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  • Ten Bells Street

  • The Spitalfields Sagas, Book 1
  • By: Mary Collins
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Becky, Bernie and Rose - three best friends from very different backgrounds - are working hard to establish themselves in prewar Spitalfields. Becky, the daughter of a Jewish tailor, wants to become a nurse, but her father has more traditional plans for her. Aching to leave the East End and travel the world, Bernie feels trapped by her vast family of poor Irish dock workers. And then there is Rose. Tiny and thin, she lives with her drunken mother and a revolving selection of surrogate fathers who exploit and brutalise them both.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, Couldn't stop listening....

  • By Juls on 02-09-19

Fantastic, Couldn't stop listening....

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

I loved this book...The characters, the story lines, the history....all of it was there. And this was Annie Aldington at her best. She made the book come alive....I highly recommend....!

  • Beneath a Frosty Moon

  • By: Rita Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In Rita Bradshaw's Beneath a Frosty Moon, it’s 1940, and Britain is at war with Germany. For Cora Stubbs and her younger siblings this means being evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. But little does Cora know that Hitler’s bombs are nothing compared to the danger she will face in her new home, and she is forced to grow up fast. However, Cora is a fighter, and she strives to carve out a new life for herself and her siblings. Time passes, and in the midst of grief and loss she falls in love, but what other tragedies lie around the corner?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Loved It!!!

  • By Juls on 01-11-19

Just Loved It!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I couldn't stop listening...it was absolutely wonderful...Didn't want it to end. Would recommend to everyone....

  • The Shipyard Girls

  • Shipyard Girls, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Revell
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Shipyard Girls Series, PLEASE!?!

  • By TeresaAnn Elizabeth on 05-04-18

The Narrator was good but it ends there.....

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

The only good thing about this book was the narrator. But life is too short to suffer through a book that is shallow or silly. It might appeal more to a teen audience....?

  • The Watch That Ends the Night

  • Voices from the Titanic
  • By: Allan Wolf
  • Narrated by: Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

More than 2,000 men, women, and children are on board. Here on the first-class promenade is millionaire John Jacob Astor, who hopes his return from Egypt with his pregnant teen bride will invite a minimum of media attention. And here, in the third-class common room, a beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers first love. And there in the distance, shrouded in darkness, an ancient iceberg lies patient, awaiting its encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling retelling, evocative performance

  • By DONNA on 12-15-12

Didn't really enjoy it...

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

Reviewed: 08-25-12

This became a case of "I bought it and I'm darn well going to finish it'. I've listened to just about every Titanic book out there and this one was my least favorite. The evil talking iceberg was downright creepy. It never occurred to me that the iceeburg not only anticipated the collision with great pleasure, but also derived personal satisfaction in the deaths of the passengers. Each time the iceberg spoke I wanted it to be over with. The same goes for the obnoxious talking rat whose voice and words were annoyingly repetitive. The voices and words of the men in the mailroom bordered on annoying as well. Sorry to say I can't recommend.....

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Twenties Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance - mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than 75 years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Kinsella

  • By Marie on 05-03-13

Wonderfully Entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-10

Sophie Kinsella does it again! I just loved this story! Great narration, too....If you are a fan of Sophie this is another great listen..if you aren't, you will be soon!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • L'Affaire

  • By: Diane Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

When Amy Hawkins, a young dot-com executive from California who has made her fortune at the top of NASDAQ, overhears a pair of elderly and thus much wiser socialites decry the new generation for their incompetence in all things worldly, she sets off for Europe to find culture, her roots, and maybe a cause to devote her considerable fortune to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful comedy of manners

  • By london girl on 10-24-03

Gave Up

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-07

I'm with the previous reviewer..I had to give it up..It was boring and not worth the time...

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Little Stalker

  • By: Jennifer Belle
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

When Rebekah Kettle takes stock of her life, she isn't happy with what she finds. It's time to take action. She starts a relationship with a quirky paparazzo with whom she's suspiciously compatible, and she befriends an eccentric older woman who needs her companionship. It seems things are looking up. But, unexpectedly, Rebekah discovers that Mrs. Williams' apartment has a view straight into Arthur Weeman's town house, where she can watch the object of her obsession's life displayed like a silent movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • takes awhile to get into, but enjoyed it.

  • By Stephanie on 08-17-11

Bizarre....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-07

This book was bizarre..I couldn't finish it. The narrator reads the entire thing, or up to where i stopped, as if she's patiently explaining to a toddler why he can't have candy before dinner..it's a condescending slow process to listen to it! And she uses a baby voice...That combined with the total lack of direction made this really bizarre...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Things We Once Held Dear

  • By: Ann Tatlock
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

After Neil Sadler returns to his hometown following the tragic death of his wife, he is reunited with Mary Beeken, whose alcoholic husband brings her no end of misery. As a devastating event from the past bleeds into the present, Neil and Mary strive to resurrect hope for the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facing Ghosts . . . Going Home

  • By Debbie on 07-11-15

Ho Hum...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-07

This was a sleeper...I wanted to jump ship after 2 hours but I paid for it and was going to finish it! Which I did, but it never improved and i was relieved when it ended...it just didn't have anything in it that hooks the listener in...it's a bit aimless...and boring.

  • Natural Born Charmer

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First seen in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another CHARMER from SEP!

  • By MSEreads on 09-27-08

UGH!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-07

This is yet another shallow plotless book ..if you enjoy characters defined by frequent descriptions of what they are wearing, or thoroughly predictable big strong guy saving not so pretty but also very predictable girl, this one is for you! I found it too boring to continue...

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ravenscar Dynasty

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son, Edward, of the death of his father, brother, and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and take control of the business empire usurped 60 years before.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not that great

  • By D. Mains on 09-08-07

Not Good...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-07

Listened for a few hours and gave up...thought it really blah...I can't recommend...

4 of 4 people found this review helpful