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Patrice

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  • The French Photographer

  • By: Natasha Lester
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain, Katherine Littrel, Merritt Hicks, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Paris, 1942: When Jessica May's successful modelling career in Manhattan is abruptly cut short, she is assigned to the war in Europe as a photojournalist for Vogue. But when she arrives the army men make her life as difficult as possible. Three friendships change that: journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules, paratrooper Dan Hallworth takes her to places to shoot pictures and write stories that matter and a little girl, Victorine, who has grown up in a field hospital, shows her love. But success comes at a price.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!!

  • By anne on 04-05-2019

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2019

The story started quite well It was interesting and easy to follow. However as the story line became more complex and different voices were used my interest wained. The end was quite unbelievable and disappointing.

  • The Thing About Clare

  • By: Imogen Clark
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

The four Bliss siblings have a loving but complicated bond, but when their mother, Dorothy, dies seemingly without a will, this relationship is put to the test. As the mourning siblings try to make sense of the situation, one of them is caught with a secret: before she died, Dorothy entrusted her favourite daughter with her will and a letter - and told her to destroy them both. But what Anna finds in the documents could change everything. Do the other siblings not deserve to know what it is about them that their mother was so desperate to hide?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tried to stick it out

  • By Patrice on 26-03-2019

Tried to stick it out

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

Reviewed: 26-03-2019

I love a good secret but this story was long on boredom and short on secrets. I wanted to scream ..get to the point..where is this heading? It just rambled on. I didnt finish it. The story line jumped around from one year to another without really saying much or revealiing anything interesting. The character Clare was a definite pain. None of the characters were very interesting. Not enough to make you want to continue reading. Sorry but its a NO from me!

  • Island in the East

  • By: Jenny Ashcroft
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Two great loves. One shattering betrayal. A war that changes everything. Harriet and Mae Grafton are 20-year-old identical twins born from a scandalous affair. They grew up in India slighted by gossip and ostracised from polite society. They had each other and that was enough. But when their wealthy benefactor sends them to Singapore, they meet the mysterious Alex Blake and their relationship fractures with devastating consequences. Ivy Harcourt is posted to wartime Singapore amid the looming threat of Japanese invasion. Ivy knows the island will be a far cry from war-torn London, but she is totally unprepared for what awaits her.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional roller coaster

  • By JAYNE on 21-03-2018

Enthralling story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-2018

I loved everything about this story. It was written in such a way that it drew you in right from the beginning. The characters were realistic, the setting romantic and the storyline heartbreakingly could have been real. I loved the writers ability to draw you in so you felt you were there. There are not many books these days that make my heart pound with fear, or bring me to tears.

  • The Paris Seamstress

  • By: Natasha Lester
  • Narrated by: Anthea Greco
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerising

  • By Jennie McKern on 04-06-2018

Seemed to drag

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

Reviewed: 04-08-2018

I had high hopes for this book as the story line appeared interesting however I was disappointed and didn't finish the book. I think it was a combination of things that made me lose interest. The narrator's voice was very monotonous, the story dragged before it became interesting. In fact I kept waiting for something to grab me and start me thinking but it continued in the same bland way. It jumped from from one theme to another. Sorry but I didn't think it was great.

  • In Farleigh Field

  • A Novel
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham's middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t finish it

  • By Patrice on 13-05-2018

Didn’t finish it

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

Reviewed: 13-05-2018

I can’t really judge the storyline as the reader was too hard to listen to. I found her voice grating and drawn out.

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  • The Winter Sea

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the windswept ruins of Slains Castle, she is enchanted by the stark and beautiful Scottish landscape. The area is strangely familiar to her but she puts aside her faint sense of unease to begin her new novel, using the castle as her setting, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realizes her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book! Narration was wonderful.

  • By Meredith on 08-03-2017

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 16-12-2017

One of the most interesting and historically accurate books I have read in a while. The story grabbed you instantly, the narrator was excellent, so easy to listen to and the book left you wanting more. Great read.

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