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  • Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Connie Diamond has always been her husband Jimmy’s best girl, or so she thought. But then she discovers that he’s been playing away for years. Along with Della Frostick, Jimmy’s right-hand woman at his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine, Connie decides to destroy Jimmy’s life. Together they will set up a rival business called Lady Muck, and along with the cleaning ladies who meet at the Sunflower Café, they’ll make him wish he had never so much as looked at another woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious assertiveness revealed

  • By Roger on 14-02-2016

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2018

Fairly predictable storyline but thoroughly enjoyable. Characters are likeable and story moves along at a good pace. Wonderful to relax and enjoy the story without having to think to hard or follow complicated plot twists. Loved it.

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ever audiobook.

  • By Qwerty1 on 06-07-2014

Perfect choice of narrator

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

Reviewed: 19-02-2018

Fabulous story if somewhat sad. Beautifully written and wonderfully read by a fantastic captivating narrator.

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M L Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hauntingly beautiful never forgotten

  • By Stargirl456 on 15-03-2016

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 17-06-2017

A wonderful beautifully written story that captivated and enthralled. The descriptions are superb and the characters engaging and believable. Unfortunately Noah Taylor was absolutely the wrong person to read this story. His performance is wooden and bland and does not in any way make the most of a beautiful story. He does not bring characters to life and often sounds bored. I very nearly gave up on this and returned it because I was so disappointed but I did enjoy the story itself despite Noah's efforts to ruin it for me. Please redo this one with a much better reader- Humphrey Bower springs to mind!!

  • According to Yes

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, Jeff Harding, Jennifer Woodward, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook addition of According to Yes, the hilarious new novel by Dawn French. The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. Emotional displays - unacceptable. Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome. Fun - no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprises galore. Very entertaining , well written

  • By Linda Walker on 27-02-2016

Fabulous story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-2016

Loved the story but found all of the different voices a bit hard to get used to. The voices for the young kids were dreadful!!!! If you are going to have so many different people doing voices at least use real kids not some adult doing a horrible job of kid voices. Also disappointed that the voice for Nicole Kidman had a Kiwi accent!! Really!!!!!