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  • A Winter Kiss on Rochester Mews

  • By: Annie Darling
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Star baker Mattie has hated Christmas ever since she had her heart broken on Christmas Eve. The only thing she hates more is the insufferable Tom, who has rubbed her up the wrong way since she started running the tearoom next door to his bookshop. So when Mattie and Tom are left in charge in the frantic festive days before Christmas, it might be cold outside, but things are sure to heat up. Can a bookshop full of romantic novels, a life-size reindeer and a mistletoe kissing booth persuade two scrooges to fall in love with Christmas...and each other?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely lighthearted read

  • By lucy on 30-12-18

Lovely lighthearted read

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this book over Christmas. An easy listen and a lovely heartwarming and funny story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,816

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Totally amazing

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

This was such a pleasure to listen to. The story was wonderful and the narration was perfect. I really loved it and can't wait for the next one!

  • The Kicking the Bucket List

  • By: Cathy Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon, Gabrielle Glaister, Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee, sensitive and big-hearted; Rose, uptight and controlled; and Fleur, the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's bucket list.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, shame about the 'self-helpidness'

  • By Mama C on 06-07-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

I really enjoyed this book. The story was mesmerising. Funny, poignant and absorbing. I laughed and cried frequently. Extremely impressed and highly recommended. One of those books that has affected me quite deeply and that I won't forget

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Cracker

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie, Scot Williams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Get into the festive spirit with this heartwarming, funny and simply gorgeous Christmas read. The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author. This Christmas is about to go off with a bang! Things can't possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for a crime she didn't commit, she suddenly finds herself without a job. Then, to make matters worse, Tabby's boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter. But rescue comes in the form of kindly Mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Book

  • By mrs on 04-01-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 22-12-15

The story was very hard to get into and I found the female narrators voice irritating and a little monotone which made it hard to listen to. I expected a Christmas themed story and for it to be fun and uplifting but I found it to be the opposite. I also thought the ending was predictable from early on in the story

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tongue in Cheek

  • By: Fiona Walker
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

From the very first day that they move to the Oddlode Valley, it's inevitable that young teacher Mo Stillitoe, recently separated socialite Diana Lampeter and cool, retired dressage diva Anke Brakespear will find their lives entangled. Despite their differing generations and backgrounds, the women are on a relocation collision course. As inept removal men deliver furniture - and even horses - to the wrong houses, other moves are being made…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Sally on 24-01-17

Couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 17-07-15

I had to give up half way through this book because I didn't warm to any of the characters and the storyline was very confusing. The narration was a bit monotone. I couldn't get into this book at all which is a shame be because I usually like Fiona Walker's writing

1 of 3 people found this review helpful