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Oh dear!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2019

What has happened to Judy Nunn. Boring boring boring. Made worse by a squeaky narrator. Sounded like he was reading a shopping list. Couldn’t take anymore, gave it a good go but found myself cringing too much. Sorry Judy, this was the third book of many that I’ve read and enjoyed but found this was blah

Bullets and Blood

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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: 28-11-2018

Loved loved this. Narrator was excellent and the tales, woes, blood, love, hate, successes and failures all very entertaining, enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable. Great in site to the good old days in Hollywood and it was a freebie! Highly recommend.

Oh dear

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2018

Very disappointed. Narrator made this book as boring as bat poop. Tried super hard to like it but in the end it was meh.

Katie Mulholland

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2018

Great story read badly, especially close to the end. I love Catherine Cookson books and maybe I should have read this rather than listened.

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Lilac Girls

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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: 15-06-2018

Such an amazing story steeped with history, I cried a lot throughout. The narrators were perfect and I felt at times like I was there with them all.

The Dead Zone

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

Reviewed: 10-03-2018

I enjoyed the majority of this book, at times the narrators voice was monotonous and annoying almost like he was bored with it. Yes I know he is an actor and in my opinion should keep at that and leave narrating alone. The political element of the book was, at times, very boring. Not my favourite King book but as a crime/thriller/suspense book it was ok. If you are looking for a great read/listen in this genre, do yourself a favour and buy The Dome, now that was a great book.

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Under The Dome

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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: 06-03-2018

In my early years I read as much Stephen King as I could lay my hands on, Tommy Knockers, Misery and Needful Things being three of my favourites. Now, I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat and can’t read anything really scary, it’s not big and it’s not clever to have to wake up your teenage daughter to take you to the loo and wait until you are back in bed to turn out the lights! I am so happy to have come across this book, it is a great suspense novel with a little scare hear and there, believe it or not there were some laugh out loud moments and some tearful moments. I just loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone reading this 🤓

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The Distant Hours

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-2018

Normally a fan of Kate Morton and Caroline Lee but this book could definitely have been shorter. The beginning was very boring and parts of the story somewhat over and over and over explained! Caroline’s voice seemed bored with it all at times too. Not one I would bother re-reading any time soon.

The Forgotten Garden

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

Reviewed: 11-02-2018

Loved the story, it kept me riveted throughout and although I normally enjoy Caroline Lees narrating, it was a trifle grating when she was trying (unsuccessfully) to do a Cornish accent, came across as part Irish part northern. Small price to pay though for a truly enjoyable book. I’m off now to purchase a couple more of Kate Morton’s books. But it, you’ll enjoy.

The Tea Gardens

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-2018

Narrator was a little boring, story line was good and strong but the ending was weird, kind of rushed for an ending. Nice easy read though.