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  • The Honey Farm on the Hill

  • By: Jo Thomas
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

We never forget the one who got away. Eighteen years ago Nell fell in love in the mountains of Crete, and life changed forever. Nell's daughter, Demi, has never met her dad. Nell never saw him again. When she gets the chance to return to the hilltop town of Vounoplagia - where everything began - Nell can't resist the urge to go back and find him. Working on a honey farm perched high up in the hills, there's plenty to keep her busy. And she will quickly realise the town harbours just as many secrets as she does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely Grecian Idyll

  • By suet on 30-11-17

A wonderful escape

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

Reviewed: 22-09-17

very visual and I was taken to this place filled with fragrant Herbs and Delicious Honey

  • Island of Secrets

  • By: Patricia Wilson
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

All her life, London-born Angelika has been intrigued by her mother's secret past. Now planning her wedding, she feels she must visit the remote Crete village her mother grew up in. Angie's estranged elderly grandmother, Maria, is dying. She welcomes Angie with open arms - it's time to unburden herself and tell the story she'll otherwise take to her grave. It's the story of the Nazi occupation of Crete during the Second World War, of horror, of courage and of the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing sto

  • By Eve F on 28-10-17

Brilliant and Very Touching

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

A Brilliant Read. such a touching g story with the Greek With to lift the spirit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Season of Secrets

  • By: Margaret Pemberton
  • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Sweeping from the Great War, through the Jazz Age to the 1940s, this unforgettable tale follows the entwined lives of the Fentons, an aristocratic family from Yorkshire. Set against the rich canvas of the first half of the twentieth century, A Season of Secrets is an unforgettable tale of passion and betrayal, love and war from the ever popular Margaret Pemberton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeds expectations

  • By David on 05-09-17

BRILLIANT

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Full of suspence and drama a great book loved it. want to try other booms by Margaret Pemberton.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Practice

  • The Larkford Series, Book 1
  • By: Penny Parkes
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

Out of Practice is based around a large country medical practice, which proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Enjoyable Read

  • By L Hayes on 04-04-17

LOVED IT

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-17

A real insight to life and loves in today's world. Don't judge a book it's cover. certainly the charectets were brilliant. Highly Recommended

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Imogen Wilde, Laura Kirman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

The village of Chilbury in Kent is about to ring in some changes. This is a delightful novel of wartime gumption and village spirit that will make your heart sing out. Kent, 1940. The women of Chilbury village have taken umbrage at the Vicar's closure of the choir now that its male singers are at war. But when spirited music professor Primrose Trent arrives, it prompts the creation of an all-female singing group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Liz on 06-03-17

FANTASTIC AND UPLIFTING

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

What a wonderful uplifting book. with music and songs that reflects childhood. A book for keeps . Wonderful characters across the generations. With a sense of hope and community when faced with adversity. More of this Please.

  • Montana Sky

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Erika Leigh
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a lot of enemies...and a ranch worth nearly $20 million. Now his three daughters - each born of a different marriage, and each unknown to the others - are gathered to hear the reading of the will. The women are shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By pagewizz on 03-07-13

Another Good Read

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

Cleverly written. With the right mixture of thriller and suspence and the enjoyable banter between the charectets.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average book, slow story, weak plot

  • By Anonymous User on 19-07-17

LOVE NORA ROBERTS.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Riverting and full of suspence . Another Great book. You are drawn into the book by the characters. .

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Cornish Guest House

  • Tremarnock, Book 2
  • By: Emma Burstall
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Liz has found refuge in the small fishing village of Tremarnock with her young daughter, Rosie, after her relationship with Rosie's father came unstuck. Now that she's happily married to village restaurant owner Robert Hart, all seems set for a quiet autumn and merry Christmas. But strangers have bought the local guesthouse and seem to have big plans. Why is he so charming and confident, but she's so frightened? And what are they really doing with the guesthouse?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start

  • By mrs on 04-01-17

Not What I Expected.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

I was not expecting the story that unfolded. But it was very well narrated and I began to enjoy the individual charectets and how they related to each other.

  • A Cornish Stranger

  • By: Liz Fenwick
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

There's an old Cornish saying: "Save a stranger from the sea, he'll turn your enemy...." When her reclusive grandmother becomes too frail to live alone, Gabriella Blythe moves into the remote waterside cabin on Frenchman's Creek which has been her grandmother's home for decades. Once a celebrated artist, Jaunty's days are coming to a close, but she is still haunted by events in her past, particularly the sinking of Lancasteria during the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, enchanting,

  • By Patricia on 28-05-15

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Heartbreakingly sad. A Tale of Lost Love and of Love that carry the characters through troubled times. How through sadness, joy and love can be born. Anyone reading or hearing this book will connect with the characters feel the Love and The Loss.

  • Under a Cornish Sky

  • By: Liz Fenwick
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Demi desperately needs her luck to change. On the sleeper train down to Cornwall, she can't help wondering why everything always goes wrong for her. Having missed out on her dream job, and left with nowhere to stay following her boyfriend's betrayal, pitching up at her grandfather's cottage is her only option. Victoria thinks she's finally got what she wanted: Boscawen, the gorgeous Cornish estate her family owned for generations, should now rightfully be hers following her husband's sudden death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Under a Cornish sky

  • By V. Davy on 08-03-17

The Sins of the Father

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

Loved the story and wished there was more. No matter how much we hide our past. it will always come back to haunt you. But that does not mean it's all bad. Just so long as you make good of it. Compelling no has the reader hooked

2 of 2 people found this review helpful