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Bury, United Kingdom
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  • The Ballymara Road

  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 197

On Christmas morning Kitty Doherty gives birth to her baby - who is immediately taken away for adoption in America. But Kitty's life is hanging by a thread, her only hope a dangerous journey through snow to Ballymara and her Irish family. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Sean and Alice try to set up a new life far away from the families they have deserted in Liverpool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful - A fine end to the story.

  • By mew on 11-07-15

Three Moving Books

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

The three books in this series were so well written and read that they held me spellbound from beginning to end. I hope the writer will give us more stories of this quality. I really did not want to finish. Congratulations to the writer and also the reader.

  • Hide Her Name

  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

No one knows who did it, least of all the police. Somewhere, in this tight-knit Irish Catholic community, someone must know something. Fourteen-year-old Kitty Doherty, pregnant with the dead man's child, is a danger to everyone who needs to keep the secret. Her mother, Maura, and best friend Nellie's grandmother decide the girls must be spirited away to Ireland to await the birth of the baby. But it isn't easy to keep a secret that big.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Mrs on 26-01-15

Remember this writer

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

This is the 2nd book in this series and both have been fantastic to hear. I cannot fault either and will now begin the last in the series knowing how much I will admire it. Hope there will be more books by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Four Streets

  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

1950s Liverpool. In the tight-knit community of the Four Streets, two girls are growing up. One is motherless and hated by the cold woman determined to take her dead mother's place. The other is hiding a dreadful secret which she dare not tell to anyone. The people of Four Streets laugh, grieve and hope together. But what can they do when a betrayal at the heart of their world comes to light?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint hearted!

  • By FOXY LADY on 23-04-15

A Tale of Reality

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

Reviewed: 23-08-15

Perfect story of the reality of living in times gone by. I was hooked from beginning to end. The descriptions of life in the four streets was really realistic and I am now eager to start the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Mother's Promise

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads. Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story,Well Told To The End.

  • By Mrs on 04-11-13

A Good Story,Well Told To The End.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-13

What made the experience of listening to A Mother's Promise the most enjoyable?

I wanted to keep listening to the story to the very end. Felt sorry when I did reach the end of the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character Hetty. A lady with guts and determination to succeed in her life.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The last chapter when Hetty realized just what and who was really important in her life.

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

Yes, I found it very hard to turn off the book.

Any additional comments?

I like this Author and will read more of her stories

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Summer

  • By: Judith Kinghorn
  • Narrated by: Jane Wymark
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

A sweeping debut, perfect for reading groups and fans of Kate Morton and Downton Abbey - a beautiful and haunting story of lost innocence and a powerful, enduring love.Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer - and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Summer, by Judith Kinghorn

  • By Mrs on 10-06-12

My Favourite Story on Audible So Far !

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

Reviewed: 14-07-13

What made the experience of listening to The Last Summer the most enjoyable?

The wonderful enthralling love story line kept me glued to the very end.

What other book might you compare The Last Summer to, and why?

Not sure, just could not put this book down. I needed to go one more chapter until the end.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The whole book was so well written.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Found it emotional in different ways.

Any additional comments?

The book was so well written and very descriptive. I could see all the book in pictures in my mind as I listened.The Narrator Jane Wymark was 1st class.I have just downloaded the latest book by Judith Kinghorn ..." The Memory of lost Senses"and hoping I enjoy it as much and that also there will be other books by this lady.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful