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  • Farthing

  • Small Change, Book 1
  • By: Jo Walton
  • Narrated by: John Keating, Bianca Amato
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

One summer weekend in 1949 - but not our 1949 - the well-connected "Farthing set", a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Promised much, but disappointing

  • By soo jay on 28-01-2017

Unexpectedly enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2016

What made the experience of listening to Farthing the most enjoyable?

I am a audio book addict. That means I am constantly searching for new titles. This one was a shot in the dark, but the story, narration and plot were out of the ordinary.

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

The translation of history is altered to imagine a world in which political persuasions are dramatically different. This enabled many possibilities within the plot.

Any additional comments?

I didn't expect to enjoy it, but I am now purchasing the second in the series.

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful characters

  • By Amanda on 05-03-2015

A good read.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2014

What did you like best about The Collector? What did you like least?

There is menace and murder, but not too graphically narrated.

Could you see The Collector being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

It would make a good film with the right settings.

Any additional comments?

It is good to find a book which you can listen to and put down, but the plot persists in your memory.