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Rebecca Burrows

Victoria, Australia
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  • City of Girls

  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another epic book

  • By Anonymous User on 19-07-2019

Highly recommend

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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: 12-07-2019

I highly recommend this story. I found it engaging. Very easy to listen to. I enjoyed the characters, the overall story and the narration.

  • After Ever Happy

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

It's never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they've faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin's impenetrable façade to the core - and then Tessa suffers a tragedy - will they stick together again, or be torn apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Anonymous User on 10-07-2019

Stretched out middle. Epilogue better than the last three books.

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2019

I was hoping the turmoil would be over by the time I got to the fourth book but no. If only the last few chapters and the epilogue were the book and not a fast track to Ever happy.

  • The Pearler's Wife

  • By: Roxane Dhand
  • Narrated by: Jane Bayly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love. It is 1912, and Maisie Porter stands on the deck of the SS Oceanic as England fades from view. Her destination is Buccaneer Bay in Australia's far northwest. Her purpose: marriage to her cousin Maitland, a wealthy pearling magnate - and a man she has never met. Also on board is William Cooper, the Royal Navy's top man. Following a directive from the Australian government, he and 11other 'white' divers have been hired to replace the predominantly Asian pearling crews.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little known piece of Australia's past

  • By Bethany on 21-05-2019

Boring

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

Reviewed: 25-04-2019

I found this book story boring.
Waiting for something to happen then when it did it was pretty much brushed over.