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Debbie Flint

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  • The Little Stranger

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 347

In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A subtle ghost story

  • By Jill on 13-06-09

Sadly...

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Not up to sarah’s usual standard. A hard slog to listen to, and dick-van-dyk-esque accents occasionally, from narrator. Not v good posh ones either. Shame. Not a patch on Paying Guests which is outstanding.

  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So lovely

  • By Emma on 02-09-17

Genius

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

Reviewed: 19-07-17

One of my favourite films is frequency as well as Groundhog Day and sliding doors so alternate reality stories always intrigue me. This one is genius. One of the best I have read in a long time and certainly Rowan Coleman's best yet. It just has to be a film, surely! Well done Missus! X

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Buttonmaker's Daughter

  • By: Merryn Allingham
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

May 1914. Nestled in Sussex, the Summerhayes mansion seems the perfect country idyll. But a long-running feud between the Summers and their neighbour, Lady Summer's brother, threatens the calm. And with tensions in Europe deepening, it seems that Summerhayes' peaceful days are numbered. For Elizabeth Summer, the lazy quiet of her home has become stifling. A chance meeting with Aiden Kellaway, an architect's assistant, offers the promise of escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator! Author! Magnificent!

  • By Flyinggirl on 15-08-17

Another well crafted tale

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Merryn has done it again. Love the period attention to detail and solid characters. Cant wait for next one x

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fetch Nurse Connie

  • By: Jean Fullerton
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Connie Byrne, a nurse in London's East End working alongside Millie Sullivan from Call Nurse Millie, is planning her wedding to Charlie Ross, set to take place as soon as he returns from the war. But when she meets him off the train at London Bridge, she finds that his homecoming isn't going to go according to plan. Connie's busy professional life, and the larger-than-life patients in the district, offer a welcome distraction, but for how long?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connie the nurse

  • By Mrs Shelley A Dickson on 25-10-16

Nostalgic

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

Reviewed: 30-09-16

Fabulous!!! Another winner. Nurse Millie books interweave and it works really well! More please! X

  • The Memory Book

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Robert Blackwood, Clare Corbett, Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold onto the past when her future is slipping through her fingers...?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By lisa on 09-04-14

Moving

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

Reviewed: 25-07-15

Excellent novel as usual by Ms Coleman. Tissues at the ready but uplifting a la Still Alice. Comforting to those in a similar position too, no doubt

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • Outlander, Book 7
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for book 8 before buying this one

  • By April on 08-05-12

Loved it as ever

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

Reviewed: 13-04-15

What can i say, the woman's a genius. Both of them are. Fab story, fab narration. Cant believe im up to date once i finish next book. Boo! Thank goodness fir Lord John Gray books.
Nb am now watching Outlander in amazon too- fabulous and the hottest young Jamie Fraser a female reader could hope for. Yay all round! X

  • The State We're In

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She's a life-long optimist, he's a resolute cynic. In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed. When they get off the plane their true journey begins...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grim

  • By Jayneylonglegs on 17-06-15

Ok

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

Reviewed: 18-02-15

Loved big parts of it, specially from when they get on plane. Not my fave type of twists. Narrator ok but pretty poor in parts - would like to hear Adele's fab books done justice instead of very halting delivery, often with weird splitting up if sentences- annoying. Ould listen to more from adele herself tho . Lovely lady x

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham back at his best

  • By Liz on 10-12-13

gripping

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

Reviewed: 28-04-14

Any additional comments?

totally brilliant, utterly gripping, loved the twists at the end. True Grisham - you won't be disappointed (unlike with The Racketeer!)
I bought the prequel on the strength of this!

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 743

Number One bestseller John Grisham returns with his most suspenseful thriller yet. Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Racketeer

  • By Lynda on 31-12-12

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 28-04-14

If you’ve listened to books by John Grisham before, how does this one compare?

Was so surprised at the rambling nature of this plot - really unlike a true Grisham. Almost like it was written by someone else. I persevered to the end but do not rate it highly at all.