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  • The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Given a backroom computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly - dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish Highlands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-03-2019

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

A book about books? Loved it. A funny, cute and enjoyable read. Likable characters, good narration.

  • The Last Girl

  • The Dominion Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than one percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but 25 years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than 1000 women. Zoey and some of the surviving young women are housed in a scientific research compound dedicated to determining the cause.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It gets better

  • By Kira Moloney on 15-09-2016

One of the most depressing book series...

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

Reviewed: 24-07-2018

I can't recommend this series. I'm finishing the last book because I wanted to know what happen but its taken me two years to muscle up the will power. If you love death, despair and destruction repeated over and over with the author dangling shards of hope like carrot only to shatter that hope with more of the Triple Ds, then you might like these books.

I've only been able to take these books in small doses with mental sanity breaks and not because I'm not a fan of end of world novels. I am. I've been left with a feeling of being depressed every single time I resume them. There's a line between writing hard reality and balancing it with the will to live and this author fails to do that for me.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled - Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • rrrreview

  • By Anonymous User on 10-04-2019

Doesnt Hold Back

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

Reviewed: 09-07-2018

This book doesnt hold back and has some of the best character developement I've read. Now the wait for the next installment begins

  • Dear Aaron

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional. Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect. What she didn't count on was falling in love with the guy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another beautiful romance by Mariana Zapata

  • By Karen D on 20-11-2017

Getting a little tired

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

This is about my fourth Mariana Zapata book. I enjoyed the way she used emails at the start of this book to flesh out her characters and develope their relationship.

Zapata's seemingly only book format is the slow burn kind which can be refreshing, but for me, this being book four, it makes her writing style predictable and drawn out. Drawn out is one way to descript the process her characters go through on the way to the conclusion.

I didnt finish this book. Stop two chapters before the end. There wasnt much point. I know how Zapata finishes all her books and I'd had enough. Hope that she varies it up in future books and doesnt make a eternal rut for the reader.

Overall, a decent book with some minor annoyances and an ending that could have come sooner.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Landline

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble - that it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but that almost seems besides the point now. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells him that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - he is always a little upset with her - but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Jayltee on 16-07-2015

Love with capital L

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

Reviewed: 06-02-2018

I think I'm traumatise that this book ended. Why couldnt it go for eternity? Was a huge fan of Fangirl by the same author and narrator, but I think this is possibly BETTER! I love the narration. Extremely well written.

  • You Had Me at Hello

  • By: Mhairi McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Julie Hesmondhalgh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling debut from Mhairi McFarlane. Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away. They’d been partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on: Ben is married. Rachel is not. Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good not great

  • By Amelia on 09-02-2015

Another Great One

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2018

Huge fan of Mhairi. No one elae makes me laugh out loud as much as her books. This one is another goodie. Only slight downside (which wasn't much of a downaide for me) was it was sometimes hard to tell if the narration was character talk or doing internal thoughts.

  • The Wright Brother

  • Wright Series, Book 1
  • By: K. A. Linde
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Emma Wilder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

I'd dated his brother. He didn't remember, and I wish I could forget. I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn't resist our charged chemistry or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece. Too bad he'd forgotten the one thing that could destroy us. Because Jensen Wright doesn't share.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Tania on 13-02-2019

Okay and not much else

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

Reviewed: 30-01-2018

So they say sex sells, but the more books I read like this one the more I wish chick flicks would can the excessive sex acenes and focus on something more substantial. Enough does become enough.

This book gets my okay, but yeah, too much sex and it didnt have anything particularly special about it.

Fairly well written, good narration, and thank the lord, the CEO rich guy was NOT a domineering twat like SOOOO many other books (I'm considering hunting down those billionaire authors and infusing some brain cells into their heads).

Read if you don't want anything serious and don't mind average quality.

  • The Peacock Emporium

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-01-2018

Mixed Feelings

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

Reviewed: 26-01-2018

Firstly, I've read some of Jojo Moyes books before so I knew I wouldn't be getting a run of the mill kind of story.

With this one, I bounced between feelings of deep irratation, and relative enjoyment, but mostly irratation as I found the main character hard to NOT get irratated at. Susanne is one of those characters that manages to get to the age of 35 and still remain childish and selfish and completely unaware of how to get her life sorted out. That was the irritating part. I was more rooting for the secondary characters than I was interested in her story, though all the stories are inter-twained so hers was necessary.

Just when I'm started to make angry animal noises of disgust and wanting to throw something, the story changes (this is towards the end) and things resolve and reveal themseleves and kept me going until the end.

I'm still unimpressed with Susanne as a character, (and find myself not able to truely like her), but I'm left achknowledging the Moyes is a seriously good writer who isnt afraid to tackle characters who aren't particularly attractive, but can still craft a good story around them. I'd recommend this book for that fact, but it comes with warning that you may find aspects annoying, though to be fair, maybe you won't mind dear old Sus.

This isn't a bad review as even now I'm rehashing the story over in my head and contemplating all the aspects of it. And isnt that, at the end of the day, the sign of decent tale?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very much enjoyed this book

  • By sally on 29-08-2017

Wish I Hadn't Started

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

Reviewed: 19-01-2018

I'm editing my review on this series. I've persisted with it out of stubboness, but its been hard.

The main character is a big dum brute who wants to kill peoplel for the slightest offence or insult, wanders around for the sole purpose of killing people and makes no character devolopement throughout the whole two and a half books (yet to see if that changes in the last half) unless you count the death count he ranks up due to his temper and a stupid rage magic that belongs to a religion that, ahh...yeah...makes little sense to the rest of the story. None of the characters are likeable or interesting.

The narrator is okay, but a little mono-toned. His reading material doesnt help.

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read bought on a whim

  • By Emma Pooley on 29-05-2017

Didnt Expect That!

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

Reviewed: 26-07-2017

Wow. Not my usual kind of story, but the reviews everywhere were good so I gave it a try. So glad I did as this book turned out to be entertaining, thought provoking and had the shock factor. Just when you think you have an idea where all the stories within the story are going, the author drops a little detail into each and turns them on their heads. Very well written, good narration, great story.