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M.C.Garcia Jones

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  • Nightingales at War

  • By: Donna Douglas
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country... Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies, but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital. More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By SHARON PETRUZZI on 01-13-17

One of the best in the series!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

A very good story, especially for fans of the style. Followers of the series will revisit their favourite characters through hardship, romance and some very touching moments.

  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical story... loved it!

  • By Maria on 07-13-15

A very good story

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

A good plot that held my interest throughout. At times I thought the present-day storyline was a bit predictable, but it has enough small surprises to keep you guessing. It is nice to see the fate of the characters from two different times unravel in parallel to be joined at the very satisfying end - romantic but not soppy. The poems are beautiful and a nice touch. Accents irritate me at times, but the reader did not go overboard.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,337

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Feel-good story

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

A feel-good story, predictable but with the right amount of wit and romance to keep the interest. The characters are likeable and the reader makes them come alive. Good for relaxing at home or on holidays.

  • The Sugar Girls

  • Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End
  • By: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End Factories. On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates, Ethel felt like she had been preparing for this moment all her life. She smoothed down her frizzy hair, scraped a bit of dirt off the corner of her shoe and strode through. She was quite unprepared for the sight that met her eyes …

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An ifascinating snaoshot

  • By M.C.Garcia Jones on 10-21-15

An ifascinating snaoshot

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

A snapshot of a lifestyle now gone. The individual stories snd characters are lifelike and make you feel as if you have stepped into another time and really experienced their joys snd troubles both at work and in their personal life. I found the details about the running of the factory one of the best parts of the book - so different from the way things are done now.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Child of the Mersey

  • By: Annie Groves
  • Narrated by: Noreen Leighton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

A brand new series from the bestselling author of A Christmas Promise. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn. For the ordinary people of Empire Street, life will never be the same again. Kitty Fisher has plenty on her plate to keep her busy. Since her mother died when she was just a child, she's cooked, cleaned and scraped to make ends meet for her drunken father and her headstrong brothers. Rita Kennedy, living with her husband under the roof of his spiteful mother-in-law, is desperate for their own home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • boring and drawn out No real story about much.

  • By MerrilyW on 06-10-16

Ok to pass the time.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

I found it an inferior version of other books about the same subject, with less interesting characters and a weaker plot. Ok to pass the time, but just that.

  • The Tea Planter's Wife

  • By: Dinah Jefferies
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies, read by Avita Jay. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • sorrow fear anxiety lieing confusion secrets

  • By smaller on 08-13-17

Overall, an entertaining book

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

The story is very interesting, as is the exotic setting. Sometimes, especially towards the end, it gets a little over sentimental. Also, the main character seems at times irritatingly weak. As a woman she is a bit of a ninny and not too interesting. Still, a good plot that holds your attention.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful