiancé again for a year. Fifteen years later, when Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only a deeply buried family secret is discovered, but also some fundamental truths: about the conflict between love and duty, about women's choices, and about mothers and daughters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So JoJo

  • By Kaggy on 06-10-15

Irritating!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Didn't like story or Narration I have listened & enjoyed several of Jo Jo Moyes had to give up on this one!

  • The Decision

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 30 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

A love affair...between Matt Shaw, self-made property tycoon, and Eliza Clark, dazzling fashion editor and one-time Deb of the Year. Their story spans sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the lovely decaying country house that has been in Eliza's family for generations, and the source of huge trouble itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another success

  • By Deborah on 15-07-12

Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

Great book! Author made you really think you were there! Once I got into it I couldn't wait until I listened again. A very long & detailed story but I loved every minute. Well read by narrator too.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

Heart Rendering Story

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Well written book with good narrators
I haven't read any books by this Author before but I will definitely will again

  • The Stranger in My Home

  • I thought she was my daughter. I was wrong.
  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Alison is lucky, and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world. Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it. Fifteen years ago someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable. Her daughter belongs to someone else. What would you do if you discovered your beloved child is not yours?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • On and on and on. !!!

  • By Miss C. on 08-12-16

Good Story!

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

Reviewed: 26-12-17

Quite a heart rendering story but for me the Narrator's voice was really irritating! so spoilt it!

  • Faith

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Tracy Wiles
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Scotland, 1995. On the hills of Cornton Vale Prison. She was convicted of killing her best friend.... Laura Brannigan has been put away for murder. She insists that she didn't kill Jackie. But her search for true justice seems futile. Then she receives a letter that takes her back to her youth and the memory of an old love, Stuart....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-02-18

Enjoyable Story<br />

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

I thought. this book was a little slow to start but overall another great read by Lesley Pearse , Good Narrator too!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,207

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Chilling Story!

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

well written story with realistic possibilities which is what makes it so sinister. So well narrated by Joanna Froggatt, well done to her!