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Jill

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  • 4 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 203 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015
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  • There Goes the Bride: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Although she has set her sights on a handsome and beguiling new Frenchman, she can't quite stop obsessing about James. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying "I do" and Agatha is named the prime suspect.

    Susanne says: "Agatha always makes me smile"
    "Somewhat disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have always been a Penelope Keith fan but her voice just does not go for Agatha - I found it very irritating


    What could M. C. Beaton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She does go on a bit


    Would you be willing to try another one of Penelope Keith’s performances?

    NO


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas in Cornwall

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marcia Willett
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    As Christmas approaches, Clem and his five-year-old son, Jakey, move to be closer to Clem's mother, Dossie, in Cornwall. Clem realizes that he has to be strong to keep his family together. Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie, Jakey, and Clem are the jovial nuns of the local convent. But when an unexpected event threatens to destroy the nuns' way of life, will everyone still be together next Christmas?

    Chris says: "Technical Problems with this book"
    "Not up to the standard I have grown used to"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I don't think so. Marcia Willett's books have always been favorites of mine but somehow this one is just not up to her usual standard


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Cornwall is a very special place but the story lacked purpose


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3298)
    Performance
    (2931)
    Story
    (2937)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Entertaining and thought provoking"
    Overall
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    Where does The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good I tend to enjoy books that are interesting enough to hold my interest but not too full of tension. I like to relax when I listen. I have a lot of stress in my life


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was raised in the U.K and so I like the familiarity and descriptions of both charachters and countryside


    What about Jim Broadbent’s performance did you like?

    He is always superb in all that he does but just listening to his slow easy voice was a joy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Week in Winter: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Marcia Willett
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    From the opening of A Week in Winter, the listeners are enveloped in a warm and welcoming world teeming with unforgettable characters and enchanting places. Moorgate stands on the edge of the moor in beautiful Cornwall. A charming old farmhouse filled with light and memories, Moorgate captures the heart of all who experience it. But when Maudie Todhunter, the 70-year-old owner of the beloved house, decides to sell, fate is set in motion, bringing old secrets to light and causing a saga to unfold....

    Jill says: "I am a Marcia Willett Fan"
    "I am a Marcia Willett Fan"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to A Week in Winter again? Why?

    I listen to these stories over and over. Some people take sleeping pills and tranquilizers to relax and sleep. I just need a good English story with a good English narrator


    Have you listened to any of Josephine Bailey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - she is great


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

    Not especially - I am always sorry to see them end


    Any additional comments?

    More of the same please

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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