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Catherine

Cradoc, Australia

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  • A Spring Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (84)

    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."
    "A really great story to listen to."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Spring Affair to be better than the print version?

    I don't know have not read the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Spring Affair?

    Some lines really made you chuckle..........well read just an enjoyable story away from the day to day life. A bit predictable at the end but a good soapie.


    What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

    She is a lovely reader and you easily get into the story. A good reading voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Dreams can come true.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Here Come the Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40.

    Jan says: "Great Holiday Read"
    "Kept me awake on my long drives"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Here Come the Girls again? Why?

    It was a great romantic story. Most enjoyable. Never got boring, well read enjoyed every chapter.


    What other book might you compare Here Come the Girls to and why?

    I have thoroughly enjoyed every Milly Johnson book.


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

    Yes


    If you could take any character from Here Come the Girls out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Would have to be the Captain.........


    Any additional comments?

    A lovely storey with a good ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Sixpenny Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Katie Flynn
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    As the worst storm of the century breaks across the Northwest, sweeping through Snowdonia and across the Mersey to burst upon Liverpool, two women, Molly and Ellen, give birth to girls in a Liverpool maternity hospital. Molly lives on a hill farm in Snowdonia while Ellen is married to Sam O'Mara, a dock worker who is quicker with a punch than a kiss. After one punch too many, Ellen throws her husband out and eventually leaves Liverpool to live with Molly. Ellen and her daughter throw themselves into their new life with enthusiasm, unaware that they are being watched by someone hiding in a ruined cottage.

    Catherine says: "So boring"
    "So boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I listen to it when I have run out of the current story I am listening too. It helps on the long drive home that is about all.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Katie Flynn again?

    Yes I have listened to her before and enjoyed but this story is boring and slow


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    n/a


    What character would you cut from A Sixpenny Christmas?

    all of them!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whitethorn Woods

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Kate Binchy
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction.

    Catherine says: "Dissappointing"
    "Dissappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have listened to nearly every Maeve Bincy Book available. This would be the most boring, I have listed to an hour and give up.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Don't know yet


    What about Kate Binchy’s performance did you like?

    A massive fan


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Whitethorn Woods?

    All of it


    Any additional comments?

    Did not like it at all. No consistency in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Blue Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Katie Flynn
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Laura Collins is struggling to make a good life for her daughters, Tess and Tina. So when she is offered a good job, with accommodation, she is delighted. Life is very different for the Brewsters who live on Manor Farm in Herefordshire. Danny plans to marry one day so that he can take over the farm, whilst his cousin, Phil, longs to escape the world of farming as soon as possible. War changes all their plans.

    Catherine says: "A week storey, somewhat boring."
    "A week storey, somewhat boring."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No idea. First time listeners. Easy to follow not to many characters


    What could Katie Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was just the wrong storey for me.


    What three words best describe Anne Dover’s voice?

    I like Anne Dover but found the Liverpool accent overdone.


    What character would you cut from Beyond the Blue Hills?

    They all played their part in a week way.


    Any additional comments?

    Not my favourite

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Home Road

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lori Lansens
    • Narrated By Ruby Dee
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    When a 70-year-old woman finds a five-year-old girl abandoned on her doorstep, she is thrust into a sorrowful past that can only be conquered with the help of the girl who opened her memory - the very girl she is trying to save. This first novel, according to author Jacquelyn Mitchard, is one of "exquisite power, honesty, and conviction...quite nearly without flaws."

    S. Davis says: "Rush Home Road"
    "Have patience it will encapture you"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Its different, but strangly you wanted to listen to more. You just have to get used to it


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lori Lansens? Why or why not?

    Probably not


    What aspect of Ruby Dee’s performance would you have changed?

    Its just totally different to what I have listened to before


    Do you think Rush Home Road needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Not bad!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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