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Mrs. Marion Rudd

Rainham Essex UK
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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,044
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,980

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 28-02-17

Everything was brilliant , the narrator, the story, everything held my attention till the end, Brilliant.

  • The Angel Tree

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past. But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well a poor man's classic at best

  • By Rose on 03-04-17

The Angel Tree

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book , got quite involved with the characters . Going to search for more books by Lucinda Rikey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunter

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 675

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overkill

  • By Mark on 31-07-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-07-15

I liked this book from the start. The story kept me in suspense Al the way through . Looking forward to listening to more by this Author.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

My thought on this book.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

If you could sum up Little Lies in three words, what would they be?

After getting used to the accent (I nearly gave up). I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters in it.

Sad, Amusing and Thought Provoking.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

Madelaine , quite a complex person, but kind.

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

As the Title.

Any additional comments?

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  • Calling Mrs Christmas

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born. Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect Christmas listen

  • By Saffy on 02-12-13

Great Listening.

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

Reviewed: 29-06-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book was good to listen to, held my attention to the very end, Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cassie, she lifted herself out of her bad times.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The whole book.

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

Calling Mrs Christmas.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to listening to more from this Author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cake Shop in the Garden

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to feel miserable then this is for you

  • By Maz on 21-04-15

Made good listening but,....

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

Reviewed: 22-06-15

I really enjoyed the story. Didn't take to the Irish accent. Intend to read n
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  • White Wedding

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes. Can she hold it all together and turn disaster into triumph? Bel's friend, ice-cream parlour owner Violet, is engaged to Glyn. But however trapped she feels, she can't quite say the words, "I don't want to marry you anymore". Then, just when she's about to give up and resign herself to married life, she finds love in the most surprising of places. Max was planning a quick registry office do until she sees a TV programme about traveller brides and becomes determined to have the most extravagant wedding ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another cracker

  • By Amanda on 16-12-12

Engaging Story.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

Would you listen to White Wedding again? Why?

Yes, I think sometime you miss a bit, so would definitely read again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Belle, She was amazing, thought for a minute at the end she would get back with Richard. So Glad she didn't.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Belles Wedding Day.

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

Be careful what you wish for.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to more of Millie's books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

When three South Yorkshire friends picnic on top of an ancient fertility symbol, who could have known that within four months they would all have their own eggs fertilised! For Helen, pregnancy is a true come true. But the more the baby grows inside her, the more she can see her outwardly perfect marriage crumbling. For career-woman Janey, it is a nightmare. How could it have happened? She had her husband George, ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, were always so careful over contraception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A happy tale with northern grace and humour

  • By Sara on 17-05-10

A great listen .

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will recommend it to my friends. Will also read more by this author. Will listen again too .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Folk of the Faraway Tree

  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 233

The Folk of the Faraway Tree is the third enchanting story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, they discover an Enchanted Wood just outside their doorstep. Soon they find the Faraway Tree, which is the beginning of many magical adventures...Come with them and their new friends Silky the fairy, Saucepan Man and Moonface, as they discover which new land awaits them at the top of the Faraway Tree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Painless long car journeys with two young boys!

  • By Cherrington on 05-05-14

Memories

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

This book is well read, me and my Granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it.
Will listen to them all again. Great stuff.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Teashop on the Corner

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

At her husband's funeral, Carla Pride discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife. And his other wife is determined to take everything from Carla. When Will Linton's business goes bust he thinks that he will rise to the top again. But his wife Nicole isn't going to stick around with “a loser”. Molly Jones is being bullied into going into a retirement home. Then the love of her life returns – he says he is dying and wants to spend the time he has left with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting what a fabstory

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-10-14

Great listening.

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

Reviewed: 23-02-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narrator made of even better. Will read more by Milly Johnson. Well done you .