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Leisha

Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

AMAROO, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • 37 reviews
  • 40 ratings
  • 137 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
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  • Rumour Has It

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jill Mansell
    • Narrated By Annie Aldington
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    When newly single Tilly Cole impulsively quits her London job for a fresh start in the small town of Roxborough she finds she's arrived in a hotbed of gossip, intrigue and rampant rivalry for the most desirable men. Tilly has no intention of joining in - she's just happy with her new Girl Friday job. Then she meets Jack Lucas.

    Courtney says: "Entertaining"
    "Slow at first but throughly enjoyable"
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    Story

    It took a bit to really get into the story but once I did (about 2 hours) I was hooked. Kept me interested to find out what happens to the various couples. Great narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Age We're Living In

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Wilson
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    George Worth is a grumpy lifestyle columnist. He hates fashion, mobile phones, computers and Young People. At night he goes home to a borrowed Labrador and feelings of guilt about his dead wife. Justin Smith is a Young Person. A bright newcomer, he’s always on his mobile to his girlfriend, surfing the Net and keeping abreast of the latest trends. Then comes the day when Justin’s girlfriend throws him out and he finds himself having to share a flat with George. As the women around them watch and wonder, both men start to work out what really matters among the distractions of modern life.

    Leisha says: "Highly recommended"
    "Highly recommended"
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    This story was so different but so enjoyable. Its grumpy old man George, befriending male Gen Y plus a couple of years Justin. It took a couple of chapters to get use to the writing/narration but after say 15 mins, I was glued. It was lovely to see how, although both guys are so different, enhance each other's lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Turning Forty

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mike Gayle
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. With a Porsche on the drive and a high-flying job, it looks like things are perfect. But when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone. But all is not lost because Matt has a plan…

    Leisha says: "Really really good"
    "Really really good"
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    Such a good story. I don't usually pick stories narrated by men but this was a gem. Its the count-down to turning 40 with all the hic-ups inbetween. Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me and Mr Jones

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Meet the women in love with the very different Jones brothers: Izzy is determined to escape her troubled past, but flirtatious Charlie is causing complications. Alicia’s been happily married to loyal Hugh for years but secretly craves excitement. Emma’s relationship with David was once fun and romantic but trying for a baby has taken its toll. As the future of the family’s B&B becomes uncertain, Izzy, Alicia and Emma are thrown together unexpectedly.…

    Leisha says: "Excellent-though a bit more serious than expected"
    "Excellent-though a bit more serious than expected"
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    Really good story. Kept me interested from the beginning. Clear and really interesting characters. Wee bit more serious than expected but that was the key to keeping me interested. Highly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • An Autumn Crush

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    After a bruising divorce, headstrong Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate. Along comes Floz, raw from her own relationship split. When Juliet's brother, Guy, meets Floz, he is overcome with a massive crush. Can Guy turn Floz's affection for his family into love for him? Guy's best friend, Steve, has always had a crush on Juliet. After a night of too much wine, they end up in bed. Convinced that Juliet doesn't feel the same way he does, Steve agrees to a “just-sex” relationship until they find their dream partners.

    Jan says: "Milly Johnson must Have"
    "Cant Fault Milly"
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    Performance
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    As always, great book to listen to. Newly divorced Juliet needs a flatmate, Floz moves in and become friends.

    Juliet's twin brother Gus meets Floz and falls hard but just cant do anything right. Gus' best mate Steve has been in love with Juliet for years but she hates him even though every other female falls for him.

    With Juliet's feisty temperament and Floz' quieter, calmer personality they make a great pair. Floz actually has a dark history so you really hope all goes well for her. The wooing of the 2 girls by Steve and Gus is just hilarious.

    They get more and more desperate in their plans, which of course then go even more desperately wrong!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Tiny Bit Marvellous

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dawn French
    • Narrated By Dawn French
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey, inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children....

    rosie says: "A big bit marvellous."
    "Really Enjoyable"
    Overall
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    Dawn French's narration was great - the story is very basic, mum, daughter, son and dad - no great highlights or lowlights just very enjoyable. Did make me laugh out loud in more than a few spots - I'd highly recommend it

    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
    (72)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    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?

    Jacqueline Hall says: "Good Overall"
    "Feel good book which i really enjoyed"
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    Performance
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    I very much enjoyed this story. There were a lot of characters to remember - so it took a few chapters for it all to gel but once I got into the flow, it was excellent. The different stories of all 5 women were so interesting and kept me enthralled. Milly Johnson so knows how to write a good book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jill Mansell
    • Narrated By Julie Maisey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend Dougie's snobbish mother offers her £10,000 to break up with him.

    Shelly says: "Great listen!"
    "Nice, not thrilling but nice"
    Overall
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    Story

    It was OK - I listened to the entire book but it was missing that "whats going to happen next" feel - I didn't really bond to the characters I just plodded along with their story, figuring out myself what would happen which was quite obvious. I wouldn't say not to read it, but just don't expect much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated By Kate Rawson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change. Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies: bitter divorcee Lauren and shy Jess, the beautician.

    Leisha says: "You cant go wrong with Lucy Diamond!"
    "You cant go wrong with Lucy Diamond!"
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    Performance
    Story

    Straight from the beginning, I really enjoyed this book. It took no effort to get absorbed in the story of the women and it kept me wanting to find out what was to happen, which for me is the sign of a great read/listen too. Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Spring Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    Lou Winter is a lonely woman who no longer realises she's being taken advantage of - whether by her mother or unfaithful husband Phil. Then one day she spots a magazine article on clearing clutter. What begins as an earnest spring-clean soon spirals out of control. The more Lou lets go of, the more light can get to those painful places at the centre of her heart.

    Jan says: "Really enjoyable."
    "I just love Milly Johnson books!"
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    Performance
    Story

    As always, I so enjoy Milly Johnson's books. Her stories are so easy to follow, funny, heart warming etc and this one ticks all the boxes.

    It is a light read but sometimes you just need the simple stories. As with most of Milly's books she always has that "secret" which keeps you reading as you have to find out what happens and this one is no exception.

    It centres around a bunch of girl friends who go on a cruise and testimony to the writing, after finishing the book, I jumped on a cruising holiday website.

    If you love Chick-lit, don't miss out on this one,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Absolute Scandal

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    It's the glittering 80s and Lucinda Cowper, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Flora Fielding feel happy and secure in the power and pleasure of wealth. Nothing could have prepared them for a devastating financial scandal, which turns the boom to bust. The crash takes away their hope, their self-respect, and for some, it destroys even more. Facing bleak futures, affairs begin, lies are spun, relationships are pushed to breaking point, and within the year someone will be dead. But who? And why?

    Jan says: "Penny Vincenzi of course it was good"
    "Pleasant Surprise"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    For some reason I was expecting a standard Chick-Lit book and didn't realise this was such a long and at times quite serious story but regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    There are a lot of characters who have their own individual stories but they do interlink and after a bit, and with the great narration, I was able to remember each character and who was who.

    The story is pretty much about rich people who, as members of Lloyds of London, now face the prospect of losing everything they own. I didn't feel overly sorry for them but the story kept me riveted and wanting to know how it all pans out for each person/couple.

    I always know it’s a good book when I listen to it not just at the gym but when I go shopping, clean the house, go for a drive etc. I just had to know what happened to everyone.

    I do recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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