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  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,889
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,644
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,630

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Awful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I am glad this was a free offering from Audible, or I would be returning for an exchange. This book is not worth the effort of a return.

  • Come Rain or Come Shine

  • A Mitford Novel, Book 11
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Sara on 09-28-15

wonderful Father Tim book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-16

This book really brings some closure to chapters for familiar characters and beginnings for new characters. I have enjoyed all the Mitford books for many years and after multiple readings!

  • Call the Midwife

  • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,590

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've listened to this year

  • By Richard on 06-12-13

a great glimpse into post wwii london!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favorite?

I enjoyed Chummy. She is like "a goose in a new world"! The environment of Poplar and other neighborhoods is unlike any place she has been, and she adapts very easily and is loved by all.

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

yes yes yes!

Winter Solstice
    
    
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        Lisa Burgett
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    413 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Lisa Burgett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Elfrida Phipps tries to exorcise the pain of the past and find peace, taking refuge in a rambling Scottish house called Corrydale. Almost like a magnet, Corrydale attracts various waifs and strays, each of them escaping difficult personal pasts. As the holidays approach and the weather turns foul, it seems a perfect recipe for disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric winter tale

  • By Sara on 01-04-14

another exceptional book from R. Pilcher!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Would you listen to Winter Solstice again? Why?

I always enjoy books by Rosamunde Pilcher and this is another to add to the list.

What did you like best about this story?

The Characters are so interesting and well described by the author.

  • Missing

  • The Secrets of Crittenden County, Book 1
  • By: Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne Flagler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 88

Can two young people survive the suspicions of their friends and neighbors when tragedy strikes a close-knit Amish community? Perry Borntrager had been missing for months from the quiet community of Crittenden, Kentucky, when his body is discovered at the bottom of a well. The first death from mysterious circumstances in more than two decades brings the scrutiny of the outside world: A police detective arrives to help the local sheriff with the investigation. His questioning begins with Lydia Plank, Perry's former girlfriend, and Perry's best friend, the Englischer Walker Anderson.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just couldn't get into it...

  • By Jan on 12-04-12

a different story line for an Amish book

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

Would you listen to Missing again? Why?

maybe

Any additional comments?

This is a fiction story about the Amish with a little unsolved mystery added to the mix.

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  • A Thread of Truth

  • The Cobbled Court Series, Book 2
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman, Pam Ward
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

At 27, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start afresh. With a part-time job at Cobbled Court Quilts and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great read by Marie Bostwick

  • By Anonymous User on 11-25-11

another good story in a wonderful series

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Would you consider the audio edition of A Thread of Truth to be better than the print version?

personally, I really enjoy Audible books 90% of the time! There are times when I want to settle down with my hardback books, but I am an Audible listener for life!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really like every character and each of their quirks and their assets.

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

This series always provides moments of tenderness and tears plus the happy times and joy.

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to the next Cobbled Court book!

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

interesting story that keeps your attention

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

If you could sum up Winter Garden in three words, what would they be?

Family dynamics. Oops that's only two

Would you be willing to try another book from Kristin Hannah? Why or why not?

yes, i have read several of her books and enjoyed each one.

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

I was surprised with the actual background of the parents. What an impact it had on the family as a whole and on each individual.

Any additional comments?

This was a good book, but pretty sad until the "water clears". I will continue to read books from this author.

  • The Wedding Girl

  • By: Madeleine Wickham
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

At the age of 18, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her new, exciting life, so when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married to keep Allan in the country, Milly didn't hesitate. Ten years later, Milly is a very different person and engaged to Simon - who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining fluffy listen

  • By Leigh on 09-07-13

not what i had expected

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Where does The Wedding Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this book is as good as the Shopaholic series. It is more believable and an enjoyable read.

Any additional comments?

i've enjoyed all of Madeleine Wickham/Sophie Kinsella's books.

  • Sullivan's Island

  • A Lowcountry Tale
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Born and raised in idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thought I'd like it?

  • By Katie on 11-08-13

A Little Predictable

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

Reviewed: 03-12-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

But still a nice story. It was easy listening and another good book by Dorothea Benton Frank. I am partial to books about the south, though!




2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Holiday Classics by O. Henry
    
    
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        Katherine Kellgren,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Oliver Wyman,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jonathan Davis
    
    


    
    Length: 51 mins
    4,030 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Holiday Classics by O. Henry

  • By: O. Henry
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,516

When it comes to the holidays, no story brings us back to the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". So this year we’ve asked some of your favorite Audible narrators—Audie Award winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis—to bring to life this timeless tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf", in this holiday collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You

  • By Sherry on 12-12-10

Such a great holiday surprise!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

I love all of my Audible books and this is no exception! Thank you, Audible!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful