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  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Outlander, Book 6
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 419

A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!!!!

  • By karin cornet on 22-01-13

EXCELLENT

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

Reviewed: 28-03-19

Love the story. Can't wait to read the next one. The narrator keeps the story slice and the words are spellbinding.

  • You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit

  • By: Sharon Phennah
  • Narrated by: Sandra Murphy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Zany families, eccentric friends, and ne'er-do-well neighbors inhabit the labyrinthine lives of three women friends as they grapple with real-world events in one "Golden Year". An unwelcome visit from local law enforcement, a younger friend's romantic chaos, and the death of a parent combine with daily mundanities - laundry, scones, and senior sex - to create a walloping, raucous listen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE

  • By Clare on 05-01-19

TERRIBLE

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

What a mistake! The terrible whinney American Narrator the prospect of a entertaing good read

  • The Book of Life

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Patrick on 17-07-14

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 13-11-18

The final book of this trilogy kept me me in suspence and wanting me to read on. Highly recommend it to all .

  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ER on 07-11-12

LOVE IT ITS AMAZING.

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

Thank God for an exciting book full of Magic and Drama. can't wait to start the final book of the Trilogy!!

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A surprisingly mature paranormal romance

  • By Caroline Marks on 01-03-11

BRILLIANT !

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

The Title captured my eye and the once the story began I was hooked!! A world of Magic and intrigue began. Can't wait for the next one.

  • 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 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

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
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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 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

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
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5 out of 5 stars
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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 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

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 Ellen on 05-09-17

BRILLIANT

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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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 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

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
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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

14 of 14 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 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

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
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5 out of 5 stars
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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.