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  • After You Left

  • By: Carol Mason
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a cryptic note, Alice is left alone and bewildered, her life in pieces. Then she meets Evelyn, a visitor to the gallery where she works. It's a seemingly chance encounter, but Alice gradually learns that Evelyn has motives, and a heartbreaking story, of her own. And that story has haunting parallels with Alice's life. As Alice delves into the mystery of why Justin left her, the questions are obvious. But the answers may lie in the most unlikely of places...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I kept thinking 'what the heck???'

  • By Bette on 05-02-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Would you consider the audio edition of After You Left to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of After You Left?

All the twists and turns

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

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was one to question "what if" if put in a similar situation

Any additional comments?

Recommend as it is a great listen and story and plenty of intrigue and real life emotion

  • Firefly Summer

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

" Firefly Summer is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy." ( Irish Independent) In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences. For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house. But when the American, Patrick O'Neill, buys the ruins, dreams are made and broken and secrets which should never be revealed are betrayed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inviting

  • By Linda on 08-22-07

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Firefly Summer to be better than the print version?

Had not read print version

What other book might you compare Firefly Summer to and why?

Any Maeve story or Cathy Kelly or Erica James

Which character – as performed by Kate Binchy – was your favorite?

Eddy such a loveable character

Who was the most memorable character of Firefly Summer and why?

So many to choose from. They were all very intricate and each character had a great story to tell.

Any additional comments?

Loved the long story and feel very sad I've finished. I shall miss the whole of The Irish country town.

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Dennis Olsen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the teen classification!

  • By HDJ on 11-13-12

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-14

What made the experience of listening to The Book Thief the most enjoyable?

Narrator captured the characters perfectly.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book Thief?

The Word Catcher

Which character – as performed by Dennis Olsen – was your favorite?

Rosa! And Hans! And Leisal! And Rudi!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every part of it.

Any additional comments?

Best narrated book I've listened to - ever!