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Anne

Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
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  • The Sisters of the Winter Wood

  • By: Rena Rossner
  • Narrated by: Ana Clements
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

In a remote village surrounded by forests on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, sisters Liba and Laya have been raised on the honeyed scent of their Mami's babka and the low rumble of their Tati's prayers. But when a troupe of mysterious men arrives, Laya falls under their spell - despite their mother's warning to be wary of strangers. And this is not the only danger lurking in the woods. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Web or wonders

  • By Anne on 22-11-18

Web or wonders

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

A completely unexpected story about all kind of love well read and enjoyed very muchz

  • Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage

  • By: Heidi Swain
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

From the best-selling author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market and The Cherry Tree Café  comes a glorious summer treat of glamping, vintage tearooms and love.... When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend, Gwen, dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage. Lottie loves the cottage, but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By WENDY BARKER REED on 10-03-19

Nice and relaxing

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

A bit slow to get into the story but loved my time with coockoo cottage.

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  • In the Land of the Long White Cloud

  • By: Sarah Lark
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer.Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The worst book I have yet listened to

  • By Louize on 13-04-15

Beautiful and fascinating

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

A story about a dynasty at the birth of New Zealand. Beautifully narrated and could not stop listening.

  • The Shepherd's Life

  • By: James Rebanks
  • Narrated by: Bryan Dick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

These modern dispatches from an ancient landscape tell the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, describing a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped this landscape. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ms J Randalls on 01-12-15

History in the making

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

A fascinating insight into the difficult life of a shepherd. The nice and not so nice happenings on the fells. Great and eye opening listen .

  • A Place at Our Table

  • Amish Homestead Series, Book 1
  • By: Amy Clipston
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Along with his volunteer work at the local fire department, running his Amish farm keeps Jamie Riehl busy. He barely has time to eat at the family table, never mind find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten. Kayla tries hard to deny her attraction to Jamie. After all, she's spent the last year discouraging her younger brother, Nathan, from becoming a firefighter. The death of their older brother in a fire a year ago is fresh in her mind - she can't bear the idea of putting her heart on the line every time the sirens blare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story

  • By Anne on 02-03-18

Superb story

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

And superbly read. Gripped to the end. Worth every minute. Personally a good representation of working through grief .

  • Plain Paradise

  • Daughters of the Promise, Book 4
  • By: Beth Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Renee Ertl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Linda - as the couple named the child - is promised to Stephen Ebersol, the bishop's grandson. They plan to marry in the fall. When her birth mother comes to Paradise, Linda is drawn to a world she's never known. Will the direction she's been heading since birth be suddenly derailed, and who will stand by her convictions-mother or daughter?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply wonderful

  • By Anne on 11-12-17

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

A great story with a great message full of hope and direction. A fabulous book which will remain a treasure.

  • Plain Pursuit

  • Daughters of the Promise, Book 2
  • By: Beth Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Renee Ertl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Carley Marek experiences culture shock when she visits her friend Lillian's family on their farm deep in Amish country. She'll get an article out of the visit - and maybe some of Lillian's newfound peace will somehow rub off on her. Just when Carley is getting used to the quiet nature of the Plain community, Lillian and Samuel's son falls ill. But the local doctor who can offer the most help has been shunned by the community and forbidden to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Anne on 04-11-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

The story is gripping and the delivery very good. Plenty of opportunities to reflect on human decisions made and why.

  • An Amish Miracle

  • Three Amish Novellas
  • By: Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, Mary Ellis
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gallagher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

"Always Beautiful" by Beth Wiseman: Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age...."Always His Providence" by Ruth Reid: Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm...."Always in My Heart" by Mary Ellis: Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book l

  • By Daphne on 24-04-17

Good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-15

There is a thread to the stories in this book and it was very enjoyable
. Recommend as a listen. Great

  • The Left Hand of God

  • By: Paul Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 657

The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Robyn on 18-07-11

Unusual and gripping story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-10

Probably not the style of book I would have chosen usually and although parts were hard to listen to they were even harder not to listen to. Could not stop listening to how the story proceeded. Excelled any expectation I might have had. Looking forward to the next part.. as much as getting on a rollercoaster. Narrator and story well matched. A must listen even though you may think it is scary, thats just the brilliance of it. Feel the fear and do it anyway.