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  • The Glittering Art of Falling Apart

  • By: Ilana Fox
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Soho in the 1980s is electric. For Eliza, the heady pull of its nightclubs and free-spirited people leads her into the life she has craved - all glamour, late nights and excitement. But it comes at a heavy cost. Cassie is fascinated by her family's history and the abandoned Beaufont Hall. Why won't her mother talk about it? Offered the chance to restore Beaufont to its former glory, Cassie jumps at the opportunity to learn more about her past. Separated by a generation but linked by a forgotten diary, these two women have more in common than they know....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • took me 2 goes but worth it

  • By Leisha on 05-16-18

took me 2 goes but worth it

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

initially I found the narration and story quite slow .. old run down family house, young librarian girl who loves house, volunteers to clean it prior to selling .. bit drab .. BUT .. then finds diary of a long lost relative .. you are then taken back to the 60's, music, fashion, clubs, drugs and the family secret .. you just have to get past the quite boring beginning

  • Strictly Between Us

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Tamsin and her best friend, Michelle, have been inseparable since they were teenagers. Even now they spend all their time together, along with Patrick, Michelle's handsome husband. So when Tamsin hears a rumour that Patrick is having an affair, she is furious and plots a scheme to catch him in the act using her assistant, Bea, as live bait. It should be foolproof. After all, Tamsin can trust Bea with anything...or can she?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite Jane Fallon

  • By Mike Thompson on 05-19-18

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

very good story .. easy listening .. to the point .. it had the "i wonder how its going to work out" thing which always keeps me hooked

  • Him Downstairs

  • Laugh-out-loud British Chick Lit
  • By: Sherill Turner
  • Narrated by: Sherill Turner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Life for Lucy Jenkins is going OK ... ish. Yes, she's 33, single, and has had to work as a waitress and children's party entertainer since her social worker salary suffered from budget cuts, but she stays positive and manages to pay the mortgage on her flat. Her home is her sanctuary -- until Tom moves in downstairs. Lucy and Tom quickly fall in love and into a serious relationship, which is complicated by Tom's recent separation from his wife, who he has two young sons with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • light and easy .. recommend

  • By Leisha on 04-27-18

light and easy .. recommend

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

light romance story .. its an on going relationship between upstairs and downstairs..suspect a 2nd book which I'd happily purchase

  • Surprise Me

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable edition of Sophie Kinsella's new title.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Fun (maybe), but awful

  • By Carolina Bezerra on 03-21-18

l liked it but it seemed to never reach the climax

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

good story and enjoyable and even made me bring up a fun conversation with my husband about the concept of 65 more years of marriage but i felt the story went in a different and less exciting path than it could have

  • Making It up as I Go Along

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along. She has wonderful and tickling words of advice for those fast approaching 50.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • light and fun

  • By Leisha on 04-02-18

light and fun

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

very light and easy ... each chapter being a new episode of Ms Keyes life .. ever entertaining .. especially if you are too busy for a proper story

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day at work as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young girl committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' available for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives forever....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

outstanding

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

wonderful story .. had me hooked before the 1st chapter ended .. just buy it

  • The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady in a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was OK .. just lacked that extra sparle

  • By Leisha on 03-10-18

It was OK .. just lacked that extra sparle

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

i didnt love it ... found the characters boring .. didnt bond to any but i got to the even though a bit of a struggle

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,952
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,942

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series. West Cork is FREE through May 9, 2018.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Tale!

  • By Paula on 03-11-18

different but kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

this was a freebie .. started listening whilst cooking .. totally different format .. more like listening to an interview on the TV .. wasn't too sure so gave it till the potatoes boiled but by then it kept me listening .. wanted to find out more. therefore can say it was enjoyable but not but not thrilling

  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers, until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • By Leisha on 10-24-17

GREAT STORY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I read this book and enjoyed the story so much I wanted it read to me. It took me a couple of chapters to get use to the NY accents and the narrator, but overall it was great. It gets straight into the plot which is sharp and precise. In the UK tormented mother dies, daughters to go to NY to settle some business and from then its flash backs to the 70's with her daugther realising she's meeting her mother as a teenager. Is it possible for the daughter to change the events of the past for a happier ending?? Its such any easy listen to and grabs your attention. Its one of those ... What's Going to Happen Next ... stories which hooks you

  • Getting Rid of Matthew

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Helen is nearly 40, and has, for far too long, had an affair with Matthew, a high-powered, much older, attractive, married man who was once, of course, her boss. After years of being disappointed by missed dates, out-of-the-way restaurants, broken promises, and hushed phone calls, at last Helen realizes it's time to dump Matthew and get on with her life. This, of course, is the exact moment when Matthew decides to leave his wife for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really a good one

  • By Melesa on 08-09-08

Very easy fun book to ready - soon a movie!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

To quote the movie storyline - A hard-charging publicist's lusty affair with a married man is ruined by his decision to leave his wife and two children for her. She invents a new persona, befriends the spurned wife and attempts to patch up the marriage up so she can be rid of him. In the process, she develops a thing for his oldest son.

Its a fun book - gets you straight into the story but keeps you wanting to find out what happens. Highly recommended

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