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Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

It doesn't disappoint!

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

Very near my top of the list.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, CeCe, as I identified with her immensely.

Which character – as performed by Stephanie Racine and Rehanna MacDonald – was your favourite?

I loved both CeCe and Kitty. The narrators where perfect.

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

Oh my God yes! I did cry a lot. Which is great, it meant I was really feeling the story.

Any additional comments?

Read the entire series! Read all her books! Lucinda Riley rocks!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Best Jane Austen biography ever!

For those who love Jane Austen and Lucy Worsley's style of introducing history this is a treat! I ended it with a much clearer notion of who Jane Austen was and how her world was like.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Enjoyable long read

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The lenght. It's too long for the story.

Would you recommend Firefly Summer to your friends? Why or why not?

To some, not all. It's a good book for the endurance reader.

What does Kate Binchy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The accent. I really like her reading.

Was Firefly Summer worth the listening time?

Yes, it was. Although long I really wanted to know how all characters would end up (and there's a ton of those too).

Any additional comments?

Maeve Binchy might not be for everyone, but she's a patient story teller. I'm looking forward to discover more of her books.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Nice story a bit overly dramatic female characters

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

Scenery, discovery, drama

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Memory Garden?

None realy sticks out. The story flows without any climatic moment.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

As before, I cannot point a single scene that stood out.

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

Not really. It was enjoyable, the story interesting enough, but the overdramatic female characters kind of ruined it a bit.

Any additional comments?

I didn't connect with the main character enough, I supose. It's a romantic book, and I was expecting more from the past and less from the present, a bit more history and less romance.

The story is there though and I enjoyed reading it. The narrator is very nice too.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Not the best book I've read lately

What did you like best about The Wedding Cake Tree? What did you like least?

It is a carefree book. There is no great depth in the story or the characters, but it's light enough to pass the time.

What was most disappointing about Melanie Hudson’s story?

I didn't connect with the characters, any of them. They were all so stereotypical.

Which character – as performed by Gabrielle Glaister – was your favourite?

I don't have a favorite, as I really didn't feel like any on them were deep enough to be real.

Could you see The Wedding Cake Tree being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No, it doesn't have enough story. The plot is very superficial.

Any additional comments?

Every reader is different and we all have different tastes. In my opinion this book is very light reading, for the dreamer romantics.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-15

Her best yet

What made the experience of listening to The Lake House the most enjoyable?

The story, the setting, the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lake House?

Eleanor's parts. All of them. I loved her specially.

What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I know some people are complaining about the accents, but as I'm not really familiar with them, it didn't make a difference. She has the sweetest voice and I really enjoy hearing books read by her.

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

I did not cry, but it moved me.

Any additional comments?

If you like past-present, escapist books, read this one. It is well worth it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-15

A book on love and loss and hope

What made the experience of listening to The Girl on the Cliff the most enjoyable?

The story. It has a very good pace, keeping it interesting and never boring.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aurora, the old soul. Although this character was sometimes a bit strange to be real, I always go for what is different.

Have you listened to any of Gerri Halligan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listen to The Light Behind the Window, A Gathering Storm and Secrets of the Lighthouse and she's made me love them all.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Love is more than blood.

Any additional comments?

I trully enjoyed this book, it made me smile and cry a couple of times. Lucinda I'm becoming a big fan!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Very enjoyable light reading

What did you like most about The Honeymoon Hotel?

The story, the description of the Hotel and the events.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe, because he felt funny and down to earth.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The female/male voices. Most of the times the dialogs with the two main characters were a bit confusing.

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

This book isn't meant to move, it serves to relax.

Any additional comments?

I truly enjoy some light reading and if you like a good feel good book, go for it.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Enganging, but overall sad

Would you consider the audio edition of The Legacy to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, so I can not compare.

What did you like best about this story?

I did like the mistery and the resolution of it.

Which character – as performed by Clare Wille – was your favourite?

I didn't have a favourite character, as I didn't really identify with any.

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

No, unfortunately it didn't. It was interesting but it didn't stur many emotions.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-14

Light romance, hugely entertaining

What did you like most about The Vintage Girl?

The lightness of it. The fact that it had a story without dwelling on drama.

What other book might you compare The Vintage Girl to, and why?

I can't think of one.

What about Cathleen McCarron’s performance did you like?

I know I enjoy a narrator when I can't really remember her/his voice without thinking of the characters. In this case the performance was very on the mark for the kind of book.

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

I remember the parts I laughed more. And there were a few.

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