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  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A genuine, quaint story that keeps you listening

  • By LivingTheDream on 30-04-18

5* from me

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

just love this book, especially as it involvesj Cornwall my favorite place on this earth. its a good all round story. read well by the narrator,.., i must of read it
numbe of times but a first as a talking book and i was not disappointed ,

  • Dead to Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Eve Webster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed. As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain large parts of each other's lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reverting

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-08-16

Lovely book

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

i loved it, My hubby also listen too it too. i did however felt it was rather rude in places ,where it didnt need too be

  • Southern Lights

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa has made a name for herself as a top prosecutor while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a teenage daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By Marilynn on 20-05-18

great listen

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

Reviewed: 20-05-18

enjoyed this book although a bit on the smutty side overall five stars from me

  • Hattie's Home

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

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

very poor indeed

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

returned too audible, so boring. Didnt enjoy it at all. Story was poor. Shame i thought it would be better

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets of Happiness

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,060

Rachel and Becca are stepsisters living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house. Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beyond chick lit

  • By lynn clough on 09-02-16

boaring boaring and boaring

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

so fed up with this book, so biaring, no action at all. not great im afraid

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Betrayals

  • By: Fiona Neill
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock, Sarah Ovens, Huw Parmenter, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127

When Rosie's best friend has an affair with her husband, the consequences reverberate through the lives of two families. Relationships are torn apart, friendships shattered and childish innocence destroyed. Her daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel when a letter arrives that opens old wounds. Rosie's son, Max, blames himself for everything that happened. And her ex-husband, Nick, has his own version of events.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wasn't the best book I've ever listened to!

  • By Mrs Wendy Davidson on 29-01-18

very poor

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

not great infact very poor, i didnt get past chapter five. i chose too not continue too read any more.

  • A Shilling for a Wife

  • By: Emma Hornby
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Shilling for a Wife by Emma Hornby, read by Penelope Freeman. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read strong story lines

  • By wendy on 10-09-17

Ok nice book too listen too

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

The story itself was ok.I feel it was a bit drawn out in parts though.

  • The Ragged Heiress

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

On a bitter winter's day, an unnamed girl lies dangerously ill in hospital. When two coarse, rough-speaking individuals come to claim her, she can remember nothing of the events that brought her to her present state, not even her name. According to the men, she is their young sister, Lucy. As her health improves and her memory gradually returns, she realises she's been kidnapped. But she has no means of escaping the hideous confines of the filthy basement room in which they have imprisoned her in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect piece of escapism

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-03-17

Enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

i enjoyed this book a lot. it was however slightly drawn out. The narrator was ok.

  • Rushing Waters

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Ellen Wharton has flown into New York from London, regardless of the weather and her husband's worry. The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important personal appointment to keep. But despite Ellen's urging, when the storm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i enjoyed this book., I felt i was there.

  • By kylie day on 17-08-18

typical tale

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

Reviewed: 30-09-16

OK fiction with a typical story middle and ending buy I liked it non the less.

  • Vanished

  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

When an 11-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces - he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Read4Fun on 07-07-16

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 29-07-15

What did you like most about Vanished?

I enjoyed the lead up too the main characters and the romance side of the story. The tale it's self had good suspense.

What did you like best about this story?

I think it must be the twists and turns

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed all off it and could nit choose if pushed it would be the function off her twinsister

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

No not really

Any additional comments?

Nothing too add but I enjoyed the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful