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  • Christmas with the Bomb Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The festive season is approaching, and the Bomb Girls are determined to make this a year to remember. With Myrtle's health in decline, Edna's love life beginning to take flight and a shy new arrival in their midst, life is never quiet in Pendle. But Gladys, back from performing for the troops, is sullen and sad, and her friends are sure she is hiding something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas with the bomb Girls

  • By Mouse2560 on 13-11-18

Christmas with the bomb Girls

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

Reviewed: 13-11-18

Enjoyed the story very much,however foud the narration by Helen Lloyd very monotonous and had to keep rewinding the story. Much rather have Anne Dover doing the narrao
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  • Hattie's Home

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone. Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hattie's Home

  • By Mouse2560 on 27-03-18

Hattie's Home

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Another fantastic story,enjoyed immensely from the first page till the last, liked all the characters weak and strong, found it quite sad in places due to the brilliant narration by Anne Dover who I hope Mary Gibson sticks with for all her books.
Do hope there is another book to follow on.
Have also enjoyed Mary Gibson other books

1) Custard tarts and Broken Hearts
2) Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams

And two stand alones
Jam an Roses
The Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys

I'd recommend all books ..

Mouse2560😁😁😁😁😁😁

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • With a Kiss and a Prayer

  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Cliffehaven, May 1944. The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town, and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war, which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles, and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, a good listening.

  • By shaz on 07-03-18

With a wing and a prayer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-18

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story by Ellie Dean great characters and great storyline, will probably listen to again and again.
Brilliant read by Julie Maisey, cannot wait for the next book
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  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

The Child

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Enjoyed this book immensely, yet I I am not sure whether I would read another one of her books

  • A Child in Burracombe

  • By: Lilian Harry
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Devon, 1943. In the village of Burracombe, 'Dig for Victory' is more than just a wartime slogan. While the young men are away, everyone at home knows the war effort needs them, too. When the Barton is requisitioned as a children's home, all of Burracombe rallies round to welcome their newest arrivals, particularly little Maddy Simmons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Child in Burracombe

  • By Mouse2560 on 16-01-18

Child in Burracombe

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

Reviewed: 16-01-18

Fantastic ! Enjoyed reading this book immensely, hope there will be another one to follow, love all Lillian Harry's books also like Anne Dover narration she brinhgs the characters to life for me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All My Tomorrows

  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

The compelling new Second World War novel from the author of Always in My Heart. In defending herself against her brutal husband, eighteen-year-old Ruby Clark is forced to flee London. She has no idea where Cliffehaven is, or what she will find there, but she knows that she will never be able to return home again. At first it seems she’s fallen on her feet. She gets a job at the local armaments factory, and the couple she is billeted with are kind and supportive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • every moment a pleasure

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-17

All my tomorrows-Ellie Dean

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-17

I am a great fan of Cliffeheaven, Enjoyed this book immensely,it made me laugh and cry, love all the characters,this has got to be one of my favourite books and it was brilliantly read by the wonderful Julie Maisey.

  • The Waiting Hours

  • Beach View Boarding House, Book 13
  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The 13th heartwarming novel in the Beach View Boarding House series, from Sunday Times best-selling author Ellie Dean. As the war continues to keep her family far away, Peggy Reilly must continue to look after her girls at the Beach View Boarding House and maintain hope that this dreadful war will soon be over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Waiting Hours

  • By Mouse2560 on 04-09-17

The Waiting Hours

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Well worth the wait, enjoy this book immensely And love the fact that it was narrated by Julie Maisey who manages to bring each character to life whether they are old or new characters.
Ellie Dean's research is also top notch, I had already read a book by Ken Small called The Forgotten Dead which is about Exercise tiger, and made this book for me, even more fascinating to listen to,yet at times so very sad especially for those families who were evacuated and the sad loss of the Service men and woman.
I myself cannot begin to know what war feels like, but thanks to Ellie Dean's books you can understand a little. I just love hearing about Peggy and her family and cannot wait for the next book to come out. Which I think is out in January 2018 I just hope with all my heart it will be narrated by Julie Maisey.Excellent book Ellie Dean
but maybe this book should be read or listened to before Ellie Dean's previous book.🐭

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Killing Room

  • The China Thrillers, Book 3
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Eighteen mutilated women in a Shanghai mass grave. But this is only the beginning of a horrific case for Investigator Li Yan and Mei Ling, head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Ling is a formidable woman, and she appears to threaten Li Yan's relationship with pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell discovers that the victims were subjected to live autopsies, she knows she'll need all the help she can get.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Robert E. on 26-05-16

The killing Rooms

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-17

Excellent,excellent,excellent! Enjoyed immensely, and wonderfully read by Peter Forbes, hope he reads the next book

  • The Firemaker

  • The China Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109

A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen

  • By Joanne on 07-08-15

The Firemaker

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-17

What a difference a voice makes, tried listening to this novel before but just couldn't get into it, but then I find this copy narrated by Peter Forbes and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
An excellent story line with great characters, hope second book is as good
Mouse2560

  • All I Have to Give

  • By: Mary Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When all is lost, can she find the strength to start again? It is 1916, and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working-class Albert, a corporal from the East End of London. Despite being worlds apart, Edith and Albert can't deny their attraction to each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story well read

  • By Mrs D G Headley on 14-07-17

All I have to give

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-17

Excellent,excellent,! Thoroughly enjoy it from start to finish, Raed beautifully by Anne Dover.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful