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  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent voice acting

  • By Clare on 17-05-2015

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-2019

It was excellent to read the original Golden Compass story. It was exciting and intriguing and had me captivated

  • Caelen's Wife: The Complete Collection

  • The Clan McDunnah Series, Book 4
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The complete collection of the Caelen's Wife Series, including A Murmur of Providence, A Whisper of Fate, and A Breath of Promise....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story strong story line

  • By Catherine on 09-04-2019

Great story strong story line

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-2019

I really loved this book with the strong leading lady. It’s nice to have a story set in the past with strong independent women

  • The MacGregor Grooms

  • The MacGregors, Book 8
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

It worked with his granddaughters. Now Daniel MacGregor, powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan, wants to see his three handsome and eligible - but stubbornly single - grandsons married. So he's found just the women to tempt, tease, and torture D.C., Duncan, and Ian all the way to the altar!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Catherine on 13-02-2019

Lovely

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-2019

A really sweet book with three light hearted stories. Again well written and well read .

  • The Winning Hand

  • The MacGregors, Book 7
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Darcy Wallace spends her last three dollars at the hotel casino and wins the jackpot, all casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade wants to do is protect her. But something about the lovely young woman is getting under Mac's skin and playing havoc with his big brotherly intentions. He knows that if he wants to win her over, he'll have to take the biggest gamble of his life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Catherine on 09-02-2019

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2019

Real fairy tale rags to riches story
Fantastically entertaining
Love the way that this twisted in the end

  • For Now, Forever

  • The MacGregors, Book 5
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Anna - Daniel's wife of forty years - relives her remarkable courtship, when meddlesome matchmaking patriarch and self-made millionaire Daniel MacGregor faced his biggest challenge: to convince the love of his life to marry him! Here at last is the story of how Daniel wooed and won the fiercely independent Anna Whitfield and launched his formidable dynasty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Catherine on 26-01-2019

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2019

It really gives a great picture of the background the children grew up in. Strong determined Mother and successful father ruthless business man.
Fantastic love story

  • River of Destiny

  • By: Barbara Erskine
  • Narrated by: Gina Peach
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons. Within their walls, secrets have been buried deeply. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listening

  • By patricia on 21-04-2019

Overwhelmingly fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

I loved the storyline I loved the suspense it was captivating and frustrating at times I couldn’t get through some parts quick enough.
The romance was just right.

  • Irish Rose

  • Irish Hearts, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Erin McKinnon had followed her cousin Adelia to America and was immediately captivated by Royal Meadows's charm. But she was not nearly as impressed with Burke Logan, owner of the neighboring property. A womanizing, cigar-smoking gambler, he was exactly the type of man her mind told her to stay away from. The heart has never been very practical, though....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Catherine on 07-01-2019

Surprisingly good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-2019

I wasn’t keen on the book in the start and the readers voice was getting to me but as the characters were getting more vocal the readers voice was awesome. I loved it and it was really exciting towards the end.

  • The Ghost Tree

  • By: Barbara Erskine
  • Narrated by: Vivian Helbrun
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Ruth has returned to Edinburgh after many years of exile, left rootless by the end of her marriage and career and now the death of her father, from whom she had long been estranged. She is faced with the daunting task of clearing his house, believing he had removed all traces of her mother. Yet hidden away in a barely used top-floor room, she finds he had secretly kept a cupboard full of her possessions. Sifting through the ancient papers, Ruth discovers the diary and letters written by her ancestor from the 18th century, Thomas Erskine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Carol Anne Harvey on 04-01-2019

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 20-12-2018

It is addictive, so hard to put down. I was sad to have it end but pleased with the prolog which has Intrigue me to do some Google search. I totally love this book it was awesome. Yet another fantastic book from Barbara this is why she is my favorite author.

  • Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

  • Six Tudor Queens, Book 3
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

The woman haunted by the fate of her predecessor. Eleven days after the death of Anne Boleyn, Jane is dressing for her wedding to the King. She has witnessed at firsthand how courtly play can quickly turn to danger and knows she must bear a son...or face ruin. This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne - in doing so, can she expose a gentler side to the brutal King?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Catherine on 15-10-2018

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2018

This was a great story but I wasn’t expecting that end. Sad really
Can’t wait for the next one

  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47

The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By S Kelleher on 22-10-2018

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-2018

I love royal story’s
History of the queens of Henry the eighth has always been s passion of mine. This book is so informative and captivating you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and cheer for there victories and Commiserate in the losses. It has certainly spun a different view of Henry the eighth

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