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Carol Anne Harvey

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An engaging read

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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: 08-09-2020

I am a fan of Norah Lofts work and, on reading a trilogy, when I get to the end of the first I am usually looking forward to the continuation of the story, this was no exception. Beautifully narrated by Juliet Prague and Martyn’s Read. Lose yourself in another place and time.

Wonderful Trilogy

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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: 16-08-2020

Having listened to Knight’s Acre and The Homecoming I was very relieved to see this series was a trilogy as I was very keen to know what happened to all of these characters. Patience Tomlinson does a wonderful job of bringing them to life and holds your interest throughout. I cannot wait to read The Lonely Furrow. You will not be disappointed in this family saga.

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 18-06-2020

I tried hard to like this book but, sadly, it didn’t happen and I gave up.

A wonderful read

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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: 24-04-2020

The characters are engaging and, with the impeccable research, bring the history alive. I wanted to know what had happened to those who managed to survive. The narration was excellent. I wish I had heard this before I visited Pompeii.

A real page-turner!

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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: 08-04-2020

A wonderful narration of an interesting story and characters that held my interest from beginning to end. I look forward to hearing more from C C Humphreys.

Engaging story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-2020

I enjoyed listening to this book but felt that after Chapter 19 there was a rush to finish the story and tie up loose ends, which was a pity. Kate Binchy is a wonderful narrator.

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

Barbara Erskine has always was been one of my favourite authors but this book missed the mark for me. I struggled to keep listening but, for the sake of past books I persisted. Sadly I could not continue knowing that there was another 14 hours to go. It was too long winded and repetitive for me.

A wonderful tale

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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: 27-07-2018

I loved this book and couldn’t wait to get back to it. The narrator, Anne Dover, as usual didn’t disappoint and brought the characters to glorious life. I highly recommend this book to anyone.

Enjoyable but predictable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2018

If you enjoy the 'maid despoiled by privileged son of the house eventually makes good' then you won't be disappointed. The characters are well drawn but what makes this a notch above other books of its genre is the wonderful narration of Anne Dover, I swear she could read a shopping list and make it sound interesting. A joy to listen to, I'm off to search for more of her work, regardless of genre.

Story is spoilt by the narration

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

Reviewed: 23-07-2018

I loved the book, as I do all of Elizabeth Chadwick's novels, but I feel they are often let down by the narrators, in this case Patience Tomlinson. I only stuck with the book because of the story but, at times, the narration was enough to make me give up, particularly the male voices and Mahelt's whiney, petulant tone, which was completely out of character. Ann Dover would be perfect as a narrator of these books as she handles both male and female voices so well.