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  • One Summer in Italy

  • By: Sue Moorcroft
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Sofia Bianchi’s father, Aldo, dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it’s time for her to live her own life - and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days. So there’s nothing for it but to escape to Italy’s Umbrian mountains, where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dreaming of Italy

  • By Teresa on 07-05-2019

Dreaming of Italy

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2019

This was my first Sue Moorcroft book and I will definitely be reading/listening to more of her books.
I loved the story, The characters are great and I am a fan of Levi and his family in particular. Amy was more like a 13 year old than a 18 year old and I wanted to shake her at times and tell her to behave herself! Helen Johns is a great narrator and her accents lovely to listen to.

  • The Italian House

  • By: Teresa Crane
  • Narrated by: Selina Griffiths
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Secretly treasured memories of her eccentric grandmother’s Tuscan house are very special for Carrie Stowe; for not only do they recall the happy childhood summers before the Great War, they are her only escape from the suffocating routine of her life with Arthur, her repressive husband. When she unexpectedly inherits the house, Arthur, predictably, insists it be sold. But while disposing of the effects, Carrie is drawn to an enigmatic young man embarked on an ideological quest….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, but still a good read

  • By Kelly on 06-05-2019

no no no nooo nooo!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2019

well, I had to keep turning off this Audible book. not because it was poorly written (no, the author is talented) and not because of the narration (no, that was excellent too) it wasnt even because I disliked Leo and I did dislike him intensely. No, it was because of the relationship between Leo and Carrie. its manipulative and violent and cruel in places. I wanted to shake Carrie and tell her to listen to the old lady. I didn't enjoy THIS book. But that's just me. Teresa Crane is talented and I would read another book of hers.

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  • Peppercorn Street

  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Janey is 18 and living in a small flat with her baby daughter. Just as her new life starts to show promise, her past catches up with her. Nicole is renting one of the new luxury flats. She’s just walked away from her husband and teenage sons, tired of being treated as a servant, suspecting her husband of having an affair. Winifred has lived in her large family home for over 80 years but it’s all getting too much, though she doesn’t want to leave. Things are not what they seem, and danger can strike both rich and poor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Mrs on 05-05-2015

great book would recommend

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

Reviewed: 25-06-2018

I love the narrators voice and all the accents she can manage and picked this book for that reason. The story was great and I enjoyed the characters, with the exception on one. Nicole. She was basically very selfish. Her 15 year old was talking less; her husband had a personality transplant and her 17 year old is showing signs of violence so she leaves home. doesn't bother to find out WHY any of those things were happening and just leaves them to it. All because they wouldn't do the dishes! There were other things that annoyed me about her but don't want to spoil the story for anyone. Give this book a go, it's great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what happened, Milly? this is a shame.....

  • By Teresa on 05-03-2018

what happened, Milly? this is a shame.....

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

Reviewed: 05-03-2018

This is the most disappointing Milly book for so many reasons. firstly, it is at times vulgar to the point of making me feel sick, the choice of language sordid and smutty. What happened to the believable stories of friendship and love you usually write? this one boarders on the ridiculous and Marnie is so pessimistic as to be unlikable for most of the book. will be returning this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer of Serendipity

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Deidre O’Connell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

One summer, property seeker Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem: nobody seems to know who owns it. The Welcome House is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • story and performance disappointing

  • By Teresa on 06-12-2017

story and performance disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-12-2017

this story was long winded, the narrator seemed to yell so often it was distracting and the voice used for Kiki was really bad. Most sentances had one or two loud or over emphasised words that made listening irritating. There were several audio errors where sentences or phrases were repeated. the story was boring and at times sounded as if it had been written by a 14 year old.The mystery was not a mystery at all and nothing really gets resolved. Not a good introduction to this author at all. Would NOT recommend.

  • Home

  • By: Karen Dionne
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

You'd recognise my mother's name if I told it to you. You'd wonder, briefly, where is she now? And didn't she have a daughter while she was missing? And whatever happened to the little girl? Helena's home is like anyone else's. With a husband and two daughters, and a job she enjoys. But no one knows the truth about her childhood. Born into captivity and brought up in an isolated cabin until she was 12, Helena was raised to be a killer by the man who kept her captive – her own father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it. vivid imagery. nuanced characters.

  • By Anonymous User on 03-03-2019

interesting story and great narrator

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2017

I enjoyed this book but must admit to leaping over the fairytale Hans Christian Andersen story of the marsh kings daughter. I'm a grown up. at the beginning of each chapter was a mini chapter of nonsense. The main body of the story was fascinating and I wondered if children raised in an environment like that would share Helena's view of the world and love their Father inspite of his often unbelievable cruelty.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story!

  • By Chrissy C on 13-12-2017

I figured the plot out fairly early on in the book

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2017

however it was enjoyable. great narrators. I strongly disliked Jude she was so selfish. Her actions impacted so many people.

  • The Married Girls

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

The war is over, but trouble is brewing.... Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war. Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming...and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne's past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Sequal

  • By Anonymous User on 18-01-2019

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 15-10-2017

the story lacked a purpose. The title had little to do with the actual story and it was a shame that the same narrator as girl with no name wasn't used on this book as the pronunciation of Lezza in the first book then Lisa in this one was noticable on an audio book, it's almost as if 2 different authors wrote these books. Lezza was strong and confident in the first book and came across as a little dimwitted in this one. The original Lezza I'm sure would have gently corrected her children's grammar and not just let them have their own way. The Harry story line was disappointing and I can't believe he would have just gone to Australia and never contacted his friend again. There are too many little inconsitancies to truly be called a sequel. it was predictable and frustrating.

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10hrs flew by! Loved this book!

  • By Reader on 30-12-2016

very thought provoking. great

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2017

love Jon Lindstrom's voice. I could listen to him read a telephone book and I'm sure I would still find him entertaining!

What a fabulous story. I just had to keep going to see what came next. Highly recommend.

  • The Birds and the Bees

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration!

  • By Anonymous User on 13-12-2018

my favourite Milly book.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-2017

I loved it. So funny and the narrator was fabulous. I was sad to come to the end of this one.