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  • The Year of Taking Chances

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

It's New Year's Eve, and at a house party, three women bond over dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron, and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives. But dare they take a chance on something new?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully written story

  • By Leah Rigby on 03-04-2018

Too much sadness

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

Reviewed: 02-07-2015

I couldn't finish listening to it. It was all about a woman's misery and things that kept going wrong with her life and everyone elses. A depressing book. The narrator was quite good.

  • The Woman Who Stole My Life

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

One day, sitting in traffic, Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. But in this event is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, wrenching her whole family apart. For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, quirky story performed excellently

  • By Jessica on 28-09-2016

Typical Marian Keyes!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2015

A bit slow at times, but all in all a good read that passes hours on the road quite effectively.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Brightest Star in the Sky

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives... One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Cassie on 08-10-2014

Very Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-10-2014

If you could sum up The Brightest Star in the Sky in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, emotional, funny.

What other book might you compare The Brightest Star in the Sky to, and why?

Nothing compares to this book! It's an original!

Have you listened to any of Gerri Halligan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Gerri Halligan is always an excellent narrator, changing the voices sufficiently so you can recognize each character easily, without losing the flow of the story. Very enjoyable to listen to all the way through.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Don't want to give anything away, but finding out what happened to upset Matt and Maeve was particularly emotional, and then David's ending made me laugh out loud!

Any additional comments?

A thrillingly emotional joyride that never has a boring part, keeps you entertained and entranced to the very end, and just gets better and better as it goes on! Loved it! Can't wait for the sequel!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful