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  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book. Recommended.

  • By M.A. on 22-07-16

Not my kind of litteratur. Give me John le Carre

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

Would you try another book written by Kathryn Hughes or narrated by Rachel Atkins?

No.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kathryn Hughes again?

No.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

R.Atkins is a good author, but the working class dialect is rather boring in the long run.

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

Boredom.

Any additional comments?

Please concider this whan you recommend books in the future.

  • Three Bites of the Cherry

  • By: Emma Blair
  • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Georgie Mair's idyllic life in Glasgow is shattered by the death of her beloved husband, John. It's Georgie's close-knit family who helps her get through that terrible time. But three years after John's death, love comes once more into Georgie's life. Charlie Gunn saves her life after an explosion in the factory where they work. As their relationship blossoms into marriage, it seems to Georgie that this second chance is almost too good to be true. It is.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is not narrated by Susan Jameson

  • By Reidun on 05-06-15

It is not narrated by Susan Jameson

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

What disappointed you about Three Bites of the Cherry?

I was disappointed that Susan Jameson was not the narrater, because she was the reason why I bought it!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I have not finished it yeat, but it is a good story.

Have you listened to any of Susan Jameson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, many! I always enjoy her reading, so!

What character would you cut from Three Bites of the Cherry?

None.

Any additional comments?

Please make sure that you do not make such mistakes!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Necessary as Blood

  • By: Deborah Crombie
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Can someone really disappear without a trace? Artist and young mother Sandra Gilles disappears without trace after leaving her three-year-old daughter, Charlotte, with a friend. Her lawyer husband, Naz Malik, is devastated - but he's also the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointment all the way.

  • By Reidun on 08-01-15

A disappointment all the way.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

Would you try another book written by Deborah Crombie or narrated by Jenny Sterlin?

Absolutely no to both questions.

What was most disappointing about Deborah Crombie’s story?

Hard to say. I only kept on for an hour.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jenny Sterlin?

Tony Britton or Michael Jayston or Harriet Walter or John Keeble ...

What character would you cut from Necessary as Blood?

Hard to tell. They were all unreal.

Any additional comments?

She should not have written it,

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Perfect Spy

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

Magnus Pym, counsellor at the British Embassy in Vienna, has suddenly vanished, believed defected. The chase is on for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a life-time secret agent. Pym's life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. The race is on to find the perfect spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight into the mind of a spy

  • By Mr on 13-04-13

Review of The Perfect Spy by John le Carre

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-12

I have just finished listening to The Perfect Spy by John le Carre for the third time, and I am more thrilled than ever by this masterpiece. Michael Jayston`s brilliant narration emphasizes the richness and credibility of le Carre`s characters, and also his ability to visualize every scene and every gesture.
The Perfect Spy is my favorite book by my favorite author.

Reidun Kornelie Mork-Sagen
Norway

19 of 22 people found this review helpful