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Hastings, United Kingdom
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  • A Family Recipe

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Laura's life has just been turned on its head, and with an empty nest and a crumbling marriage she launches a new business from her own kitchen, making artisan jams, chutneys and relishes from her grandmother's cookbook to sell at the local farmer's market. So can her flair for cooking, her most special family recipes and a better understanding of her grandmother's past help her find a happy future?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoyng narration

  • By Christine on 28-08-18

Pretty predictable

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

I usually enjoy Veronica Henry's books but this was not one of her best. It was fairly easy to guess the outcomes and the characters were not very interestin

  • Perfect Prey

  • DI Callanach, Book 2
  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

In the midst of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a Dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woolen scarf. DI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach have no motive and no leads - until around the city, graffitied on buildings, words appear describing each victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very different and totally absorbing

  • By Roger Catto on 31-08-17

Far too much gratuitous violence

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

Very violent, too much gory detail for me and no way of working out who the culprit was. Some characters storylines very predictable

  • While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

  • By: Wendy Wax
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and - even more unexpectedly - with one another.... For Samantha, Claire, Brooke - and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings - it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life's hardest moments - all of it reflected in the unfolding drama of Downton Abbey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely esxapism😀

  • By Deirdre Lynam on 25-02-18

Relaxing enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 02-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey to be better than the print version?

I have only listened not read the book

What did you like best about this story?

The relationship between the women

Have you listened to any of Orlagh Cassidy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first one but it is very good

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely

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  • The Perfect Couple?

  • By: Robyn Sisman
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Is all fair in love and war? A fun and fast battle of the sexes, packed with wit and emotional truth. Kate, a rising star in one of London's top barristers' chambers, is representing the TV talent show mogul Jez Carnaby. Winning this case will guarantee Kate the success and stability she craves. There's only one problem: on the opposing legal team is her own husband, Rikki. Fighting in the court by day while sharing a bed by night, frost begins to settle on their previously hot marriage...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted amusing book

  • By Linda on 02-03-14

Lighthearted amusing book

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

Reviewed: 02-03-14

Where does The Perfect Couple? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fairly high

What other book might you compare The Perfect Couple? to, and why?

Difficult to say it is not a typical romance but very amusing

What about Julia Barrie’s performance did you like?

Excellent

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Can love survive professional competition

Any additional comments?

A very enjoyable listen

  • Kiss Me First

  • By: Lottie Moggach
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

Leila has never met Tess, but she now knows more about Tess than anyone in the world. She’s read all of her emails, researched her past and asked Tess for every detail about her friends and family.Tess has never met Leila. But if she wants to slip away from the world unnoticed, she needs to trust Leila with her life.At first, Leila finds it easy to assume Tess’s identity, and no one has any reason to distrust her. But as Leila is soon to discover, there is much more to a person than the facts and there are things about life you can learn only by living it...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding debut

  • By Saffy on 18-07-13

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 02-03-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure maybe someone interested in disturbed personalities

Has Kiss Me First put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

How could the performance have been better?

It is the story that let's it down perhaps a bit of editing as the listener feels a bit bludgeoned by the repetition

What character would you cut from Kiss Me First?

There are very few characters so it would not be possible to. It any

Any additional comments?

The story concept is good but it is a bit depressing and the main character is not very well drawn.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful