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Esther Juon Veitch

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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Mrs on 29-12-2018

A perfect Christmas story

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

Reviewed: 25-12-2018

I loved it and I have already listened to it twice and will enjoy it next year again too!
Thank you Audio books this was a perfect present for me!

  • Lighthouse Bay

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

This breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay. In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Lighthouse Bay in Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne - escaping her loveless marriage and the devastating loss of her son - who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. Suddenly, this gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it from beginning to end

  • By Yvonne on 26-12-2017

Coukd not stop listening!

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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: 08-02-2018

Loved every minute of it! Very engaging and full of colourful characters!
Beauty full y read by Caroline Lee!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Olive Tree

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Riley, Harry Whittaker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

It has been 24 years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, Pandora, is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. At the difficult age of 13, her son, Alex, is torn between protecting his mother and learning the truth about his real father. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same once Pandora's secrets have been revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Adrianna Strafella Coyte-King on 22-03-2018

Simply brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-2017

I loved the story being read by Lucinda and Harry playing her son. The book is written from two prospective but covers the story and lives of lots of people, all bathed in the lovely Cypriot sunshine. Will listen to this book many more times!
Thank you all so much!
Esther

  • The Hourglass

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very predictable

  • By Rebecca on 26-12-2017

The best ever book I have listened too!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-2017

A wonderful story, beautifully written and I could not stop listening to it!
Charlotte Strevens and Imogen Church are great readers with a wonderful character interpretations bringing the book to life!
Brilliant all round, simply loved it!

  • Hothouse Flower

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

As a child, Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers. So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recently inherited by charismatic Kit Crawford, the estate is undergoing renovation. This leads to the discovery of an old diary, prompting the pair to seek out Julia's grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed Wharton Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning book

  • By Esther Juon Veitch on 10-09-2016

A stunning book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-2016

Beautifully written and it has taken me to England France and Thailand. I will listen to it again right now...such a moving story!
Wonderful thank you!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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    Overall 4.1
  • Seven Sisters

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Emily Lucienne
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, Atlantis - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies, and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalizing clue to their true heritage - a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Once there she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story.

  • By Deborah on 08-10-2016

I love this book very much!

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2016

Great story and I could stop listening!
Can't wait for book too and hope there will be more.
Just simply brilliant and a fantastic insight into what seems real lives.