Audiobook Review: The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

Opening sentence: “He has a curious way of moving through his rubbish, he leans into it, skimming down the corridors like a fearless biker on a hairpin bend.” I purposely didn’t read anything about the plot of The Hoarder before starting it. I loved the unexpected elements of Jess Kidd’s debut novel, Himself, so wanted to be […]

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Audiobook Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Opening sentence: “When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple.” What a fantastic glimpse into an incredible life this was. Becoming is Michelle Obama’s autobiography, told chronologically from her childhood through to her years as First Lady of the United States of America: 2009 – 2017. As Michelle puts it: “I’m an ordinary person, […]

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Audiobook Review: The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory

This is my fourth Philippa Gregory historical novel about the dramatic times in the Tudor court and I have noticed a bit of pattern… I’m enjoying every subsequent book a little less than the one before. I must clarify though, if I was to rank my audiobooks, Philippa Gregory’s would all be given a high placings. […]

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Review: A Keeper by Graham Norton

Audiobook narrated by Graham Norton / Running time: 7 hours 45 mins / Published by Hodder & Stoughton October 2018 Opening sentence: “He longed for silence, the roar of the wind churned with the rasping rhythm of the waves and filled his head.” I was sad when this book was over! Listening to it on audiobook […]

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Review: The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

This is my third Philippa Gregory audiobook taking me through the turbulent Tudor times. After listening to the stories of Henry VIII wives, The Queen’s Fool moves onto the era of his children: Edward VI’s short reign, Mary’s ascension to Queen and Elizabeth waiting her turn. Once again Philippa Gregory has a rich vault to […]

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Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Audiobook narrated by David Suchet / Running time: 7:59 Whenever I conjure up a picture of Hercule Poirot in my mind, it’s basically always David Suchet playing the iconic character (pictured below). He just so perfectly embodied everything about Poirot – from his moustaches to his mannerisms and accent (David Suchet is English but cracks […]

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Review: The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Audiobook narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire and Cathleen McCarron / Running time: 17:12:04 / Published by HarperCollins August 2018. Opening sentence: “It is hot today, the wind blows over the flat fields and marshes with the stink of the plague.” I’m a recent historical fiction convert. After reading (well, listening to) and loving The Other […]

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