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Summary

Ada Williams was once an ambitious woman who believed money and power would bring her happiness. But now, she is all alone in the world, except for her greedy, bitter son Peter, who despises her and waits for the day he will inherit her fortune. Ada, however, has a different plan altogether.
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  • Jeanette
  • 20-02-12

Good listen

Where does Let It Shine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the better narrators that I have listened to.

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

Not surprised

Which character – as performed by Carole Boyd – was your favorite?

Ruth

If you could rename Let It Shine, what would you call it?

Truth will out

Any additional comments?

Although the story was a bit predictable Carole Boyd kept the interest with her excellent portrayal of the difference characters.

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  • Raymond
  • 14-02-12

Old Fashioned English Yarn

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It's for the female's romantic loner, who likes old fashioned stories.

What could Josephine Cox have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It fits the criterea and genre of a certain time frame but could use some more explosive (grab you by the collar and pull you in) interruptions to this 'every day (yawn) life' betrayal.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought the narrator did a pretty good job (given the material), the characters are believable and atmosphere transending.

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

It was dissapointing and I had to force myself back to it several times, just in case it got better and I could justify my 'purchase'.

Any additional comments?

I was trying for something different in 'excapism' but this genre, or just this book, didn't open up a new area of interest for me.

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  • Katrine
  • 03-01-12

a complete waste of time

What would have made Let It Shine better?

Just read something else. This makes Barbara Taylor Bradford's books look like candidates for the Booker Prize.

What was most disappointing about Josephine Cox’s story?

I didn't expect very much from this book except light entertainment - but it's some of the worst drivel I've ever read. Drippingly sentimental yet full of gratuitous violence and unmotivated evil which really adds nothing to the story. Characters are stereotypic in the worst possible way and the writing is really just one cliché after the other.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration wasn't bad at all - but it couldn't save this book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No. The setting and plot (far-fetched as it is) could have made for an interesting story. England during the depression, trials and tribulations of a working class family. Other authors have done a much better job with these elements, though.

Any additional comments?

I came over this book because it was on a special 4.95 offer at checkout. I thought it might be nice mindless entertainment for the holidays and didn't bother to check reviews here or elsewhere. I only finished it because I was bored and hate giving up on a book.

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  • CARON
  • 27-12-11

HAPPY ENDING STORY

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES, ITS LOVELY TO LISTEN TO, NICE EASY STORY AND HAPPY. IT IS ALSO VERY INTRIGUING WITH A GOOD TWIST.

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  • Colleen
  • 18-07-11

Let it Shine

Unfortunately I have not been able to download any of my audio books from my computer to my 3G WiFi Kindle. I live in South Africa and I have tried everything possible that has been suggested in the documentation on the Kindle and on the Computer. I can hear the book on my computer that is not a problem but the Computer is not recognizing the Kindle USB. When if I do get it to work maybe I will be able to give a good rating. I do not want to listen to the books on my computer I want to listen to them on my KINDLE. Maybe someone in your customer support can send me explicit instructions on what to do or tell me what the problem might be. I would be ever so greatful. My Kindle is the greatest gift I have ever been given and with the audio facility would be absolute magic. Thanks in anticipation.
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