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Christy

Addicted to audiobooks and "chick lit"

Memphis, TN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    When three South Yorkshire friends picnic on top of an ancient fertility symbol, who could have known that within four months they would all have their own eggs fertilised! For Helen, pregnancy is a true come true. But the more the baby grows inside her, the more she can see her outwardly perfect marriage crumbling. For career-woman Janey, it is a nightmare. How could it have happened? She had her husband George, ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, were always so careful over contraception.

    Stephanie says: "Fantastic"
    "Unexpectedly Wonderful!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Yorkshire Pudding Club?

    As a single non-pregnant woman without children, I was unsure if I would enjoy this book. But I thoroughly did. Even though the cover is emblazoned with 3 pacifiers, this book is really about friendships and relationships. Milly Johnson writes in such an honest yet positive way. Colleen Prendergast gave a good performance but, at times, I found her to speak too fast. Maybe my slow, southern US ears were to blame.

    All in all, a must read! :)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4666)
    Performance
    (4005)
    Story
    (3983)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "Very Clever..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Her Royal Spyness to be better than the print version?

    Really enjoyed listening to this book. The main character is both relatable and enjoyable. The cast of characters around her are well developed and interesting. As always, Katherine Kellgren gives a fantastic performance and slips flawlessly into many different accents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Summer Fling

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    When Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work…Anna, 39, is left reeling after her fiancé’s departure with a younger woman. Then there’s Grace, trapped in a loveless marriage. Can she prevent 33-year-old Dawn from making the same mistake? At 28, Raychel would seem to be the happiest, with a loving husband and their cosy nest for two. But what dark secrets make Raychel so unwilling to open up?

    Amazon Customer says: "Good Overall"
    "Female Friendship at its best!"
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    Story
    What did you love best about A Summer Fling?

    Milly Johnson does a fantastic job of writing a believable friendship that is both supportive and fun, without the sap.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna. Written in a very real, believable way while participating in a storyline that seems a bit a fantastical.


    Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favorite?

    Dawn. Prendergast gave her such a fun, sarcastic demeanor while not making her a token comic relief.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cocktails for Three

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Madeleine Wickham
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    Each month, three staffers of The Londoner gather at a nearby lounge for an evening of cocktails and gossip. One April evening, Maggie relishes her last weeks of normalcy before the birth of her first child, while Roxanne breezes through between glamorous foreign assignments. But Candice's chance encounter with a girl from her past reveals secret depths in the clean-scrubbed reporter, and the events that follow have permanent repercussions for the trio.

    Kat says: "Fun Listen, Great Narrator"
    "Good, but not great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cocktails for Three to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    To be honest, I don't remember much about the end except that it was pretty predictable


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    Maggie - she felt the most honest and natural.


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

    Nah. Katherine Kellgren is my favorite audio narrator, but this book is not Madeleine Wickham's best. That could be attributed to only having the abridged version available on Audible.com


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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