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  • No Good Reason

  • By: Cari Hunter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Detective Sanne Jensen (not blonde, not tall, definitely not Scandinavian) and Dr. Meg Fielding (scruffy, scatterbrained, prone to swearing at patients) are lifelong best friends, sharing the same deprived background and occasionally the same bed. When a violent kidnapping stuns the Peak District village of Rowlee, both women become involved in the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as reading it yourself!

  • By Claire on 26-12-17

Brilliant Crime story

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Loved this story. A gripping crime story with just the right amount of sex, violence, humour and pace to make the story interesting and the listener to want to find out more of what is going on. Have read a few this author's books, but this is certainly the best so far. Look forward to listening to the sequel! The narration is very good to, can almost hear Cari Hunter's voice in this, especially when the characters swear...lol!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Jericho

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pent up frustration, anxiety much!!!

  • By seer on 16-02-15

Lovely paced Romance!!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

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

In some respects yes as the audio, so well narrated, brings the characters to life. Being a Brit it is hard to imagine the accents of the characters and the narrator does them so well. However, it is hard to be better than the original story.

What other book might you compare Jericho to, and why?

Safe Harbor by Radclyffe. Mainly because it has a similar balance of humour and pathos, the story has many subplots and the Narrator is good.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There are so many scenes it is hard to pick one. On the comedy side the scene of David and Maddie over the so called broken coffee machine, or the one when it suddenly dawns on Syd that Maddie is the pilot going to fly their plane. A more poignant scene is the one where Maddie persuades Celine to tell her why her marriage broke up.

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

Would if I could, but with over 21 hours of listening, very good value by the way, I couldn't if I tried.

Any additional comments?

This is my go to book when feeling low and I have listened to the narration many, many times and always found something new I had not picked up on. Also because the novel has many positive sub plots, as well as the romance, it gives me a boost and a feeling of warmth each time I listen to it. There is quite a lot of humour in the book, which the narrator gets just right, and I still find myself chuckling over certain scenes despite the fact that I have heard them many times before. How Maddie has not strangled David by the end of the book I've yet to figure. To me Ms McMan has written a timeless classic, which Christine Williams has brought to life with her clever narration. The book is a fine balance between humour and pathos, which really works.

  • The Princess Affair

  • By: Nell Stark
  • Narrated by: Victoria Aston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Rhodes Scholar Kerry Donovan has never had anything handed to her on a silver platter. As she arrives at Oxford to begin her course of study, she is determined to make the most out of this latest opportunity. But when she meets Her Royal Highness Princess Sasha, second in line to the British throne, Kerry’s priorities are eclipsed by an attraction neither of them can ignore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Gallery

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

Lovely Fictional story about a British Princess

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

Reviewed: 28-01-15

Wasn't really interested in reading this book when it was first released, thought it was another chic lit book, but was I wrong. Bought it mainly because I love listening to audio books, especially lesbian romances. The story, although not a deep book, still has it messages and the story of the romance was well crafted. Although I can't see a hotel in Oxford having 519 rooms, the book itself, by literary standards was pretty believable. The idea of a British Princess and a Rhodes Scholar coming together to form a romance really works!