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  • Elizabeth Is Missing

  • By: Emma Healey
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,049

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She sometimes thinks her daughter Helen is a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: Her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth is missing

  • By Mrs. Denise Slatter on 08-07-14

Good, but a disappointing ending

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

At points the storyline was a big hard to follow as it flitted between past and current. Liked the character Maud, but felt annoyed the way her daughter Helen treated her at times. The ending was a bit disappointing as some things remained unanswered.

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  • The Darkest Secret

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea. But what really happened to Coco?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting

  • By P. Coleman on 14-01-16

Good read but didn't like the ending

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

Reviewed: 28-02-16

I was quite gripped by this storyline, but i didn't like the ending as it felt that the truth and justice was not revealed.

  • 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 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

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

Lovely book about friendship and pregnancy

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

Reviewed: 27-11-15

Lovely book to read particularly whist pregnant. Nice relaxing and pleasant read. Also is a story about 3 good friends

  • The Guilty One

  • By: Lisa Ballantyne
  • Narrated by: Hugh Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes as a solicitor in London. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an 11-year-old accused of murdering an innocent young boy. As he plunges into the muddy depths of Sebastian's troubled home life, Daniel thinks back to his own childhood in foster care - and to Minnie, the woman who adopted him and whose love saved him, until she, too, betrayed him so badly that he cut her out of his life. But what crime did Minnie commit that made Daniel disregard her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Val on 15-10-12

Found it depressing!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Sad plot about two boys in different periods of time. The story of Ben in court dragged on to long. More positive ending would have been nice !

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Ballantyne again?

Not sure

What didn’t you like about Hugh Lee’s performance?

Just felt it was a very sad book and there was no positive parts to the book. I wanted to get it finished!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness

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  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,739

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

Really good book!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Little Lies to be better than the print version?

I don't know but really enjoyed the audio version. It took a bit of time to get used to narrators voice as quite irritating!

What other book might you compare Little Lies to, and why?

Not really read anything like it !

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final part of trivia night and finding out who got killed and why

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

Felt sad at certain parts of story - particularly celeste and janes stories. Madeline was a funny character!

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Helen on 01-12-13

Stick with it

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

Reviewed: 23-04-15

Would you try another book written by Liane Moriarty or narrated by Caroline Lee?

Yes I would, narrators voice is a bit annoying though!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

As the plot developed and learning about what had happened during the 10 years. Hearing about sisters attempts to get pregnant

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Was What Alice Forgot worth the listening time?

Yes overall, took bit of time to get into

  • The House We Grew Up In

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart. Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the house we grew up in

  • By AmyAlice on 02-12-13

Not what I expected, in a good way

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

Reviewed: 23-04-15

Would you listen to The House We Grew Up In again? Why?

Yes probably, liked the way it was set between two times and there were a few surprises along the way. Interesting and realistic portrayal of hoarding.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The House We Grew Up In?

Finding out about the breakdown of the sisters relationship and why

Would you listen to another book narrated by Karina Fernandez?

Yes

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

It was a bit difficult to get into at start but then I was keen to listen on as the plot developed

Any additional comments?

It takes a bit to get into like most books but worth sticking with. Overall I enjoyed it and it was different to what I normally read.

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599

When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual, which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Karen on 17-05-07

Stick with it!

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

Reviewed: 15-01-15

Really enjoyed this book. Initially a bit hard to get into but then really enjoyed this. It is set in Munich when hitler was in power, some really sad and shocking parts, but some really likeable characters as well. Would recommend.

  • Recipe for Life

  • By: Mary Berry
  • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Mary Berry's autobiography, Recipe for Life, read by the actress Patricia Hodge. From Queen of Tarts to the nation's heart, Mary Berry shares her Recipe for Life. "In the words of my father, my birth caused no end of trouble..." From the moment she came into the world - two weeks early, throwing her parents' lives into disarray - Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her own way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not surprisingly I really enjoyed this!

  • By R. Card on 10-01-14

Lovely book and lovely lady!

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

Reviewed: 15-11-14

What did you like most about Recipe for Life?

This was my first audiobook, but I really enjoyed it. It was well read, and the narrator sounded like Mary berry. Really interesting to learn about her life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Recipe for Life?

Reading about the death of her son William- very upsetting

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hearing about her sons death

Any additional comments?

Would highly recommend

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