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  • The Grasmere Journals

  • By: Dorothy Wordsworth
  • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4 out of 5 stars 10

This is perhaps one of the best-loved of all journals. William Wordsworth's sister, Dorothy, began it in May 1800 and resolved to keep it for a short time. She continued it for nearly three years. In it, she brought the Dove Cottage years to vivid and intimate life. She noted the walks and weather, the friends, country neighbours, and travellers on the roads. She set down accounts of the garden, of Wordsworth's marriage, their concern for Coleridge, and the composition of Wordsworth's poetry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So gentle

  • By Karen Thomas on 22-06-18

So gentle

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Reviewed: 22-06-18

You can hear Dorothy Wordsworth enjoying her quiet and pleasant life, a real antidote to today's hectic life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poirot and Me

  • By: David Suchet
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Actor David Suchet recalls his experience of playing Agatha Christie's world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot, for almost a quarter of a century. In the summer of 2013 David Suchet filmed his final scenes as Hercule Poirot. After 24 years in the role, he will have played the character in every story that Agatha Christie wrote about him (bar one, deemed unfilmable) and he will bid adieu to a role and a character that have changed his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful treat

  • By Danielle on 20-04-14

So enjoyable

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Reviewed: 22-06-18

David Suchet IS Poirot. It's great to hear his voice again, telling his story - it's like having all those grand mystery stories rolled into one sweet jar of mini treats. One to be listened to over and over again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic Apple Tree

  • A Country Year
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Looking out from Moon Cottage, Susan Hill records the sights and smells, the people, gardens, animals, births, festivals and deaths that mark the changing seasons in the small Oxfordshire community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Karen Thomas on 22-06-18

Beautiful

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Reviewed: 22-06-18

Susan Hill takes you away to a place of beauty and gentle homely interests. To be enjoyed again and again by anyone who truly loves the unspoilt British Countryside and all it has to offer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Radical Self-Acceptance

  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

According to Dr. Tara Brach, feelings of shame and unworthiness are the source of many problems we experience with our relationships, careers, creative endeavors, and most fundamentally, our spiritual unfolding. On Radical Self-Acceptance, this respected clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher shows you how to free yourself from the grip of your insecurities about being "good enough."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skeptical, but proved wrong

  • By ian on 13-02-19

Radical self acceptance

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-16

So very helpful - I have gained much comfort from this book when I had almost given up looking.

  • Growing to a Ripe Old Age

  • 50 Years in the Garden
  • By: Edward Enfield
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Edward Enfield came to his three quarters of an acre knowing nothing about growing anything, and this book is an account of his horticultural successes and failures, inventions and frustrations, discoveries and developments. With wry humour, he leads us through the thorny subject of roses, counts the blessings of keeping chickens, and exposes the perfidy of gardening copywriters, while offering wise and witty tips on how best to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gardening with Edward Enfield ?? - Delightful!!

  • By lynn on 13-04-13

Wonderful Gem of a Book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-16

Wonderfully English, calm, witty and wise with gentle humour. Bill Wallis, with his art of reading with emphasis and dry humour in all the right places is the icing on the cake. Mr Enfield is the knowledgeable companion I'd like to garden with, he tells you all the things from his experience that you wish you'd known years ago, and shares it generously and with warmth. I can't rate this audio book highly enough.