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Audrey Beattie

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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Audrey Beattie on 2018-12-17

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

Listed to this over an afternoon and evening today. First of all Richard Armitage is my favourite actor and reader and I have dowloaded all but one of the ones he has done. He “performs “ this audiobook as he has done all the others. Not just narrates. I have downloaded two more and can’t wait to listen to them. He is indeed incomparable! How he is able to voice all the characters is amazing. I forget it’s only one person I’m listening to!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Little French Guesthouse

  • La Cour des Roses, Book 1
  • Written by: Helen Pollard
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can't wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC, and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they've barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner's cougar wife. Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked. Feeling somewhat responsible - and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine - heartbroken Emmy offers to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was fun!

  • By Audrey Beattie on 2018-02-08

This was fun!

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-08

When I first started listening I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it but the more I got into it the more I liked it. The narrator is good and she did really well voicing all the characters.