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  • The Lido

  • By: Libby Page
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Kate is a 26-year-old riddled with anxiety and panic attacks who works for a local paper in Brixton, London, covering forgettably small stories. When she's assigned to write about the closing of the local lido (an outdoor pool and recreation center), she meets Rosemary, an 86-year-old widow who has swum at the lido daily since it opened its doors when she was a child.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief

  • By Sara on 07-30-18

Friendship and Love

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

LOVED it. The Lido falls into the “up”lit category - a multigenerational group of Brixtonians come together to save their local lido. Along the way they form unexpected friendships, learn the truth about how strong they are, and fit their unique personalities into a healthy community.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why Mummy Drinks

  • By: Gill Sims
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane. It is Mummy's 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like 'Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly a Laugh-Out-Loud Experience

  • By Summer Layne on 04-04-18

Laughter and Community

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Hilarious, naughty, and delightfully British. Also, confirmation that underneath, no one thinks they’re good enough, and that sharing our struggles is what builds community.