Hidden Talents

  • by Erica James
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dulcie Ballantyne knows that creative writers’ groups attract an unlikely bunch of people, so when she starts up Hidden Talents, she is well prepared for the assortment of people she is bringing together. But what they all have in common is a need to escape, as well as a desire to keep their lives as private as possible - even Dulcie, who at the age of 63 has been having an affair with a married man for three years. As they grow more confident in their writing skills, friendships develop and gradually they come to realise that a little openness isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Where does Hidden Talents rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Highly. it provides an entralling insight into diverse characters with a common interest. The book relates how their different lives intertwine providing instances of humour, sadness, trauma, bereavement and romance and how they come together to provide a cohesive support network.


What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions of people's characters and how they all veiwed each other and came to know and support each other.


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

I had not listened to any of her other performances but her voice is clear and easy to listen to I would chose a book narrated by anne Dover


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

Lets get together and stick together


Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a tale highlighting how people can benefit from others around them during good times and bad

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- Mrs

Another fantastic read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am only just getting into Erica James and can't put my iPod down - it has never needed charging so muchThese stories are so good and I love all the threads and how they converge.I have another in my iPod and then I will be waiting for my next creditsGive Erica James a try - they are excellently written and narrated beautifully


What other book might you compare Hidden Talents to, and why?

I seem to think that they remind me of Maeve Binchy's which is perhaps why I like them so much as she was a favourite if mine. A loss to the literary world .


Which character – as performed by Anne Dover – was your favourite?

Dulce and Jasmine


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and that is exactly what I am doing now. I work from home and cannot put my iPod down


Any additional comments?

I am going to read her whole catalogue

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- Elaine Calderwood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks