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  • Gold Dust

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Three women linked by their blood, their dreams...and their sins. From Leningrad in the '70s to America and London in the present day, Kimberley Freeman's new novel follows the lives of two sisters, Lena and Natalia, and their cousin, Sofi, as they move away from Russia and all they have known. Despite promising to always take care of each other, a pact to meet every winter is shattered as their lives change and long-held resentments begin to surface. Can that resentment turn to hatred? To murder?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Nicky on 11-12-2018

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

Entertaining, sometimes predictable and other times surprise at the direction it took. I would read another of the authors books

  • Trust Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

When their father tragically kills their mother, Dulcie and her sister are sent to an orphanage. Told that a 'better life' awaits them in another country, they are shipped off to Australia. But the promises made to the sisters turn out to be lies. And it seems to Dulcie that everyone who ever said 'trust me' somehow betrayed that trust. So when she meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds he is a kindred spirit, hope swells in her heart. But can she ever get over the past betrayals and learn to trust again? And can she fight not only for herself but also for her sister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an interesting audio book

  • By Anonymous User on 03-04-2019

It was enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

Quite realistic. Good book enjoyed it. Not predictable, and easy to listen to. I would read on of her books again.

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Light Hearted Romp

  • By Anna Spencer on 11-10-2017

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2018

I listened all the way through hoping that it would end soon.
I felt the story was all over the place and often predictable.
For the rave it was given I was hoping that the story would take
a twist of some sorts. Sorry not my cup of tea.

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Anonymous User on 19-09-2018

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2018

I had trouble finding the time to spend listening to it. Interesting, all thought predictably the twist in who had the baby had me thinking of many possibilities. Well done.

  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a 13-year-old girl, Edie’s mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish

  • By Anonymous User on 21-01-2019

Very drawn out.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2018

The first half of the book explained the story line however I felt this took too long. I kept hoping something would happen. when it did get 2/3rds through. I became interested and looked forward to a conclusion of the story. I struggled to stay interested, hoping the story would unfold. In the end I was surprised with the outcome. I would not listen to it again.

  • Silver Wattle

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In fear for their lives after the sudden death of their mother, Adéla and Klára must flee Prague to find refuge with their uncle in Australia. Later, Adéla becomes a film director at a time when the local industry is starting to feel the competition from Hollywood. But even while success is imminent, the issues of family and an impossible love are never far away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, both the story and the narrator

  • By Veronica on 16-01-2016

Well researched and a believable story

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2017

I found it hard to put down, wanting to know the next chapter. Sometimes predictable however it depicted the times therefore needed to be predictable to be real. Thank you.

  • The Angel Tree

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past. But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Adrianna Strafella Coyte-King on 06-04-2018

O.K.

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

I was a little board at times. The story flowed between characters o.k. but some parts were a little too long in places and predictable.

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Charming Tale

  • By alison on 10-06-2015

Great

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

I very much enjoyed the story line. It captures my attention to not wanting to put it down.

  • Songs of Love and War

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century and the birth of three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle; Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook; and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life will soon be threatened by Ireland's struggle for independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story wish it didn't end.

  • By Nicky on 09-07-2017

Good story wish it didn't end.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of Songs of Love and War to be better than the print version?

Don't read

What did you like best about this story?

It left you guessing at which way the story would og

Which character – as performed by Genevieve Swallow – was your favourite?

Kit and Jack

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Hope there comes a sequel

  • The Good People

  • By: Hannah Kent
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

Inspired by a true story. In 1825, in a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk River of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy, a widow, has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year and is now burdened with the care of her grandson, Michael. The boy cannot walk or speak, and Nora has kept him hidden from neighbours, who might see in his deformity evidence of supernatural interference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fairy story for grown-ups!

  • By onethousandyears on 27-10-2016

Not my usual type of novel

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

Reviewed: 10-05-2017

If you could sum up The Good People in three words, what would they be?

A visual description through words of change in societies. A eye opener about the history of time.

What did you like best about this story?

It kept my focus throughout.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Court case and the power of both the law and the peoples judgement.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I didn't mind

Any additional comments?

I would listen to a similar story if available.