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S. KTthompson

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  • Coming Home

  • Volume 1
  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Judith Dunbar has never really known a settled family life, so when her friend invites her home for the weekend, she is thrilled and excited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rosamunde Pilcher rocks!

  • By DIANE on 09-27-10

This is a wonderful family saga

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

Reviewed: 10-12-12

Where does Coming Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and have now downloaded part 2.
The narrator, Rowena Cooper is wonderful.

  • A Place of Secrets

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Hore
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

Auction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an 18th-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham, and Jude feels close to the old woman at once. Hard times have forced the Wickham family to sell the astronomer's work, their land, and with it, the timeworn tower that lies nearby. Jude's arrival brings a host of childhood memories. She meets Euan, a famed writer and naturalist who lives in the cottage at the foot of the tower, where Jude's grandfather once lived.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story..Great Narration

  • By MissSusie66 on 05-15-12

One of the best audio books I have listened to.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-12

Where does A Place of Secrets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely at the top of the list.

What did you like best about this story?

I love stories that travel 'thru time.

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

No-but I will definitely look for more as her performance was excellent

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

There were many, but maybe the death of Marcus.

Any additional comments?

Do hope you buy more similar titles.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman of Secrets

  • By: Amelia Carr
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

A poignant, touching and epic tale of lost love, set against the drama and danger of World War Two. 1947. One wet and chilly November afternoon a woman stands at the edge of a lake forced into a heartbreaking choice between her past and her future. 2008. Police diver Martha makes an incredible discovery in a local lake of a package containing a series of lost mementoes which reveal a story of intrigue, betrayal and heartbreak. As the threads of the past and present are drawn together, Martha's world, and that of her family, is changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed every listening minute.

  • By S. KTthompson on 05-30-12

Enjoyed every listening minute.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-12

Would you listen to A Woman of Secrets again? Why?

Yes - it was a very entertaining story.

What did you like best about this story?

The war time adventures.

Which character – as performed by Nicolette McKenzie – was your favorite?

Simone

If you could take any character from A Woman of Secrets out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Simone, she had such an interesting life.

Any additional comments?

One of the best books I have listened to, in addittion, the reader was excellent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Uncertain Years

  • By: Beryl Matthews
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

As World War II breaks out, four friends from London’s East End consider the changes that war will mean for all of them. Tomboyish Becky Adams plans to join the ATS, her neighbours Bob and Jim the navy and army respectively. Only Becky’s brother, Will, is left out of the excitement; because of a slight physical disability, he is forced to stay behind, working as a cub reporter on a newspaper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea!

  • By S. KTthompson on 01-20-12

Not my cup of tea!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-12

Any additional comments?

Sorry, bit I didn't finish this audio book which was a pity as I think it would have been interesting. I just coukdn't stand the reader.

  • A Town Like Alice

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183

Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, beautifully told

  • By Mary on 03-27-11

Kept my interest right to the end

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

If you could sum up A Town Like Alice in three words, what would they be?

An excellent story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jean Padget - she was a strong woman

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

No

If you could take any character from A Town Like Alice out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Jo Harmon - would like to hear about life in the outback

Any additional comments?

Am going to listen to more of Nevil Shute

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  • A Dream of Love

  • By: Rosie Harris
  • Narrated by: Nerys Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

When Molly's father returns from the war a broken man, the whole family is forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. Despite many difficulties, Molly is determined to make a better life for herself, hoping that one day she'll find love. But, abused by a man she trusted, Molly wonders if this dream will ever come true.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting spoilt by poor reader

  • By S. KTthompson on 09-29-11

interesting spoilt by poor reader

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

What did you like best about A Dream of Love? What did you like least?

What I listened to made me think A Dream of Love would be interesting, unfortunately the reader was so boring I didn't finish it.

What didn’t you like about Nerys Hughes’s performance?

She didn't sound like a professional reader.

Do you think A Dream of Love needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Don't know, I never finished it!

Any additional comments?

I shall borrow the book from my local library.

  • The Red Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616

Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

  • By Karin on 09-12-10

An absorbing story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-10

Having just finished listening the The White Queen which I enjoyed I decided to try The Red Queen. I admit Margaret was an unsympathetic character but in many ways she had just cause, she was a child when married at 12 then giving birth at 13 which must have been traumatic although it was common practice at that time and to so rarely see her only child. her religion seems to have been her only consolation. I found this book absorbing although the reader nearly put me to sleep.

  • Pengarron Land

  • By: Gloria Cook
  • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Kerensa Trelynne's plans to wed her sweetheart, Clem Trenchard, are ruined when Sir Oliver Pengarron makes her grandfather, and guardian, an offer for Trelynne Cove - the land on which Old Tom's cottage stands. Old Tom is wily, and to ensure a secure and stable future for his precious granddaughter, he makes her part of the price for the Cove: Sir Oliver must marry Kerensa.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great series

  • By Anonymous User on 05-01-08

A good listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-09

This is the first in the Pengarron series and I enjoyed it immensly. An interesting story full of romance and adventure, set in beautiful Cormwall.
I look forward to listening to all in the series which fortunately for me, Audible has purchased.
The reader, Patricia Gallimore is excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sarah's Key

  • By: Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10 year-old girl, is arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Important subject and plot, pedestrian execution

  • By Benson on 04-15-10

Sarah's Key

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-09

I am very glad I chose this book and I highly recommend it, It is fiction based on fact and is
profoundly moving. The reader is excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House by Princes Park

  • By: Maureen Lee
  • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

The First World War is almost over when nurse Olivia Jones meets dashing American soldier, Tom O'Hagan, and they propose to marry. But Tom is dead by the time Olivia finds herself pregnant. Just hours old, their daughter Ruby is brutally removed from Olivia by her disgusted father and secretly taken to be raised in a convent in north Wales. At fourteen, Ruby is beautiful, intelligent and wilful - and delighted to be chosen by the wealthy Emily Dangerfield, who lives in a grand house near Liverpool, as a companion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from Maureen Lee

  • By S. KTthompson on 03-03-09

Another winner from Maureen Lee

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-09

I always enjoy books by Maureen Lee and this one is no exception, the characters are well drawn and always interesting from beginning to end. I would recommend this audio book to anyone who enjoys a good family story The reader, Maggie Ollerenshaw is excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful